Before the advent of the famous Hudson type, Pacifics of the high-stepping K-3 class headed the premier trains of the New York Central's passenger fleet, including the Twentieth Century Limited, and were featured in this role on calendars issued by the railroad. (For one of these calendar paintings by Walter L. Greene, click here.) No. 4669, originally 3269, was a member of class K-3q delivered in 1923 by American Locomotive Company's Brooks Works. She was retired and scrapped in 1952. She appears here in the terminal at Rensselaer, New York in 1950 in this image provided by Wayne Koch. For the dimensions of the K-3 class, see the commentaries for Nos. 4678 and 4683.