They are still doing it. Back in 1964, the Democrats came up with what they consider the “greatest political ad campaign of all time.” I’m looking at the ads and think it was the sickest pack of lies in American history. It’s amazing how what should be the easiest elections bring out the worst from the Democrats. Considering the amount of good will that the Democrats had after the assassination of Kennedy , it’s amazing that they felt compelled to stoop to this level. It’s a testament to how controlled the media was that the campaign actually worked.
The Budd Company’s brochure for the Rail Diesel Car(RDC). The RDC was a last gasp attempt to save little used branchline passenger traffic and provide service where a complete train was no longer required. The cars were also used by the B&M and New Haven heavily in Boston commuter service. The cars were amazingly durable and reliable, some running in constant service for over 40 years. Indeed, there are some still around.
The RDC was built in five different types. The RDC 1 was all coach. The RDC 2 was coach with a baggage express section. The RDC 3 was Railway Post Office, Baggage and coach. The RDC 4 was RPO and Express with no coach section. The RDC 9 was all coach with no cabs for use in the Boston commuter service by the B&M.
I found this brochure in among my old railroad magazines. I had forgotten I had it and wanted to share before it went into my files.