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RDC the Budd Rail Diesel Car
Donald Duke & Ed Keilty
Golden West
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2004-08-05 16:21:12
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8 1/2 x 11 - Hardbound, 295 pages, 375 illustrations, color plates, maps, bibliography, and index. "This book chronicles, in word and picture, the history and development of the Budd Company's Rail-Diesel-Car, better known as the RDC. The story evolves around a search for a self-contained, self-propelled railcar to cut costs on suburban and branch lines. This book describes Budd's experiment with a stainless steel rubber-tired railcar, the first RDC prototype, Budd's entry into the stainless steel car business and the birth and growth of the RDC car. A vast appendix features every carriers which operated RDC cars, a description of how the cars were used, route maps, and rosters of each railroad."