GE U33C

The GE U33C is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems between January 1968 and January 1975.[1] 375 examples of this locomotive were built for 11 North American railroads and one construction contractor.

GE U33C
BN #5738 leads a freight train through Livingston, Montana.
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGE Transportation Systems
ModelU33C
Build dateJanuary 1968 January 1975
Total produced375
Specifications
Configuration:
  AARC-C
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Performance figures
Power output3,300 hp (2.5 MW)
Career
LocaleNorth America
DispositionMost scrapped, three ex Conrail units heavily rebuilt and exported to China

Original owners

Railroad Quantity Numbers
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 25 8500-8524
Burlington Northern Railroad 39 5725-5763
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad 4 8000-8003
Delaware and Hudson Railway 9 754-762
Erie Lackawanna Railway 15 3301-3315
Great Northern Railway 15 2530–2544 to Burlington Northern 5700-5714
5701 was wrecked and never wore the BN Cascade Green.
S J Groves & Sons Construction 2 507-508 to Burlington Northern 5764-5765
Illinois Central Railroad 10 5050-5059
Northern Pacific Railway 10 3300-3309 to Burlington Northern 5715-5724
Penn Central 24 6540-6563
Southern Railway 10 3805-3814
Southern Pacific Railroad 212 8585-8796

References

  1. "General Electric U33C as Santa Fe 8511". Railmodel Journal. Denver, Colorado: Golden Bell Press. 6 (12): 28–31. May 1995.
  • "General Electric's U33C". Diesel Era: 31–46, 60. January–February 1996.
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