NYC ALCO FA / FB Units

NYC ALCO FA / FB Units
Custom Painted P-2000 units

Sunday, June 23, 2013

U-Boat sighting!!

Greetings Blog Followers,

Passengers at the Empire City Station were ecstatic to see four unit set of GE U-Boats leading a unit grain train through the station. Lead by a U28C 6533 the four unit consist made a great sight and passengers waiting on the platform were treated to a steady ground rumbling as these behemoths rolled through the station.

U28C Background... Built by General Electric in 1965-66. The locomotives were 65'6" in length and weighed in ay 183 tons. They boasted 2,800 HP. Although they weer not big sellers they paved the way for later offerings of six axles high horsepower diesels such as the GE U30Cwhich succeeded the U28C in 1966 and sold over 600 units.

On the layout the U-28Cs see service on high speed long haul freights just as their manufacturer intended them for. They are quite impressive in multiple lash ups and can handle my toughest assignments.




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