New York Central J3a Locomotive Shirt
In 1938 industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss was commissioned by the New
York Central to design a new streamlined train set for their flagship
train: The 20th Century Limited. Prior to this, Dreyfuss has been
responsible for the conceptual design of the New York Central’s Mercury
train set, which he used an existing locomotive and passenger cars to
create a matching consist. Now in 1938, having proved himself, Dreyfuss
took one of the NYC’s J3a Hudsons, and created an Art Deco style
concept, incorporating a skyline casting, bullet nose, a vertical fin on
the smokebox door, and shrouding over the firebox and pilot. The tender
was also streamlined to match the contours of the locomotive cab. The
locomotive received the nickname “Dreyfuss Hudson”. Numbered 5445-5454,
these hudsons produced 41,000 lbs of tractive effort, allowing them race
a 17 car train at over 90mph. All (10) were equipped with 79? drivers,
the first (5) being box pox drivers with tradition rods, and the later
(5) having scullin disc drivers and lightweight roller-bearing rods.
My name is Dal Cook and I am the owner of the family business
'Mohawk Design.' I have had a life-long love of trains and have
personally worked for the railroad. Each of my T-Shirt designs have been
designed by hand to be as faithful as possible to the actual engines
they represent. These T-Shirts are unique to my company and you will
find them at our booth at many railroad/steel shows and in fine museums
around the country.
I stand behind my products. If you have any problems please contact me immediately and I will make things right.
At Mohawk Design, we aren't just in the business of selling T-Shirts.
We live and breathe the stories and legacies of our countries
railroading, steamboat & steel mill roots. Dal is personally a
member of the NYCSHS.
Shirts are Gildan 100% cotton or Fruit of the Loom 100% cotton depending on availability of shirts from distributors.
Here are some great tips on how to best care for your Mohawk (or any screen printed shirt) shirt:
Use cold water. Cold water still gets your clothes clean and it's less harsh on the fabric and print.
Do NOT use bleach or other strong detergent products. Use a stain remover on spots but avoid bleach if at all possible. Standard household detergents should be just fine.
Turn your clothes inside out before you wash and/or dry them. This will help to prevent fading of the printed art.
Do NOT put your clothes in a hot dryer. Setting
the dryer to its highest heat settings for screen printed shirts will
shorten the life of the printed art. If you want to be extra cautious, remove
them from the dryer before they are completely dry to hang up or lay
out to finish drying. Like hot water, that hot air can shorten the life
of your garment.
similar textures of clothes together. Rough materials or items with
zippers mixed with your nice cotton shirt can rub the graphics and cause
them to crack and peel from too much friction.
MSRP $20.00 for sizes S-XL, 2XL & 3XL $22.00, 4XL $24.00
NYCSHS Member Price $16.00 S-XL &
$17.60, 2XL & 3XL, $19.20 4XL
and that is 20% off MSRP.
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax.