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New Paint Schemes!

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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.

Primary spotting features include a stepped-out radiator section and two sets of three tall engine access doors near the center of the long hood. During production, the U23B was equipped with various truck side frames, including Blomberg trucks from EMD trade-in locomotives, AAR-style trucks, or GE’s own four-axle “FB2” truck. One of these three truck styles is included on our model where appropriate per road name.

Today the number of active U23Bs has dwindled, but a handful can still be found working for short lines and regional railroads in North America.

3-Rail TMCC MSRP: $399.95
3-Rail MSRP: $249.95
2-Rail DC MSRP: $249.95
Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2013

Features:

  • Accurate painting and printing
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons
  • Scale dimensions
  • Directional LED lighting
  • Western Pacific, C&O and Chessie System will be equipped with Blomberg trucks
  • 2-Rail loco has fixed pilots, scale wheelsets and scale couplers
  • 3-Rail conventional locomotives have horn and bell sounds
  • Minimum diameter curve: 0-36 (3-Rail)
  • Minimum radius curve: 36” (2-Rail)

Additional TMCC Features:

  • Lionel® TrainMaster® Command Equipped featuring RailSounds™ digital sound system (including horn, bell, diesel-roar sounds, etc.); Crew Talk® (in command mode) and more…
  • RailSounds™ operates in both conventional
    and command modes
  • Operating Electro-Couplers
  • Operating diesel exhaust unit (3rd run only)
  • Electric Railroad Co. Cruise Commander Technology
  • Legacy compatible (100 Speed Steps) (3rd run only)

2-Rail DC Features:

  • 3rd run features an all-new motherboard which allows for drop-in installation of an ESU sound decoder.
3-Rail TMCC Item# Description 3-Rail Item# 2-Rail DC Item#
Atlas O Trainman® U23B Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
20031017 Chesapeake & Ohio* 2325 20021017 20041017
20031018 Chesapeake & Ohio* 2327 20021018 20041018
20031019 Chessie System* 2304 20021019 20041019
20031020 Chessie System* 2306 20021020 20041020
20031021 Penn Central 2706 20021021 20041021
20031022 Penn Central 2723 20021022 20041022
20031023 Reading & Northern 2397 20021023 20041023
20031024 Reading & Northern 2399 20021024 20041024
20031025 Santa Fe 6324 20021025 20041025
20031026 Santa Fe 6330 20021026 20041026
20031027 Western Pacific 2252 20021027 20041027
20031028 Western Pacific 2258 20021028 20041028
  2nd Run - July 2009    
Atlas O Trainman® U23B Locomotive - Special Halloween Limited Edition!
Limited Quantities Available!
20 031 016 Delaware & Hudson "Grey Ghost" 2311 20 021 016 20 041 016
Atlas O Trainman® U23B Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
20 031 009 Conrail 2744 20 021 009 20 041 009
20 031 010 Conrail 2746 20 021 010 20 041 010
20 031 011 M-K-T 350 20 021 011 20 041 011
20 031 012 M-K-T 352 20 021 012 20 041 012
20 031 013 Missouri Pacific 2250 20 021 013 20 041 013
20 031 014 Missouri Pacific 2256 20 021 014 20 041 014
20 031 015 Delaware & Hudson "Spirit of Freedom" 1776 20 021 015 20 041 015
1st Run - December 2008
Atlas O Trainman® U23B Locomotive
20 031 001 Delaware & Hudson 2303 20 021 001 20 041 001
20 031 002 Delaware & Hudson 2304 20 021 002 20 041 002
20 031 003 Lehigh Valley 505 20 021 003 20 041 003
20 031 004 Lehigh Valley 512 20 021 004 20 041 004
20 031 005 Louisville & Nashville* 2701 20 021 005 20 041 005
20 031 006 Louisville & Nashville* 2707 20 021 006 20 041 006
20 031 007 Santa Fe 6333 20 021 007 20 041 007
20 031 008 Santa Fe 6338 20 021 008 20 041 008
Two Road Numbers are available per Road Name.
*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Missouri Pacific and M-K-T marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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