1.5" scale Hudson from '66

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1.5" scale Hudson from '66

Post by BAdams » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:22 pm

Hi Everyone,
Just looking for some original builder/owner info:

I purchased a 1.5” scale 4-6-4 back in November that was originally owned by Dr. John Creighton the founder of the Riverside Live Steamers. He purchased the engine in 1966 from someone in the Orange or Los Angeles area. According to reports, the engine was either well used or in need of serious repairs when Doc purchased it. Since RLS had not yet been incorporated until July that year the thinking of the guys I have spoken to is that it may have been from a member at LALS.

Here is a photo from 1967 of Doc standing next to the engine.
Doc 7-25-1967_02_sm.jpg
Does this ring a 55 year old bell with anyone?

Brook

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Re: 1.5" scale Hudson from '66

Post by BAdams » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:54 pm

Thanks to everyone that took a look.
I was hopefully that we'd be able to turn up the original owner but figured it was a bit of a long shot.

So with that in mind here are the five owners through the years that I know of:

"Doc" Creighton from the cover of the August 1976 R.L.S. Chronicle
Doc with Hudson 8-1976_crp_sm.jpg
Fred Rout at the Riverside Live Steamer's Columbia Station 1984
Fred Rout 1984_02_sm.jpg
The engine does have a history of being a good pulling engine.
Mike Gardner pulling the public in 2000
Mike in passenger service 08-2000_sm.jpg
Josh Klenske built a new boiler for it and is seen here 2009
DSC06364_sm.JPG
And myself December 2020 at R.L.S out of Allen's Valley and headed to Panorama Point
Dec 13_00032.JPG
Brook

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Re: 1.5" scale Hudson from '66

Post by wms6 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:54 pm

I'll have to check through photos and video from Riverside. My dad was a member starting in the early 70's, me during the 80's till '89 when we moved. Might be a while, lots to go through lol
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Re: 1.5" scale Hudson from '66

Post by BAdams » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:43 pm

WMS6 - Not a rush, I appreciate the offer to look.

Brook

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