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 recent York important, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 tremendous 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 by means of 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 all over the world, from the traditional designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the extra robust and flashy post–World warfare I versions. His specific, richly illustrated narrative re-creates the drama of a difficult, bold corporation within the American tradition—rising repeatedly to the calls for of an ever-changing and economic climate. 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 highway passenger diesel, and the wares of Canadian associate Montreal Locomotive Works. Enlivened by way of various ancient images, glossy photos, curious information, and firsthand money owed, this historical past is a whole, interesting, and becoming tribute to a real icon of yankee railroading.
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Alco Locomotives by Brian Solomon