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General Electric’s “Dash 7” locomotive line was introduced as a replacement for the older “Universal-Series” of the 60s and early 70s. “Dash 7” series improvements included increased fuel efficiency, tractive effort and reliability. The B23-7 was a direct replacement for the 2,250HP U23B model. The first units were produced for Conrail in September, 1977 (ironically, 3 months after the last U23B was delivered to Conrail). Production continued through 1984, with a total of 535 units built. Conrail was the largest purchaser of the model, with a total fleet of 141 units.

Several features distinguished B23-7s from predecessor models. The long hood stepped outward in the area of the exhaust stack to accommodate a relocated oil cooler. In addition, the frame was 2 feet longer than that of the U23B. An FB-2 style truck was offered as standard equipment on B23-7s, but some railroads opted to use “trade-in” trucks. Therefore, AAR type B and Blomberg trucks could be found on some models. The six power assembly doors (located near the center of the long hood) indicated that the B23-7 was powered by a 12-cylinder GE FDL engine.

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Standard MSRP:
$124.95
Decoder-Equipped MSRP: $159.95
Estimated Delivery:
4th Quarter 2015

Features:

  • Directional lighting
  • Golden-white LEDs
  • Dual brass flywheels
  • Low-friction mechanism
  • Accurate painting and lettering
  • Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
Standard Item# Road Name Road Number DCC Item#
N B23-7 Locomotive - Low Hood
40 002 372 Undecorated (Thin Anti-climber) - -
40 002 373 Undecorated (Thick Anti-climber)  - -
40 002 375 Conrail (Blue/White) 1971 40 002 404
40 002 376 Conrail (Blue/White) 1984 40 002 405
40 002 377 Conrail (Blue/White) 1987 40 002 406
40 002 378 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 6366 40 002 407
40 002 379 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 6372 40 002 408
40 002 380 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 6379 40 002 409
40 002 381 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 144 40 002 410
40 002 382 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 158 40 002 411
40 002 383 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 166 40 002 412
N B23-7 Locomotive - High Hood
40 002 374 Undecorated - -
40 002 384 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 3975 40 002 413
40 002 385 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 3980 40 002 414
40 002 386 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 3987 40 002 415
40 002 387 Southern (Black/Gold/Grey) 3970 40 002 416
40 002 388 Southern (Black/Gold/Grey) 3978 40 002 417
40 002 389 Southern (Black/Gold/Grey) 3989 40 002 418
N B30-7 Locomotive
40 002 390 Undecorated - -
40 002 391 Frisco (Orange/White) 863 40 002 419 
40 002 392 Frisco (Orange/White) 866 40 002 420
40 002 393 Frisco (Orange/White) 870 40 002 421
40 002 394 Southern Pacific (Grey/Scarlet) 7865 40 002 422
40 002 395 Southern Pacific (Grey/Scarlet) 7880 40 002 424
40 002 396 Southern Pacific (Grey/Scarlet) 7883 40 002 425
N B36-7 Locomotive
40 002 397 Undecorated - -
40 002 398 CSX* (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 5811 40 002 426
40 002 399 CSX* (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 5835 40 002 427
40 002 400 CSX* (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 5908 40 002 428
40 002 401 Seaboard System* (Grey/Red/Yellow) 5808 40 002 429
40 002 402 Seaboard System* (Grey/Red/Yellow) 5822 40 002 430
40 002 403 Seaboard System* (Grey/Red/Yellow) 5860 40 002 431
*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Southern Pacific (SP)and Union Pacific (UP); Union Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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