GE U23B

Conrail inherited 77 units from Penn Central, 12 from Lehigh Valley, and 10 new, assigning them to series CR 2700-2798.

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U23B's 2787 and 2728 in the trail position on BOR723 at State Line.
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Conrail GP30 2168 (ex-RDG 3600) and U23B 2720 (ex-PC 2720) are seen at the Juniata Shops in 1982.
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CR GP30 (ex-PC 2192) and U23B 2707 (ex-PC 2707) are seen on an eastbound train on Horseshoe Curve in 1982.
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U23B "class unit" 2700 in Manchester, CT. with local WNHA-21 on Aug. 23, 1988.
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HB-3 rolls by the Waldwick Commuter Yard as it crosses into Allendale, NJ
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An Eastbound train is running right along the Canisteo River, just West of the Cameron grade crossing.
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CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.
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CR U23B 2702 (ex-PC) leads a duo of EMD's and a cabin at Enola in September, 1983.
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Former PC 2704 was at Cheektowaga, NY on 3/2/77.
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4 axle power idles thru the night at the Cresson service area.
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Former PC 2706 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 8/20/1984.
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Former PC 2706 is seen with CR 2749 and a cut of Chessie hoppers at Rutherford, PA on 8/20/1984.
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CR 2707 U23B works with GP40 3008 at the Allentown hump in June, 1978.
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DIM-402 has 1 load as it comes down the hill thru Beaver Falls.
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Former PC 2711 is seen at Reily St., Harrisburg, PA on 12/3/1988.
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CR 2716 is seen leading OIAL long-hood forward at Bethlehem PA on 1/6/84.
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Conrail 2716, a U23B, heads ELIN 2a toward Indianapolis on the Marion Branch just about to pass under the C&O trestle at Marion, IN on April 22, 1985. Kevin Nelson photo with permission
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CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.
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CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.
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CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.
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Taken on 10 February 1978 as eastern Massachusetts began to dig out from the Great New England Blizzard of 1978. On this date Conrail managed to move some freight west out of the snow-bound region.
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MW-1a rolls south behind mixed PC/EL/CNW power...
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ELOI is making a pick-up at Campbell Hall, NY. on a foggy Aug. 20, 1988. U23B 2724 is the power for a local working out of Campbell Hall.
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U23B 2724 resting at Campbell Hall, NY. with other assorted CR equipment on Aug. 20, 1988.
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A trio of U23B's sit outside the shop at Selkirk as the crowd from the Hudson River Circle trip visits the yard.
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CR U23B 2729 rests behind 2785 at Pitcairn, PA in August, 1978.
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Former PC 2730 is seen at Altoona, PA on 4/17/1988.
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Conrail U23B 2730 and B23-7 1955 pull ENBU-2T northbound on the Buffalo Line thru Montgomery, PA on 3/2/89. The head end trailer was picked up at KW Yard in Rockville, PA and the frames behind that came out of the Dana Corp. in Reading, PA and were destined for Oshawa, Ontario. With the 82 cars behind them, no doubt they'll be getting a helper at Emporium.
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CR blue ex-PC U23B 2731 rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.
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With CR SW900 8657 (ex-LV 130) waiting between assignments at the Bethlehem roundhouse, former PC U23B 2731 rests on one of the outside tracks in July, 1978.
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Former PC GP-40 3177 leads U23B 2731 through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.
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Former PC GP-40 3177 leads U23B 2731 through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.
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A U23B and GP40-2 lead a freight I took a grab shot of from the car while passing Gibson Yard.
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Between ex-RDG GP-30 2154 and 1977-built GP-38-2 8167, CR U23B 2733 rests in the first line of CR power at Enola in August, 1980.
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Former PC 2734 with CR 8114 at Steelton, PA on 7/11/1983.
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By this 1989 date GE U23-B's were hard to come by, let alone a pair of them. This day's BUPI had 2740 and 2708 for power as it passed through Lowellville, Ohio on their way to Conway via the Youngstown Line. Both units were former Penn Central.
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CR GP38 7866, CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.
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CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.
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CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.
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CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP-30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.
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CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.
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Extra 2264 west going away with U30B 2865 and U23B 2747 in trail.
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CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.
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CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.
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Former PC 2748 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 12/26/1982.
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Long hood running U23B 2751 leads a leased CN GP38W on a westbound grain mty as a eastbound gets a shove to the summit.
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U23B 2753 has pulled up to CP HAMM while switching at the Allentown Yard.
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A trio of CR units, with PC U23B 2756 in the middle, pull through Allentown yard in April, 1977.
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A trio of CR units, PC GP-38 7864, PC U23B 2756, and CR GP-35 2311, pulls through Allentown yard in April, 1977.

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