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Date: 04/06/07 10:40
RDC?? #2
Author: HB90MACH

What railroads owned or own RDC's Besides B&O Pennsy reading seashore lines Bellfonte Central and NYC?



Date: 04/06/07 10:53
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: HB90MACH

Does anybody have pics of the Ones in Alaska?



Date: 04/06/07 11:09
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: wlankenau

Lots . . . Santa Fe, Rock Island, Boston & Maine, New Haven, Chesapeake & Ohio, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Quebec North Shore & Labrador, VIA, Chicago & North Western, Jersey Central, Lehigh Valley, Reading . . .

I can't think of a single road in the South, though (other than C&O).



Date: 04/06/07 11:28
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: AK

HB90MACH Wrote:
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> Does anybody have pics of the Ones in Alaska?


www.alaskarails.org

http://www.alaskarails.org/thumbs/loco-roster/index-rdc.html



Date: 04/06/07 11:37
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: PWB

wlankenau Wrote:
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> Lots . . . Santa Fe, Rock Island, Boston & Maine,
> New Haven, Chesapeake & Ohio, Canadian Pacific,
> Canadian National, Quebec North Shore & Labrador,
> VIA, Chicago & North Western, Jersey Central,
> Lehigh Valley . . .


Also, Baltimore&Ohio, Western Pacific, British Columbia RY.



Date: 04/06/07 11:37
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: john1082

wlankenau Wrote:
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> Lots . . . Santa Fe, Rock Island, Boston & Maine,
> New Haven, Chesapeake & Ohio, Canadian Pacific,
> Canadian National, Quebec North Shore & Labrador,
> VIA, Chicago & North Western, Jersey Central,
> Lehigh Valley . . .


Plus the Friendly Southern Pacific; first on the Oakland - Sacramento locals and then moved over to the NWP.



Date: 04/06/07 15:21
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: J.Ferris

HB90MACH Wrote:
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> What railroads owned or own RDC's Besides B&O
> Pennsy reading seashore lines Bellfonte Central
> and NYC?

HB,

Roads that did:

SP
WP
ATSF
NP
GN
CRIP
CNW
DMIR
B&M
NYNH&H
NYC
CN
CP
BCR
DA
LV
CNJ
RDG
C&O
B&O
PRSL

Secondhand owners:
AMTK
ARR
PC
VIA

Some road that did not own RDC's:
EL
UP
DRGW
MEC
VGN
FEC
WM

And on and on.

J.



Date: 04/06/07 15:34
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: njmidland

And don't forget the NYS&W.

If you can, find the Crouse book on the RDC published by Weekend Chief in the early 90's.

Tim



Date: 04/06/07 17:43
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: tc-cvs

We are running B&O 9913 in Uniontown pa. on the old B&O FM&P weekends this summer.

Tim C
Fayette Central RR

photo 1 by Keith Barton

photo 2&3 by me








Date: 04/06/07 19:37
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: CSXT_8437

I also think that the C&EI owned one as well.



Date: 04/06/07 19:52
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: Pumbaamd

MARC and SEPTA also had second hand RDC's. SEPTA inherited RDG RDC's and MARC had what was left over from B&O. The MASS transit in Boston grabbed RDC's from all over, if I remember correctly. Maybe even some from SEPTA and MARC? Anyone in Boston who can confirm?



Date: 04/07/07 00:48
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: jeffgeldner

Also worth noting- several of Via's RDCs now operate in Cuba for the national railway system there...
U.S. Budd-built equipment keeps rolling on in Castro's Cuba- despite the official U.S. trade embargo policy.

Jeff Geldner
Yosemite National Park, California



Date: 04/07/07 06:57
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: NebraskaZephyr

Don't forget two of the most obscure RDC owners: Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic (one RDC-1) and the Minneapolis & St. Louis, who owned two RDC-4s.

RDC-4s are pretty rare birds as a group, being shorter and designed for baggage and mail only (*no* passenger compartment), but M&StL's were unique in that they had a VERY small passenger compartment, seating something like 14-16 people tops.

The M&StL also went to the trouble of naming their RDC's Gopher and Hawkeye, after the mascots of the universities of Minnesota and Iowa, respectively. Kinda surprising, considering they did not name the streamlined Budd coaches they bought to run behind the old GE doodlebugs.

None of this equipment stayed long enough to make the C&NW merger: The RDCs were sold to the C&O. the Budd coaches were sold to the Rock Island, where two of them lasted to the end of intercity passenger service (1978). One survives to this day as the private car UTAH in the Ski Train.

The DSS&A car went to CP after passenger service ended, before the merger with Soo Line.

NZ



Date: 04/07/07 07:06
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: Jaap




Date: 04/07/07 10:42
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: tvrha

What happened to the MBTA "Boise Budds" sidelined in 2004?



Date: 04/07/07 11:50
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: Jaap

4 still at MNCR in scrapline and 4 still in Vermont from defunct Vermont Flyer project.
rest went to Grand Canyon Railroad.



Date: 04/07/07 14:29
Re: RDC?? #2
Author: sums007

And it was the B&M who at one time owned the most Budds.



Date: 04/07/07 15:08
Re: RDC Books?
Author: GP30

Any recommended books on the subject? I have heard there was at least one hardcover book and a softcover or two done but have no idea of the titles or the authors to search for them. Thank you.

GP30



Date: 04/07/07 17:08
Re: RDC Books?
Author: Jaap

Best book about RDC's is Chuck Crouse's Budd car the RDC story ISBN 0-9612814-2-1 by the weekend chief publishing company.
softcover and kind of hard to get but worth to hunt for.



Date: 04/08/07 23:42
Re: RDC Books?
Author: mp109

Trinity Railway Express has a number of secondhand RDC's that they run between Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas.



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