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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 4 (July 1, 1935.)

The Reason Why

The Reason Why.

When an engine driver was asked why a locomotive is called “she” he said: They wear jackets with yokes, pins, shields and stays. They have aprons. Not only do they have shoes, but they sport pumps and even hose. They also attract men with puffs and mufflers. Then they need guiding, and they also need a man to feed them. And last, but not least, they all smoke.

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