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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, March 31, 2023 12:07 PM

BATMAN
Please show me another Hudson.

Or three Whistling

 NYC_Commodore-3 by Edmund, on Flickr

The Commodore Vanderbilt streamlining was designed in Cleveland by Case Institute of Technology industrial design students. The engine, 5344, was a standard NYC J1-e Hudson which later (1939) wore the Dreyfuss-designed streamlining for a while before returning back to a standatd, unstreamlined engine.

More Hudson 4-6-4 types, please.

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Posted by PM Railfan on Friday, March 31, 2023 8:25 PM

(Ed - Sadly enough the only three Hudson's I own are packed away. One is C&O ofcourse, the other is that gorgeous looking ESE(!), 3rd being your standard issue NYC Hudson. After all these years, don't know how I never owned the 20th C. version. It's on the 'official' list of things to buy (that dont require permission first!) should I come across a nice one decently priced. The Vander B. version was a bit too English looking for me. IMO - the ESE version was the best looking of all the NYC streamliners. Which was yours?)

 

Douglas

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, March 31, 2023 8:46 PM

PM Railfan
Which was yours?

I grew up only a mile from the NYC's main line through Cleveland and not far from Collinwood shops so I was enamored with anything NYC from an early age. As soon as I learned of the prestige and luxury of the Century I became an instant convert of anything Henry Dreyfuss. While the Empire State Express fluted stainless looked great I still have more admiration for the gray Hudsons assigned to the Century.

I believe many people mistake the Mercury and James Whitcomb Riley K5-bs for the Commodore Vanderbilt Hudson which, to my eye, is just a bit classier than the usual 'upside-down bathtub' moniker those other streamlined engines earned.

Read about them here:

https://nycshs.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/pages-from-1981q3.pdf

This article was written by Carl Kantola the fellow that was responsible for applying the case-designs to the 5344.

This is the Rivarossi NYC Hudson I bought at Woolworths the day after Christmas, 1970 or so.

 Rivarossi_AHM_Hudson by Edmund, on Flickr

More Hudsons, please.

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Posted by PM Railfan on Friday, March 31, 2023 10:13 PM

I swear im not trying to hijack this thread but that NYC pdf you recommended Ed was absolutely GOLDEN! Other readers should find it fascinating aswell. Please read!

 

Thank You Ed!

Douglas

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