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. The models ran smoothly without any additional speed matching required. Here are a couple of sound file options for the ever-popular RDC you might find appealing. Late in life many units also received ditch lights in rectangular recesses below the end cab windows. The headlights and red marker lights on each end were directional. Photo courtesy Gerry Putz. VIA numbered their RDCs in the 6xxx series. 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. C $39.59. Southern Pacific The Southern Pacific purchased a single new RDC-1 in 1954. Orford Express operates an RDC tourist train from Sherbrooke, Quebec with a pair of ex-VIA RDCs. They were plainly painted with a B&O capital-dome logo on each side of the end doors. Home Our Inventory HO Scale HO Scale Locomotives & Passenger Cars–Updated May 4, 2020. This is the Budd Dome CP #514 HO Scale Model Train Passenger Car by Rapido Trains Inc. Ho Budd RDC-2 P1C. The overall volume and the volume level of each sound effect can be adjusted via CVs. The two engines provided a greater degree of reliability than could have been obtained from a single power plant. The locomotive has road number 6200. • Click here to view a YouTube video of the January 1998 move of RDC 6211 from Billerica Shops to Bedford Depot Park. Both the headlights and marker lights operate automatically according to the Budd car’s direction of travel. Sixteen units were completed by Canadian Car & Foundry plant in Lachine, Quebec in 1957. Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum, Fall River, MA. Long Island Railroad The Long Island Railroad purchased only two new RDCs in 1955 which it numbered 3101 and 3121. NH units were initially painted with an New York New Haven And Hartford script herald on their end doors. Photo: John Eull. The partitions are separately applied and painted plastic parts. Many of these units went on to serve new owners either through merger or sale. All to VIA. 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 RDC-4s were D-400 up and RDC-9s were D500 up. Note the ribbed side panel and solid top panel in the center. You can read more about this exciting project by clicking here. Reading The Reading purchased 12 new RDCs from 1950 to 1953 and nine second-hand units from 1962 to 1975. The pilots on Phase I units were separate pieces that were omitted on some road’s units. Under the shell. Some Phase 1 units also utilized this design. In addition to the horn and bell, other user-triggered sound effects include a slow and fast grade crossing signal. 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. The headlights were moved to the roof-top and horizontal square ridges were added that started above the side doors and wrapped around the ends. Two circular grills were on top. CNR purchased 46 new while CPR purchased 54 new of which two were assigned to the Dominion Atlantic. The Amtrak units were painted with red, white and blue ends and window bands. It contained no passenger seating. The rebuilt cars served the line between Newton and Dodge City, Kan., until 1965. 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 85 feet long. Alberta Central Railway Museum, Wetaskiwin Alberta has a CP RDC-2. The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide, South Australia has an RDC-1. 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. 20, Model Railroader: 10-Year Archive 2010-2019 DVD-ROM, Rapido Trains HO scale Santa Fe rebuilt RDC set. 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 Most units were sold to the Maryland Transportation Department from 1982 to 1987. Life Like and Walthers Proto have made a number of HOscale models of the Budd Rail Diesel Car [RDC]. HO Scale Rapido Diesel Locomotives - RP16508 - HO CN BUDD RDC PH2 W/SND/DCC The stainless-steel exterior was almost maintenance free. 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 seats are especially well done; they’re painted blue with white antimacassar detail. ... WALTHERS MAINLINE HO SCALE 1/87 85' BUDD BAGGAGE LOUNGE UNLTRD | 910-30050. The Initial CP paint scheme was maroon and yellow chevron striped ends and maroon letter boards. B&M purchased 22 of these RDC-9 trailers for multiple-unit suburban service. Original BC-31 wrecked 1973, BC-32 wrecked 1960. The performance chart above is for a single car. It was 85 feet long. The cars operated as a paired set between Los Angeles and San Diego. It was 85 feet long. 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. In 1964-65 CN modernized and improved the interiors accommodations in many units. They were painted plainly with orange end doors and black lettering on the letter boards. HO Scale Sound Decoder Summary. 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. An engine was mounted on the underframe beside each truck and connected to the driving axle of the adjacent truck. Rapido Trains’ highly detailed HO-scale Budd RDC model includes LED illumination for exterior and interior lighting. 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. AU $120.72 +AU $66.55 postage. Three chains were hung in each end door way for safety when the end door was opened. 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. They ran until October 1967. For our DC tests, I ran the model with both an MRC Tech 4 and Bachmann power pack without any problems. In addition to the units that PGE purchased new in 1956, PGE purchased additional second-hand units; four from Amtrak in 1975 and three from SEPTA in 1983. Most of the passenger equipment you'l find is also 85' long. The following chart shows the number of RDC units operated by Canadian railways. 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. With proportionally higher loading, it was built to a shorter 73-foot 10-inch coupled length to match the performance of the other models. RDC-1 were BC-10 up while RDC-3s were BC-30 up. Two finished by CC&F. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Collection. We are initially tooling up the RDC-1, RDC-2 and RDC-3, each in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 configurations. Home / Shop / N Scale Models / N Passenger Cars / N BUDD RDC-1/RDC-2/RDC-3 No products were found matching your selection. Athearn 1831 Santa Fe Streamline Observation Passenger Car 3246 HO Scale. Every little bit helps. Two RDC-1 units were assigned to, and lettered for, the CP subsidiary Dominion Atlantic Railway. NHRTA photo. Other overseas railways that purchased new RDCs were in Cuba, Brazil (on narrow gauge trucks) and Saudi Arabia. Photo courtesy Kazula-Mueller collection. ATT HO RDC Budd Rail Diesel Car C&O 9000 Powered Tested Lubed Running Couplers! In 1972 all existing PGE units became units of the British Columbia Railway which later became BC Rail. Photo courtesy Gary Hadfield. item 5 Proto 1000 HO Scale BUDD RDC Locomotive - VIA Rail - Item LL239718 - Proto 1000 HO Scale BUDD RDC Locomotive - VIA Rail - Item LL239718. These ten units incorporated the five-tread steps of the demonstrator unit and utilized a slightly different roof top blister design than all later units. Each truck is powered by a flywheel-equipped motor covered by a plastic housing on the car floor. DC operation. RDC Phase 2 showing the horizontal rib above the end cab windows, revised blister design, cast trucks and optional wrap-around end fluting. DC-191 remained a coach while DC-192 became a baggage/36-foot combine. CP purchased one RDC-1 from the DSS&A in 1958 and one RDC-2 from the Lehigh Valley in 1958. The RDC-2 contained a 17-foot baggage section followed by a coach section with seating for 70 passengers. A total of 398 units of various configurations were built from 1949 and 1962. The model. The most famous member of the NYC RDC fleet was RDC-3 M-497, which was given a streamlined front end and fitted with two 5,000hp GE J47-19 jet engines recovered from a Convair B-36 bomber. Note that there is no drawbar pull test data. PGE purchased seven new. BUDD RDC Locomotive Congratulations! It contained a common toilet at the end of the passenger section and a toilet in the RPO section. Besides fine looks and tight engineering, Rapido’s HO-scale RDC also contains a full complement of sound and lighting features. Dominion Atlantic RDC-1 Phase II. A men's room was at one end and a women's restroom was at the opposite end. PGE / British Columbia Railway / BC Rail PGE and BC Rail advertised its RDCs as Cariboo Dayliners and numbered them based on model type. The status of each product (e.g. 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. SBS4DCC O Scale DCC Clinic 2015. RPDX (ex-VIA) 6133 at Moncton, New Brunswick. Rebuilt VIA RDC-2s with end diaphragms. RDC-3s were D-300 up. RDC-1 Phase I CP 9060 in CP Action Red. A rebuilt CN phase 1b RDC. Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute. It was rebuilt in 1960 after an accident. The two motors are concealed by the housings between the painted seats. The trucks and most of the underframe are a different shade of silver that accurately simulates silver-painted, rather than stainless steel, parts. Eight rows of louvers were along the lower sides of the roof top blister. After programming both cars’ addresses to their specific locomotive number, I advanced consisted them to run back to back, just like their prototypes. 4 Budd Rdc Cars. The model has some built-in momentum, which I thought made operation more realistic. You are buying a new, Proto 1000, HO scale, Budd RDC locomotive detailed for the VIA Rail Canada passenger rail service. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. As the charts above show, the model accelerated smoothly on our DC test track. The Budd Co. built 398 RDCs between 1949 and 1962. 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 RDC Fabricated trucks as used on the majority of Phase I RDCs. The phase 1 had inset end pilots or no pilots. 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. Classic 1950s Athearn Budd RDCs in HO. Reefer #11910- Athearn Genesis #G. As they almost always ran together, this special pair is available in a limited-edition two-pack. A single grill covered the entire rooftop radiator/fan section. HO SCALE PROTO 1000 SERIES BUDD RDC LOCOMOTIVE NEW YORK CENTRAL 30385 NYC #M497 Ho Budd Rdc-3 Nh 129 W/sd. HO Budd … PRSL units were numbered M-402 to M-413 and plainly painted with black lettering on the letter boards. The Budd Company built RDCs in its Red Lion plant in Philadelphia. Amtrak also inherited the unique Budd "Roger Williams" set, which was built for the New Haven and based on the RDC design. 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. Lighting is provided by light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. Canadian Pacific CP advertised its RDCs as Dayliners and numbered them based on model type. It was sold to the Yreka Western in 1971. The engines were cooled by radiators on the roof of the car connected by piping to insulated water tanks beneath the floor. It is intended to use the restored RDC in both excursion and charter service in Southern Ontario. $325.00 $325.00. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Collection. Later they applied dark blue tops of ends with 8" diagonal white stripes. Rapido RDC Underframe with CRAZY underbody detail – a Rapido hallmark. By Tony Cook. All the functions can also be mapped to any available throttle key. Don’t be tempted to pull on the trucks, as this can permanently damage the model. Home / HO Scale / Walthers (HO) / Walthers Proto / Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDC) Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDC) Showing all 5 results. 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. Our RDC-1, RDC-2 and RDC-3 models are produced in both Phase 1 and 2 variants. 2 Budd and 4 CC&F finished units. 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). A blister on the center of the roof contained the cooling radiators, cooling fan motors, radiator fans and engine exhaust pipes. Phase I The first RDC (an RDC-1, serial no. 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 cast sideframe truck design used on the Phase 2 RDCs. 2960,) was built in 1949 and served as a demonstrator unit, touring many railroads to generate orders for the Budd Company. It contained a common toilet at the end of the passenger section. All to VIA. The body shell is smoothly painted to realistically simulate stainless steel. RDC-1 were numbered in 6100 series; RDC-2 were in the 6200-series; RDC-3 were in the 6300 series and RDC-9 were in the 6900-series. Rapido Trains Inc. has saved VIA RDC-1 #6133 from being scrapped at Industrial Rail, Moncton, New Brunswick. 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. RDC-2s were 9100-9199. Some of the units moved from one railroad to another over time, such as the CN and CP cars going to VIA Rail. The units could be used singly or in multi-car trains. This installation documentation is for a HO-Scale Proto 1000 Budd RDC. The headlights, marker lights, and door-mounted Gyralight are controlled by individual function buttons. 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 Budd Company of Philadelphia designed the RDC (Rail Diesel Car) as an economical alternative to the traditional locomotive-hauled passenger trains in suburban, commuter, branch line, interurban and supplementary main line service at a time when the railroads were struggling to make such services profitable. N Scale Wheels, Trucks and Couplers. Most units were sold to MBTA in 1985. VIA Rail currently has an additional 4 on its roster: two RDC-1s, and two RDC-2s. Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines The Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL) purchased 12 new RDCs in 1950 and 1951. In DC, sound effects are limited to the diesel engine. Baltimore & Ohio The Baltimore & Ohio purchased 21 new RDCs from 1950 to 1956 and acquired three second-hand from the C&O in 1968. Most units were sold to Metro-North Commuter Railroad in 1983 for service to New York City. All to VIA (except CN 6103, wrecked 1969). Amtrak numbered its RDCs between 10 and 43. Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, The box is in fair condition. A final paint scheme was ends with Action Red and white stripes, white cab roofs and Action Red side doors and letter boards. 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. RDC-2s were D-200 up. An RDC demonstrator unit toured a number of railroads in late 1949 and early 1950. Canadian railways purchased a total of 107 RDCs - both new and second-hand from US roads. The models aren’t merely decorated in warbonnet paint but are superdetailed to match their unique prototypes. 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.” All lettering and striping matches prototype photos. Railroad Museum of New England, Thomaston, CT. Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern, Reading, PA. Pacific Railroad Society, City of Commerce, CA. Athearn HO Budd RDC-1 Santa Fe Diesel Engine Set. These modernization steps introduced many small detail changes that make the production of accurate models a challenge! Canadian Railway Museum, St.-Constant, Quebec has an RDC-4 and an RDC-1. The RDC-4 contained a 30-foot RPO section followed by a 31-foot baggage-express section, with a toilet in the end of each section. A vestibule with operator controls was at each end. CN purchased seven RDC-9 units from the MBTA in 1965. Three members of the VIA Rail Canada fleet, led by RDC-4 #6251, stand at Ottawa in October 2015. Includes 1 unit from Lehigh Valley). 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. The locomotive is new but has been sitting in original packaging for several years. Add To Cart: Wish List. 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. Twenty-four US railroads purchased new RDCs from the Budd Company. All to VIA. Dual Engine Sound Effects. The CN units were delivered with green and yellow ends with black lettering on the stainless steel letter boards. The tabs are located at each truck. HO BN / BNSF / WFE 57' ( Green ) Mech. HO Scale Locomotives & Passenger Cars–Updated May 4, 2020 . Units built between 1949 and 1955 have been termed the Phase I units by rail fans. The interior and exterior lights shone brightly at that voltage. 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. The following museums in the United States have preserved RDCs: The following museums in Canada have preserved RDCs: A privately-owned RDC-9 is stored in Ottawa, Ontario. In operation, a headlight was usually mounted on the center of the end door on the leading unit. The RDCs purchased from B&M retained their numbers while others were numbered from 10 to 77. 1 unit ex-DSS&A. ... HO Rapido Southern Pacific Budd RDC 1 in the Bay Area late 1950's. 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. HO Scale Budd RDC-2: VIA Rail (Early) Ph2 #6208. With the advent of CP Rail they received Action Red and white ends, white cab roofs and Action Red letter boards. After a 1956 derailment, the RDCs were rebuilt and returned to service in 1957. Ready to Ship) appears directly below its Add to Cart button.All is normal at Dallas Model Works (we have a unique setup) but some of our suppliers have been slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic, which can affect the arrival of some non-Ready to Ship items slightly. Photo: Arthur J. Deeks, courtesy of Otto Vondrak. For a more extensive decoder guide as well as links to free LokProgrammer software, visit the ESU website at www.esu.eu/en. Note that in paired operation both cars’ markers will be illuminated, which isn’t prototypical. The interior floor is a die-cast metal weight painted gray. The VIA units carried wide blue bands with yellow stripes on their sides with VIA logos and had their pilots painted black. On our DCC equipped sample, the ESU LokSound decoder is plugged into a 21-pin socket on top of the PC board, as is a flat, cell-phone-style speaker. Both cars were upgraded and repainted with one end receiving a red-and-yellow scheme. We did not remove it for testing so we cannot guarantee smooth operation right out of the box. The consist speeds were identical to those of the single-car tests. The models aren’t merely decorated in warbonnet paint but are superdetailed to match their unique prototypes. Equipped with a totally new diecast chassis and a state of the art drive system, your WalthersMainline locomotive will give you years of enjoyment. Disc brakes enabled the car to decelerate at 2.8 mph per second. The Rapido RDC’s dimensions match those of a prototype RDC drawing published in the September 1953 Model Railroader. Later they carried a large blue and white BM herald on each side of their end doors. The interior lighting and side numberboards are controlled by a latching reed switch on the main PC board. Priced at $127,000 to $130,000, an RDC cost approximately 50 per cent less to operate than a conventional locomotive-hauled train. CN has one RDC-1 in work service as a track geometry car. 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. The units were later sold to Amtrak, SEPTA, Metro-North and MBTA. All units were disposed of by 1986. Commonwealth Railways of Australia The Commonwealth Railways purchased three new RDC-1s in 1951, which they numbered BC-1, BC-2 and BC-3. RDC-3s were 9020-9049. Because there was no space encroachment in the car body by the power plant, there was plenty of room for passenger seats. 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. Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. When the body shell is in place, the housings are concealed from view. All converted to RDC-1m or RDC-2m. A number of RDCs have been preserved in railway museums across North America. 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RDCs proved much less costly to operate than regular consists and were well received by railroads throughout North America as well as some overseas lines. To answer the questions many of you might be thinking right now: If the RDC-1, RDC-2 and RDC-3 do well, we will produce the RDC … Two of my favorite features are the function button controlled brake (F4) and straight to 4 (F3). 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. CNR RDC-3 Phase I D350. The revised RDC Phase 2 roof blister design. Attached to the interior partitions, the main printed-circuit (PC) board is concealed under the car ceiling. This CP Rail scheme has been called the "hockey mask" scheme as it resembles a face mask worn by hockey goal keepers. Photo: John Eull. After removing both coupler boxes, I used a thin scrap of styrene to disengage four locking tabs between the body shell and car chassis. Pressing F8 started the diesel engine sounds. Economical to purchase and operate, the RDC was a huge success. The Budd cars also ran well as a pair throughout the voltage range and were perfectly speed matched out of the box. It was a motorized coach powered by a single motor and containing seating for 94 passengers. Some 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. One of the most anticipated recent releases comes in the form of this HO Scale RDC model from Rapido. The instructions warn against running the sound-equipped Budd car using older power packs that are prone to voltage spikes, as this could destroy the model’s electronics. The prototype. Our RDC-1, RDC-2 and RDC-3 models are produced in both Phase 1 and 2 variants. 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. It contained a common toilet at the end of the passenger section and a toilet in the RPO section. CN also acquired 1 ex-B&M, 4 ex-CPR and 1 ex-GTW unit. In 1978 all existing CP units were transferred to VIA. Acquired from B&M. Photo courtesy Jon Archibald collection. The following chart shows the number of RDC units purchased by these United States railroads. These are mentioned in the "notes" column. Some former CN VIA units initially carried the above VIA paint scheme with additional red CN noodle logos. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Collection. The Finest HO Scale RDC Ever Made in Plastic (or brass, to be honest) The Budd RDC (Rail Diesel Car) was a hugely popular passenger car and locomotive in one, purchased in large quantities in the 1950s by railroads eager to reduce the losses from offering passenger services. Like many models whose manufacture spanned many years, the design of the RDC was updated during its 13 years of production. Rebuilt and updated during its service life, this demonstrator unit saw service for VIA Rail Canada for many years, outliving many of its successors! Photo Peter Cox, courtesy Mark Perry. 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. To VIA (except D-451/2, both wrecked 1969). A blister on the center of the roof contained the cooling radiators, cooling fan motors, radiator fans and engine exhaust pipes. The ATSF received its only two RDCs, RDC-1s DC-191 and 192, in 1952. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. British Columbia Railway BCR applied several paint schemes on their RDCs. B&M units were initially painted with a minute-man herald on each side of their end doors. Justin Franz and Otto Vondrak exhaustively researched these interesting people movers and present a roster of all 398 for Railfan & Railroad readers.. RDC-1 Phase I in CPR Maroon. Four units converted to RDC-2m. 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. The PGE units had dark green and orange ends with a dark green letter boards and orange lettering. All to VIA (except #9101, wrecked 1959, #9198, wrecked 1973, #9113/95/6/7 to CN, and #91, which remained with CP). Rapido's new HO scale ATSF (Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe) RDC set, DC-191 and DC-192, take their first run on the Railview Historical Society model railroad. The railroad advertised them as Speedliners. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. The cars were then stored, and eventually sold in 1970. CN designated these RDC-5. 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