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By Brian Solomon

Once the second-largest steam locomotive builder within the united states, American Locomotive corporation (Alco) produced 75,000 locomotives, between them such well-known examples because the 4-6-4 Hudsons and 4-8-4 Niagaras outfitted for the hot York significant, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 enormous Boys equipped for the Union Pacific.  Alco Locomotives is the 1st publication to inform the whole tale of this corporation primary to American railroad history—and cherished through railfans for its wealthy history and its underdog allure. famous rail historian Brian Solomon appears to be like again on the founding of Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1848 and proceeds to hide that company’s merger with numerous smaller locomotive developers in 1901 to shape Alco. Solomon describes the locomotives that made Alco’s identify all over the world, from the normal designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the extra robust and flashy post–World struggle I versions. His exact, richly illustrated narrative re-creates the drama of a difficult, formidable corporation within the American tradition—rising repeatedly to the calls for of an ever-changing and economy.

 

Solomon additionally covers Alco electrics (built in partnership with GE), in addition to the company’s winning and quirky diesel choices, together with the RS-2 and RS-3 street switchers, FA/FB highway freight devices, PA highway passenger diesel, and the wares of Canadian associate Montreal Locomotive Works. Enlivened by means of a variety of old pictures, sleek pictures, curious info, and firsthand bills, this heritage is an entire, interesting, and becoming tribute to a real icon of yankee railroading.

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