Alco Locomotives by Brian Solomon

By Brian Solomon

As soon as 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 recent York critical, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 massive Boys outfitted for the Union Pacific.  Alco Locomotives is the 1st publication to inform the total tale of this corporation relevant to American railroad history—and cherished by way of railfans for its wealthy background and its underdog attraction. famous rail historian Brian Solomon appears again on the founding of Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1848 and proceeds to hide that company’s merger with a number of smaller locomotive developers in 1901 to shape Alco. Solomon describes the locomotives that made Alco’s identify around the globe, from the normal designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the extra robust and flashy post–World battle I versions. His particular, 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 financial system.   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 way of a variety of ancient images, glossy photographs, curious info, and firsthand bills, this background is an entire, interesting, and becoming tribute to a real icon of yank railroading.

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