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 recognized examples because the 4-6-4 Hudsons and 4-8-4 Niagaras outfitted for the recent York imperative, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 immense Boys equipped for the Union Pacific.  Alco Locomotives is the 1st e-book to inform the whole tale of this corporation critical to American railroad history—and cherished through railfans for its wealthy background and its underdog allure. famous rail historian Brian Solomon seems to be 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 worldwide, from the normal designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the extra strong and flashy post–World struggle I versions. His distinct, richly illustrated narrative re-creates the drama of a difficult, bold corporation within the American tradition—rising time and again to the calls for of an ever-changing and economic system.   Solomon additionally covers Alco electrics (built in partnership with GE), in addition to the company’s profitable and quirky diesel choices, together with the RS-2 and RS-3 highway switchers, FA/FB street freight devices, PA highway passenger diesel, and the wares of Canadian associate Montreal Locomotive Works. Enlivened via various ancient pictures, sleek photos, curious information, and firsthand bills, this background is an entire, attention-grabbing, and becoming tribute to a real icon of yank railroading.

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