American Locomotive Company executives and managers pull the steam locomotive “Big Boy” out of its bay on the grounds of the Alco plant in 1941. The engine weighed 596 tons and could travel as fast as 80 mph.
The former Alco site off Erie Boulevard in Schenectady will soon be cleared to make way for redevelopment of the Mohawk River waterfront. More than 75,000 locomotives were produced by Alco. Photos offer a look at the plant through the years.