Re: nonlivestock loadings in stock cars

Schuyler Larrabee

This is a picky point, but Ed Mines wrote:

"Diamondbugs" (an Erie name for doodlebugs, i.e.
propelled rail cars).
I don't think this is true, that is, that ERIE
personnel called them "Diamondbugs." I am pretty
sure that the late Jack Grasso, who wrote the book
"Diamondbugs" coined that term himself. AFAIK,
ERIE men called them "gas cars," or

Let's not be creating newly minted historical
facts here . . .


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