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HONORARY STEAM ENGINE

HONORARY STEAM ENGINE

(BING)

The American Locomotive Company,

“ALCO” for short…

Is loved by railroad fans

Although some do make sport

Of that locomotive brand

To put out lots of smoke…

In acceleration, Man,

As though it were ready to choke.

A lag between the turbocharger

And the fuel intake…

Occasionally causes the extra smoke,

A common ALCO trait:

The engines give more than their moneys’ worth

And some have lasted for years,

Environmentalists want to shut them down…

Causing many tears!

–Jonathan Caswell

(www.uglyhedgehog.com)