Special Order your Santa Fe Budd RDCs Now for February 2019 Delivery.
We are pleased to announce the unique and unmistakable pair of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Budd RDCs: DC-191 and DC-192. As they almost always ran together, this special pair is available in a limited-edition two-pack.
We also have them available in Baltimore & Ohio #9918. These are ex-ATSF RDC-1s painted in B&O blue and yellow colors. This is a single RDC coach car. Available in both DC/DCC/SOUND (16604) and DC/Silent (16104).
Following a major, fatal derailment in 1956, both units received an extensive rebuild at AT&SF’s own Topeka shops. In mid-1957, the cars emerged like new, still retaining their striking Warbonnet paint scheme on opposing ends. DC-192, which was the leading car in the accident, was rebuilt with a substantial baggage section while DC-191 retained its full-coach interior. These cars went on to run between Newton and Dodge City, KS until 1965 before being assigned to the El Pasoan between El Paso, TX and Albuquerque, NM.
Following the end of their Santa Fe careers, DC-191 went on to work for the Baltimore & Ohio, Port Authority of Allegheny County (PATrain) and Maryland Dept. of Transportation (MARC) until retirement in 1993. It now resides in California and will soon be undergoing restoration at the Orange Empire Railway Museum.
DC-192’s future wasn’t as bright however. It was sold to the Indianapolis Transit Authority and was never used before being sold to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) for parts.
Rapido’s DC-191 and DC-192 models are the first available in HO scale to accurately recreate their unique appearance. These two units have all the amazing features of our other RDCs, with the addition of:
All new tooling including baggage section in DC-192
Reinforced cab ends with striking Warbonnet paint
Correct cast trucks as applied during rebuild
Rebuilt pilot and stirrup steps
Unique ATSF door-mounted Gyralight
Rapido’s smooth running, twin-motor drive system
Fully detailed and illuminated interior
Working headlights, class lights and numberboards
Amazingly accurate sound
The MSRP for the RDC two-car sets are $450 (DC/Silent) or $650 (DC/DCC/Sound).
LSC Pricing starts at $189.99. See order variations for complete pricing.