The American locomotive factory by Bill Yenne

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Published by MBI Pub. Company in Minneapolis, MN .

Written in English

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  • Locomotives -- United States

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StatementBill Yenne.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTJ603.2 .Y45 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23175480M
ISBN 109780760335536
LC Control Number2009009475
OCLC/WorldCa313078637

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The American Locomotive Company: A Centennial Remembrance Hardcover – January 1, by Richard T. Steinbrenner (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover, January 1, 5/5(3). Its coverage of the American Steam Locomotive in the 20th century is detailed and comprehensive. The book is aimed primarily at people who are seeking to understand the steam locomotive. It is described how scientific, engineering and economic factors influenced the development of the steam locomotive.

The book is well written and illustrated/5(15). Important and beautifully illustrated volume chronicles the explosive growth of the American locomotive from British imports to grand ten-wheelers of the s.

Over vintage photographs, drawings, and diagrams tell the exciting tale. Introduction. Appendices. s: 1. Addeddate Identifier AmericanLocomotiveCompanyCatalogNo Identifier-ark ark://t40s0jp2c Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi This collection presents locomotives that are rarely shown together in the same Page 1This museum-quality book traces the development of North American locomotives from the early s to the present.

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The American Locomotive Company was incorporated in by merging 7 small locomotive companies with the Schenectady Locomotive Engine Manufactory (incorprated ). At its height, ALCO had headquarters in New York City and a main plant in Schenectady, New York, with other plants in Auburn and Dunkirk, New York, and Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Artistically, it isn't hard to see why Locomotive won the Randolph Caldecott Medal as the year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". Brian Floca's drawings for the book border on all-time spectacular here and there: the closeup blur of the speeding train as it whooshes down the track; the smear of Western scenery meandering by on the horizon as the iron horse chugs /5(K).

The American Locomotive Company, also known as Alco, at one time was one of the two preeminent locomotive builders in the country behind only Baldwin Locomotive Works.

Of course, this was the days of steam locomotives and while Alco would eventually build more t locomotives (most of which were steamers) its success in the diesel era.

It was the dominant American locomotive producer during most of that period, and even sold its popular engines to European railways. The firm’s factory complex was located in the area around 17th and Hamilton Streets on several acres of what had once been the Bush Hill estate of. Inthe Union Pacific’s mechanical engineers teamed up with the American Locomotive Company to build one of the world’s largest steam locomotives.

The American Locomotive Company, established inwisely transitioned from manufacturing steam locomotives to diesel-electric units in the s. ALCO locomotives, built in partnership with General Electric, were popular with American railroads until GE ended the collaboration in and became a direct competitor.

ALCO's market share fell steadily until The American locomotive factory book company was forced to end. This is a list of locomotive builders by country, including current and defunct builders.

Many of the companies changed names over time; this list attempts to give the most recognisable name, generally the one used for the longest time or during the company's best-known period. Schenectady, NY. Into the s and as the Lima Locomotive Works' production ramped up the company built several conventional steam locomotive designs such as Pacifics, Consolidations, Prairies, and conventional switch engines (i.e., those with no front or trailing trucks).

The American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, New York, built this locomotive in It is a Atlantic type, with four leading wheels, four driving wheels, and two trailing wheels.

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The American locomotive. Artist Name: Norman Dates: 18??. Country: US Illustration Subject: Science & technology Technique: Wood engraving Engraver: Cox, C.

Format: Landscape (wider) Source: The Mugar Memorial Library, the Internet Archive Book Title: Appletons' cyclopaedia of applied mechanics, vol.

2 Author(s): Benjamin, Park (editor. Here, then, are short histories of Alco, Baldwin, and Lima, based on material from George H.

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Baldwin Locomotive Works collection is devoted to the largest and most influential manufacturer of steam railroad locomotive engines in the world. This collection includes specifications, engineering drawings, advertising and corporate publications, ledgers, and manuscripts.

[Engraving: Four Cylinder Articulated Compound Locomotive — "Largest Locomotive in the World Built by American Locomotive Company — B & O "] Visitors at the American Locomotive Company's Schenectady Works will be especially interested in the methods of making forged engine frames and in the boiler work; the forge work being done in.

American Locomotive Company (Alco, ALCO or ALCo) was a locomotive manufacturing company that existed from to It also owned a Canadian subsidiary, Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW), which existed from to The ALCO name still exists today, but is owned by a completely different modern-day company.

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In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, the steam locomotive disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of steam locomotive.

• The U.S. locomotive fleet grew during the period, f to 24, diesel-electric locomotives in service inwhile the freight car fleet remained relatively static at million cars in service.

Inshipments of U.S. railway rolling stock totaled $ billion, with $ billion (percent) sold to the domestic market   The three-point suspension system became a fundamental part of American locomotive design and virtually all locomotives from the to the employed some form of it.

1 Central Pacific's No. 60 "Jupiter" played a starring role when it met Union Pacific No. at Promontory, Utah, for the driving of the Golden Spike on May. This group highlights significant rail preservation efforts featuring steam locomotives in North America and is moderated by numerous rail preservation veterans and populated by hobbyists, American Steam Locomotive Restoration Groups & Projects.

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Built by the American Locomotive Company (Alco) the low-hood S-2 was introduced in to replace Alco’s earlier high-hood switchers.

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