locked Evaluation and Purchase of New Diesel Locomotives

Charles Harris

In 1946 Southern evaluated and tested the Ingalls 4-S  diesel loco.  The loco finally purchased by GM&O.

I expect there would have been evaluation reports and recommendations done by Southern.  George:  can you keep an eye out for any documentation during your travels thru all the Southern records.  Thanks.

Ingalls Iron Works in Birmingham AL had a hand in the build (together with Ingalls Shipbuilding MS)  In Birmingham the trackage went right by/thru? the Ingalls factory (on Avenue F ?).  There is a possibility that Ingalls would have had to get Southern permission to access the trackage for commissioning and testing.  Any thoughts?


Charles Harris

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