Budd RDC's near Alewife Station in Cambridge, Mass. in 1992

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Budd RDC's near Alewife Station in Cambridge, Mass. in 1992

Postby Rabid Transit » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:05 pm

Back in my college days I happened upon this rather odd sight. I think they were scrapping the RDCs, but I'm not entirely sure. Would any of you happen to have info? (Scan quality of the original B&W 35mm negative is poor due improper film processing causing the grain to "reticulate".)

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Re: Budd RDC's near Alewife Station in Cambridge, Mass. in 1

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:00 am

You might try asking this Question in the MBTA Forum.
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Re: Budd RDC's near Alewife Station in Cambridge, Mass. in 1

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:21 am

The RDC's were part of a group of retired Budds brought to the old North Yard in West
Cambridge for storage due to the reconstruction of Boston Engine Terminal. Predictably,
vandals made a mess of them and Cambridge asked for them to be removed. Unfortunately,
a fire was set by said vandals and these four RDC's were severely damaged. They were
knocked on their sides by a front end loader one day in order to make them less of a nuisance
magnet including that fence. Eventually they were scrapped on site.

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Re: Budd RDC's near Alewife Station in Cambridge, Mass. in 1

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:24 am

Whoops...five RDC's, not four...

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Re: Budd RDC's near Alewife Station in Cambridge, Mass. in 1

Postby Rabid Transit » Sun May 17, 2015 10:10 pm

Thanks for the replies, guys.
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