The engine was design to haul freight trains for the New York Central railway.
It was renumbered #2933 when it transferred to the NYC in 1936.
The engine was retired from the New York Central railroad in 1955.
Today it's at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation.
One of twenty-five of the last in the series L-2a to L-2d, #2933 was outshopped by Alco in 1929 for NYC subsidiary Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis as #6233
This is one of three hundred second generation Mohawks built for the railroad between 1925 and 1930.
The NYC eventually rostered six hundred of steam locomotives.
No. 2933 was overlooked during scrappings in 1955-57 and hidden by employees at NYC's Selkirk Yard, NY.
Then in 1962, it was donated to the Museum of Transportation, making it the only large New York Central steam locomotive to be donated.
The 4-8-2 Mountain type locomotive was known as a "Mohawk" by the New York Central, and #2933 is one of three hundred second generation Mohawks built for the railroad between 1925 and 1930.