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.