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Good News for Budd RDC Lovers

Postby Engineer James » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:09 pm

Own a piece of Budd Equipment. Ozark Mtn. railcar has 2 RDC's for sale currently.

An RDC1 for $120,000 ex-VIA, exx-CN

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/rdc16143.htm

and An RDC 2 for $93,500 also from the same heritage.....

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/RDC26216.htm

Not to bad lookin... Are in operable condition too..... good for a museum operation.....

Also, 2 SPV's, or as known to Amtrak as MU's. They are from Metro North...

$15,000 a piece!!!! Thats a steal! :-D :-D :-D :-D

#296

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/buddspv296.htm

#297

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/buddspv297.htm

#296 could do with a tagging remover, but would do great for a passenger operation too......
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Postby EDM5970 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:06 pm

Why would Amtrak call them MUs? Of course, in service SPV became an acronym for Seldom Propelled Vehicle. 15K is not a good price for something that doesn't work, unless you want to use them as locomotive hauled coaches-
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Postby Engineer James » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:22 am

Why would it not work? How much work would it need to be again operational?

BTW: it looks just like an Amtrak Amfleet Metroliner.
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Postby NHN503 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:15 pm

The Hobo RR has several RDC-1s up for sale....They are former MBTA units though, so they only have one remaining engine for heat/AC

http://www.fasttrackrr.com/6118.html
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Postby glennk419 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:56 pm

Ian MacMillan wrote:The Hobo RR has several RDC-1s up for sale....They are former MBTA units though, so they only have one remaining engine for heat/AC

http://www.fasttrackrr.com/6118.html


At last count, there were five ex-RDG RDC's on the Hobo RR. These were car Nos. 9151, 9154, 9158, 9159 and 9161. The link only shows a single ex-BM car, are any of the Reading cars also on the block?
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Postby NHN503 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:16 am

glennk419 wrote:
Ian MacMillan wrote:The Hobo RR has several RDC-1s up for sale....They are former MBTA units though, so they only have one remaining engine for heat/AC

http://www.fasttrackrr.com/6118.html


At last count, there were five ex-RDG RDC's on the Hobo RR. These were car Nos. 9151, 9154, 9158, 9159 and 9161. The link only shows a single ex-BM car, are any of the Reading cars also on the block?


From what I'm told only the MBTA ones are up.
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Postby Engineer James » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:10 am

Ok, thank you.
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Postby chuchubob » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:05 pm

EDM5970 wrote:Why would Amtrak call them MUs?...

Because if at least two are run together, they are MUs.
http://chuchubob.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... ?id=556394
http://chuchubob.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... ?id=556390
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Postby EDM5970 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:23 am

OK, perhaps a matter of semantics and usage here, but to me an MU is a pair or more of electrics, not diesel powered equipment. Of course, you MU diesel locomotives, and not double-head them (as many posters on these forums seem to insist). Again, the use of "MU" just seemed odd here.
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Postby chuchubob » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:01 pm

Since DMUs are scarce nowadays, most people think of EMUs simply as MUs.
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Postby Engineer James » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:50 am

But, what are the problems with the SPV's? Don't they run by themselves? Can they pull atleast 2-3 other passenger cars too?
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Postby ENR3870 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:32 am

Engineer James wrote:But, what are the problems with the SPV's? Don't they run by themselves? Can they pull atleast 2-3 other passenger cars too?


If they are anything like the RDC's, pulling anything would void the warranty. Budd never designed them to pull anything.
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Postby Engineer James » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:13 am

No! Really? Thats a rip-off. However, I would think that the warrenty is already expired on these babies.....
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Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:44 pm

Good news for "engineer jimmy". Apparently Proto has a bunch of RDC's for sale, in various road names, ready-to-run, with a warranty included!!!! They should even fit, on the board in your basement, if you are still pursuing THAT project................ :P Look here, for more swell ideas..... http://www.budd-rdc.org/rdcmodels.html
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Postby Engineer James » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:23 am

LMAO. Thats pretty good. I'd rather just buy a regular size one though.....
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