Yes, 5344 bumped a shrouded Pacific on the Chicago-Detroit leg of the Mercury,….two things to note,…only in Vanderbilt dress did 5344 pull the “Century “ on some occasions, …5344 never pulled the Century in her last dress of Dreyfuss streamlining,….that was strictly Mercury service, where ironically, she shared Mercury service with former Empire State Express star Hudson # 5426…
I love the intel. Did 5344 not pull Century duty because the better J's, J3's in this case were more powerful?
Well the Niagaras didn’t need those logs. Their horsepower matched three E8s. Not so much on tractive effort though. Maybe with some MTH traction tires they could have.
Yeah, the great Niagara debate. I think someone got in one of the discussions on this kept trying to argue with Hot Water on the tractive effort part saying the Niagara's "out classed" the diesels. He(Hot Water) maintained that the Niagara's couldn't on the tractive effort. I think you may have been on part of that discussion Pete.
P.S., I really need to study more Hudson history. Hopefully I can find some great NYC books at York if any are there.