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Detailed Information

Name: B&O No.9913
Other Numbers: B&O No.1903, B&O No.6513, MDOT No.23
Railroad of Record: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Type of Locomotive: Rail Diesel Car, Budd Company Model RDC-1, and 89 seat coach
Class: B&O Class DD-1 and later DC-1
Builder No.: 5811
Manufactured by: BUDD Company
Date Built:  April 1953

The Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDC) was introduced by the Budd Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1949. The Budd car was designed for commuter service. These cars were cheaper to operate than locomotive powered trains. The Budd cars could be used as a single car or grouped together and they were controlled from the cab in the front of the unit.

The B&O No. 6513 was produced by the Budd Company in 1953 for Washingtion Area Commuter Service and was classified as a DD-1. In 1957, the No. 6513 was renumbered as the No.1903 and was reclassified as a DC-1. In 1970, the No. 1903 was renumbered as the No. 9913. When the No. 9913 was acquired by Maryland Area Rail Commuter (MARC) train service, it retained the B&O lettering and number. In 1989, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) assigned the No. 9913 as the No. 23. The No. 23 was never repainted or re-lettered and was the last car in service to retain its B&O lettering. The No. 23 retired from service in 1993 and was donated to the B&O Railroad Museum in 1998.

 

 

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