If you're reading this you're obviously a Rail Fan. As it's about Alco you're obviously a Railroad Fan?
Anyone who buy's railroad books will know that Brian's name is on a good few titles. This volume is well presented and the quality of the paper and the photographs is first rate. Voyageur Press has produced a title here at better quality and half the price of some well known railroad book publishers. It's difficult to produce a book which contains both written reference material and excellent pictures. Often the pictures suffer, sometimes compromised by crossing the binding to accommodate a better text flow. I'm glad to say this title avoids this layout feature so that the pictures all exist within a single page. Not a compromise with a book of this size.
The title is split roughly 45/55 % between Alco's Steam Loco's and their Diesels.
It's hard to compete with the volume of Railroad Pictures available online nowadays but what the book can't compete with in volume, it more than makes up for in quality. One point of note is that this book does not contain any scale drawings (modellers real and virtual note!) but then Kalmbach pretty much covered that in their Locomotive Cyclopedia's already.
If you like books and Railroads ......You'll want this title in your library.