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 equipped for the hot York significant, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 immense Boys outfitted for the Union Pacific. Alco Locomotives is the 1st publication to inform the total tale of this corporation principal to American railroad history—and liked by way of railfans for its wealthy history and its underdog charm. 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 all over the world, from the traditional designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the extra robust and flashy post–World battle I versions. His unique, richly illustrated narrative re-creates the drama of a difficult, 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 profitable and quirky diesel choices, together with the RS-2 and RS-3 street switchers, FA/FB highway freight devices, PA street passenger diesel, and the wares of Canadian associate Montreal Locomotive Works. Enlivened via quite a few ancient images, glossy photographs, curious info, and firsthand debts, this historical past is a whole, interesting, and becoming tribute to a real icon of yankee railroading.
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