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Date: 09/01/19 16:54
Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: Ozolian

Has anyone heard anything about the status for delivery? Last I heard was August. Trying to wait patiently.

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Date: 09/01/19 17:02
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: PHall

Have you contacted Rapido? They do answer e-mail and calls.



Date: 09/01/19 18:17
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: BCutter

They show those models "in transit" on their web page. The page was updated August 1st.



Date: 09/01/19 21:31
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: MojaveBill

I rode that "Zephyrette" from Stockton to Portola to visit a friend in its early days. Returned on the CZ!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 09/02/19 00:31
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: Ozolian

Thanks for the info. If no one posts any current dates, I’ll give them a jingle. My Father worked for the WP and I remember going with him to see the RDC’s just after they were taken out of service. I think they were sold to the NP.

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Date: 09/02/19 08:17
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: cabman

I'm so happy you rode the "Zephyrette" back in the day, but what does that have to do with the original post?  Relativity lacking.



Date: 09/02/19 08:27
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: aehouse

cabman Wrote:
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> I'm so happy you rode the "Zephyrette" back in the
> day, but what does that have to do with the
> original post?  Relativity lacking.

Casual and interesting relationship. Glad he posted it.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/02/19 08:28 by aehouse.



Date: 09/02/19 12:28
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: randyr

I also appreciate the gentleman posting about riding the Zephyrette. An obscure operation that has always fascinated me. How many folks are actually around who either saw them in service, let alone had the chance to ride one.

Randy in PHX



Date: 09/02/19 16:58
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: mundo

Well I rode the RDC from Salt Lake to Sacramento June 1951.  Car was standing room out of SLC.
Section crew workers, returning after shopping in Salt Lake.
 



Date: 09/02/19 17:22
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: RuleG

Ozolian Wrote:
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> Thanks for the info. If no one posts any current
> dates, I’ll give them a jingle. My Father worked
> for the WP and I remember going with him to see
> the RDC’s just after they were taken out of
> service. I think they were sold to the NP.
>
> Posted from iPhone

Yes, they were sold for $50,000 to the Northern Pacific which numbered them B-31 & B-32 and assigned them to the Fargo - Winnipeg route. 

Subsequently, they were sold to Amtrak to become 31 & 32.  Initially, there were run out of New Haven, CT and then in 1974, assigned to the Black Hawk route.  Number 31 was wrecked in a grade-crossing accident and the other was returned to New Haven in 1976 and retired three years later.



Date: 09/02/19 18:46
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: Ozolian

Thanks for the info,RuleG. Glad to see they had a long life.

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Date: 09/02/19 18:49
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: Ozolian

Mundo, I bet that was a “long” ride from SLC to Sac in a coach seat!

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/02/19 18:53 by Ozolian.



Date: 09/02/19 20:23
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: RuleG

Ozolian Wrote:
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> Thanks for the info,RuleG. Glad to see they had a
> long life.
>
> Posted from iPhone

Sure.

The source for that information is Northern Pacific Diesel Era, 1945 - 1970 by Lorenz Schrenk & Robert Frey.



Date: 09/03/19 18:03
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: wpdude

Rapido put out a notice a while back, that i no longer have (but have one on order), the factory screwed up the wings (the logo)on the ends of the models. THey all had to go back to china to be re-worked. Y'all know where I stand, please don't poke the bear! :-)



Date: 09/03/19 18:54
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: TomG

cabman Wrote:
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> I'm so happy you rode the "Zephyrette" back in the
> day, but what does that have to do with the
> original post?  Relativity lacking.

To make those of use who wernt old enough to See the RDCs jellous. And its working. lol I rode the CZ many times, glad to hear the story.



Date: 09/03/19 20:39
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: Ozolian

The WP RDC's have arrived and will be shipping next week from our office in Markham.

All the best,

Jordan
--
Customer Service
Rapido Trains Inc.

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Date: 09/04/19 12:32
Re: Rapido Western Pacific RDC models
Author: rapidotrains

Just FYI, Ozolian was quoting an email from Jordan. Jordan is not actually Ozolian.... 

:-D 

-Jason


Ozolian Wrote:
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> The WP RDC's have arrived and will be shipping
> next week from our office in Markham.
>
> All the best,
>
> Jordan
> --
> Customer Service
> Rapido Trains Inc.
>
> Posted from iPhone



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