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The hot summer sun casts sharp shadows on the Roseville yard gravel. The 22-ton carswere so well sprung that a 16 year old kid could set the bodies to gentle rocking with verylittle effort. As a teen-ager, the senior author spent one afternoon counting the bolts on the body of 2682--total: 1,032. Also spent a half-day counting the metal plates in the unique overhead interior lighting of deluxe car 8006: 1,016--508 on each side of the car.This penchant for trivial detail is characteristic of trolley buffs under the sign of Virgo.

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