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The Five Types of Budd RDC

  1. RDC-1 - All-passenger configuration with control vestibules at each end.
  2. RDC-2 - Mostly passenger with a small baggage compartment at one end.
  3. RDC-3 - Half-passenger, half Baggage/Rolling Post Office.
  4. RDC-4 - No passenger, half baggage/half RPO (only 73ft long)
  5. RDC-9 - Powered Centre Car - no control vertibules, only usable as middle car with other RDCs.

Budd RDC-1 - All-passenger

[Side View - Budd RDC1 - ORRX-10]
Specifications
Length 85ft
Engines 2 Detroit 6/110 Diesels
Seats 90
This is Budd RDC-1 ORRX-10 (formerly BCRail #BC-10) at Astoria Depot, Astoria OR on Friday 9th July 2004 during a layover on the Lewis And Clark Explorer service operated by the Portland and Western Railroad on behalf of the Oregon Department of Transport.

Budd RDC-2 - passenger with baggage compartment

[Side View - Budd RDC2 - Alaska #712]
Specifications
Length 85ft
Engines 2 Detroit 6/110 Diesels
Seats 70
This is Budd RDC-2 #712 of the Alaska Railroad at Hurricane AK on Thursday 20th May 2004 during a layover on the first southbound Hurricane Turn service of the 2004 Summer Season timetable.

Budd RDC-3 - Half-passenger, Half Baggage/RPO

[Side View - Budd RDC3 - ORRX-31]
Specifications
Length 85ft
Engines 2 Detroit 6/110 Diesels
Seats 49
This is Budd RDC-3 ORRX-31 (formerly BCRail #BC-31, nee-Great Northern GN #2350) at Astoria Depot, Astoria OR on Friday 9th July 2004 during a layover on the Lewis And Clark Explorer service operated by the Portland and Western Railroad on behalf of the Oregon Department of Transport.

Budd RDC-4 - Baggage/RPO

Specifications
Length 73ft
Engines 2 Detroit 6/110 Diesels
Seats 0
[Picture coming shortly] Only one RDC-4 is believed to remain operational; this is VIA rail Canada's #6250 which is a regular unit on their "The Lake Superior" service.

Budd RDC-9 - Centre Coach

Specifications
Length 85ft
Engine 1 Detroit 6/110 Diesel
Seats 94
[Still need a decent picture of an RDC-9]


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