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Locomotive profile: U25B

By | March 16, 2020

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U25B No. 3100 calls Orange Empire Railway Museum home.
U25B No. 3100 calls Orange Empire Railway Museum home.
U25B No. 3100 calls Orange Empire Railway Museum home.
Jim Wrinn
U25B

•YEARS BUILT: 1959-1966

•MANUFACTURER: General Electric

•OPERATED ON: Santa Fe, Burlington, Chesapeake & Ohio, Erie Lackawanna, Great Northern, Louisville & Nashville, Milwaukee Road, New York Central, New Haven, Pennsylvania Railroad, Frisco, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Rock Island, Wabash

•NAME: U-boat

•QUANTITY: 478

•HORSEPOWER: 2,500

•KNOWN FOR: General Electric’s first road diesel

•STATUS: One remains in operation, Southern Pacific 3100, and several located in museums

3 thoughts on “Locomotive profile: U25B

  1. they were also on the Delaware & Hudson with the lightning strips and blue & silver paint , looked really good and they were powerful

  2. The U25B was the first domestic GE road diesel. Hundreds of export Universal Series road diesels were built before the U25B was announced.

  3. The D&H did not have U25Bs, rather the D&H had the 2,300hp U23B. Would be nice to get the Milwaukee Road U25B #5056 running again at the Illinois Railway Museum.

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