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ALCO Historic Photos
PO Box 655
Who We Are
The ALCO Historic Photos collection is managed by a committee of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) that acts as custodian of the collection. The committee is staffed by local volunteers.
AHP started in 1972 when the City of Schenectady placed its large collection of glass plate negatives obtained from the American Locomotive Company on permanent loan to the NRHS. In 1973 and again in 1982, Alco Products added large quantities of negatives and documents to the collection.
What We Do
As the custodian of this collection, the mission of the committee is to preserve the collection for future generations.
To raise the funds to do this, the committee sells images by mail order service and at train shows. This provides access to the collections for historians, authors, railfans, museums, restoration groups, model railroad manufacturers, and the public in general, as required by the loan agreements.
AHP customers are worldwide. Customers from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia have utilized this collection.