Welcome! This is an unofficial website providing information on the Budd RDC, the classic North American streamlined self-propelled passenger rail car (aka Diesel Multiple Unit/DMU) built by the Budd company of Philadelphia between 1949 and 1962.
A number of these magnificent first generation DMUs are still in service today across North America, while others are used on tourist lines or displayed in museums.
Read on for more information on these rugged and resilient machines that sought to slow the decline of local passenger rail services in North America.
Site ownership changeover – general housekeeping & link update. 24th July 2011
Former Santa Fe RDC1 DC-191 Preserved in Southern California. read more… 12th August 2005
British Columbia’s West Coast Railway Association return former BCRail Budd RDC3 BC-33 to service. read more… 8th August 2005