American Locomotive Company Sales Brochure, 1946, "The New ALCO-GE Diesel Line"

Summary

The American Locomotive Company, established in 1901, wisely transitioned from manufacturing steam locomotives to diesel-electric units in the 1920s. ALCO locomotives, built in partnership with General Electric, were popular with American railroads until GE began building complete locomotives on its own in 1956. ALCO's market share fell steadily until the company was forced to end production in 1969.

The American Locomotive Company, established in 1901, wisely transitioned from manufacturing steam locomotives to diesel-electric units in the 1920s. ALCO locomotives, built in partnership with General Electric, were popular with American railroads until GE began building complete locomotives on its own in 1956. ALCO's market share fell steadily until the company was forced to end production in 1969.

Artifact

Brochure

Date Made

1946

Subject Date

1946

Collection Title

Trade Catalog Collection 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

92.150.9722

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.5 in

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