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BN U25C 5603.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder GE Transportation Systems
Model U25C
Build date September 1963 – December 1965
Total produced 113
AAR wheel arr. C-C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover GE FDL-16
Performance figures
Power output 2,500 hp (1,860 kW)
Locale United States

The U25C was General Electric's first six-axle road switcher intended for the United States domestic market. Launched in September 1963, it remained in production until December 1965. It was replaced by the U28C.

Original buyers
Owner Quantity Numbers Notes
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 21 3000–3020 to Seaboard Coast Line Railroad 2100–2120; 19 to Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 12 550–561 to Burlington Northern 5630–5641
Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad 2 2500–2501
Louisville and Nashville Railroad 18 1500–1517 1518–1525 ex Oro Dam
Northern Pacific Railway 30 2500–2529 to Burlington Northern 5600–5629
Oro Dam Project, California 10 8010–8019 8 later to Louisville and Nashville Railroad 1518–1525, 8010 and 8016 wrecked
Pennsylvania Railroad 20 6500–6519 to Penn Central 6500–6519; to Conrail 6500–6519; renumbered 6800–6819


  • Marre, Louis A. (1995). Diesel Locomotives: The First 50 Years: A Guide to Diesels Built Before 1972. Railroad Reference Series (Book 10). Waukesha, WI, USA: Kalmbach Publishing. ISBN 0890242585. [page needed]

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