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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 equipped for the hot York relevant, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 giant Boys equipped for the Union Pacific.  Alco Locomotives is the 1st publication to inform the whole tale of this corporation vital to American railroad history—and liked via railfans for its wealthy history and its underdog attraction. 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 traditional designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the extra strong and flashy post–World struggle I versions. His precise, richly illustrated narrative re-creates the drama of a tricky, bold corporation within the American tradition—rising many times 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 street freight devices, PA street passenger diesel, and the wares of Canadian associate Montreal Locomotive Works. Enlivened by means of quite a few ancient images, smooth pictures, curious info, and firsthand money owed, this historical past is a whole, attention-grabbing, and becoming tribute to a real icon of yankee railroading.

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