FROM BLW/ZT ... Southern New England Budd RDC pack!

Frederic C. "Buck" Dumaine Jr., President of the New Haven Railroad from 1951-1954,
ordered 40 Budd RDCs between February 1952 and June 1953.

Buck Dumaine’s plan was to re-invigorate New Haven passenger service with the RDCs
covering secondary assignments, and a dozen ‘railbuses’
covering lightly used branch lines, all feeding passengers to mainline express trains.

Patrick B McGinnis ousted Buck Dumaine, and the railbuses were mothballed and
eventually sold.

The RDCs, however, enjoyed a long life, longer than the New Haven lasted!
This set chronicles some of these units from delivery through the mid 1980s.

 

The set includes: 52 RDC (Data from “Budd Car: The RDC Story” by Chuck Crouse)

New Haven 1952 – As delivered. Plain ends, NYNH&H script herald, Wabco A2 horn
RDC1    21    S/N 5502    2-52     90 seat Coach
RDC1    22    S/N 5503    2-52     90 seat Coach
RDC1    24    S/N 5505    3-52     90 seat Coach
RDC1    26    S/N 5606    4-52     90 seat Coach
RDC2    120    S/N 5608    5-52     70 seat Coach/Baggage
New Haven 1954 – Numbered ends, NYNH&H script herald, Hancock H47 Air Whistle
RDC1    25    S/N 5605    4-52     90 seat Coach
RDC1    27    S/N 5607    4-52     90 seat Coach
RDC1    29    S/N 5707    1-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    32    S/N 5710    2-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    37    S/N 5715    2-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    39    S/N 5717    3-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    44    S/N 5802    5-53     90 seat Coach
RDC2    121    S/N 5609    5-52     70 seat Coach/Baggage
RDC3    126    S/N 5703    6-53     48 seat Coach/Baggage/RPO
RDC3    129    S/N 5819    5-53     48 seat Coach/Baggage/RPO
RDC3    130    S/N 5820    5-53     48 seat Coach/Baggage/RPO
RDC4    137    S/N 5903    6-53     Baggage/RPO
New Haven 1957 – Red/White/Black block NH Numbered ends, Hancock H47 Air Whistle
RDC1    28    S/N 5706    1-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    33    S/N 5711    2-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    36    S/N 5714    2-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    40    S/N 5718    3-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    43    S/N 5801    3-53     90 seat Coach
RDC1    46    S/N 5804    3-53     90 seat Coach
RDC2    120    S/N 5608    5-52     70 seat Coach/Baggage
RDC3    125    S/N 5702    1-53     48 seat Coach/Baggage/RPO
RDC3    127    S/N 5704    1-53     48 seat Coach/Baggage/RPO
RDC3    128    S/N 5818    5-53     48 seat Coach/Baggage/RPO
RDC4    135    S/N 5901    5-53     Baggage/RPO
RDC4    136    S/N 5902    6-53     Baggage/RPO
Penn Central
RDC1    42    S/N 5720    3-53     90 seat Coach    nee NH 42
RDC1    48    S/N 5806    3-53     90 seat Coach    nee NH 48
RDC1    67    S/N 5503    2-52     90 seat Coach    nee NH 22
RDC1    72    S/N 5607    4-52     90 seat Coach    nee NH 27
RDC1    76    S/N 5710    2-53     90 seat Coach    nee NH 32
RDC1    78    S/N 5712    2-53     90 seat Coach    nee NH 34
RDC2    82    S/N 5609    5-52     70 seat Coach/Bagg    nee NH 121
RDC3    96    S/N 5819    5-53     48 seat Coach/Bagg (RPO removed) nee NH 129
MBTA
RDC1    42    S/N 5720    3-53     90 seat Coach    PC 42, nee NH 42
RDC1    46    S/N 5804    3-53     90 seat Coach    PC 46, nee NH 46
RDC1    67    S/N 5503    2-52     90 seat Coach    PC 67, nee NH 22
RDC1    72    S/N 5607    4-52     90 seat Coach    PC 72, nee NH 27
RDC1    75    S/N 5709    2-53     90 seat Coach    PC 75, nee NH 31
RDC1    77    S/N 5711    2-53     90 seat Coach    PC 77, nee NH 33
Amtrak
RDC1    10    S/N 5714    2-53     90 seat Coach    PC 36, nee NH 36
RDC1    12    S/N 5716    3-53     90 seat Coach    PC 38, nee NH 38
RDC1    15    S/N 5802    3-53     90 seat Coach    PC 44, nee NH 44
RDC1    18    S/N 5504    3-52     90 seat Coach    PC 68, nee NH 23
RDC1    20    S/N 5712    2-53     90 seat Coach    PC 78, nee NH 34
RDC2    120    S/N 5608    5-52     70 seat Coach/Bagg    PC 81, nee NH 120

MNCR
RDC1    18    S/N 5504    3-52     90 seat Coach    MTA 18, Amtrak 18, PC 68, nee NH 23
RDC1    43    S/N 5801    3-53     90 seat Coach    CR 43, PC 43, nee NH 43
RDC1    47    S/N 5805    3-53     90 seat Coach    CR 47, PC 47, nee NH 47

The set comes with two sets of virtual passenger views, standard and Open Rails only. To use the Open Rails versions
(RDC1_VCab_OR.s, RDC2_VCab_OR.s, RDC3_VCab_OR.s), rename the existing virtual views to RDCx_VCab_MSTS.s,
then rename the OR versions to RDCx_Vcab.s.

Enjoy!

Thanks to:
Steve Wright for the RDC sound set
NALW for the Hancock Air Whistle sounds
www.railfonts.com for the lettering font
Tim Spencer, David Carleton, Stephane Benoit and Ulrich Ehlers for testing

 

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