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MOTIVE POWER is a project on historic streamlined locomotives from the 1940s-1950s which carry markings of historic American railroads, all of which - aside from the Union Pacific (@unionpacificrailroad) - are no longer operating, but their memory is preserved through preservation groups. These smaller roads merged into larger systems operating today such as CSX (@officialcsx), Norfolk Southern (@norfolksouthern), and BNSF (@burlingtonnorthernsantafe). The locomotive portraits are at once illustrative of America's pre-1960s regional character and a testament to national tradition of historic preservation.