Mainline Diesel the LMS 10000

the story about the collaboration between the LMS Railway (London Midland & Scottish) and the English Electric Company to produce locomotive No 10000 the first express diesel locomotive in the UK. It was a giant 16 cylinder 1600 horse power engine - it was the shape of things to come...
wiki has a great entry on this pair of engines (No 10000 and her sister loco No 10001, railwaymen christened them the terrible twins)

Caution; Rail related material, if it's not your idea of fun you'd be best advised to not even click on it, you will not like it at all, believe me. However, if you do like industrial history, rail related material and the genre in general get a load of this from 1948.