New York Central No. 5344 is a class J-1e 4-6-4 steam locomotive it was built by Alco in 1927 for the New York Central railroad.
This locomotive was design to haul passenger trains, including the 20th Century Limited for the New York Central.
No. 5344 was often used to haul freight trains due to many NYC Hudsons being occupied pulling passenger trains; in later years, diesel-electric locomotives hauled the passenger trains.
No. 5344 was finally retired from service on February 14, 1957.
No.5344 was finally Commodore Vanderbilt. The First Streamliner Steam Locomotive
No. 5344 was remove shrouded
No. 5344 was building the Dreyfuss Hudson
As diesels flooded the NYC, the No. 5344 and its sisters saw the end coming nearer and nearer.
There is also a Lionel model of the No. 5344 known as the 700e. There is both the original and the Legacy Visions Line version.