p42thedowneaster wrote: ↑Sun Oct 08, 2023 7:07 pm Quite a few of the fully modified Boise Budds are at Grand Canyon. These are the ones that had the roof "exhaust" bumps removed and HEP added. I think the Hobo only has a couple MBTA modified Budds, but theirs are of the ones which retained the proper roof line of an RDC. The others at Lincoln, I think, are mostly de-motered rdcs without HEP lines.Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic roster several former B&M and Reading heritage Budd cars.. We're told, former B&M 6148, known as the "Fairview" car, was the original Boise Budd prototype rebuild. Operator controls were removed from one end with the headlamps plated over, the exhaust and radiator fan hump were also plated over though not removed, engines were removed, the interior featured new lighting for the time. Operator controls & headlights remained at one end to lead push backs. The interior was modified by the Hobo with the coach seats removed, and table seating installed.
The other owned former B&M Budds & Reading Budds were never rebuilt or modified externally by the MBTA and operate today as non-powered coaches. I think only the former Reading RDC1 #9151 still has two Detroit Diesels mounted underneath.
Bringing it back to the CSRX thread, they have a self propelled, fully operational former New Haven RDC-1..