I loved - and still love - the classic Italian trains. The passenger cars looked fantastic. The 2 last cars of this trains are called "centoporte" meaning "hundred doors". The most common type had 10 doors on each side. The engines looked exotic and old. Their liveries – mostly brown - were both modest and elegant: so stylish! They had an unusual look that could not be found anywhere else. Well, ok, if I am honest, I should say that the classic electrics of the 1920's to 1970's era were all so different from country to country and one could recognize at first sight a German built or French or Italian or Swiss built locomotive. Nowadays all engines look so boringly the same that if you want to find real diversity you must travel to another continent! But that also might have an end: in China, you can find German, French, US motive power! This is globalization. There are efforts going on to protect the biodiversity. Let's protect the locomotive diversity!