Talk:American Locomotive Company

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The UP844 might merit a mention in the steam section, since it's one of the most famous steam locomotives. It also has it's own page. ALCO is a significant player in the birth of the industrial age and I think the "low importance rating" for the wikiproject thing needs changed. This article is of great relevance to U.S. and World history. The ALCO legacy is probably rarely equaled.


once the article for vanderbilt cup is created, please add this external link to it. thanks, Kingturtle 05:49, 25 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Alco vs. ALCO vs. ALCo[edit]

Every reference that I've seen for the shortened company name uses either "Alco" or "ALCO". Please provide a reputable reference before changing the shortened name to "ALCo" again. slambo 12:02, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

I can't personally recall seeing it as ALCo in official company documentation. ALCO more common earlier on, Alco more common later, I feel, but both seem officially valid. I think ALCo is (more common as) a railfan affectation. Matthew Brown 14:15, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

I beleive either spelling is correct, ALCO, because its an Acrynym, ALCo, because it is the American Locomotive Company, Co meaning Company, Alco, because it has become a word in railfan jargon. Alexander101010 20:35, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

I support Alex's view. 'ALCo' is correctly shortened form for American Locomotive Company, both because the 'o' is the only letter not capitalized in the full name and because of the aforementioned 'Co' for 'company'. YamahaFreak 23:28, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Russian Decapod[edit]

The Russian Decapods were made during WWI for the Tsar. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:22, 5 January 2015 (UTC)