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RDC Project Underway

posted Mar 13, 2014, 3:26 PM by Andrew Richards   [ updated Mar 14, 2014, 3:09 PM by Tom Canich ]
After many years out of service, things are looking brighter for RDC 9167.  Several years ago, BHRS was awarded a grant to help restore 9167 to operational status, however, the grant funds did not become available until late last year.  In the interim period, BHRS has been working on planning for the restoration project, and we have now received final approvals to proceed with putting the project out to bid!  As of March we are soliciting bidders to work on the project which will include repairs to the engines, brakes, and HVAC system, safety upgrades, replacement of windows, body work and hopefully painting.  We expect to receive bids by April 15th and for actual repairs to start as early as July.  If all goes well, RDC 9167 will be back in running condition for the 2015 operating season! 

We are looking forward to putting the car back in operation to provide service for special events, and charters to supplement the successful Santa Express and Fall Foliage excursions we have offered over the last several years.

Bid package materials are attached to this article.  Please download both zip archives and review the materials carefully.  All questions may be emailed to  A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held March 27, 1 PM prevailing local time at the train station in Bellefonte.

Tom Canich,
Mar 14, 2014, 5:12 AM
Tom Canich,
Mar 14, 2014, 5:16 AM