Sunday, February 3, 2013
The American Flyer 21130 Hudson Locomotive
In the early 1960s, life was just beginning for a number of young lads receiving their first electric trains (and a 21130 Hudson). Unfortunately, A. C. Gilbert, a magician, passed away in 1961 and his company would soon cease to manufacture the inventive toys created under his leadership.
The American Flyer brand, the largest United States manufacturer of S Gauge trains, would remain dormant even following its 1967 purchase by Lionel.   There would be no new product joining the Hudson I received for Christmas in 1962 for, with the death of Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American Flyer trains and S Gauge were gone, too.