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Front View of Rail Diesel Car for Canadian Pacific Railway (editor's title)

Budd RDC front view
Exterior, front view of a Budd-built rail diesel car (RDC) for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Budd Company, of Philadelphia, built their first RDC in 1949 and went on to produce 398 total units, finishing in 1962. The self-propelled cars were introduced as a way to provide more economical passenger service on low-density, rural lines. Car #9058, shown here, was built in 1956 and is a "Type 1" (RDC-1), meaning it contained only passenger seating. Other types included baggage and mail compartments. The #9058 and sister #9059 spent several years on the Canadian Pacific's subsidiary Dominion Atlantic Railway in Nova Scotia, where they ran as the Dayliner between Halifax and Yarmouth. The car was sold to VIA Rail in 1978. VIA still operates RDCs on a few of its services.
Source Lake Forest College Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, unknown; Temporal, circa 1956
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created c1956
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Equipment, Locomotive RDC-1 #9058
Builder, locomotive Budd Company
Collection Arthur Dubin
Train Name Dayliner
Image ID Dubin.II.10.28
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