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History in the Dark: The Collapse of the American Locomotive Company | Steam to Diesel to Failure


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The Collapse of the American Locomotive Company | Steam to Diesel to Failure | History in the Dark History in the Dark 33.4K subscribers 1.4K likes 42,849 views Premiered May 11, 2023 #truestory #history #documentary The American Locomotive Company, generally simply called ALCO, was a large manufacturer of locomotives that was first created in 1901. They soon established themselves as a principle supplier of railroad rolling stock right next to Baldwin over the following decades. However, ALCO soon found themselves being out-competed by diesel manufacturers like EMD, even though ALCO had actually been the first to bring a diesel-electric to market. Why and how did they allow this to happen? Let's find out. 0:00 - Intro 1:01 - Formation 6:29 - Early Success 9:39 - Diesels and Missteps 17:24 - A Sinking Ship 22:25 - Legacy 'The American Locomotive Company (often shortened to ALCO, ALCo or Alco) was an American manufacturer of locomotives, diesel generators, steel, and tanks that operated from 1901 to 1969. The company was formed by the merger of seven smaller locomotive manufacturers and Schenectady Locomotive Engine Manufactory of Schenectady, New York. A subsidiary, American Locomotive Automobile Company, designed and manufactured automobiles under the Alco brand from 1905 to 1913. ALCO also produced nuclear reactors from 1954 to 1962.' 🚂 Further reading 🚂 https://www.american-rails.com/alco.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America... 🟢Join this channel to get access to perks: / @historyinthedark 🟢Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Darknessthecurse 🟣Discord - https://discord.gg/KEX5eeRcxF 🔴Cameo - https://www.cameo.com/darknessthecurse 🔵Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/History-in-t... 🟢Donations - https://streamlabs.com/edgerabbit/tip 🔴Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/Historyinthe... 🔴Tiktok - https://www.tiktok.com/@historyinthedark 🟣Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/historyinth... 🔵Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/DarktheCurse 🟣Merch - / @historyinthedark 🟣Twitch - http://www.twitch.tv/edgerabbit Other channels: 🟢Prehistory in the Dark: / @prehistoryinthedark 🟣Gaming and Fanfic Readings: / @darknessthecurse 🟣Stream Highlights: / @realedgerabbit 🟣History Stuff: / @historyinthedark 👔Merch: https://streamlabs.com/edgerabbit/merch --- I WRITE BOOKS! YOU CAN FIND THEM HERE: 📚Abyss: https://www.amazon.com/Abyss-Books-Pr... 📚Pryde: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08... 📚Abyss on Audible: https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/mlp... #history #truestory #documentary Chapters View all



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