This locomotive is being sold as is.
This locomotive was previously owned and we were given it to sell for the owner. It has never been run and new in the box.
Railroad Short Name: WP
Many rural lines saw a sharp drop in passenger ridership following WWII, but trains still had to be run. To slash costs and provide reasonable levels of service, many railroads found a solution in Budd’s new self-propelled Rail Diesel Car (RDC). Introduced in 1949, the design was adapted from a modern stainless steel coach. Power was supplied by a pair of small diesel engines under the floor, each driving a single axle per truck. Controls at each end eliminated turning or repositioning the car between trips, and allowed RDCs to be operated alone or coupled together as a train by a single engineer. The cars proved well suited for country routes and short-haul commuter lines, and to meet these diverse needs, Budd eventually offered five different versions. These included the RDC-1 Coach seating 90, the RDC-2 Coach-Baggage with seats for 70, the RDC-3 Coach/Baggage/Railway Post Office seating 49, the RDC-4, a 72′ long Baggage/Railway Post Office model with a 30′ postal apartment, and the RDC-9 (also RDC-5), a powered coach with no controls seating 94, designed as a trailer to be pulled by other RDCs. Production continued until 1962, and RDCs remained in regular service for decades afterward. Several are preserved in museums today.
- Now With Real Metal Finish
- Revised Circuit Board with NMRA 8-Pin Plug for Easy DCC Conversion
- 4-Wheel Drive & 8-Wheel Electrical Pickup
- 5-Pole Skew-Wound Motor
- Flywheel Equipped
- Authentically Contoured Radiator With Realistic Fan
- RP-25 Metal Wheels * Proto MAX(TM) Metal Knuckle Couplers