NYC Budd RDC Stripes/No-Stripes

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Re: NYC Budd RDC Stripes/No-Stripes

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:19 am

NYC might have deleted the sheet metal pilots when the cars were ordered.
It was not uncommon when RDC's were on the Harlem line,when arriving at N White Plains to couple up
to a set of coaches and a T-motor for the run to GCT as a semi express,the RDC motors were left on for HVAC and lights for
the passengers on board.
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Re: NYC Budd RDC Stripes/No-Stripes

Postby Allen Hazen » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:37 am

Would an RDC's pilots have been side enough to risk fowling the third rail in the electrified zone? I know that some New York Central successors had small numbers of diesel locomotives with trimmed pilots for use on freights going into third-rail territory.
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Re: NYC Budd RDC Stripes/No-Stripes

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:25 am

The New Haven "Roger Williams" RDC set had pilots trimmed to clear NYC 3rd rail into GCT and were able to run on 3rd rail power
they were not quite dual modes,had 1 traction motor per car and 1 truck per car rigged for 3rd rail shoes.
with the exception of the RDC rigged with Jet Engines,NYC didn't use pilots on the RDC's
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