Wednesday, October 3, 2018

General Electric U25B diesel-electric

This Bo-Bo type, which was first produced in 1959, saw a production of 478 until 1966, but only 1, an SP unit, is preserved operational.

"The U25B was General Electric's first independent entry into the United States domestic Diesel-electric locomotive railroad market for heavy production road locomotives since 1936. From 1940 through 1953, GE participated in a design, production, and marketing consortium (Alco-GE) for diesel-electric locomotives with the American Locomotive Company. Starting in 1956 GE launched its Universal Series of diesel locomotives for the export market. The U25B was the first attempt at the domestic market since its termination of the consortium agreement with Alco.U25B"

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