#pictorial :: ALCO


American_Locomotive_Company_1906(Images: upper, American Locomotive Company logo – credit: ALCO; lower, Postcard photo of the American Locomotive Company at Schenectady, New York in 1906. – credit: William J. Gleason, Schenectady, NY )

The American Locomotive Company, often shortened to ALCO, ALCo or Alco, designed, built and sold steam locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, diesel engines and generators, specialized forgings, high quality steel, armed tanks and automobiles and produced nuclear energy. The American Locomotive Company was formed in 1901 by the merger of Schenectady Locomotive Engine Manufactory of Schenectady, New York with seven smaller locomotive manufacturers.

The American Locomotive Automobile Company subsidiary designed and manufactured automobiles under the Alco brand from 1905-1913 and produced nuclear energy from 1954-1962. The company changed its name to Alco Products, Incorporated in 1955. In 1964 the Worthington Corporation acquired the company. The company ceased trading in 1969. (Wikipedia)

(ALCO Union Pacific #844 at Del Rio, TX © Clinton Robertson & Charles Robertson)

(American Locomotive Automobile Company – Berliet – 1906, 1912 ALCO photographed at the Nethercutt Collection in Santa Clarita, CA. – credit: DougW)

(MILW 261 steam locomotive at Harrison Street in Minneapolis, MN – credit: Ben Franske)

(Freight train of General San Martín Railway while being operated by Buenos Aires al Pacífico S.A. (BAP). Both locomotives are ALCO, a RSD-16 (on the front) and a RSD-35 6431 (at the background). – 1999 – credit: Roberto Yommi)

(Logo of American Locomotive Company)

(Alco Six racer “Black Beast” driven by Harry Grant (riding mechanic Frank Lee) winning the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup again after their 1909 success. – credit: Bain Photo Service, source: LOC)

(2.5 MW V18 diesel generator ensuring electricity supply to the wastewater plant in Montreal, Quebec. This is an ALCO 18-251 engine. 2010 – credit: Jean-Daniel Drapeau-Mc Nicoll)

“The ALCO 251 diesel engine is still manufactured by Fairbanks-Morse of Beloit, Wisconsin, a company which also manufactured diesel locomotives. Additionally, Alco diesel engines are used to power the NASA Crawler Transporter.” (Wikipedia)


List of ALCO Locomotives

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(Old Maude -Milwaukee’s DL-109 in 1958. – H. Davison collection – credit: Hiawatha4, Alco PA’s Hauling Passengers on the Delaware & Hudson. – credit: Trezjr)

1024px-RSD-1(Former US Army ALCO RSD-1, now owned by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. – credit: Harvey Henkelmann)

(ALCO RSD-7 locomotive-DL-600 – credit: ALCO – American Locomotive Company)

(An ALco RS-36 at Arkville NY in 2004. Photo by Eric R. Bechtold)

(Português: Locomotiva EMAQ/CAF, produzida sob licensa da MLW-ALCo, tipo MX620 #6156 da FCA, no pátio de Andrelândia, MG. 2002 – credit: Jorge A. Ferreira Jr.)

(First Alco diesel boxcab in 1957. Photo of Central of New Jersey’s American Locomotive Company diesel-electric locomotive. These were built as a partnership between American Locomotive, General Electric and Ingersoll-Rand between 1928 and 1929. The locomotive pictured was retiring after 30 years service in 1957. The locomotive went to the Baltimore & Ohio Museum in Baltimore after it was retired. The locomotive was originally purchased by the Baltimore & Ohio – source: General Electric News Bureau)



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