Sunday, November 19, 2017

FCD Railbus

Geoffrey H Doughty, The New Haven Railroad's Streamline Passenger Fleet 1934-1953, TLC Publishing, 2000
A postwar experiment in light rail transit, These bus-like diesel powered railcars were to act as feeders on light traffic lines of the New Haven Railroad. Ordered in 1950, the first ones started service in 1952. Although the tow test vehicles were effective in service, a change in policy took them out of service soon after being introduced and in the 1956 photo above, shows them in storage, unused.

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