Posted by J Moller on March 4, 2014 
The 244 engine was rushed into production with limited field testing in order to compete with the other locomotive manufacturers after WWII. For example, Alco bragged that their single PA unit with a single 244 engine could be substituted for a contemporary E units with the complexity of two 567 engines. The 244's suffered from fuel oil leaks, crankshaft failures, etc. and Alco soon moved to the 251 engine, which ironically had features similar to Alco's undeveloped 241 engine installed in three test locomotives but never put into production.
Posted by Tugboat on March 16, 2014 
Not even a screen over the turbo compressor intake? Seems rather foolish.
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