Forum for the discussion of the Budd Company and Budd-Thyssen through bankruptcy. Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budd_Company

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  by Jersey_Mike
 
portguzzler wrote:Does anyone have any photos of the original brake systems on the Budd cars that PATCO bought back in the early 1970s? I think the Budd Cars originally purchased by PATCO had a WABCO manufactured brake system and it was called an RT-5A brake system which had GN-5-1/2 Tread Brake Unit. I just cannot find any photos of them online. Does anyone possibly know where I can find some? Many thanks in advance!!!
Did you check the Bill Vigras book? I don't have that with me, but perhaps someone can check their copy and take a scan for you.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
That braking system should be very similar to the NYCT R44 (which was a RT-5C).