NYSW "MotoRailer" #1002 - New York, Susquehanna & Western  Contributor's Pick!       
Interesting example of a 1940 American Car & Foundry doodlebug they called a "MotoRailer". Most "MotoRailers" like the IC "Land O' Corn" model were a two-unit diesel configuration with 225 hp engine and a top speed of 83 mph. No date was given on the photo but from its appearance, it appears to be relatively new and popular mode of transportation. This appears to be just a single unit, possibly with dual end controls. Note the billboard behind the front touting a direct route to Penn Station and Times Square. No photographer listed.
Date: 6/1/1940 Location: Unknown, NY Views: 1950 Collection Of:   Gary Everhart
Locomotives: NYSW 1002(Doodlebug)    Author:  Gary Everhart
NYSW "MotoRailer" #1002 - New York, Susquehanna & Western
Picture Categories: Roster,Passenger This picture is part of album:  Susquehanna "MotoRailer" #1002
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Peider SwissTrip General Nice image of good old times Gary. Regards from Switzerland, Peider 2/28/2015 12:17:43 PM
Jerry LaBoda General Great shot!!! How they were configured depended on the customer, with only the IC cars geing built as a two-car set. The MoPac, C&EI and M&NA cars were all singles with bi-directional cabs. Thanks for sharing the shot!!! 3/1/2015 12:32:56 PM

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