From The Superintendent's Desk . . .
The Purpose Even though the website has evolved significantly in recent years, the purpose of the THE DIESEL SHOP is two-fold. The first of which is a casual attempt to chronicle the history of first and second generation diesel-electric powered locomotives, particularly locomotives that once carried builder plates from such equipment manufacturers as the American Locomotive Co. (Alco), Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW), Fairbanks Morse & Company (FM), and Lime-Hamilton Corporation. The second is to be a tool that railfan photographers can use to readily identify individual locomotives and their heritage.
The Contributors In November 2011, The Diesel Shop marks its 17th anniversary of cyber railroading on the Internet. It has been a long haul and the support terrific. To all of those people who have contributed roster data, locomotive histories, technical data, sighting information and / or photographic images, a sincere "Thank you" is in order.

There is also a small group of people who deserve special recognition for the countless hours they have dedicated to researching, compiling, and verifiying the data that comprises more than 500 web-based rosters, as well as finding photographic images. That very special group includes:

  • John Komanesky
  • Jean-Denis Bachand
  • Ed Weisensel
  • Bob Van Derveer

Thank You!!

The Legal Stuff Images and material contained on this web site and images and material contained within any other web site linked from this site may be Copy- righted (owned by the creator). Material does not have to be labeled to be copyrighted. All photographic images, drawings, and sketches on this site are used with the owner's permission. Thus, it is advisable to check with the owner(s) prior to downloading / copying material for use other than your personal home viewing. This step will avoid Copy - right infringement and / or possible legal action in the event authors' or photographers' material are used without their permission. Thanks for your cooperation!
More Legal Stuff Information on this website is offerred strictly for the enjoyment of railroad enthusiasts and non-professional photographers, more commonly known as railfans - and "foamers" (to the uninitiated). No guarantees in any form are offerred as to accuracy of techical data nor the roster lists. Additionally, Information contained on The Diesel Shop website is for railfans, by railfans, and is not from official railway records nor sources.
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