Question about Santa Fe Budd RDC's

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Question about Santa Fe Budd RDC's

Postby Engineer James » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:06 am

Were the RDC's (some of them) painted into the front warbonnet Colors?? And what types did the SF run?? RDC1, RDC2, or RDC3?? Any picture and roadnumbers would be appreciated! :-D :wink:
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Postby Rich T » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:20 pm

Info from "Budd Car The RDC Story"
DC-191 & DC-192 were RDC-1s with a simplified yellow and red cigar band logo across the ends.
After a 1956 roll over they were rebuilt with the non fluted areas painted red and the familiar cigar band logo as seen on the cab units.
One of the cars was rebuilt to a sort of RDC-2 but the door was located where the third window had been.
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Postby espeefoamer » Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:05 pm

The Pacific Railroad Society has recently aquired one of the ex ATSF RDC cars. It will require a lot of work before it is ready for any type of operation or display.I believe this is the car with the standard RDC1 configuration.
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Postby David Hutchinson » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:30 am

I saw one of these at the Reading's Reading Shops around 1972. I think they rebuilt it for their use or maybe SEPTA's.............
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Postby Engineer James » Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:17 am

Found out this... (Read "Modeling the Railroads of the 1950's) I found out that the only 2 they ever owned creashed after failing to slow for a sharp curve. 1 stayed an RDC1 while the other was made to a 2 or 3.
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Postby PRRGuy » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:14 pm

I think I remember a couple years ago that ILtransit.com had one of those ATSF RDC's for sale.
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Postby Engineer James » Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:02 pm

Really? Interesting. When did SF sell them?
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Postby JimBoylan » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:47 pm

David Hutchinson wrote:I saw one of these at the Reading's Reading Shops around 1972. I think they rebuilt it for their use or maybe SEPTA's
It was at the Museum in Noblesville, Ind. 2/25/75 with Waebonnet paint on it's way to where you saw it. The State of Pennsylvania paid some of the money, in anticipation of increased traffic during the Bicentennial.
After rebuilding, one of the 2nd hand cars had the baggage doors filled in, and the interior all coach seating.
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Re: Question about Santa Fe Budd RDC's

Postby Ken W2KB » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:27 pm

Where did SF use them?
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Re: Question about Santa Fe Budd RDC's

Postby jbvb » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:22 pm

Originally, Los Angeles - San Diego. After the wreck (entering a wye at a junction way too fast), they ran Albuquerque - El Paso. They may have had other brief assignments mixed in with the two major ones.
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