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Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - GE U23C

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Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - GE U23C
Name Locomotive, Diesel, GE U23C
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Diesel
Variety GE U23C
Manufacturer General Electric Transportation (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1968 - 1976

History: The 2300 horsepower GE U23C road switcher diesel-electric locomotive model was first offered by GE in 1968, and featured a V-type 12 cylinder version of the standard GE FDL diesel motor. Designed as a competitor to EMD's SD38 and SD39 series, it was intended for heavy transfer, drag and hump service where speed was not a priority. Other than six tall hood doors matching six power assemblies per side, there are very few features which distinguish the U23C from the U30C. The U30C has eight tall hood doors per side, a function of the V16 within.

A total of 73 units were built at Erie including 20 for export to Brazil. An additional 150 units were built by GE de Brazil from 1972–1976, some as kits supplied by GE.

GE Transportation, formerly known as GE Rail, is a division of General Electric. The organization manufactures equipment for the railroad, marine, mining, drilling and energy generation industries. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois while their main manufacturing facility is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Locomotives are assembled at the Erie plant, while engine manufacturing takes place in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-04-28 09:52:55. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-04-28 15:51:43

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