Budd-built track evaluation RDC 1501 sprints along the CN Missabe Sub while inspecting tracks. Apparently it's all thumbs up.
One more thing off the bucket list! It took me 10 years to get this shot due to repeated wrong time/wrong place circumstances, so after missing it by 10 minutes again yesterday I was more ... (more)
Canadian National Budd Car 1501 is captured testing the Newport Subdivision as it enters Sutton on a warm and muggy afternoon.
CN RDC 1501 heads south past JB Tower in West Chicago.
Canadian National Test Track Evaluation Systems Budd 1501 is captured leaving the Canada/U.S border at Lacolle.
Lots of people get cranked up for the RDC test car that CN uses to do geometry testing across their system. The only reason I was excited was for my kids to see it for the 1st time. The CN usually... (more)
CN 1501 sits along in the east end of the Truro yard
CN Track Geometry Test Rail Car 1501 stops at GTW South Bend Subdivision CP MCKINLEY in Mishawaka, IN. to do some needed repairs on the exhaust system on the rear powered truck.
Iowa Interstate borrowed Canadian National's geometry car, testing the mainline from Council Bluffs, IA to Peoria, IA, seen here passing Silvis Yard.
CN 1501 is testing the NBSR's McAdam Subdivision, seen here approaching Tracy, New Brunswick, mile 49 of the NBSR's McAdam Subdivision.
CN 1501 is testing the NBSR's McAdam Subdivision, seen here approaching Blissville, New Brunswick, mile 41 of the NBSR's McAdam Subdivision.
After making a trip down to St Stephen, NB on the NBSR's St Stephen Sub, CN 1501 heads back to the shop track at McAdam, New Brunswick, and will park for the day. The next day, it will continue we... (more)
CN 1501, a track geometry car rushes East through Davison.
CN's RDC-1 1501 "Test Track Evaluations Systems" is testing the AMT Deux-Montagnes Subdivision. This line links Central Station in downtown Montreal with Deux-Montagnes to the northwest ... (more)