Category Archives: RDC cars

Budd New Haven RDC Cars: Late ’40s, Early ’50s Ad

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Budd Western Pacific “Zephyrette” RDC Ad

  For more about RDCs, and more about Western Pacific’s Zephyrettes, click on RDC on side bar.

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Canadian Pacific Rail Diesel Cars

  Ad appearing in a late 1940s/early ’50s National Geographic

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Budd rail diesel car ad, late 1940s

  From the National Geographic ad reproduced below.

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Budd RDC car in National Geographic ad and the Zephyrette and Choctaw Rocket in photos

Budd’s RDC car, in a National Geographic ad above, was the railroads’ solution to running trains over routes that didn’t draw many passengers. The longest RDC run was Western Pacific’s Zephyrette, companion to Western Pacific’s California Zephyr (for which I’ve already posted … Continue reading

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