A Brief History of Diesel Streamliners

There are some good looking diesels in there! And I say that as one who rather prefers the looks of steam locomotives.

And a wonderfully technical yet readable history of the EMD engine development, from 1951:

Ok, the EMD 567 development guide is a wonderful reminder of just how engineering used to be.

I love the end quote in it:

Also, the rest of their PDF archive is a great read.

… and while we’re here, there’s always the RRExtra!

I suspect this may have been on HN recently, and I feel a need to post this:

Pratchett’s next-to-last book Steam has this as an underlying theme (it’s not the most well written considering he was slipping into Alzheimer’s) and it’s seen elsewhere, too.