New PDF release: Alco Locomotives

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 outfitted for the hot York primary, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 substantial Boys equipped for the Union Pacific.  Alco Locomotives is the 1st ebook to inform the whole tale of this corporation critical to American railroad history—and loved via railfans for its wealthy historical past and its underdog charm. 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 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 traditional designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the extra robust and flashy post–World conflict I types. His designated, richly illustrated narrative re-creates the drama of a difficult, formidable 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 profitable and quirky diesel choices, together with the RS-2 and RS-3 street switchers, FA/FB street freight devices, PA highway passenger diesel, and the wares of Canadian associate Montreal Locomotive Works. Enlivened by means of various old photos, glossy photographs, curious info, and firsthand money owed, this historical past is a whole, attention-grabbing, and becoming tribute to a real icon of yank railroading.

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