GE U23C

Conrail inherited 19 of the 2,200hp GE's from Penn Central and numbered them in series 6700-6718.

(1) Strangers in Hinsdale, MA. on 7/18/81.

Three-count 'em-three U23-C's lead BOSE through Hinsdale center on July 18, 1981. A number of these six-axle U-Boats took a break from their mundane duties of shoving strings over the humps at Selkirk and elsewhere for a few months of hauling tonnage over some slightly larger hills.

(5) strangers in Hinsdale, MA on 7/18/81

N5C cabin car 23007 tucked in behind the power is a sure indication this is SENH. Also a good look at that U23-C as the train tops the grade in Hinsdale center, MA. on July 18, 1981.

Boston Line on 8/1/81 (B)

Going away shot of SPSE's headend for a better look at the rare birds in trail position. U23C's saw several months of duty on the Boston Line in road service. The 7430 is a GP9, but spotting features are inconsistent.

CR 3243 in Bancroft, MA. on 7/3/81. (1)

GP40 3243, leading a pair of U23C's and a GP35, brings SEPW through Bancroft, MA. on July 3, 1981.

CR 3243 in Bancroft, MA. on 7/3/81. (2)

GP35 2314 and U23C 6718 in SEPW at Bancroft, MA. on July 3, 1981.

CR 3288 et.al. at Washington, MA. on 4/18/81. (2)

U23-C 6718 in SEBO-8C at Washington, MA. 0n April 18, 1981. Several U23C's worked as road power on the B&A in this time period.

CR 6253 and 6709 Enola, PA 4/1/1982

Wrecked Conrail SD40 6253 was at Enola, PA in April 1982, along with U23C 6709. Photo by John Decker.

CR 6701 Cheektowaga, NY 8/1977

A U23C and GP-9B work the Frontier Yard hump drill, still in PC leterring.

CR 6704 Enola, PA 8-3-1979

Former PC U23C 6704 rests behind GP38-2 8086 and GP9B 3832 in lines of power at the Enola engine terminal in August, 1979,

CR 6704 Mt. Union, PA 5-17-1983

Freshly painted former PC 6704 is seen at Jacks tower near Mt. Union, PA on 5/17/1983.

CR 6706 Enola, PA 1-1-1983

Conrail U23C 6706 (ex-PC 6706) is seen on the hump at Enola Yard in 1983.

CR 6707 Enola, PA 6-18-1977

CR U23C 6707 works the hump at Enola in June, 1977. With permission.

CR 6707 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

With CR U23C 6707 working the west bound Enola hump behind, former PC U33B 2890 rests with U25B 2510 in August, 1980.

CR 6708 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

CR U23C 6708 takes a break from working the Enola hump in May, 1977.

CR 6709 Enola, PA 6-17-1978

U23C's were often seen working the hump at Enola in the late 70's. Here, CR U23C 6709 takes a break in June, 1978.

CR 6710 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

CR U23C's 6710 and still in PC 6713 were working hard into a cold and snowy evening at Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6711 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U23C's 6711 and 6714 work Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 6711 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U23C's 6711 and 6714 take a rest from working Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 6713 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

CR U23C's 6710 and still in PC 6713 were working hard into a cold and snowy evening at Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6714 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U23C works Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 6905 Altoona, PA 4-27-1994

Conrail 6905 (U23C) at JLS in Altoona, PA on April 27th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6905 and mate Enola, PA 9-23-1990

Enola Yard - Enola, Pennsylvania, USA
September 23, 1990
U23C 6905
A pair of motors who have been ridden hard and put away wet are these two former Penn Central U23Cs, taking a break from yard duties to allow themselves to be forever captured on K64. The 6905 and 6903 have been off the roster and out of existence for many years.

CR 6905 Enola, PA 8/18/1985

U23-C's 6905 and 6907 working as hump engines at the west end of Enola on Aug. 18, 1985.

CR 6909 yard Selkirk 06091996

A U23C works as a trim engine on the west end of Selkirk Yard.

CR 6910 at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

CR 6910 & DRGW 3055 are seen in the deadlines at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.

Where'd dey go? 12/7/91. (2)

TV10B's headend going away for a better look (?) at the trailing units, C30-7 6607 and U23C 6911. Hadn't seen a U23C up here since the early '80's.

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