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  •  I probably knew more rail history when I was a kid (1+ / 0-)
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    than I do now. Again doing some research I'm reminded that diesel traction first appeared as early as the mid-1920's but the first stand-alone diesel locomotives were introduced in the 1935 (passenger) and 1939 (freight). The the massive conversions from steam to diesel only commenced after World War II, more rapidly in the US than elsewhere so you could well be younger than I am (61, almost 62, though I certainly felt close to 107 myself after last night's stint at the gym) and still have fond memories of riding behind steam traction.

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