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The engine coughed to start,

Was really a diesel smoke fart…

Then it caught–

Ran like it ought–

Pouring out smoke very dark!

Every acceleration,

Like a conflagration…

Smoke would retch

Out til the catch

Up with operations!

Steam engines honorary,

Aren’t that ordinary…

Rail fans joke

About the smoke,

But cameras search out these quarry!

–Jonathan Caswell

Featured image of a smoking ALCO engine…from Pinterest.