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Until 1940s, no fast full-size passenger train could be successfully hauled by a diesel-electric locomotive (electric locos are  another story). Hence the need for streamline steam monsters, and the Pennsylvania Railroad T1 duplex drive engines were not only the largest – they cried out loud: “Tomorrow is already here!”

Our Gallery: Diesel Era Giants

The Pennsylvania Railroad Class T looked fast just sitting there. In the twilight years of steam locomotive developement, the scale of the American main line e…

Virginia & Truckee No. 25, a Baldwin 4-6-0 Ten-Wheeler, sits idling at the depot of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, NV next to one of the two pieces of equipment identified as Virginia & Truckee No. 22....the McKeen Motorcar.

Virginia & Truckee No. a Baldwin Ten-Wheeler, sits idling at the depot of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, NV next to one of the two pieces of equipment identified as Virginia & Truckee No.

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Rio Grande SW1200 #138 takes a turn around the Welby wye on the Bingham Branch in West Jordan.

Rio Grande takes a turn around the Welby wye on the Bingham Branch in West Jordan.

vintage diesel locomotives - Google Search...EMD F3 A & B units Colorado Railroad Musuem

vintage diesel locomotives - Google Search...EMD F3 A & B units Colorado Railroad Musuem

RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 9912 Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD SD70MAC at Town of Superior, Wisconsin by Dave Schauer

Net Photo: BNSF 9912 Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD at Town of Superior, Wisconsin by Dave Schauer

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