Diesel Builders, The Volume 2 ALCO MLW  John Kirkland w/ DJ 1989

Diesel Builders, The Volume 2 ALCO MLW John Kirkland w/ DJ 1989

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Diesel Builders, The Volume 2 ALCO MLW John Kirkland w/ DJ 1989
 
Diesel Builders, The Volume 2 American Locomotive Company and Montreal Locomotive Workds Special #110 Interurban Press by John Kirkland DJ 1989
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Copyright 1989
224 Pages
Indexed
FORMED IN 1901 with the merger of eight separate locomotive manufacturing plants into a single corporate structure, the American Locomotive Company's entrance into the field of building Diesel locomotives had its inception in the mid-'20s when the company took part in a joint venture project with General Electric and Ingersoll-Rand to build a standard line of commercially acceptable Diesel-electric locomotives. Concurrent with this venture, the company also entered into a development program with the New York Central, with the purpose of designing and building higher horsepower, prototype Diesel locomotives for freight and passenger road service.
From these beginnings in Diesel locomotive manufacture, Alco moved forward in developing its own line of production models, beginning with switchers, and moving on to road passenger and freight units, and roadswitchers.
In 1940, the Montreal Locomotive Works began acting as Alco's agent in Canada for soliciting the sale of Diesel locomotives built at Alco's Schenectady (New York) Works, and by 1948, MLW was manufacturing complete locomotives built to Alco designs.
The complete history of these two builders' Diesel locomotive manufacture, the models, and totals built and shipped to domestic customers, is complemented with yet another treasury of rare photographs assembled by author John F. Kirkland, along with an all-time builder's list for MLW up to the time it passed from Alco's control to Canadian ownership.
We offer this book to you as our Special 110, and are once again confident that, as it chronicles another important chapter in American transportation and industrial history, it will also uphold the high standards of engineering scholarship set forth by Mr. Kirkland in his two previous books, DAWN OF THE DIESEL AGE and THE DIESEL BUILDERS: Fairbanks-Morse and Lima-Hamilton.
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS5
FOREWORD7
1 BEGINNINGS 11
2 ALCO-GENERAL ELECTRIC-INGERSOLL-RAND JOINT VENTURE 25
3 EARLY PRODUCTION MODELS 41
4 POST-1936 PRODUCTION 55
5 WORLD WAR II 77
6 POST-WORLD WAR II PRODUCTION 95
Switchers 97
MLW Begins Diesel Locomotive Manufacture 100
Road Freight Locomotives 117
Passenger Locomotives 128
Road Switchers 136
7 ALCO'S CENTURY LINE 167
8 CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP 139
9 COLORFUL ALCOS 195
PRODUCTION SUMMARIES 209
BUILDERS' LISTS-MLW 211
INDEX 218

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