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Robert Hudson and Co of 38A, Bond Street Leeds, specialists in railway equipment.
Works: Gildersome Foundry, near Leeds.
1865 Company formed by Robert Hudson.
1922 About 1000 employees. Chairman: Percy Hudson; other directors: Walter Skelton Hudson, Edward Hudson, John William Watson.
Products: steel tipping wagons, colliery tubs, sugar cane cars, mining trucks, wheels and axles roller bearings, switches and crossings, turntables, light locomotives.
Sygun Copper Mine in North wales has an old railway truck built by Hudson of Leeds (Seen in 2007).
1948 Company made public.
1960 Advert for light railway materials. 
1961 Light railway engineers and manufacturers of railway plant, wagons and truck equipment. 
1982 The Gildersome works were sold.
1985 Closed the business.