NYC 234


UPDATE: This model has been upgraded with Tsunami 2 DCC/Sound.

USRA Light Switcher NYC 234 (Cooke Works of Alco, Sep 1918) is a member of Class B-62 (the last one of 14, numbers 221-234) and was delivered to and used by NYC subsidiary  Chicago River & Indiana Railroad.  In fact, she was the very last 0-6-0 locomotive taken on by the New York Central Railroad.

This is a Walthers Proto Heritage Steam model.  Modifications include moving the tender ladder to the engineer’s side of the tank (as per standard NYC practice), adding a Soundtraxx Tsumani TSU-1000 Light Steam decoder, adding Sergent couplers, and a Woodland Scenics mine run coal load.  She is lettered “SYSTEM” as many non-parent NYC subsidiaries were after 1936.  Lettering font is the 1940 Gothic Block (sans serif), as-decorated from the Walthers factory.




This little gem is often seen exchanging ash cars or shoving Snow Plow X662 around the terminal.