Last month I received an email from the distinguished editor of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine concerning my story on the NYC RDC that was used on the Hitop Secondary. His email contained two pdf files from The Charleston Daily Mail, and The Sunday Gazette from 1959 and 1961, newspaper clips pinpointing the last runs of the RDC. Both articles cited 1959 as the last year.
in researching my story, I used another website on West Virginia history that contained a story with photos on the RDC car running in 1961 and 1962. Not sure if these were special trips such as fan trips, or whether the car was brought back into service due to extreme weather, or whatever, so there is a bit of a gap here.
I’d like to thank Otto Vondrak for his email with the above mentioned newspaper clips, and for his compliments on my modeling and website. They are appreciated!