GE U28B

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GE U28B
MILW U28B 5505.jpg
Milwaukee Road U28B #5505
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder GE Transportation Systems
Model U28B
Build date January 1966–January 1967
Total produced 148
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AAR B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover GE FDL-16
RPM range 650–1050 rpm
Traction motors GE-752
Performance figures
Maximum speed 70 mph (110 km/h)
Power output 2,800 hp (2,100 kW)
Tractive effort 70,000 lbf (310 kN) (starting) 64,000 lbf (280 kN) (continuous)

The GE U28B diesel-electric locomotive model replaced the U25B in early 1966, featuring a slightly uprated prime mover (only 300 hp (220 kW) more power than the U25B). Early units had the same carbody styling as the U25B, while later units had design features (e.g., shortened nose) more in common with later models. After only a year of production, this model was superseded by the U30B.

Original Owners[edit]

Railroad Quantity Numbers
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 20 106-115, 140-149
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad 17 130-135, 137-140, 380, 393-398
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad 42 240-281
General Electric (demonstrators) 4 7025-7028 (to SP)
Great Northern Railway 6 2524-2529
Louisville and Nashville Railroad 5 2500-2504
New York Central Railroad 2 2822-2823
Norfolk and Western Railroad 30 1900-1929
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad 22 2800-2821

References[edit]

  • 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. 

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