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This all-RPO Budd RDC-4 was at B&M's Billerica shops. It came from the C&O. Supposedly it was being considered for rebuilding into a rail detector car. I do not know what happened to it.

Photographed by Ron DeFilippo, 1971.
Added to the photo archive by Ron DeFilippo, March 15, 2019.
Railroad: Boston & Maine.

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This RDC-4 was one of several originally built for the Minneapolis & St. Louis RR, and was modified to carry passengers. The three windows behind the baggage door are a coach seating area for 14 people. The M&StL ran these cars with an accompanying baggage-express. After the C&O purchased the cars, they were used on the Big Sandy Subdivision from Ashland to Elkhorn City, Ky., usually with two cars splicing a baggage car. The last known owner was Krautkamer Ultrasonics, which had intended to convert them into detector cars, similar to the old "doodlebug" gas-electrics converted by Sperry Rail Services.

Posted by Thomas McCann on 2019-03-16 21:04:22


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