Robert Hudson Group Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Materials relate to management activities, as well as projects such as underground light railways and products. Reports, photographs, drawings, manuals, advertising materials, memorandums, visitations, forecasting, accounts, letters, catalogues and data sheets are all included. Material covers the UK, Sudan, Australia, Canada, Philippines, Chile, Angola, Korea and Zambia.

With some additional materials relating to Oakdale Associates, a company set up by ex-Raletrux employees when it folded in 1984, including Michael Theakston who the Hudson material was collected by.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Hudson Ltd was a major international supplier of light railway materials, based in Gildersome, Leeds they had subsidiaries in India, Africa and South America. They expanded into a group of companies, the collection contains business papers and items created by, or belonging to the Group and arranged by function: Board; general management; projects and reports; marketing; finance; products (includes drawings). The items cover:

  • Hudson of Leeds
  • Robert Hudson Ltd
  • Raletrux Division
  • Robert Hudson & Sons Limited

Conditions Governing Access

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Other Finding Aids

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Karyn French, Archivist, Mar 2018.

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