• U23B

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Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by rail21
 
Who is still running any U23B Locomotives?

  by sallenparks
 
There are a few NYS&W rosters two leased Ex. P&W U23B's.FGLK just picked up an EX. P&W unit.Penn rail lines has a few.GWI down Mexico way has several EX.NS highhooded U23B's just to name a few.
  by Luther Brefo
 
rail21 wrote:Who is still running any U23B Locomotives?
CSX has one in Albany I think...*digging through pictures*

*found*
I took this shot from an Amtrak train to Rochester as we sped by. Not the best shot but a shot nonetheless...

And if ya can't see it, unit number is 5855 so I am not too sure if it is a B23-7 .
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Last edited by Luther Brefo on Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:53 am, edited 5 times in total.
  by rail21
 
Reason I ask is I have a unit for sale and the only real interest to purchase is from overseas. Would prefer to keep it on US soil. Soft spot for these older units I guess.

  by 2spot
 
Is it this one: www.railswap.org Ad #5601?

  by scottychaos
 
Here is the unit in question:

http://www.jlconsulting.ca/locomotives.php

can anyone tell the heritage of that engine?
black with a yellow nose?

im still looking for three "missing" LVRR U23B's.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~scottychaos ... tives.html

4 of the 12 LV units are still operating.

CSX wouldnt have any running..
I doubt any class 1 railroads still have any U-boats running at all..

Scot

  by sallenparks
 
It looks like a former southern unit.From the pic they didn't lower the hood enought.
  by rail21
 
yes it was a southern unit. Road number is 3927

  by MEC407
 
Conway Scenic Railroad in New Hampshire recently acquired a U23B, and the Quebec Central has two of them.

Lake Superior & Ishpeming, Georgia Central, and Trans-Kentucky Transportation all still run U-Series locos. One of those roads might be interested in it.

Montreal Maine & Atlantic mostly runs Dash 7s, but I suppose they might be interested in a U if it's a good runner and doesn't need anything.
  by MEC407
 
lutherkb wrote:And if ya can't see it, unit number is 5855 so I am not too sure if it is a B23-7 .
It has a small outcropping in the long hood after the "X" in CSX, which means it's a Dash 7.