Posted 8 months ago
This is a 1953 magazine advertisement for Budd Company Train-cars made by the Budd Company, Philadelphia / Detroit / Gary (IN) --- The Budd Company (now ThyssenKrupp Budd) is a metal fabricator and was formerly a manufacturer of stainless steel passenger rail cars during the 20th century. Founded in 1912 by Edward G. Budd, the company's headquarters are in Troy, Michigan. From the 1930s until 1987, the Budd Company was a leading manufacturer of stainless steel streamlined passenger rolling stock for a number of railroads. In 1949, Budd introduced the Rail Diesel Car (RDC), a stainless steel self-propelled "train in one car" which expanded rail service on lightly populated railway lines and provided an adaptable car for suburban commuter service. Shown are RDCs from the Sante Fe Railroad Line. More than 300 RDCs were built, and some are still in service in Canada, the USA, Australia, and Saudi Arabia.