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General Electric B23-7, BQ23-7, B30-7 and B36-7
United States | 1977 | 1,176 produced
CSX B36-7 No. 5898 in June 1987 at Atlanta, Georgia
CSX B36-7 No. 5898 in June 1987 at Atlanta, Georgia
Roger Puta
VariantB23-7, BQ23-7B30-7B36-7
ManufacturerGeneral Electric, GE do BrazilGeneral Electric
Axle configB-B 
Dimensions and Weights
Length61 ft 2 in67 ft 3 in
Wheelbase45 ft 8 in45 ft 4 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 4 in9 ft 0 in
Service weight253,000 lbs259,000 lbs
Adhesive weight253,000 lbs259,000 lbs
Axle load63,250 lbs64,750 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed70 mph
Starting effort63,200 lbf64,750 lbf65,650 lbf
EngineGE 7FDL-12GE 7FDL-16
Engine typeV12 dieselV16 diesel
Fuel2,150 us gal (diesel)3,250 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,250 hp (1,678 kW)3,000 hp (2,237 kW)3,750 hp (2,796 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
GE Dash 7
last changed: 09 2023

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