Chicago and North Western 9933

Chicago and North Western 9933 (HMQ8X)

Location: Union, IL 60180 McHenry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 13.68', W 88° 31.622'

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1950 RDC-1 Rail Diesel Car

The self-propelled Rail Diesel Car (RDC) was introduced in 1949 as a low-cost alternative for branchline and commuter runs, available in five combinations of coach seating and baggage and mail space. Power was provided by two diesel engines and a mechanical drive. Unlike earlier gas-electric "Doodlebugs", multiple RDC's could be coupled and controlled from one cab.

The Chicago & North Western purchased three RDC's (9933-9935) to evaluate for local and commuter service. By 1957, C&NW elected to convert to diesel-hauled bi-level commuter trains, and traded all three RDC's to the Chesapeake & Ohio. C&NW 9933 operated on the C&O (as car 9061) and affiliate Baltimore & Ohio (as 1971) until 1984, when it was purchased by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The car remained in Boston-area commuter service (as MBTA 10) until its retirement and acquisition by IRM.

Builder: Budd Co.
Horsepower: 550 hp
Prime Movers: (2) GM 6-280
Weight: 113,120 lbs
Axles: 4
Capacity: 80 passengers
HM NumberHMQ8X
Placed ByIllinois Railway Museum
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 373985 N 4676220
Decimal Degrees42.22800000, -88.52703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 13.68', W 88° 31.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 13' 40.80" N, 88° 31' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 930 Depot St, Union IL 60180, US
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