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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Train - Diesel - Post Transition Era

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Name Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Post Transition
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Train
SubType Diesel
Variety Post Transition Era
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era NA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Source of Text Wikipedia

History: Due to the advantages of diesel locomotives, railroads in North America had retired 90% of their steam locomotives by the mid-1950. Also, major cities and their rail yards became unhappy neighbors in post-war America. People were no longer content to endure the large amounts of soot and smoke that coal burning steam engines produced. Early diesels, while dirty by today's standards, were a gigantic improvement in air pollution over steam.

Passenger consists were considered the most 'sexy' of any railroads operations, and hence usually got the newest flashiest equipment. A major exception, of course, was Amtrak, which had no competition and a huge inventory of cast-off locomotives and rolling stock acquired during its formation. Hence, rail service in the 1960s and 1970s was a hodgepodge of the newest, best-looking locomotives and railcars as well as a showcase for older makeshift equipment.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-12-03 08:32:51

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