GE U33B

Conrail inherited 123 U33B's from the Penn Central.  The U33B's were powered with FDL-16 prime movers,  producing 3,300hp.  CR assigned them number series 2858-2970.

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BM 191, former CR U33B 2919, and GP40 3244 wait near Montague interlocking in Montague, MA. for an MERU on June 23, 1984. The two ex Cons will hitch on to the MERU's headend as helpers.
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Once the 191 and 3244 have coupled on, MERU boils out of Montague interlocking in Montague, MA. on June 23, 1984.
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B&M 191, ex CR 2919, in the trail position in MERU at the big curve in Montague, MA. on June 2, 1985.
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U33B 192, ex CR 2925, leads a Mt. Tom coal train, symboled as SP-1, southward on the Conn River line at Deerfield interlocking on Aug. 3, 1984.
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B&M 192, ex CR 2925, in BASE at Montague station on April 28, 1984. The 192 later went to the Lackawanna Valley as their #903, then to the RBM&N as their 3303. Sold to A. A. Merrilees/Canada, it was leased to a Quebec short line and finally scrapped in 2003.
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B23-7 leads AP-20 out of Allentown Yard across the Lehigh River towards "BURN"....
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Conrail GP35 2315 (ex-PC 2315) and U33B 2859 (ex-PC 2859) are westbound in charge of an taking some hoppers back to the mines at Denholm, PA in 1979
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Two deadline residents at Collinwood in 1983, a former New Haven U25B and a former Penn Central U33B bought new by the PC in 1968.
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Ex-PC(NH) U25B 2673; ex-PC U33B 2894; and ex-PC(NYC) U25B 2548 take a westbound empty autorack job across the low trestle over US 202 in Westfield, MA on the Boston Line in February, 1977.
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A Westbound CR freight is working hard as it blasts around the curve at the East end of the Portage Bridge. There was no 10mph slow order in effect at this time for trains crossing the bridge. A moment after this photo was taken the train passed thru the spring switch, which was the West end of double track, and roared out across the Portage Bridge.
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CR SDP-45 6683 (ex-EL 3652), SD-40-2 6396, and U33B 2872 roll a line of covered hoppers through Altoona in July, 1978.
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CR GP-38-2 8179 pauses beside U33B 2872 at Altoona in July, 1978.
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CR U33B 2890 works with GP40-2 3313 and others at the Allentown hump in June, 1978.
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CR GP40-2 3313 leads U33B 2890 in a quartet of units pulling mixed freight through Bethlehem in June, 1978.
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CR GP40-2 3313 leads U33B 2890 in a quartet of units pulling mixed freight through Bethlehem in June, 1978.
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CR GP35 2320 leads a quartet of units pulling mixed freight while U33B 2890, GP40-2 3313 and two other units wait for clearance with their train at Bethlehem in June, 1978.
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With CR U23C 6707 working the west bound Enola hump behind, former PC U33B 2890 rests with U25B 2510 in August, 1980.
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Running with her doors open, ex-PC 2890 does not look healthy as she runs 3rd in a quartet of U-boats at Selkirk, NY on a very cold December 27th in 1977. CR 2890 was the first U33B in PC's number series.
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CR U33B 2892 lined up outside the Selkirk shops in August, 1979.
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An Eastbound passes the old water tower platform in Castile.
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Conrail 2895, a GE U33B missing the can opener logo, is spotted at Avon Yard on Nov. 24, 1979. Kevin Nelson photo with permission
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U33B 2898 with an eastbound at Washington, MA. on July 5, 1980.
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Ex-PC U33B 2899 at Enola's engine terminal in August, 1979.
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A westbound grain train heads for Logansport on the former PRR Columbus to Chicago line also know as the Red Key with CR U33B 2899 leading it on December 18, 1976. Kevin Nelson photo with permission
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A crew puts their power away at Cresson after coming down the branch from Clarion.
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Last in a quartet of CR blue U-boats, U33B 2901 moves through Morrisville in June, 1979.
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An Eastbound pulls into the crew change area at Hornell.
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CR U33B 2902 rests between GP-30 2213 and GP-38 7670 in lines of power by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.
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HAE-8 rolls through "BURN" and approaches Allentown Yard.
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U33B 2906 leads westbound tonnage near MP 129 in Becket, MA. in Dec. 1979.
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CR U33B 2907 waits for assignment near Hagerstown, MD in July, 1978.
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CR U33B 2907 waits for assignment near Hagerstown, MD in July, 1978.
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Conrail U33B 2911 is in charge of this eastbound TV photographed at Westfield, MA just west of the Canal Line diamond on 11 June 1976.
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CR U33B 2912 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.
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Former PC 2914 is seen whitelined at Allentown, PA on 3/11/1984. This unit would later go to the Johnsonburg, Kane, Warren and Irvine Railroad as JKWI 29.
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CR U33B 2916 leads an SD-35 (6039), U33B (2958), SD-40 (6293), U25B (2564), and a GP-38(7913) dragging empty hoppers up Horseshoe Curve in March, 1981.
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CR U33B 2916 leads an SD-35 (6039), U33B (2958), SD-40 (6293), U25B (2564), and a GP-38(7913) dragging empty hoppers up Horseshoe Curve in March, 1981.
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CR U33B 2916 leads an SD-35 (6039), U33B (2958), SD-40 (6293), U25B (2564), and a GP-38(7913) dragging empty hoppers up Horseshoe Curve in March, 1981.
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Conrail U33B 2921 (ex-PC 2921) is seen in use as a parts donor behind the Juniata Shops in 1983.
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CR U33B 2922 in a line of ex-PC power at Morrisville yard in April, 1977.
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Ex CR working for the D&H on CR track...what goes around, comes around...I guess. Former CR U33B 2923 leads EDNW through Susquehanna, PA. on Aug. 17, 1985.
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Former PC 2927 is at Buffalo, NY on 3/21/77.
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CR GP-30 2243 and U33B 2929 pass by RDG MOW gondola 96331 at Abrams yard in February, 1977.
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CR U25B 2652 leads ex-PC U33B 2931 and GP35 2264 under the catenary at Morrisville yard on a snowy March day in 1978.
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CR U33B 2931 and U25B 2652 under the catenary at Morrisville on a snowy March day, 1978.
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Former PC 2933 was at Enola, PA on 7/4/76.
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A Westbound works Goodman Street Yard, as viewed from the yard tower.
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CR 2942 & 2958 are seen leading VN-4 at Croton-Harmon, NY in April of 1978.
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CR U33B 2943 rests along with SD9 6913 in a line of units waiting for service or retirement at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.
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A U33-B leads an Eastbound into Hornell.

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