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The "other" BUDD cars (Silver Straphangers)
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:05am »
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Ancestor of both the R-11/R-34 and the "BRIGHTLINERS" was the BUDD-built "ZEPHYR", delivered to the BMT in 1934.
 
This handsome, sleek, and smartly-appointed articulated streamliner was light enough to also operate on elevated structures that would not withstand the weight of heavier (steel) equipment.
 
Though well-recieved by the riding public, the little train was the only one built, and, like many BMT "orphans", ran for years on the Franklin shuttle.
 
Retired in 1954, this sleek unit was retired in 1954, and scrapped in 1960, preservation not even being considered......
 


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:07am »
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Publicity photo of the BMT "ZEPHYR" at the BUDD plant at Philadelphia, 1934......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?46944
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:12am »
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Note the temporary knuckle coupler on the "ZEPHYR"; this enable the unit to be hauled by locomotive from Philadelphia.
 
Also, note the LEHIGH VALLEY water tower in the background........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?75914
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:17am »
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The "ZEPHYR" zipping along the "Frankie", circa-1950.
 
Clearly, this was a train far ahead of its time in appearances......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?112949
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:19am »
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New arrival at the Coney Island Yards, 1934........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?127689
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:22am »
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Dean St. (Franklin Avenue line), 1939.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?46947


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:32am »
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Who better than hometown carbuilder BUDD for equiping the MARKET-FRANKFORD line with new rolling stock, back in 1960?
 
These cars, with thier distinctive roof humps, were also (for obvious reasons!) known as "Almond Joys" among railfans.
 
The cars served faithfully for decades, before being replaced with state-of-the-art equipment.
 
It is worth remembering, too, that these cars were the first production-model rapid transit cars built by BUDD.
 
When this classic scene was snapped at the 69th St. terminal in 1968, one could still ride on such classic equipment as BULLETS, STRAFFORDS, and LIBERTY LINERS (ex-CNS&M ELECTROLINERS) on the old P&W line......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?72554
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #27 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:36am »
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A timeless scene at the 69th St. yards, 1971.
 
Note that the ugly plague known as grafitti is just beginning to make its unwanted presence known......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?47047
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #28 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:40am »
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"JUICE FAN'S PARADISE"........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?52173
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #29 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:46am »
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BUDD "family heritage" is indeed evident in this early SEPTA view......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?52183
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #30 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:56am »
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Tech speqs for BUDD-built CTA 2200 series..........
 
http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/2200/cta2200Tech.jpg
 
(courtesy of Chicago "L".org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #31 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 2:03am »
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A 1971 fantrip at Laramie on CTA's Douglas Line, 1971.
 
The station and ROW are quite reminiscent of the SIRT, during its B&O days.......
 
http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/2200/cta2222.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of Chicago "L".org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #32 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 2:07am »
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BUDD 2200-series test train, 1969........
 
http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/2200/cta2204.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of Chicago "L".org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #33 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 2:22am »
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"THE BUDDS OF BALTIMORE".
 
Among the last rail cars built by the company, Budd/Transit America supplied the rolling stock for Baltimore's new "subway" system, back in the 1980's.
 
If only this equipment knew of its proud heritage........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Baltimore_Subway#Photo_Gallery


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Charlie Ricker
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« Reply #34 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 8:32am »
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Thumb's up........nicely done!!

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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #35 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 11:03am »
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Charlie:
 
Thanks!
 
I thought this would be a good idea for a topic, as many railfans (especially the younger generation) are not familiar with BUDD in the rapid transit field.
 
The legendary BUDD RDC indeed was the Reigning Monarch of BUDD products (IMHO); too, recall the handsome and rugged through equipment they built throughout the years.
 
When I worked in Manhattan for nearly 25 years, I often rode the "BRIGHTLINERS"; asthetically, they did suffer a bit with the rebuilding they underwent in the later 1980's, and yet, they still retained that unmistakeable BUDD appearance.
 
Being a lifelong transit buff, BUDD equipment has always held a great interest for me.....
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #36 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 11:19am »
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As I had mentioned earlier, the R-38 cars (built by St. Louis in 1966-67) were, at first glance, virtually identical to the earlier BUDD "BRIGHTLINERS".
 
However, more careful study will reveal that an easy way to distinguish one type from the other is that the R-38's feature fluted sides that only go part-way up the car body, unlike the BUDD cars.
 
However, it is VERY easy to see the inspiration here!
 
Here are two photos for comparison......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?32352
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?98705
 
(photos courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #37 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 11:28am »
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1964 NYCTA publicity photo of BRIGHTLINER #3941 on the Nassau St. Loop.
 
Note the "TT WEST END/CHAMBERS ST." signage; this alone dates this nearly 50-year old view........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?131145
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #38 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 12:14pm »
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Though not a rapid transit car, this unique BUDD car more than deserves mention here.
 
Built for the READING in 1932, the "GREEN GOOSE" bears some similiarity to the P&W's famed "BULLET" cars, then two years old.
 
Again, that unmistakeable "BUDD" look is most evident here......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/rdg65.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of NortheastRails)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #39 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 12:23pm »
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Another experimental early 1930's BUDD unit, this one operating on the PRR.......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr4688.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of NorthEast Rails)


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