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Model:Budd SPV-2000Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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BUDD SPV-2000
Title:  BUDD SPV-2000
Description:  Budd SPV demonstrator sitting in Race Yard Philadelphia with the optional nose cone on the front. I had classes so Kermit took my camera with him. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  2/1/1978  Upload Date: 5/25/2009 9:22:23 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Kermit Geary Jr
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000) BUDX SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  2306   Comments: 0
BUDD SPV-2000
Title:  BUDD SPV-2000
Description:  Budd SPV demonstrator sitting in Race Yard Philadelphia with the optional nose cone on the front. I had classes so Kermit took my camera with him. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  2/1/1978  Upload Date: 5/25/2009 9:23:00 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Kermit Geary Jr
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000) BUDX SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  4128   Comments: 0
BUDD SPV-2000
Title:  BUDD SPV-2000
Description:  Budd SPV demonstrator sitting in Race Yard Philadelphia with the optional nose cone on the front. I had classes so Kermit took my camera with him. Check out the Ralston Purina boxcar passing on the high line in the backbground. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  2/1/1978  Upload Date: 5/25/2009 9:23:32 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Kermit Geary Jr
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000) BUDX SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  3052   Comments: 0
BUDD SPV-2000 with optional streamline nose after public display.
Title:  BUDD SPV-2000 with optional streamline nose after public display.
Description:  BUDD
Photo Date:  2/9/1978  Upload Date: 5/6/2017 12:29:53 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Steven Vincent
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000) BUDX SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
SPV 2000
Title:  SPV 2000
Description:  SPV 2000 heading east through Nevins yard to Boston. Fisrt on time on the B&A.
Photo Date:  5/10/1978  Upload Date: 3/24/2007 2:59:03 PM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  828   Comments: 0
BUDD SPV-2000
Title:  BUDD SPV-2000
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/13/1978  Upload Date: 9/20/2006 8:15:18 AM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  Bill Rogerson
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000) BUDX SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  2231   Comments: 0
BUDD SPV-2000 Name Plate
Title:  BUDD SPV-2000 Name Plate
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/13/1978  Upload Date: 9/20/2006 8:24:47 AM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  Bill Rogerson
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000) BUDX SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  864   Comments: 0
BUDD SPV-2000
Title:  BUDD SPV-2000
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/13/1978  Upload Date: 9/20/2006 8:37:55 AM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  Bill Rogerson
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000) BUDX SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  1184   Comments: 1
SPV 2000 on display
Title:  SPV 2000 on display
Description:  Budd SPV 2000 on display at Washington. Best guess date 1980.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 7/1/2010 10:22:53 PM
Location:  Ivy City, DC
Author:  George L. Pitz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  426   Comments: 1
BUDD SPV-2000
Title:  BUDD SPV-2000
Description:  BUDD SPV-2000 at a railroad trade fair on the site of IC's Central Station (demolished in 1974) on an unknown day in July 1982, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in 1977 at Budd's Troy, Michigan plant, the SPV-2000 demonstrator was powered by two 360 horsepower GM diesel engines coupled to twin disc torque converters driving the inboard axles on the Pioneer III trucks (the original design was for all axles to be driven, but that would qualify the car as a locomotive requiring a full crew). Introduced at Washington D.C. on January 18, 1978, it was planned to show at it at seven cities, but was cut short when both the MBTA and Chicago's RTA requested revenue tests. On the Chicago tests, the car failed to activate signals, which was traced back to the disc brakes. The brakes were not at fault, however, since the wheel treads were not polished by brake shoes, and a single lightweight car with less than optimum clean wheels was insufficient to shunt the low voltage signal current across the rails. Budd later developed a scrubbing device to keep the wheel treads polished. Later, problems developed with the manifolds and starters on the diesels, which were addressed by GM, but tainted the reputation of the SPV-2000. Only 24 units were sold. This particular unit was never sold to a railroad, and was cut up for scrap when Budd's Red Lion plant was demolished around 1999.
Photo Date:  7/1/1982  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 3:13:15 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Station
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000) BUDX SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  407   Comments: 0
An SPV 2000 set
Title:  An SPV 2000 set
Description:  Stopping at Poughkeepsie
Photo Date:  6/14/1991  Upload Date: 3/13/2013 5:19:22 PM
Location:  Poughkeepsie, NY
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BUDD SPV-2000(SPV-2000)
Views:  366   Comments: 1


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