During WWII, in the midst of a vast war production, the men and women of the American Locomotive Company produced 7,362 Army tanks, tank destroyers, shells, bombs, gun carriages, gun mounts and 4,488 locomotives. Employment increased three-fold to over 15,000 people by 1945.
And one of the few surviving ALCO US Army Locomotives 0-6-0 # 4039 was built at the Schenectady facility in 1942
Today the 4039 is located at the Whippany Railway Museum in Whipany New Jersey and is undergoing a major restoration......the WRyM and their rebuilder contractor have a scheduled target date of 2012
Check out the WRyM web site for more information with the ongoing restoration and how you can help make this project achieve it's goal