Penn Central No. 2906 with a freight train in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1970.

GE U33B Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The GE U33B diesel-electric locomotive model was offered by GE in 1966, featuring a V16 diesel prime mover. It is 60 ft 2 in (18.34 m) long.

Original owners

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (Rock Island)

Quantity:  25
Road numbers:  190-199, 285-299

New York Central Railroad

Quantity:  2
Road numbers:  2858–2859
Remarks:  downrated to 3000 hp.

Penn Central

Quantity:  81
Road numbers:  2890–2970

Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

Quantity:  29
Road numbers:  1719–1747

GE U33B Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: GE Transportation Systems
Model: U33B
Build date: December 1966 – March 1975
Total produced: 137
​ • AAR B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length: 60 ft 2 in (18.34 m)
Prime mover: GE FDL-16
Engine type: V16 diesel
Cylinders: 16
Performance figures
Power output: 3,300 hp (2,500 kW)

See also:

GE Universal Series

GE Diesel-Electric Locomotives

GE Transportation Systems

Diesel-Electric Locomotives

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Penn Central No. 2906 with a freight train in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1970.

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