Locomotives of the Dickson Manufacturing Company: their history, reproduction of an 1885 illustrated locomotive catalog, and roster of locomotives erected by the company between 1862 and 1902. Compiled by Gerald M. Best. San Marino, California: Golden West Books, . 25.5x16.7 cm, pp. [1-8] 9-176, illustrations, original black Fabrikoid, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers. First edition. Number 127 of 1000 numbered copies. Due to height limitations in their erecting shops, the Dickson Manufacturing Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was limited to the manufacture of light freight and passenger locomotives, or industrial types. In 1901 the company became a unit of the newly formed American Locomotive Works. At about this time American railroad lines began ordering heavier freight and passenger locomotives and Alco closed the Dickson plant in 1909. In addition to reproducing the Dickson locomotive catalogue for 1885, an appendix lists the 1334 locomotives built by the Dickson Manufacturing Company between 1862 and its acquisition by the American Locomotive Works. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#166261).
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