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The Doodlebugs: A Word and Picture History of over Six Decades of Self-Propelled Passenger Car Service on America's Most Colorful Major Railroad

McCall, John B.

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ISBN 10: 0930724011 / ISBN 13: 9780930724016
Published by Kachina Press, Texas, 1977
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Oblong Hardcover. Kachina Press 1977. NEAR FINE in a bright VERY GOOD dust jacket, placed in a protective archival cover. Very minor glue abrasion to top edge of front free end paper, ELSE FINE. Jacket is clean and bright, NO price clip, just some general minor edge wear. An unusually nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000834

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Title: The Doodlebugs: A Word and Picture History ...

Publisher: Kachina Press, Texas

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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For nearly six decades they traveled the rails of the Santa Fe, delivering people, milk, mail, express packages, chickens, newspapers, and gossip. Officially, they were known as gas electric motor passenger cars but they were lovingly called "doodlebugs." The Santa Fe owned quite a number over the years, both very small (inspection cars) and large, both new and second hand, both purpose built and converted from passenger cars. This book details how the doodlebugs developed, the mechanics and cosmetics involved, and their use over the decades. Profusely illustrated with over 300 black and white as well as color photos and drawings. With motor car and trailer car rosters, maps, timetables, paint schemes, schematics, passenger statistics, and assignments. 256 pages.

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