Dec 13 2009

Article “Schenectady’s Contributions to the History of Automobiles”

Don Rittner, author and historian, has written an excellent article in the Times Union serving the New York State Capital Region entitled "Schenectady’s Contributions to the History of Automobiles".

The article provides a review of the American Locomotive Company's role in the automobile industry, its racing history, trucks, the historic first transcontinental trip by a truck and the "Black Beast".


Mr. Rittner includes several Alco photos which I have never seen before, including a unique 1913 Alco chapel on wheels.

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