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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.

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Original Buyers[edit]

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, other 2 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.