Surviving U23Bs

CR 2786 1-4-06 Millards, PA

Built as Lehigh Valley 510 in November 1974, Conrail U23B 2786 was retired by Conrail in 1993 and eventually became Wimpey 2786, though the cab sides both read "2". In this January 4, 2006 shot at Millards, PA the old U Boat is nearing the end of the line.  Photos taken with permission on railroad property.

CR 2786 1-4-06 Millards, PA

Built as Lehigh Valley 510 in November 1974, Conrail U23B 2786 was retired by Conrail in 1993 and eventually became Wimpey 2786, though the cab sides both read "2". In this January 4, 2006 shot at Millards, PA the old U Boat is nearing the end of the line. Photos taken with permission on railroad property.

CR 2786 1-4-06 Millards, PA

Built as Lehigh Valley 510 in November 1974, Conrail U23B 2786 was retired by Conrail in 1993 and eventually became Wimpey 2786, though the cab sides both read "2". In this January 4, 2006 shot at Millards, PA the old U Boat is nearing the end of the line. Photos taken with permission on railroad property.

CR 2786 Millards, PA 1-4-2006

Built as Lehigh Valley 510 in November 1974, Conrail U23B 2786 was retired by Conrail in 1993 and eventually became Wimpey 2786, though the cab sides both read "2".

In this January 4, 2006 shot at Millards, PA the old U Boat is nearing the end of the line.  Photos taken with permission on railroad property.

CR 2798 in Middlefield, MA. in June, 1979. (1)

CR 2798 leads westbound tonnage in Middlefield, MA. on June, 1979.

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 2798/NAUG 2203 at Waterbury, CT. on 6/29/04.

Former CR 2798, the "last U-Boat", now works for the Railroad Museum of New England on it's Naugatuck RR between Waterbury and Torrington, CT. Still wearing it's P&W colors and number, the 2798/2203 is handling a work extra on June 29, 2004. The Boat has handled most of the "chores" on the NAUG since it's arrival, occasionally spelled by NH 529, the last surviving New Haven Alco RS-3.

CR 2798/NAUG 2203 at Waterbury, CT. on 6/29/04.

Cab interior and control stand of CR 2798/NAUG 2203 at Waterbury, CT. on June 29, 2004.

CR 2798/PW2203/NAUG 2203 at Thomaston, CT. on 4/18/09.

NAUG 2203, ex CR 2798, along side the Naugatuck RR shop in Thomaston, CT. on April 18, 2009.

CR 2798/PW2203/NAUG 2203 at Thomaston, CT. on 4/19/09.

NAUG 2203, ex CR 2798, sits outside the Naugatuck RR shop in Thomaston, CT. with the RMNE's B&M caboose 472/C72 on April 19, 2009.

ESPN 2206 (CR 2797)

ESPN 2206 is seen at Kennett Square, PA on 7/29/15. Unit is ex PRL 2206/PW 2206/CR 2797 and was built 5-77 by GE.

LaFarge U23B 2784 Alliance 2008

Patiently waiting for the next stone train to arrive, this LaFarge U23B has a lot of history under that white paint job. It started life as Lehigh Valley 508, one of 12 GE's that would turn out to be the only GE's the LV would roster. It would be renumbered into the Conrail roster as the 2784 in 1976, eventually painted blue, and roam the system for almost 15 years. It was acquired by the Whitestone aggregate company and painted in their basic yellow scheme as WSTX 2784 until Whitestone was merged into Lafarge Stone a couple of years ago, eventually getting the corporate colors of white and black with the large green "L". As a note, it retains it's "Fast Eddie" name on the cab in this May 2008 shot at Alliance,Ohio.

NYSW 2302 (ex-CR 2796)

NYSW 2302 (ex-CR 2796) moves a caboose west on the NYSW Southern Division Main at Ridgefield Park, NJ 9/2007. This U23B was first sold to the P&W as their 2208. The P&W sold it to BDLX which retained the same number. The NYSW leased and then purchased the locomotive. It has since been sold to the Lehigh Railway is its 2302.

NYSW 2302 (ex-CR 2796) Ridgefield Park, NJ 6-10-2007

NYSW 2302 (ex-CR 2796) heads back to the office after bringing some garbage cars to the "MC" tracks from Fourth Street 6/10/2007

PRL 2206 (CR 2797)

Former P&W 2206/CR 2797 is seen working for the East Penn Railroad at Elsmere, DE on 12/30/2010.

VULX 2779 (CR 2779)

ex-CR 2779/LV 503.

VULX 2779 (CR 2779)

VULX 2779 is seen at Savage, MD on 5/12/18. Unit is ex CR 2779/LV 503.

WIMX 2779 (CR 2779)

WIMX 2779 is seen at Cumberland, MD on 8/30/98. Unit is ex CR 2779/LV 503.

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