Vintage Superior Engines & Compressors Model 65-LX-6

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Vintage Superior Engines & Compressors Model 65-LX-6

Postby sswcharlie » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:16 pm

Marine topic by manufacturer.

In 1946 Superior Engine & Compressor Company (marine engine manufacturers) produced an engine model # 65-LX-6.

One engine of this model was installed in a locomotive. That was the Ingalls Iron Works Model 4-S.

Firstly I would like to locate sound recordings of this motor, I believe it was quite different to the normal loco diesel of the time. Where is a library of engine sounds?

Is there any info available of this engine, (from an Superior archives site) and what changes were needed to suit loco running.

I would love to hear that sound though!!


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Re: Vintage Superior Engines & Compressors Model 65-LX-6

Postby Merlyn » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:47 am

Well this is different I have to say.
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Re: Vintage Superior Engines & Compressors Model 65-LX-6

Postby D Winsor » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:51 am

I found this videos of Superior engines on Youtube
An 8 Cylinder Superior LX Engine driving a gas compressor starting and running
A running 6 cylinder engine with plexiglass cranckcase and camshaft doors driving a generator
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