Reading Budd-Micheline Rail Car

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Reading Budd-Micheline Rail Car

Postby philipmartin » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:33 am

A curiosity from multimodalways.org, Courtesy David Mangold Collection
http://www.multimodalways.org/docs/rail ... %20Car.pdf
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Re: Reading Budd-Micheline Rail Car

Postby trackwelder » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:42 pm

what the hell is this!?! were these things ever produced in large numbers? where and when did they operate?
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Re: Reading Budd-Micheline Rail Car

Postby JimBoylan » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:26 am

The Pennsylvania RR had a 2 car set of them that ran on the Schuylkill Valley branch beyond Norristown, and later, on the Octoraro Branch. The French National Railway had a passenger train set of them, also with 6 tire trucks, hauled by steam locomotives.
The PRR's pair was bouncy, and tires would often puncture after derailing.
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