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 Post subject: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:39 am 

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Title says all, silent footage of a new steam-turbine-electric, the last attempt to stay with coal on the N&W:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n0VuljeSM0

The location as labelled on the YouTube post is supposed to be New York, but there is what looks like an N&W designed coaling tower in the background, and some other scenery suggests this might actually be Roanoke. There's also the matter of all the officials posing between 0:21 and 0:29. Can anyone identify the people we are seeing there?


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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 10:56 am 

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Upon seeing the words "By Leonard Shaner" in the opening of video on that 2nd link, I closed the browser window without hesitation. This forum would do well to completely ignore this individual, as well as his past 'contributions' here (under his many different names)

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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 11:16 am 

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I wonder if Shaner ever had the right, legally, to post that film on Youtube? He says he purchased the film on eBay, than takes credit as producer? Big brass ones...


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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 11:30 am 

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Shaner material deleted.

Sorry about that, but didn't remember or know about the character. Too bad--some good images there, including what looked like Winston-Salem Southbound steam, quite a rarity.


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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:19 pm 

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Detach the name and it's still an interesting clip featuring the Jawn Henry.

Ask Len if he produced any footage featuring the C&O Chessie, lol!

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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 6:36 pm 

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Didn't he film the original Titanic sinking? Or was it the 1869 Golden Spike ceremony? Sorry, I'm a bit confused here-


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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:37 am 

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This is almost certainly the first arrival of the locomotive in Shaffer's Crossing, May 22, 1954. See the picture on p.783 of Louis Newton's 'Rails Remembered' (vol 4, Tale of a Turbine). .

Newton also notes (p.785): "A large delegation of railroaders was on hand to welcome the new locomotive to the headquarters city of its owner. In addition, representatives of the news media had been invited to the occasion. As a result, the event received extensive coverage in the local newspapers...

I believe Mr. Newton is on the left in the scene you mentioned (0:19 to 0:29). I believe we see C.E. Pond at center, with Isaac Newton Moseley to the right. N&W fans should have no difficulty identifying the others.

The locomotive then went to the Southern Appalachian Industrial Exhibit from May 26 to 28, where I expect it received more attention from the 'media'. Newton indicated that "Pilcher [the younger], Scott, McGann and Edwards acted as tour guides for the 2300" (p.789) while at the Coal Show.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:54 am 

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EDM wrote:
Didn't he film the original Titanic sinking? Or was it the 1869 Golden Spike ceremony? Sorry, I'm a bit confused here-


The sinking... in the quarry.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:52 pm 

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Dennis Storzek wrote:
EDM wrote:
Didn't he film the original Titanic sinking? Or was it the 1869 Golden Spike ceremony? Sorry, I'm a bit confused here-


The sinking... in the quarry.

Sorry, couldn't resist.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8yweQSVCu4

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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:54 am 

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I just got a reply from Louis Newton who was part of the Jawn Henry project from the beginning. He confirmed that the date/location of the photo is Roanoke, May 22, 1954. He also identified the six men in the video (left to right):

Mickey Sink (no hat)
Warner Jamison
E. Yancey McGann (no hat)
Robert M. Pilcher
Clarence Pond
Hobart Scott Jr.

Mr. McGann is the only survivor of the group today.

As Overmod noted, this event is covered in Newton's book, Tale of a Turbine.


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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:39 am 

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Dave Stephenson wrote:
As Overmod noted, this event is covered in Newton's book, Tale of a Turbine.


Which is an excellent read if you're a steam technical geek like me.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W "Jawn Henry" Newsreel Footage
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:19 am 

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Lackawanna565 wrote:
What second link?


Deleted as sort of suggested.


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