American Locomotive

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The American Locomotive Company (often shortened to ALCO) built locomotives, diesel generators, steel and tanks.

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ALCO (American Locomotive Company) logo.

The 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 to 1913 and produced nuclear energy from 1954 to 1962.

The company changed its name to Alco Products, Incorporated in 1955. In 1964, the Worthington Corporation acquired the company. The company went out of business in 1969.

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ALCO (American Locomotive Company) logo.

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1946 American Locomotive plaque.

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ALCO (American Locomotive Company) motor meter. (source: Glenn Franco Simmons)

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ALCO (American Locomotive Company) emblem. (source: Glenn Franco Simmons)

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American Locomotive branch on Michigan Avenue and 12th street in Chicago.

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1912 ALCO (American Locomotive Company) 9-60, 7-passenger Touring. The ALCO was built to very high standards and the extremely high price of $6,000 eliminated most American buyers. Only two or three ALCOs are known to exists today. (source: Just A Car Guy)

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1910 ALCO Model 4-40 Toy Tonneau Touring.

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1906 ALCO in front of their New York salesroom. (source: Vanderbilt Cup Races)

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1906 American Locomotive "Berliet" ad.

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American Locomobile Company ad promoting the Alco-6 Black Beast's victories at the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races. (source: Vanderbilt Cup Races)

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