La Grande, OR. The chart does not indicate the phase of each unit. You can read more about this exciting project by clicking here. Photo Peter Cox, courtesy Mark Perry. It was 85 feet long. In 1972 all existing PGE units became units of the British Columbia Railway which later became BC Rail. Under the shell. There are apparently only ten RDCs currently remaining in revenue service in North America: TriMet of Portland Oregon operates four RDCs, while VIA Rail Canada rosters six operable RDCs. shipping: + C $12.65 shipping . It was rebuilt in 1960 after an accident. Rapido RDC Underframe with CRAZY underbody detail – a Rapido hallmark. PGE cars had Swanson air horns mounted on the roof at each end and "Pathfinder" headlights mounted on the extreme top corners of the car. Reading units were numbered 9151 to 9171 and plainly painted with a Reading diamond logo on the left side of each end and black lettering on the letter boards. Later they had dark green ends and letter boards, 12" wide white reflective stripes on the lower ends 2" diameter dogwood herald on ends and sides and yellow pilots. Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) MBTA purchased its RDCs from B&M, SEPTA, Penn Central and Canadian Pacific from 1975 to 1985 to provide all passenger service for Boston. Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum, Fall River, MA. Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad. DC operation. In 1978 all existing CP units were transferred to VIA. From July 1952 the cars made regular runs to Tarcoola, however this journey involved long stretches of unfenced track and damage was often caused through running down stock and kangaroos so the RDC service to Tarcoola was discontinued in January 1961, although the service was retained between Port Augusta and Woomera. Some former CN VIA units initially carried the above VIA paint scheme with additional red CN noodle logos. The Rapido Budd car mechanism isn’t designed to pull an unpowered car, and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Make Offer - HO Scale Proto 1000 LL239715 CN Canadian National Budd RDC Rail Diesel Car D-250 Proto 1000 HO Scale MKT Missouri Katy Budd RDC Locomotive NOS Sealed 31244 C $183.88 Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. They are a scale 85' long, like the prototype, and will work on a 24" radius, but bigger is better. The design incorporated developments by General Motors in engine and torque-converter transmissions developed for use in US Army M46 Patton tanks during the Korean War. Lighting is provided by light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This installation documentation is for a HO-Scale Proto 1000 Budd RDC. The body shell is smoothly painted to realistically simulate stainless steel. Most of the passenger equipment you'l find is also 85' long. The locomotive is new but has been sitting in original packaging for several years. The consist speeds were identical to those of the single-car tests. RPDX (ex-VIA) 6133 at Moncton, New Brunswick. The numbers include units purchased both new and second-hand. The RDCs purchased from B&M retained their numbers while others were numbered from 10 to 77. Long Island Railroad The Long Island Railroad purchased only two new RDCs in 1955 which it numbered 3101 and 3121. Converting Walthers Budd RDC to DCC Posted by chochowillie on Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:30 PM I thought I'd done the research to do the conversion on my dc Proto 1000 Budd RDC to dcc. The two engines provided a greater degree of reliability than could have been obtained from a single power plant. As of this writing the Rapido Trains RDCs are sold out at the manufacturer, but they are still available at online and brick-and-mortar retailers. 1 unit ex-DSS&A. Many Phase II units were fitted with a diaphragm at each end to enable passengers to move between cars when operated as multiple unit trains. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad, Tillamook, OR. Amtrak equipped most of these units with diaphragms and roof-top headlights. In 1957, Canadian Car & Foundry Company of Montreal was licensed to build RDCs in Canada for Canadian buyers. The models ran smoothly without any additional speed matching required. The six-car train was quickly split up and operated with the rest of the New Haven's (later PC/AMTK) RDC fleet, as in this picture. It contained a common toilet at the end of the passenger section. These modernization steps introduced many small detail changes that make the production of accurate models a challenge! The Budd cars also ran well as a pair throughout the voltage range and were perfectly speed matched out of the box. RDC-3s were D-300 up. HO-scale Proto 1000 Bud RDC shown prior to installation. Canadian Pacific CP advertised its RDCs as Dayliners and numbered them based on model type. In operation, a headlight was usually mounted on the center of the end door on the leading unit. It was 85 feet long. The RDC rode on a pair of four-wheel drop-equalizer trucks with a wheel base of 8 foot 6 inches and 33-inch diameter wheels. Photo: John Eull. A men's room was at one end and a women's restroom was at the opposite end. The headlights and red marker lights on each end were directional. Australian National Railways in 1996 donated RDC CB1 to the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide, South Australia in 1996. The chart does not indicate the phase of each unit. The Budd Co. built 398 RDCs between 1949 and 1962. This CP Rail scheme has been called the "hockey mask" scheme as it resembles a face mask worn by hockey goal keepers. 2 Budd and 4 CC&F finished units. Later under president Patrick McGinnis they had white ends with black doors and a large red panel with large white NH on each side of the end doors. Two finished by CC&F. Rebuilt VIA RDC-2s with end diaphragms. Every little bit helps. These models were released as part of their Proto 1000 range and cover three of the five types of RDC; the all-passenger RDC-1, the baggage/passenger combination RDC-2, and the baggage/Travelling Post Office/passenger RDC-3. Many units were de-motorized in 1980 while others were rebuilt to coaches in 1982. Note that in paired operation both cars’ markers will be illuminated, which isn’t prototypical. Numbered 10, it was plainly painted with red and orange stripes on its ends, circular SP heralds on its end doors and red letter boards. The interior lighting and side numberboards are controlled by a latching reed switch on the main PC board. The models aren’t merely decorated in warbonnet paint but are superdetailed to match their unique prototypes. Note that there is no drawbar pull test data. NHRTA photo. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. Dual Engine Sound Effects. Operating controls were positioned at each end of the car to eliminate costly and time-consuming trips to turn the car at stub-ended terminals. ATT HO RDC Budd Rail Diesel Car C&O 9000 Powered Tested Lubed Running Couplers! The vast majority of RDCs have been retired and scrapped. The RDC had a top speed of 83 mph on level track. Budd made several changes to the body design starting in 1956 and all units built from then are referred to as Phase II. All to VIA. Don’t be tempted to pull on the trucks, as this can permanently damage the model. RDC-1 were BC-10 up while RDC-3s were BC-30 up. The following chart shows the number of RDC units purchased by these United States railroads. For the first time in plastic the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry.’s rebuilt pair of Budd Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs) are available in HO scale from Rapido Trains. The plated- over windows and position of the baggage door on DC-192 is also accurate.Windshield wipers, horns, vestibule chains, and all grab irons are factory applied. 1 ex-GN, 2 ex-NP, and 1 ex-DM&IR. It was sold to CN in 1964. Rebuilt and updated during its service life, this demonstrator unit saw service for VIA Rail Canada for many years, outliving many of its successors! Rebuilds and Upgrades As is typical of any railroad equipment that remains in service for many years, the RDC fleets of many railroads were rebuilt, upgraded and modernized over the years. The performance chart above is for a single car. Both cars were upgraded and repainted with one end receiving a red-and-yellow scheme. Attached to the interior partitions, the main printed-circuit (PC) board is concealed under the car ceiling. The pilots on Phase I units were separate pieces that were omitted on some road’s units. Twin compact six-cylinder diesel engines produced 550 horsepower enabling the car to accelerate to 44 mph in 60 seconds, 54 miles per hour in 90 seconds and 80 miles per hour in under four minutes. RDC-4s were 9200-9299. HO Scale Sound Decoder Summary. Most units were sold to the Maryland Transportation Department from 1982 to 1987. It was 85 feet long. HO Budd … Both the headlights and marker lights operate automatically according to the Budd car’s direction of travel. It was a motorized coach powered by a single motor and containing seating for 94 passengers. DCC sound and light. To turn these lights on or off, I simply waved the included Rapido Lighter (essentially a magnet on a plastic stick) over the front of the car. As they almost always ran together, this special pair is available in a limited-edition two-pack. The RDC-3 contained a 17-foot Railway Post Office (RPO) section followed by a 17-foot 9-inch baggage section followed by a coach section with seating for 48 passengers. The partitions are separately applied and painted plastic parts. The modular diesel engines and transmissions were located under the floor so that they could be easily slid out on a pair of rails for quick repairs or replacement. As part of its post war rehabilitation the Commonwealth Railways upgraded its short haul passenger services by introducing the three RDCs on the runs between Port Pirie, Port Augusta, and Tarcoola in May 1951. Dominion Atlantic RDC-1 Phase II. By Tony Cook. CP purchased one RDC-1 from the DSS&A in 1958 and one RDC-2 from the Lehigh Valley in 1958. Athearn HO Budd RDC's, RDC-1 And RDC-3 Rubber Band Drive. Sale! Reefer #11910- Athearn Genesis #G. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society, Bellefonte, PA. Conway Scenic Railroad, North Conway, NH. All to VIA. They ran until October 1967. RDC-1 Phase I in CPR Maroon. Three members of the VIA Rail Canada fleet, led by RDC-4 #6251, stand at Ottawa in October 2015. B&M units were initially painted with a minute-man herald on each side of their end doors. The cast sideframe truck design used on the Phase 2 RDCs. Penn Central When it was created in 1968 the Penn Central acquired the large fleets of RDC cars of the New York Central and the New Haven. Powered by a pair of diesel engines, the self-propelled cars were used primarily for urban commuter service and passenger service in low-traffic, rural areas. We are initially tooling up the RDC-1, RDC-2 and RDC-3, each in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 configurations. ... WALTHERS MAINLINE HO SCALE 1/87 85' BUDD BAGGAGE LOUNGE UNLTRD | 910-30050. Penn Central inherited all surviving units in 1968. A single grill covered the entire rooftop radiator/fan section. It contained a common toilet at the end of the passenger section and a toilet in the RPO section. Home Our Inventory HO Scale HO Scale Locomotives & Passenger Cars–Updated May 4, 2020. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Collection. Four units converted to RDC-2m. NYC units were numbered M-450 to M-499 and painted with black, white and orange chevron-striped ends and black lettering on the letter boards.Penn Central inherited all surviving units in 1968. It was 85 feet long. In 1956 B&M requested Budd to design a car with a single engine and ends without end windows or controls that could be used as a trailer sandwiched between regular RDCs with controls. PGE purchased seven new. The underframe is completely detailed with every pipe, tank, and other component represented. The CN units were delivered with green and yellow ends with black lettering on the stainless steel letter boards. Ho Budd Rdc-3 Nh 129 W/sd. This is the Budd Dome CP #514 HO Scale Model Train Passenger Car by Rapido Trains Inc. Ho Budd RDC-2 P1C. There are no figures, but they would be easy for a modeler to add. Due to popular public response to the initial units that CN purchased in 1954-1959, to meet traffic demands CN purchased additional second-hand units from B&M, C&O, C&EI, B&M in 1964 and 1965. Subsequently, 16 unfinished body shells were supplied by the Budd Company and completed in the Lachine plant of Canadian Car & Foundry. Rapido Ho Budd Rdc-3 Nh 129 Peco Code 100 Double Slip Turnout Insulfrog Model Train Track HO Scale #90 American-Models Branchline Depot Kit HO Scale Model Railroad Building #790 The PGE units had dark green and orange ends with a dark green letter boards and orange lettering. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. CNR RDC-3 Phase I D350. Athearn 1831 Santa Fe Streamline Observation Passenger Car 3246 HO Scale. Home / HO Scale / Walthers (HO) / Walthers Proto / Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDC) Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDC) Showing all 5 results. Rapido Trains Inc Budd RDC-3 Phase 1c - LokSound and DCC -- Canadian Pacific 9022 (stainless steel, Action Red, Hockey Mask Ends) Part #: 606-16741 Out of Stock The first paint scheme of BCR was dark and light green ends with a dogwood herald on the end door and light green letter boards and yellow pilots. Some Phase 1 units also utilized this design. RDC-1s were 9050-9099. HO Scale Santa Fe REBUILT RDC-1 and RDC-1m We are pleased to announce the unique and unmistakable pair of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Budd RDCs: DC-191 and DC-192. All units were disposed of by 1986. All to VIA (except #9052, wrecked 1972, #86, to MBTA, and #90, to Exporail). Athearn HO Budd RDC-1 Santa Fe Diesel Engine Set. Photo: Chris Fox, (Note: if you are outside Canada, leave the mailing address blank as PayPal won’t accept a non-Canadian address for Canadian dollar contributions.). The units could be used singly or in multi-car trains. Check out the unique headlight housing! Rapido # rap16636. Some of the units moved from one railroad to another over time, such as the CN and CP cars going to VIA Rail. The headlights, marker lights, and door-mounted Gyralight are controlled by individual function buttons. Two RDC-1 units were assigned to, and lettered for, the CP subsidiary Dominion Atlantic Railway. Commonwealth Railways of Australia The Commonwealth Railways purchased three new RDC-1s in 1951, which they numbered BC-1, BC-2 and BC-3. It was 85 feet long. A rebuilt CN phase 1b RDC. All to VIA (except CN 6103, wrecked 1969). CNR purchased 46 new while CPR purchased 54 new of which two were assigned to the Dominion Atlantic. The following chart shows the number of RDC units operated by Canadian railways. Photo: John Eull. Two circular grills were on top. The units were later sold to Amtrak, SEPTA, Metro-North and MBTA. Our RDC-1, RDC-2 and RDC-3 models are produced in both Phase 1 and 2 variants. A long time ago, Athearn produced many RDC's, they were 72' long, I think, and they had the rubber band drive. Alberta Central Railway Museum, Wetaskiwin Alberta has a CP RDC-2. It contained no passenger seating. #9058/9 originally lettered for Dominion Atlantic. B&M advertised its RDCs as Highliners. For our DC tests, I ran the model with both an MRC Tech 4 and Bachmann power pack without any problems. After demonstration touring, the first unit saw service on the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines and then in 1964, was sold to Canadian National as their number D-110 (later 6110). One car was built with a buffet/snack bar accommodation in one end and was non-powered. All to VIA. It contained a common toilet at the end of the passenger section and a toilet in the RPO section. West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Squamish, B.C. In operation, a headlight was usually mounted on the center of the end door on the leading unit. The revised RDC Phase 2 roof blister design. BC Rail BC Rail painted their RDCs with dark green tops of ends, 8"-wide reflective diagonal stripes on bottom of ends and yellow pilots. Many additional RDCs were purchased from MBTA (ex-B&M) as they were made surplus in the US. The RDC includes a full interior, including restroom facilities! Home / Shop / N Scale Models / N Passenger Cars / N BUDD RDC-1/RDC-2/RDC-3 No products were found matching your selection. Photo courtesy Gary Hadfield. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. The trucks and most of the underframe are a different shade of silver that accurately simulates silver-painted, rather than stainless steel, parts. New Haven The New Haven purchased 40 new RDCs in 1952 and 1953 and advertised them as Shoreliners. The RDC-4 was introduced after the other three models had been in service for a couple of years. Amtrak numbered its RDCs between 10 and 43. The locomotive has road number 6200. Photo: Arthur J. Deeks, courtesy of Otto Vondrak. All to VIA (except #9101, wrecked 1959, #9198, wrecked 1973, #9113/95/6/7 to CN, and #91, which remained with CP). 3 units finished by CC&F. Phase Ic The Phase Ic units utilized an updated rooftop blister design which had a single grill over the entire radiator/fan section. Pressing F8 started the diesel engine sounds. RDC-2s were 9100-9199. The RDCs had a high power/weight ratio providing fast pick-up. CNJ units were numbered 551 to 561 and plainly painted with a CNJ Statue-of-Liberty logo on the left of the end doors and black lettering on the letter boards. For the first time in plastic the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry.’s rebuilt pair of Budd Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs) are available in HO scale from Rapido Trains. The RDC rode on a pair of four-wheel drop-equalizer trucks with a wheel base of 8 foot 6 inches and 33-inch diameter wheels. Athearn HO Scale C&O Budd RDC Dummy. CN and VIA Rail operated one of the largest RDC fleets. • Click here to view a YouTube video of the January 1998 move of RDC 6211 from Billerica Shops to Bedford Depot Park. With the advent of CP Rail they received Action Red and white ends, white cab roofs and Action Red letter boards. Variations included the design of the front valance, five (as opposed to four) tread steps, windshield wiper mounting position and trucks. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Collection. Most of the units had the side fluting carried across the side doors and wrapped around the car ends. has three BC Rail RDCs. Central Railway of New Jersey The Central of New Jersey purchased seven new RDCs from 1954 to 1957 and four second-hand units in 1960. The cars operated as a paired set between Los Angeles and San Diego. Canadian Railway Museum, St.-Constant, Quebec has an RDC-4 and an RDC-1. In 1978 all existing CN units were transferred to VIA. The rebuilt cars served the line between Newton and Dodge City, Kan., until 1965. ... HO Rapido Southern Pacific Budd RDC 1 in the Bay Area late 1950's. It was sold to the Yreka Western in 1971. Rapido Trains Inc. has saved VIA RDC-1 #6133 from being scrapped at Industrial Rail, Moncton, New Brunswick. The Initial CP paint scheme was maroon and yellow chevron striped ends and maroon letter boards. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. The two motors are concealed by the housings between the painted seats. Remove and … Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, HO SCALE PROTO 1000 SERIES BUDD RDC LOCOMOTIVE NEW YORK CENTRAL 30385 NYC #M497 We reviewed a DC-only version of a Rapido HO scale Budd RDC-1 in the July 2018 issue. The latter simulates the prototypical practice of the engineer putting the engine into notch 4 (Budd cars had only 4 notches) so that it would accelerate quickly. Phase Ib The most numerous style of Phase I units, the Phase Ib featured a rooftop blister design with two sloped rectangular grills over the radiator/fan sections on each side separated by a solid panel. For a more extensive decoder guide as well as links to free LokProgrammer software, visit the ESU website at www.esu.eu/en. CN modernized most of its Phase I units by adding new ends with smaller cab windows, larger pilots of the Phase II design and roof-top headlights in a unique housing. Late in life many units also received ditch lights in rectangular recesses below the end cab windows. Here are a couple of sound file options for the ever-popular RDC you might find appealing. Phase Ia The first ten production RDCs are often referred to as Phase IA. Then I carefully wiggled the shell at each end until I was able to lift it off. RDC-4s were D-400 up and RDC-9s were D500 up. The prototype. Economical to purchase and operate, the RDC was a huge success. The interior and exterior lights shone brightly at that voltage. Units built between 1949 and 1955 have been termed the Phase I units by rail fans. Southern Pacific The Southern Pacific purchased a single new RDC-1 in 1954. item 5 Proto 1000 HO Scale BUDD RDC Locomotive - VIA Rail - Item LL239718 - Proto 1000 HO Scale BUDD RDC Locomotive - VIA Rail - Item LL239718. Rapido Trains HO Santa Fe rebuilt RDC set. N Scale Wheels, Trucks and Couplers. The ATSF received its only two RDCs, RDC-1s DC-191 and 192, in 1952. Phase I The first RDC (an RDC-1, serial no. Sixteen units were completed by Canadian Car & Foundry plant in Lachine, Quebec in 1957. Railroad Museum of New England, Thomaston, CT. Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern, Reading, PA. Pacific Railroad Society, City of Commerce, CA. ... SBS4DCC Budd RDC-1 RDC-2 RDC-3 RDC-4 . CN also acquired 1 ex-B&M, 4 ex-CPR and 1 ex-GTW unit. Many of these units went on to serve new owners either through merger or sale. - … In DC, sound effects are limited to the diesel engine. item 6 Rapido Trains 16634 HO New Haven Budd RDC-2 Phase Ib Diesel Locomotive #120 - Rapido Trains 16634 HO New Haven Budd RDC-2 Phase Ib Diesel Locomotive #120. Phase I units featured large end windows, roof fluting that extended to align with the side doors, headlights inset in the ends, fabricated truck side frames and side number boards. The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide, South Australia has an RDC-1. MBTA cars were painted with wide purple bands along their windows and ends. A total of 398 units of various configurations were built from 1949 and 1962. The design of the car body ends changed with the cab end windows smaller allowing space for car or train number boards above the end windows. It was plainly painted with black lettering on the letter boards. Eight rows of louvers were along the lower sides of the roof top blister. CN designated these RDC-5. HO Scale 4750 ICE/MILW Patched Hoppers HO Scale 4750 Hopper - ICE/MILW Patch Select Store to see prices: Canada USA Worldwide (outside Canada and USA) Prairie Shadows N Scale Freight Cars N Scale 4750 CEFX Hoppers ... Rapido HO Budd RDC-2 DC/DCC (Sound): VIA Rail late (Phase 2) Three chains were hung in each end door way for safety when the end door was opened. RDC-1 Phase I CP 9060 in CP Action Red. Later they carried a large blue and white BM herald on each side of their end doors. Most units were sold to New Jersey Transit in 1976. Most Phase Ib units utilized a fabricated truck design (the exception being the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines units which were equipped with cast sideframe trucks). Photo courtesy Kazula-Mueller collection. Phase II Starting in 1956 the RDC design underwent a major change incorporating larger 280hp engines in place of the original 275hp engines. 9 units converted to RDC-5, later RDC-1. Includes 1 unit from Lehigh Valley). Photo courtesy Gerry Putz. Railroad Model Craftsman Product Review Rapido’s Pocket Streamliner: Budd RDC in HO Scale Review and Photos by David Otte After several years in the making, Rapido Trains has finally delivered on its promise of the ultimate HO scale Budd Rail Diesel Car model – its “Absolute RDC Project.” New Haven RDC #42 and an unidentified mate lean into a curve. Other overseas railways that purchased new RDCs were in Cuba, Brazil (on narrow gauge trucks) and Saudi Arabia. Amtrak also inherited the unique Budd "Roger Williams" set, which was built for the New Haven and based on the RDC design. An RDC demonstrator unit toured a number of railroads in late 1949 and early 1950. manage your account online and more! Two of my favorite features are the function button controlled brake (F4) and straight to 4 (F3). Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. RDC-2s were D-200 up. Includes original Budd demo unit ex-CE&I 1964 and 8 ex-B&M units. Later they received bright red ends with white CN noodle logos and wide black bands with white CN noodle logos along the side window panels Some units operating in western Canada had a white band on their letter boards. Reading The Reading purchased 12 new RDCs from 1950 to 1953 and nine second-hand units from 1962 to 1975. Like many models whose manufacture spanned many years, the design of the RDC was updated during its 13 years of production. When the body shell is in place, the housings are concealed from view. These "railfan" terms were never actually used by Budd, but they neatly describe the major differences between the early style of RDCs delivered between 1949 and 1956 and the "new look" RDCs built between 1956 and 1962. The engines were cooled by radiators on the roof of the car connected by piping to insulated water tanks beneath the floor. 4 Budd Rdc Cars. Additional running design changes were also made to trucks, roof blister design and several other details throughout the production run creating a wide variety of possible configurations. Canadian National CN advertised its RDCs as Railiners and numbered them based on model type. The VIA units carried wide blue bands with yellow stripes on their sides with VIA logos and had their pilots painted black. DC-191 remained a coach while DC-192 became a baggage/36-foot combine. The tabs are located at each truck. Priced at $127,000 to $130,000, an RDC cost approximately 50 per cent less to operate than a conventional locomotive-hauled train. The molded details match photos of the rebuilt prototypes, including the end steps. The model has some built-in momentum, which I thought made operation more realistic. Life Like and Walthers Proto have made a number of HOscale models of the Budd Rail Diesel Car [RDC]. The RDC-3 contained a 17-foot Railway Post Office (RPO) section followed by a 17-foot 9-inch baggage section followed by a coach section with seating for 48 passengers. 7 units finished by CC&F. The railroad advertised them as Speedliners. HO Scale Locomotives & Passenger Cars–Updated May 4, 2020 . You have just purchased one of a series of the finest running locomotives available today. A vestibule with operator controls was at each end. Introduction In the early 1950s many railroads were looking for alternate means of providing fast, more economical passenger service with the goal of gaining back some of the clientèle that had transferred to automobiles. The New Haven RR in 1959 - Budd RDC's and MUT's - A site capturing my efforts in modeling the New Haven Railroad in 1959 in HO scale; features layout photos, … Acquired from B&M. Trinity Railway Express (TRE) of Dallas-Fort Worth operates one RDC. 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