Any Surviving NYC Hudsons?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by MilesWestern, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    :oops: I know NYC had a slew of them, I also know they removed their cool streamlined shrouding in 1946...but did any survive to be seen today? In all my thoughts, I cannot remember hearing about one either running or in museum, where did they all go? The torch? Some insight needed please i you'd be so kind! :)
  2. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    The NYC was pretty ruthless in scraping virtually all of their steam engines. None of the Hudsons or Niagaras survive.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    That's too bad...:( Those streamlined Hudsons were rolling works of art...!

  5. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    There's a Mohawk at the museum in Elkhart.
  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    And another Mohawk in St Louis. The only other steam is small stuff. They did have a lot of Hudsons, but only 10 streamlined in the Century scheme. A few others in earlier schemes.
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The NYC Hudsons are probably the best-known class of locomotives to be completely extinct.
  8. wjstix

    wjstix Member

    I remember shaking my head when a British writer in "Railway" mag complained that there were only five engines of a particular class preserved !! Still hard to believe no NYC Hudsons were preserved. Northern Pacific 4-8-4 2626 (the "Timken" engine) was scrapped (were any NP Northerns preseved??), there are several others....Milwaukee streamlined 4-4-2's for example.
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I think it would have been especially difficult to preserve the steamlined locos, as they were all "unstreamlined" in the late 30s or early 40s due to maintenance difficulties and other "operational issues". The streamlining shrouds preceded the locos to the scrap yard (or to be remanufactured)... :(


Share This Page