• LS&I U23Cs

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  by joydivision350125
 
The latest issue of Diesel Era says that the five LS&I U23Cs have been scrapped. Can anyone confirm this and/or give the when and where?

Thanks,

Jeff

  by SOU2645
 
Ed bowers has just sent 2300 to the Arkansas Rail Museum in Pine Bluff AK on loan for display. 2 others survive as well.

  by SSW9389
 
Yes, Ed Bowers rocks Pine Bluff, AR. Saw the photos of #2300 being delivered to the museum on Trainorders.com. The LS&I 2300 was the first U23C built. :wink:
SOU2645 wrote:Ed bowers has just sent 2300 to the Arkansas Rail Museum in Pine Bluff AK on loan for display. 2 others survive as well.

  by Petz
 
SOU2645 wrote:.......2 others survive as well.

The shortline Wisconsin & Michigan used two LS&I U23C
between 1992 and 1995 (the year of abadonment), maybe these SOU2645 was thinking of.

  by SSW9389
 
Just confirming the U23C at the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The locomotive is stored outside and bears reporting marks VLIX 2300. It is on loan to the Museum at this time. Information from the Cotton Belt Star a publication of the Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society. :wink:

  by SSW9389
 
This is forwarded from Railspot. The former LS&I 2304 is moving South to ? ? ?


---- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Ardinger"

That 2304 is a U23C ex LS&I 2304 built 9/70
b/n 37573;VILX is Vintage Locomotives Inc.

Ken Ardinger

On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 21:14:15 -0500 "Mike Murray" writes:
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <btickner>
>
>
> The VLIX 2304, a faded red U30C or something close, six axle unit is
> dead in
> tow at the rear of a southbound UP train by Denton at 9:30 am Friday
>
> 6-23-06.
> Anybody have any information on this unit. Headed to Mexico?
> Bob Tickner
> Denton,TX

hi

  by thebigham
 
What is the LS&I using for power nowadays?

Chris
  by mp15ac
 
thebigham wrote:What is the LS&I using for power nowadays?

Chris
Mainly ex-BN U30C's and C30-7's.

Stuart

  by U-Haul
 
They are all in Cascade Green except for a few out of service units on the shop tracks.

  by mp15ac
 
They also have some ex-Detroit Edison units for parts.

Stuart

  by SSW9389
 
I did a walk around on the VLIX 2300 yesterday at the Arkansas Railroad Museum. She is a little rough around the edges, but not in bad shape for a 38 year old Uboat. :wink: