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Date: 11/12/20 07:41
This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: tehachapi-dave

With the absence of the regular Fall Excursions on the Reading & Northern mainline due to the pandemic, the R&N has been operating their three BUDD RDCs on weekends between North Reading "Outer Station" and Jim Thorpe.  Here are a few shots from a chase last month, plus a shot of the railroads F units on a OCS trip to JT.  Enjoy!

Tehachapi-TJ Over & Out

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Date: 11/12/20 07:56
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: boejoe

Great pictures Dave.  Was the OCS trip on same day as the RDC's?  Scene looks identical as though not much passage of time.



Date: 11/12/20 08:01
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: ClubCar

Thanks for your video as it reminds me of the good-ole-days when the B&O was operating Budd Cars as part of their commuter train service.  And that office car train with the F units also looks great.  What a railroad.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 11/12/20 08:07
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: pdt

America's last real mainline railroad.



Date: 11/12/20 08:32
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: MEKoch

That first video clip has the lead RDC smoking BIG time.  But apparently as the engine got warmed up, the diesel unit cleaned up its act.  



Date: 11/12/20 13:16
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: Tominde

Is this the last "main line" RDC excursion in North America?   Anywhere else you can ride 50 or miles in Budd Cars?  Great video thanks. 



Date: 11/13/20 03:57
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: sums007

Tominde Wrote:
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> Is this the last "main line" RDC excursion in
> North America?   Anywhere else you can ride 50
> or miles in Budd Cars?  Great video thanks.  

Conway Scenic in New Hampshire runs them, but they are shorter trips, I believe.



Date: 11/13/20 10:10
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: njmidland

How about VIA's Sudbury to White River RDC run?  That's almost 400 miles.



Date: 11/14/20 06:53
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: Tominde

njmidland Wrote:
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> How about VIA's Sudbury to White River RDC run? That's almost 400 miles.

Good call.  I thought that died a few years back but a quick Google search shows it very much alive as of last month.   That might be a post covid trip next summer. 



Date: 11/14/20 11:29
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: njmidland

Tominde Wrote:
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> njmidland Wrote:
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> -----
> > How about VIA's Sudbury to White River RDC run?
> That's almost 400 miles.
>
> Good call.  I thought that died a few years back
> but a quick Google search shows it very much alive
> as of last month.   That might be a post covid
> trip next summer. 

It is a great trip.  The RDC's are full leaving Sudbury but it dwindles down to 2 or 3 passengers by th time you get to White River.



Date: 11/14/20 16:36
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: march_hare

A cool, cool trip!

 I grew up thinking that Budd cars came from the factory with scratched windows, peeling linoleum floors, and the faint smell of stale urine. All the Budds on B&M, PC, CNJ, and their successors came that way. VIA shows it doesn't have to be that way. 




Date: 11/15/20 09:39
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: sparky52t

A great video shared by a generous railfan! 

Thanks so much! 



Date: 11/17/20 15:07
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 11/17/20 22:33
Re: This Budd's for you! R&N RDC Excursions
Author: prr4828

Neat seeing an RDC-4 on the road. Looks like it's baggage space was being put to good use.

Did other RDCs get the updated cab?

* JB *



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