The first road diesels in Sherman, Texas were in a three consist of Alcos, aba.
I worked the summer of 1963, on the Frisco as Alco engines were being replaced for EMDs. The four stroke Alco engine produced a most enjoyable orchestra of sounds pinging and galloping at idle. A road engine had a faulty governor that caused the engine to lag behind the throttle position making the locomotive pull after the EMD engines had already sped up and loaded. I laid over in Ft. Worth and tried to sleep in the cab as the governor tried to find a constant idle speed by speeding up the engine, shutting off fuel, coasting down close to stop and then speeding up again, about a ten second cycle of events making the locomotive rock side to side. At that time the locos were getting old. There was an overhead water tank that I had to stoop in order to walk under it with rust stains and water seeping out of the underside of the tank. I thought what a great amusment park ride the Alco would make. There was a large turbo charger air leak blowing on your head before you walked under the leaking water tank so loud that the sound of the engine was canceled out. Met a lead Alco frieght on the main line that had my brother and an engineer who was our friend at the throttle. That is the last time I remember ever seeing heat waves shooting thirty feet above the roof from cooling fans and engine exhaust making for a supreme work horse scene. It was all music and poetry to me then.