Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
No. 1400 was the first I-5 class delivered to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.
A New Haven I-5 Class Slideshow.
New Haven I-5 Class 4-6-4 Streamlined "Shore Line" Locomotive
The I-5 class was designed to take the place of the New Haven's aging fleet of I-4 class Pacifics which had seen heavy use pulling passenger trains for twenty years over the Shore Line route between New York and Boston. A substantial increase in traffic created a need for a locomotive capable of pulling 15 cars on a fast schedule. The new locomotives were semi-streamlined and had a clean cut appearance, but with maintenance accessibility in mind.
Outwardly, the ten New Haven I-5 Hudsons looked alike when delivered. All were black with silver trim, and all had Boxpok driving wheels. However, each locomotive did not use the same equipment and materials. According to the March 27, 1937 issue of Railway Age Magazine there were eight distinctive differences:
Mechanical Lubricators: five were made by Nathan Mfg. Co. and five by Detroit Lubricator Co.
Driving Box Bearings: five had Timken roller bearings and five S K F roller bearings.
Train-control equipment: five used Union Switch & Signal Co. and five General Railway Signal Co.
Flexible metallic conduit for steam heat: five used Barco Mfg Co. and five Vapor Car Heating Co.
Piston-rod and Valve-stem packing: five used United States Metallic Packing and five used Paxton-Mitchell Co.
Piston bull rings and packing rings: five used Locomotive Finished Material Co. and five Hunt-Spiller Mfg.
Staybolts (rigid type): five used Ulster Iron Works and five Pennsylvania Iron & Steel Co.
Tender Wheels: eight used Standard Steel Works and two American Steel Foundries
NH I-5 Class Overview
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