GE U28C

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GE U28C
ATSF 7908 (22354435102).jpg
Santa Fe No. 7908, a GE U28CG, in freight service at Fort Madison, Iowa in 1971
Type and origin
Power type Diesel
Builder GE Transportation Systems
Model U28C
Build date December 1965 – December 1966
Total produced 71
Specifications
AAR wheel arr C-C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length 67 feet 3 inches (20.50 m)
Prime mover GE FDL-16
Cylinders 16
Performance figures
Power output 2,800 hp (2,090 kW)
[1]

The U28C was developed by General Electric from the U25C, with a slight increase in power of 300 hp (224 kW).[2] A passenger-hauling variant, the U28CG, was also produced for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Original owners[edit]

GE produced 71 U28C locomotives, not including ten U28CG passenger variants for the Santa Fe:[1][3]

Railroad Quantity Road numbers
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 16 562–577
Louisville and Nashville Railroad 8 1526–1533
Northern Pacific Railway 12 2800–2811
Pennsylvania Railroad 15 6520–6534
Southern Pacific Railroad 10 7150–7159
Union Pacific Railroad 10 2800–2809
Total 71

Preservation[edit]

Ex-Union Pacific No. 2804 is preserved at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. The rear of the locomotive has been cutaway to show the inner workings of a diesel locomotive.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1973). The Second Diesel Spotter’s Guide. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach Publishing Company. p. 163. ISBN 0-89024-026-4. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Sarberenyi, Robert. "GE U28C and U28CG Original Owners". 
  4. ^ "Rail". Museum of Transportation. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 

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