The New York Central's famed Hudsons regularly handled heavy main line limiteds at speeds of more than 90 miles per hour on level track. It was a sad sight, then to see these fine locomotives consigned to the scrap yard in steam's final years. Here, 4-6-4 No. 5314 of class J-1d rests in the dead line at the Detroit engine terminal in my photo taken in March 1954. Her number has not been crossed out, and she is not listed as officially retired until 1956. Of the 275 Hudsons owned by the New York Central System, not one example was spared the salvager's torch.