Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk.
Caption: “Santa Fe motor car number M.186. The slide mount is dated Jan-27-51, and marked ‘#13 westbound at McCook.’ This is a gas/electric motorcar (aka ‘doodlebug’), At some point it would have been converted from gas to diesel, but can’t tell whether that had already been done when this photo was taken. It carried passengers, baggage, mail and express, and possibly was an RPO as well.”
January 27, 1951
Photo by Richard A. Horn