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blackdog1
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CNR Doodlebug
 
« on: Sep 2nd, 2008, 8:17am »
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I'm trying to find some info and pictures of a gas-electric (I guess) car operated by CN. Not the usual old-fashioned doodlebug - I have one photo of this car/loco - its a colour shot so the vehicle must have lasted into the 1950s. It looks like a smooth-sided baggage car with a shovel-front and an air-intake in the roof front dome. The car is in green and gold CNR paint and looks really nice. Ideal for a model....
Can anyone point me in the direction of more pictures or a drawing?


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endivision
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 30th, 2009, 8:33am »
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Not sure if this is what your looking for but might help, taken in the 40's at Kamloops.



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Re: CNR Doodlebug
 
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30th, 2009, 11:46am »
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CN 15810 reminds of a 1920s Brill product...
 
Seems to me I have seen a photo or two of at least one CN car, generally depicting what has been initially described. There were  
some - more mid 1930s era - cars on the market, with enough power to pull an added trailer or two...
 
Recall the two specific EMD examples run on Seaboard. All baggage/ mail config., with enough power to pull a couple of lighter  
weight coaches...
 
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Re: CNR Doodlebug
 
« Reply #3 on: Jan 1st, 2010, 3:51pm »
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The book which maybe helpful is "Self-Propelled Cars of the CNR "  by Anthony Clegg, recently  published by Railfare/DC Books
The book has lots of drawings,photographs and information.


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blackdog1
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Re: CNR Doodlebug
 
« Reply #4 on: Jul 19th, 2010, 12:27pm »
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Sounds like what you're after is the one 'doodlebug' gas-electric modernised by CN in the 1950s with a shovel-nose at one end. The front end was later modified with three windshields instead of two and a headlight - if I recall correctly. Can't get to my reference books at present. Only one car was modified because the Budds came along soon afterwards.

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 30th, 2013, 4:47am »
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Seems to me I have seen a photo or two of at least one CN car, generally depicting what has been initially described. There were  
some - more mid 1930s era - cars on the market, with enough power to pull an added trailer or two...


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