New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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Powered by a V12 FDL prime mover, the 2250 h.p. U23B was GE’s intermediate-sized four-axle road-switcher of the late 1960s through the mid 1970s. The U23B’s direct competitor during this period was the very successful EMD GP38. In 10 years of production, from 1968 through 1977, a total of 481 units were produced, making this the second best seller of GE’s “Universal Series” locomotives. The first units were delivered to the Delaware & Hudson in August and September 1968. CSX predecessors Chesapeake & Ohio and Louisville & Nashville had a combined fleet of 120 units, giving CSX one of the larger active fleets in later years. Penn Central, Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific also purchased sizeable fleets of U23Bs.

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Standard MSRP:
$124.95
Decoder-Equipped MSRP: $159.95
Estimated Delivery:
3rd Quarter 2016

Features:

  • Operational low nose headlight (used where appropriate)
  • Both DCC ready and DCC equipped versions
  • NCE Decoder (DCC models only)
  • Separate coupler cut lever
  • Cab with 4 or 2 side windows (as appropriate per road name)
  • Directional lighting
  • Golden white LEDs
  • Painted safety rails
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Dual flywheel equipped 5-pole skewed armature motor with a low friction mechanism
  • Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers!
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
Standard Item# Road Name Road Number DCC Item#
N U23B Locomotive
40 002 980 Undecorated w/o Low Nose HL, AAR-B Trucks - 40 012 003
40 002 981 Undecorated w/o Low Nose HL, FB-2 Trucks - 40 012 004
40 002 982 Undecorated w/ Low Nose HL, FB-2 Trucks - 40 012 005
  New Road Numbers!
40 002 983 Conrail (Blue/White) 2748 40 012 006
40 002 984 Conrail (Blue/White) 2759 40 012 007
40 002 985 Conrail (Blue/White) 2774 40 012 008
40 002 986 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 2300 40 012 009
40 002 987 Chesapeake & Ohio*(Blue/Yellow) 2303 40 012 010
40 002 988 Chesapeake & Ohio*(Blue/Yellow) 2322 40 012 011
40 002 989 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 5001 40 012 012
40 002 990 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 5004 40 012 013
40 002 991 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 548 40 012 014
40 002 992 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 557 40 012 015
40 002 993 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 560 40 012 016
Back by Popular Demand (Rerelease)
40 002 994 M-K-T (Green/Yellow) 350 40 012 017
40 002 995 M-K-T (Green/Yellow) 351 40 012 018
40 002 996 M-K-T (Green/Yellow) 352 40 012 019
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 997 Erie Lackawanna† (Grey/Yellow/Maroon/Black) 2301 40 012 020
40 002 998 Erie Lackawanna† (Grey/Yellow/Maroon/Black) 2314 40 012 021
40 002 999 Erie Lackawanna† (Grey/Yellow/Maroon/Black) 2320 40 012 022
40 012 000 Nacionales de México (Black/Red/Yellow)
(Item Cancelled)
9103 40 012 023
40 012 001 Nacionales de México (Black/Red/Yellow)
(Item Cancelled)
9114 40 012 024
40 012 002 Nacionales de México (Black/Red/Yellow)
(Item Cancelled)
9120 41 012 025

*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing MKT are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.
†Alternate history scheme

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