Ingalls 4-S Locomotive 1946

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Ingalls 4-S Locomotive 1946
Posted by sswcharlie on Friday, August 25, 2017 3:02 AM

Would like to locate movie film/dvd (even a small clip) of the Ingall 4S purchased by GM&O  in 1946 and used thru to 1966, before being scrapped.

Check out GrandPa's 8mm film !

Thanks

Charles Harris

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Posted by RME on Friday, August 25, 2017 1:00 PM

I have to wonder if newsreel clips from the mid-Forties, when the locomotive was still being actively promoted by a major defense contractor, might be the major 'hope' here. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, August 25, 2017 8:34 PM

Ingalls, maybe, possibly, might have done a promo film on the locomotive and it just may still be in the company archives somewhere.

Either that or it was thrown out long ago, OR a former Ingalls employee might just have it in a closet, long forgotten.

Just speculation mind you. 

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Posted by sswcharlie on Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:29 AM

Hi RME

Thanks for email.  Great idea, where would I find online any index ?  I live in New Zealand a long way from the action.

Charles

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Posted by sswcharlie on Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:34 AM

Hi Firelock76

I have approached Ingalls Huntington with no success.  Have contacted many places in MS also with no success.  Trying to find an ex employee group, have not found one yet. Thanks

Charles

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Posted by RME on Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:46 AM

sswcharlie
Great idea, where would I find online any index?

This is a wanswheel specialty.  Put up the Bat-Light!

Occurs to me that you might try resources in Tennessee, as the unit finished up for quite a while in Jackson in the years it became a railfan 'target' instead of just another despised steam-destroying diseasel.  I can't be of much direct help even though I live near there, but a potential entry contact point would be the Casey Jones museum:

Address: 30 Casey Jones Ln, Jackson, TN 38305
Phone:(731) 668-1222
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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:42 PM

Not a video, however it is a unusual angle of the Ingalls locomotive

         

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:50 PM

Now that is a great picture. Gotta luv those round portholes. 

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Posted by sswcharlie on Monday, August 28, 2017 1:45 AM

Have asked museum.  Waiting a response.  Thanks

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Posted by sswcharlie on Monday, August 28, 2017 1:46 AM

Yes.  That is a very good photo.  Thks

Charles

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Posted by tdmidget on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:13 PM

I would love to hear it. A 1650 HP straight 8 must really sound neat.

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