Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

  by Otto Vondrak
 
I am trying to track down the status of the Budd Rail Diesel Cars operated by Metro-North.

MN 11 RDC-1 ex-NH 37 ??
MN 18 RDC-1 3/52 Ex-Amtrak 18, Exx-Penn Central 68, nee-New Haven 23. - sold to NYSW 1994, sold to Conway Scenic 2008
MN 19 RDC-1 1952 Ex-Amtrak 19, Exx-Penn Central 76, nee-New Haven 32. Used on Port Jervis Line - at Danbury Railway Museum
MN 43 RDC-1 3/53 Ex-Penn Central 43, nee-New Haven 43. sold to NYSW 1994, sold to SRNJ 2008, sold to Reading & Northern 2017
MN 51 RDC-1 ex-NYC M451, scrapped for parts?
MN 53 RDC-1 12/50 Ex-Penn Central 53, nee-New York Central M-453, sold to Central New York Chapter NRHS 1987, traded to GMRC 1995, scrapped?
MN 54 RDC-1 ex-NYC M454 ??
MN 55 RDC-1 ex-NYC M455, scrapped 12/87
MN 56 RDC-1 ex-NYC M456, retired 1/88
MN 60 RDC-1 3/52 Ex-Penn Central 60, nee-New York Central M-460. Used on Port Jervis Line???
MN 61 RDC-1 3/52 Ex-Penn Central 61, nee-New York Central M-461. sold to Central New York Chapter NRHS 1987, wrecked, scrapped
MN 63 RDC-1 ex-NYC M463 ???
MN 64 RDC-1 ex-NYC M464, retired 3/77
MN 65 RDC-1 4/52 Ex-Penn Central 65, nee-New York Central M-465. to NYSW 1994, sold to Wisconsin Great Northern 2016.

I seem to recall the last batch of RDCs were retired in 1991 and scrapped by 1993? Anyone know for sure?

-otto-
  by Backshophoss
 
Many of the RDC's spent time on the garden tracks at Harmon,as part supplies for the remaining running fleet.
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Backshophoss wrote: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:14 pm Many of the RDC's spent time on the garden tracks at Harmon,as part supplies for the remaining running fleet.
Yes, I know, all RDCs were retired by 1991, trying to find out which ones have been scrapped.