New Haven RDC #32 (with snow)...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Peirce, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. Peirce

    Peirce Member the Danbury Railway Museum. The exterior restoration is nearly finished and the interior work is well under way.


    My photo albums:
    Southbury, CT

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  2. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

    Hi Peirce, great pic, thanks for sharing.

    You seem to have left out the tags in your two previous postings.

    Cheers Peirce
    Dave Hagan
    The Gauge

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  3. Peirce

    Peirce Member

  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Peirce, great photo, makes me feel cold
  5. George

    George Member

    Thanks for the memories! I remember bouncing on one of these still in New Haven livery on Metro North in 1984.

    Last time I saw an active RDC was in 1995 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Probably old New York Central units there for weekend runs to Port Jervis.

    Are there any plans to restore the red on white "NH" letters to the ends?

  6. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    I don't know the answer to this, but my guess is that eventually that will be done.

    I hope to have some pictures of the interior work before too long.

    My photo albums:

    Southbury, CT

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  7. George

    George Member

    I put in a minor hand in the restoration of a Susquehanna RDC at least ten years ago. The windows were all redone, new floor, I don't recall but I think they even got a new motor for it. The real coup for the group doing the job was that someone found the original stencils in the shop in Hoboken. Boy, that saved a lot of homework!

    RDC's are great for small excursions, etc. It really should be a nice boost for the museum.

  8. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Just a monor note, but NH RDC's did not always have the red and white lettering on the ends. In fact, when I recall them, they were just plain stainless. It'll be interesting to see how the DRM version ends up. Either way is fine by me.

    Dave Flinn, Northeast Regional Vice President, NRHS
    National Director, Cornell Chapter, NRHS
    Life Member NMRA, NER, NFR,
    Danbury Railway Museum
  9. George

    George Member

    Do any of you remember if they had dark green "NH"plaquards next to the doors as many of the streamlined coaches had?


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