Budd RDC questions

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by papa smurf37, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. papa smurf37

    papa smurf37 New Member

    Did the Budd Company ever build Rail Diesel Car demonstrators in the 50's? It seems to me that they would have done so. Has anyone got a pic of same? I wished to see/copy the paint scheme on them.
    Tom :)
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    There was at least one because CN bought it.
    All I can remember is that it had outside disk brakes; by the time I saw it CN had put regular RDC trucks under it and it didn't look any different from the rest of the fleet.
    I remember there was a model of it at one of the Toronto clubs. The trucks had been modelled using early Aurora Model Motoring mechanisms and the car accelerated like mad.
    I'll see if I can find more details when I get offline.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    RDC demonstrator

    The following information comes from the book The Budd RDC in Canada and Canadian Trackside Guide
    Budd demonstrator 2960 (s/n 2960) built 1949.
    Used on CNR in Feb 1951.
    Used on CPR for 2 weeks on 1953.
    Purchased by CNR in 1965 in a frenzy of used RDC buying.
    Renumber D110, then 6110. Became VIA 6110.
    Sold to Farmrail System, Clinton OK in 1999.

    I assume it spent most of the time from 1949 to 1965 demonstrating in the US.

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