GE U23B - Page 3

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

CR 2798 in Middlefield, MA. in June, 1979. (2)

CR 2798 leads westbound merchandise with a group of other 4 axle GE's around the horseshoe between MP 128 and MP 129 in Middlefield, MA. in June, 1979.

CR 2798 in Middlefield, MA. in June, 1979. (3)

CR 2798, "the last U-Boat", leads westbound tonnage around the horseshoe in Middlefield, MA. in June, 1979.

CR 2798 Middlefield, MA 6-15-1979

U23-B 2798 leads westbound tonnage around the horseshoe curve in Middlefield, MA. in June, 1979. The 2798 is the last "U-Boat" or "Universal series" locomotive buit by GE for domestic service. The 2798 was one of a group of U23-B's that went to the P&W in 1997 and became their 2203. In 2002 the P&W gave up the 2203 and it was then acquired by the Railroad Museum of New England because of it's historical significance.

CR 2798 Rutherford, PA 12-26-1982

CR 2798 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 12/26/1982.

CR 2798 Rutherford, PA 2-1-1982

CR 2798 in storage at Rutherford, PA in February 1982.

CR 3189 in Washington, MA. on 7/23/83. (2)

U23B 2792 trailing in BOEL in Washington, MA. on July 23, 1983.

CR 6381 at Campbell Hall, NY. on 8/20/88. (1)

ELOI arriving at Campbell Hall, NY. on Aug. 20, 1988. Another "wag" is playing games with the company name.

CR 6482 and 2717 at Bancroft, MA. on 10/31/81. (2)

As SPSE continues his uphill grind, SEBO1a rolls down behind U23B 2717.

CR TV-9 at Bancroft, MA. on 6/30/84. (2)

U23B 2774 and B36-7 5032 in TV-9 at Bancroft, MA. on June 30, 1984.

Selkirk Diesel during the 1988 NRHS Convention

Railfans enjoy a tour of the Selkirk engine house during the NRHS convention of 1988. The excursion's power was the Morristown and Erie Alcos to the left, while Conrail U23B 2791 takes sand at the maintenance facility. Today it's hard to imagine a railroad inviting any railfans, let alone a whole train load onto their property.

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