Little known experimental superpower rebuild of a 1916 Alco I-4 (class I-4 G) undertaken by the Readville Shops in 1935.flatcar99 wrote:https://mthtrains.com/30-1700-1
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Mr. Sullivan -- thanks for your thorough appreciation of my attempt to contribute -- Joe Schwartz.rsullivan wrote:Mr. Jws021's reply that the New Haven 1410 was a rebuilt I-4 into the class I-4-G make me check my copy of Mr. J.W. Swanberg's New Haven Power 1938 - 1968 (1988). When I touched the edge of page 163, it split revealing pages 163a and 163b. He related a very interesting notation of the rebuilding of one of the I-4-F's (but didn't mention the unit number) in 1935 as a precurser to the I-5 order. Following the success of the I-5's it was renumbered because of the steamline cowling and stainless steel fluting applied, the New Haven decided to assign the next number in the streamline series of the I-5's but didn't want to reclassify it completely into an I-5. That was due to the different locomotive type (Hudson verses Pacific). It is an interesting read of the experimental rebuild. But, alas the funding wasn't there to rebuild more. Thanks Mr. Jws021 for your information which made me do more reading and find those hidden pages in my book.
Richard H. Sullivabn, Jr. member #3967