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Passenger Alcos in Color

Jim Boyd
Item #88037

Discover the seldom-told story of how the Passenger Alco emerged on the passenger diesel scene in the 1940s with a technological breakthrough that revolutionized train travel at the time, leading to Alco PAs becoming one of the most iconic locomotives of the classic first-generation era.

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The American Locomotive Company, typically shortened to Alco, emerged on the passenger diesel scene in the 1940s with a technological breakthrough that revolutionized train travel at the time. Designed in collaboration with General Electric, the Alco PA is arguably the most iconic locomotive of the classic first-generation era. Here, former Railfan and Railroad magazine editor Jim Boyd takes readers behind the scenes of the seldom-told story of how the Passenger Alco achieved its status as a legend in railroading history. Readers will be delighted by page after page of full-color photographs---each accompanied by a thorough caption---as well as a roster, discussion of the competitors of ALCO, and a chapter on each of the original purchasers plus the Delaware & Hudson, and service in Mexico.

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Author: Jim Boyd
Pages: 128
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