Discussion related to railroads/trains that show up in TV shows, commercials, movies, literature (books, poems and more), songs, the Internet, and more... Also includes discussion of well-known figures in the railroad industry or the rail enthusiast hobby.
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A black man named Elijah McCoy invented a lubrication system for steam engines in the late 19th Century. His product was so well established that when people saw crass imitations of it, they would often say 'I want the real McCoy'. And that is how the phrase came into the American Lexicon.