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Milwaukee Road U28B No. 5505.
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GE U28B Diesel-Electric Locomotive
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 After only a year of production, this model was superseded by the U30B.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
General Electric (Demonstrator Units)
Great Northern Railway
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
New York Central Railroad
Norfolk and Western Railroad
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad
GE U28B Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: GE Transportation Systems
Build date: January 1966–January 1967
Total produced: 148
• AAR B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover: GE FDL-16
RPM range: 650–1050 rpm
Traction motors: GE-752
Maximum speed: 70 mph (110 km/h)
Power output: 2,800 hp (2,100 kW)
Tractive effort: 70,000 lbf (310 kN) (starting)
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