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General Electric U23B and U23C
United States | 1968 | 704 produced
Most of the U23Cs went to Brazil and are now used by MRS Logística
Most of the U23Cs went to Brazil and are now used by MRS Logística
Amauri Aparecido Zardeto
ManufacturerGeneral Electric
Axle configB-B C-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge), 5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length60 ft 2 in
Wheelbase45 ft 6 in54 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 4 in13 ft 9 in
Service weight242,003 lbs348,006 lbs
Adhesive weight242,003 lbs348,006 lbs
Axle load60,501 lbs58,001 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed70 mph
Starting effort60,474 lbf85,877 lbf
EngineGE 7FDL-12
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel1,700 us gal (diesel)2,899 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,253 hp (1,680 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
GE Universal
last changed: 09 2023

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