In 1937, New Haven received ten
4-6-4 locomotives built by Baldwin. These were the
last steam power the road would purchase and they
were certainly the most beautiful. They featured
streamlined boilers that were gloss black with
stainless steel stripes and trim (aluminum paint on
the tenders.) They were powered by large 80" Boxpox
drivers that were ideal for the speedy Shoreline
passenger trains that serviced New Haven and
Boston. Many of these routes originated in, or
continued to, New York via the New Haven's
electrified western end. These locomotives hauled
some of the most recognizable extra fare trains in
railroading including the Merchants Limited,
Senator and Yankee Clipper.
Broadway Limited is building the most accurate,
smooth running, sound-equipped, HO New Haven I-5
Modeling Time Period for New Haven I-5
Built by Baldwin and delivered in 1937, New
Haven received a total of ten I-5 class steam
locomotives. The I-5 earned an excellent reputation
for outstanding performance and dependable service.
However, with the introduction of DL109 diesel
engines in 1941 and PA's 1948 and 1949, they all
retired by early 1951.
New Haven's I-5 Hudsons were originally delivered
with a block lettering scheme. Later, a small
script scheme was introduced which was eventually
replaced by a large script with a square lettering
scheme. All three versions will be produced.
New Haven Power 1938 - 1968 by J. W. Swanberg,
edited and published by Alvin Staufer, 1988, pp.
NH I-5 brass model by W&R imported in 1994
Drawings by Al Lawrence and the NHRHTA
This note is written to help our customers
better understand this product. A lot of research
has been done to build the most accurate models for
our deserving customers. We would like to express
our sincere appreciation to the New Haven Railroad
Historical & Technical Association, for its
assistance with the project research. The photos
and comments they provided proved to be invaluable
to this project.
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