Surviving B23-7s - Page 2

During the 1970's, EMD was turning out a very successful and reliable Dash-2 line (GP38-2, GP40-2, SD40-2). General Electric, in an effort to gain lost ground, introduced an improved Dash-7 line which proved to be a huge improvement over the earlier U-Boats. Between 1977 and 1979, Conrail purchased 141 of the twelve-cylinder 2,250hp B23-7's.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 4024-4091 series, while CSX allocated units became 3144-3189.

PWSX 4033 (CR 1921)

ex NS 4033/CR 1921 on 9/23/07 at NRE in Silvis, IL.

PWSX 4045 (CR 1945)

ex NS 4045/CR 1945 9/23/07 at NRE, Silvis, IL

PWSX 4084 (CR 2018)

ex NS 4048/CR 2018 on 9/23/07 at NRE, Silvis, IL.

WTNN 3172 (CR 2001)

Former CR B23-7 2001 was transferred to CSX in the split as CSXT 3172, and carried that number onto her new home on the West Tennessee Railroad. Shot at Jackson, TN on 8/17/04

WTNN 4072 (CR 1988)

The West Tennessee Railroad rosters another ex-Conrail B23-7, the 1988. She went to NS as 4072 and kept that number on the WTNN. Jackson, TN on 8/17/04

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