Lionel pw-400

BUDD RDC-1 MOTORIZED PASSENGER DIESEL CAR

 

The RDC was produced by Lionel from 1956 through 1958. However, it was the engine in only one set the 2502W from 1958. In the set, it led two trailers a 2550 and a 2559 RDC unit. The protoypes were some of the more popular trains in the 1950s. They were some of the first air-conditioned trains to enter service on major railroads. They were used heavily on the Baltimore and Ohio, as well as the Canadian National. Amtrak also used them once that entity was created by the Federal Government. The beauty of these units is that they can operate as a single unit or in a lengthy train seamlessly.
  • Lionel's version of the model has a silver painted body, blue heat-stamped lettering, two-axle Magne-Traction, illuminated interior (with 3 bulbs), horn (D Cell battery required, but n ot included), pullmor motor, metal trucks and baseplate. It is extremely tough to find a Postwar Lionel Budd Car with a perfect silver body.
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