Yep, if only we audited the pentagon long ago. A job working on the railroad or the dock would be allot more secure and we would have a greater number of manufacturing suppliers that gave out products that benefit humanity over the destructive waste of militarism and mindless consumption.
Ironically I had just read the Canadian Railway Observations ( [link] ) and discovered this image: [link] I've never been there, but I hear it's a destination. I remember seeing the Via Rail E8As running back to back with an RS10 stuck in between, them back in the early 80ies, but I was too late to se the D&H PA4s, they stopped coming to Montreal a few years before that.
When we lived in the city proper my grandmother used to commute on the Burlington to get to her job working for the Penn Central. When we moved to the suburbs we were closer to the C&NW. We used to pick my grandmother up at the train station every night when she came home from work. They ran those E Units also...on the left track.