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Railroad photo essays: the stories behind the pictures: a morning at englewood union station, 1965 the history of general electric diesel locomotives can be. The linda hall library transcontinental railroad website was created with generous support from the bnsf (burlington northern santa fe) foundation the site offers visitors a brief history of the building of the transcontinental railroad as well as information on the history and technology of 19th century railroads. The most basic form of diesel locomotive is the diesel-mechanical variant, and the most complicated is the diesel-electric both diesel-mechanical and diesel-hydraulic locomotives are best suited to shorter distances.
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