Book about Fred Tromel and the ALCO 251 prime mover

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Book about Fred Tromel and the ALCO 251 prime mover

Postby JKR251 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:17 pm

Not too long ago former ALCO employee Chris MacDermot wrote a book that was titled "251: A Tribute To F.C. Tromel and His “251” Engine". Does anyone know where copies of said book can be purchased? Thanks.

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Re: Book about Fred Tromel and the ALCO 251 prime mover

Postby Allen Hazen » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:28 pm

This
http://www.rpi.edu/news/alumni_classnot ... shelf.html
at least gives the publisher: "The Altamont Enterprise." Maybe they could be contacted (since I suspect they are a small outfit). Or, if you have a local bookstore, consult them: if they can find the publisher, they can probably arrange to get the book for you as a special order.
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Re: Book about Fred Tromel and the ALCO 251 prime mover

Postby Allen Hazen » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:36 pm

Hmm…
The publisher seems to be a weekly newspaper in the Albany (and thus Schenectady) area. Their website doesn't say anything about publishing books, but there is a contact e-mail address (contact is under "Masthead" on the site map).
(I'd be interested in the book. If you contact them and find out about availability, could you post here what you find? Thanks!)
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Re: Book about Fred Tromel and the ALCO 251 prime mover

Postby clutch » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:12 pm

Just received my copy of 251. Mr MacDermont sells the book. Send him a letter at 231Stanford Dr, Schenectady NY 12303. $49.95 plus shipping and tax. Back cover ISBN 978-0-12343-1 . Inside front cover ISBN 978-1-61539-675-7.
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Re: Book about Fred Tromel and the ALCO 251 prime mover

Postby tgibson » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:32 am

Hi,

Can you give us a quick review? How long? How many pictures? Does it have valuable information?

Thanks!
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