GE U23B

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

Afternoon at State Line on 8/3/83. (02)

U23B's 2787 and 2728 in the trail position on BOR723 at State Line.

CR 2168 and CR 2720 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail GP30 2168 (ex-RDG 3600) and U23B 2720 (ex-PC 2720) are seen at the Juniata Shops in 1982.

CR 2192 and CR 2707 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

CR GP30 (ex-PC 2192) and U23B 2707 (ex-PC 2707) are seen on an eastbound train on Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 2700 Manchester, CT 8/23/88

U23B "class unit" 2700 in Manchester, CT. with local WNHA-21 on Aug. 23, 1988.

CR 2701 Allendale, NJ 7-24-1977

HB-3 rolls by the Waldwick Commuter Yard as it crosses into Allendale, NJ

CR 2701 Cameron, NY 4/23/1978

An Eastbound train is running right along the Canisteo River, just West of the Cameron grade crossing.

CR 2701 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979

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.

CR 2702 Enola, PA 9-5-1983

CR U23B 2702 (ex-PC) leads a duo of EMD's and a cabin at Enola in September, 1983.

CR 2704 Cheektowaga, NY 3-2-1977

Former PC 2704 was at Cheektowaga, NY on 3/2/77.

CR 2704 Cresson, PA 7/1/1978

4 axle power idles thru the night at the Cresson service area.

CR 2706 Rutherford, PA 8-20-1984

Former PC 2706 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 8/20/1984.

CR 2706 Rutherford, PA 8-20-1984

Former PC 2706 is seen with CR 2749 and a cut of Chessie hoppers at Rutherford, PA on 8/20/1984.

CR 2707 Allentown, PA 6-10-1978

CR 2707 U23B works with GP40 3008 at the Allentown hump in June, 1978.

CR 2707 Beaver Falls, PA 8/3/1990

DIM-402 has 1 load as it comes down the hill thru Beaver Falls.

CR 2711 Harrisburg, PA 12-3-1988

Former PC 2711 is seen at Reily St., Harrisburg, PA on 12/3/1988.

CR 2716 Bethlehem, PA 1-6-1984

CR 2716 is seen leading OIAL long-hood forward at Bethlehem PA on 1/6/84.

CR 2716 Marion, IN 4-22-1985

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

CR 2719 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (1)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 2719 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (2)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 2719 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (3)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 2721 eastern MA 2-10-1978

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.

CR 2722 Haworth, NJ 2-26-1977

MW-1a rolls south behind mixed PC/EL/CNW power...

CR 2724 Campbell Hall, NY 8/20/88

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.

CR 2724 Campbell Hall, NY 8/20/88.

U23B 2724 resting at Campbell Hall, NY. with other assorted CR equipment on Aug. 20, 1988.

CR 2727 shop Selkirk 08111985

A trio of U23B's sit outside the shop at Selkirk as the crowd from the Hudson River Circle trip visits the yard.

CR 2729 Pitcairn, PA 8-19-1978

CR U23B 2729 rests behind 2785 at Pitcairn, PA in August, 1978.

CR 2730 Altoona, PA 4-17-1988

Former PC 2730 is seen at Altoona, PA on 4/17/1988.

CR 2730 Montgomery, PA 3-2-1989

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.

CR 2731 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR blue ex-PC U23B 2731 rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 2731 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

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.

CR 2731 Spruce Creek, PA 11-22-1980 (1)

Former PC GP-40 3177 leads U23B 2731 through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.

CR 2731 Spruce Creek, PA 11-22-1980 (2)

Former PC GP-40 3177 leads U23B 2731 through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.

CR 2733 east Burns Harbor 10111984

A U23B and GP40-2 lead a freight I took a grab shot of from the car while passing Gibson Yard.

CR 2733 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

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.

CR 2734 Steelton, PA 7-11-1983

Former PC 2734 with CR 8114 at Steelton, PA on 7/11/1983.

CR 2740 Lowellville, OH 01-28-1989

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.

CR 2742 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (1)

CR GP38 7866, CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 2742 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (2)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 2742 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (3)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 2742 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (4)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP-30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 2742 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (5)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 2747 Washington, MA 4/1979

Extra 2264 west going away with U30B 2865 and U23B 2747 in trail.

CR 2748 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (1)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 2748 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (2)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 2748 Rutherford, PA 12-26-1982

Former PC 2748 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 12/26/1982.

CR 2751 Galltzen, PA 10/24/77

Long hood running U23B 2751 leads a leased CN GP38W on a westbound grain mty as a eastbound gets a shove to the summit.

CR 2753 east Allentown 08061985

U23B 2753 has pulled up to CP HAMM while switching at the Allentown Yard.

CR 2756 Allentown, PA 4-16-1977

A trio of CR units, with PC U23B 2756 in the middle, pull through Allentown yard in April, 1977.

CR 2756 Allentown, PA 4-16-1977

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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