5200, The first Hudson, builders photo, at ALCO Schenectady plant, 1927
5200, J-1a, on a test run in the Mohawk Valley, May 1927
5229, J-1b, at Buffalo, September 1929
8204, J-1b, at Chicago, July 1933. Short tender indicates Michigan Central. Later renumbered 5349.
8213, J-1c, at Chicago, July 1934. Baker valve gear. Later 5358.
5261, J-1c, at Dunlap, IN. Bob Schell photo, Bob Spaugh collection.
5300, J-1d, at Mattoon, October 1952 with some real mileage on her.
6611, J-1d, at St. Louis, February 1933. Built for the "Big Four," later 5387.
5370, J-1d, nee 8225, taking water on the fly at Waterford, June 1950.
5319 Rolling the Commodore Vanderbilt at Chicago, November 1945
5320, J-1e, at Elkhart, IN, March 1941. Bob Schell photo, Bob Spaugh collection.
5344, J-1e, most modified and famous of the Hudsons, builders photo, 1931
5344 in one of her many configurations, this one for the Commodore Vanderbilt, Chicago, May 1936.
5461, J-2b originally built for the Boston and Albany as 606. B & A had 75 inch drivers in lieu of 79 inch, and ugly "sand box" in lieu of sand dome. Chatam, June 1952.
5407, J-3a, hauling the 20th Century Limited Through Inglewood, June 1948. As built, Worthington feedwater heater, no class lights, Baker valve gear. One of my favorites.
5409, J-3a, at Chicago, September 1941. Elesco fw heater
Three of the famous Dreyfuss streamlined Hudsons, J-3a's 5445, 5447, and 5448 at W. Albany, fresh out of ALCO plant, 1938. Boxpok drivers.
5445, J-3a, at Syracuse, June 1946 with the Mercury
5446, J-3a, at Chicago, August 1947. All the streamlining is gone. They look better this way.
All four taken by Bob Schell in Elkhart, IN
3011, L-3a, ALCO
3100, L-4a, LIMA
3117, L-4a, LIMA
2971, L-2d, at Hammond, November 1952. With cast pilot, looks like a Hudson.
3001, L-3a, ALCO, at Wabash, April 1956. She is one of two remaining today, at Elkhart, IN.
3038, L-3b, LIMA, at Indianapolis, October 1955.
3056, L-3c, ALCO, at Buffalo, February 1950.
3115, L-4a, LIMA, at Wabash, February 1956, Selkirk front end and Worthington heater.
3103, L-4a, at Englewood, June 1943.
3062, L-3c, at Selkirk, July 1950.
3044, L-3b, in action at Oscowanna, June 1950.
5500, Lamar Kelly Photo, Englewood.
6015, Bob Schell Photo, Elkhart.
6024, Bob Schell Photo, Elkhart.
6020 Taking water on the fly, Lydic, IN, Bob Schell Photo.
6004, S-1b, at Lancaster, NY, March 1950. 79 inch drivers and 70 MPH with 10 cars.
6011, S-1b, at Cleveland, November 1953.
6017, S-1b, at Syracuse, August 1946.
6025, S-1b, at Chicago, April 1953. Near the end of steam.
5500, S-2a, the only Niagara built with poppet valves. At Chicago, December 1946. Appears to have a Worthington heater and air pump on the right side, which 6000's did not.
1454, A-1c, B & A, at Selkirk, July 1945, Lima.
9400, A-2a, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, at McKee's Rocks, May 1954. Looks like Lima, but she's Alco.
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305, L-2 Hudson, at Cincinnati, October 1949, Mr. Vollrath's collection. Baldwin built.
2764, K-4 Kanawha, at Clifton Forge, Photo by B.F. Cutler, C & O Historical Society Collection
Four Photographs from the collection of STAN KISTLER, used with permission.
3751 at Los Angeles, August 1955, Photo by Stan Kistler.
A.T. & S.F. 3751 has been restored to full operational condition by the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society and has operated since 1991. See the link to their site on my first page.
2912 at Clovis, November 1958. Photo by Henry Bender, Stan Kistler Collection.
The 2900's were newer, bigger and heavier than the 3700's. 2912 is being restored to display condition by the Pueblo Locomotive and Rail Historical Society. Link to their site on my first page.
2921 at Argentine, April 1948. Photo by Ken Casford, Stan Kistler Collection.
2921 at Kansas City, April 1948. Mr. Vollrath's collection.
Those two photos are almost identical! The 2921 is currently on display at Beardbrook Park in Modesto, CA. She is being negotiated for by several groups, one which intends to restore her to operational condition.
3450 left side at Richmond, February 1948, Mr. Vollrath's collection.
3450 right side at Richmond, February 1948, Mr. Vollrath's collection.
3450 is currently on display at the Pomona Fairgrounds, Pomona, CA, and a more recent photo can by accessed from my first page. Santa Fe locomotives are well preserved, unlike the New York Central's.
3462 at Kansas City, December 1947, Mr. Vollrath's collection.
Big Boy 4002 in immaculate condition.
844 as the 8444 sometime in her career.
815 with early experimental smoke fairing--looks like an SP GS.
Mountain 7002 with new roller bearing gear.
Now 7002 is Streamlined!
0-6-0 switcher 4442.
As with the other pages, this one isLast Update 2/7/05
Planned for the future: Probably create a whole new page concerning the wreck at Little Falls in 1940 and the subsequent track rerouting.