Today...diesel locomotives like this switch engine in the Union Pacific yard move smoothly across millions of miles of U.S. tracks. Burning of oil has cut down on coal consumption to the point where cinders are becoming scarce for city streets. last week two eastern railroads announced they would replace the fog horn drawl of the diesel train with something like the old steam whistle. Reason: More pleasing to the ears.
Daily Nonpareil January 10, 1954
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives
Black and white photograph
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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