New York Central Mercury Faded Glory Locomotive Shirt
Mercury was the name used by the New York Central Railroad for a family
of daytime streamliner passenger trains operating between Midwestern
cities. The Mercury train sets were designed by the noted industrial
designer Henry Dreyfuss, and are considered a prime example of
Streamline Modern design. The success of the Mercury led to Dreyfuss
getting the commission for the 1938 redesign of the NYC's flagship, the
20th Century Limited, one of the most famous trains in America.
first Mercury, operating on a daily round-trip between Cleveland and
Detroit, was introduced on July 15, 1936.[note 1] The Chicago
Mercury, between Chicago and Detroit, and the Cincinnati Mercury,
between Cincinnati and Detroit, followed. The Mercurys lasted until
the 1950s, with the final survivor, the original Cleveland Mercury,
making its last run on July 11, 1959.
fourth train, the James Whitcomb Riley between Chicago and Cincinnati,
used the same design for its train sets and is considered part of the
Mercury family, although it did not bear the Mercury name. The Riley
debuted in 1941 and lasted into the Amtrak era, though no longer a
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 $22.00 for sizes S-XL, 2XL & 3XL $24.00, 4XL $26.00
NYCSHS Member Price $17.60 S-XL &
$19.20, 2XL & 3XL, $20.80 4XL
and that is 20% off MSRP.
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax.