• B&O Diners?

  • Discussion about RDC's, "doodlebugs," gas-electrics, etc.
Discussion about RDC's, "doodlebugs," gas-electrics, etc.
  by dmk092
I read somewhere that B&O had special rdcs with food service sections.
Is this true? If so, how many and where are they now?
What routes where they used on?
  by jimmiegag
The B&O had two three RDC car sets built in 1956 by Budd that consisted of one RDC-2 modified and two RDC-1's to each set. The RDC-2 was modified and included a baggage section, a 17 foot kitchen (oil fired) and 6 booths (24 total seating capacity) and 24 long distance coach seats.

The two diners (1960 and 1961) still survive. The 1961 is in the B&O Musuem, and the 1960 is now at the Danbury Rail Museum, Danbury, Connecticut. The 1960 is restored and operational.

Jim Gagliardi
  by bill haithcoat
They were operatde in the Daylight Speedliner, from Philadelphia to Pittsburg.

  by matthewsaggie
When I moved back to Laurel, MD in 1971, these cars were being used in the B&O's commuter service, tables and all. It was fun to go to DC in the AM sitting at a table.