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The first Hudson comes to life

By | September 20, 2022

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Brand-new New York Central J-1a 5200 — the first of the road’s famous fleet of Hudsons, and the first example of the 4-6-4 wheel arrangement in North America — steams through a ceremonial banner at Alco’s Schenectady plant on February 14, 1927. NYC photo

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  1. ALCO wanted for Schenectady and the New York Central 4-6-4, J-1a’s to be first
    Hudson out. ALCO Brooks in Dunkirk, NY also rolled out 4-6-4 Nickel Plate L-1A’s in February 1927. The original NKP Hudson # 170 survives at the National Museum of Transport in Kirkwood, MO.

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