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BN No. 5738 leads a freight train through Livingston, Montana.  Photo by Drew Jacksich.

By Drew Jacksich from San Jose, CA, The Republic of California - livingston 8 71, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17932209

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GE U33C Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The GE U33C is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems between January 1968 and January 1975. 375 examples of this locomotive were built for 11 North American railroads and one construction contractor.

Original owners

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

Quantity:  25
Road numbers:  8500-8524

Burlington Northern Railroad

Quantity:  39
Road numbers:  5725-5763, 5764-5765
Remarks:  5764-5765 ex S J Groves

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Quantity:  4
Road numbers:  8000-8003

Delaware and Hudson Railway

Quantity:  9
Road numbers:  754-762

Erie Lackawanna Railway

Quantity:  15
Road numbers:  3301-3315

Great Northern Railway

Quantity:  15
Road numbers:  2530–2544

S J Groves & Sons Construction

Quantity:  2
Road numbers:  507-508
Remarks:  later to BN.

Illinois Central Railroad

Quantity:  10
Road numbers:  5050-5059

Northern Pacific Railway

Quantity:  10
Road numbers:  3300-3309

Penn Central

Quantity:  24
Road numbers:  6540-6563

Southern Railway

Quantity:  10
Road numbers:  3805-3814

Southern Pacific Railroad

Quantity:  212
Road numbers:  8585-8796

GE U33C Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: GE Transportation Systems
Model: U33C
Build date: January 1968 – January 1975
Total produced: 375
Specifications
Configuration:
​ • AAR C-C
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Performance figures
Power output: 3,300 hp (2.5 MW)
Career
Locale: North America

See also:

GE Universal Series

GE Diesel Locomotives

GE Transportation

Diesel Locomotives