Logo
 
 
4/3/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Maine Central
Model:GE U23BBuilt As:DH 309 (U23B)
Serial Number:36811Order No:2601
Frame Number:Built:9/1968
Notes:09/1967, xDH 309, xxDH 2309
Other locos with this serial:  QCR DG4(U23B) MEC 288(U23B) DH 2309(U23B) DH 309(U23B)
  Page Controls   View:  Pics Per Page:
Going away
Title:  Going away
Description:  There were two sets of consecutive units on this train. The leaders were a pair of U23s, now a pair of ex Reading GP 39s. This was a typical power set in the mid 80s.
Photo Date:  9/27/1984  Upload Date: 7/8/2014 2:19:39 AM
Location:  White Haven, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 287(U23B) MEC 288(U23B) DH 454(C424) BM 3246(GP40) DH 7417(GP39-2) DH 7418(GP39-2)
Views:  370   Comments: 0
Ex D&H U23
Title:  Ex D&H U23
Description:  When Guilford took over the D&H, they moved much of the power around their roster, with the D&H units being most affected. An example of that is the two units leading this train. Once D&H U23Bs, they are now lettered for the Maine Central. It became a sore point at the D&H that Guilford kept all the newer power when it let the D&H go in 1988.
Photo Date:  9/27/1984  Upload Date: 7/8/2014 2:17:42 AM
Location:  White Haven, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 287(U23B) MEC 288(U23B) DH 7417(GP39-2) DH 7418(GP39-2) DH 454(C424) BM 3246(GP40)
Views:  532   Comments: 0
U-Boats
Title:  U-Boats
Description:  More Guilford bargain-basement power: CR U-33-B 2918 has become a D&H unit. Mechanicville yard. All three Guilford roads are represented here, at least on paper. The MEC and B&M units were originally D&H.
Photo Date:  6/8/1985  Upload Date: 12/28/2005 3:16:56 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Donald Albertson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B) BM 351(GP39-2) DH 2918(U33B)
Views:  1237   Comments: 0
D&H U33B 2918
Title:  D&H U33B 2918
Description:  An odd consist at Mechanicville NY on 08JUN1985 includes a U33B head out
Photo Date:  6/8/1985  Upload Date: 12/20/2018 2:51:24 PM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Donald Albertson
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 2918(U33B) MEC 288(U23B) BM 351(GP39-2)
Views:  106   Comments: 2
BULA
Title:  BULA
Description:  208-317-361-288
Photo Date:  11/19/1985  Upload Date: 4/19/2011 2:31:48 PM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
EDWJ
Title:  EDWJ
Description:  MEC 288-294
Photo Date:  6/2/1986  Upload Date: 4/21/2011 4:59:03 PM
Location:  White River Junction, VT
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B) MEC 294(U23B)
Views:  546   Comments: 0
EDWJ
Title:  EDWJ
Description:  MEC 288-294
Photo Date:  6/2/1986  Upload Date: 4/21/2011 5:24:59 PM
Location:  White River Jct., VT
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  323   Comments: 0
Guilford trio
Title:  Guilford trio
Description:  BUME behind three Guilford painted units rolls along the rock wall next to NY 17 just east of Corning with 48 cars. This was a challenging shot for an eastbound, as you had to stand on the shoulder of westbound NY 17, an expressway. Timing had to be good, as you could not stop here long. I got it right this suny morning, catching three Guilford units, one each for the component roads, though the leader and trailing units had been "transferred" away from the D&H.
Photo Date:  2/25/1987  Upload Date: 4/18/2015 2:45:05 AM
Location:  Gibson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B) DH 651(U33C) BM 361(GP39-2)
Views:  421   Comments: 1
BUME with Guilford power
Title:  BUME with Guilford power
Description:  This view of BUME behind a solid set of Guilford power is notable for two reasons. First, a solid set of power on the D&H was notable any time it happened, though Guilford still managed to mix up the power, with one unit from each of their roads. Interestingly, the first and last units started out on the D&H, despite now being lettered for MEC and B&M. The other reason is that this shot gives an overview of the rail remnants of Corning as they appeared in the late 1980s. This is taken from the NY 414 overpass, looking west. The train is on the former Erie main, which is a relocation of the original main which ran down what is now NY 352 through downtown Corning. The "new" 1951 Erie station was just to the left of the train where it curves out of the photo. The empty right of way to the right of the train was the DLW, which was abandoned in stages between here and Buffalo following the EL merger in 1960; as it was, the line had only a year left as a through route after the consolidation of facilities in 1959, where the DLW abandoned much of its line from here to Binghamton in favor of running on the Erie. The connection was just east of the overpass Im standing on. The line in the distance is the connection from Conrails Corning Secondary, once the NYC line to Jersey Shore PA, itself relocated out of the street as part of the Erie relocation project in 1951-the lines had joined just east of downtown. It will join the Southern Tier at CP W Glass about 1/2 mile to the west, approximately where the Erie station stood.
Photo Date:  2/25/1987  Upload Date: 9/22/2012 2:34:08 AM
Location:  Corning, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B) DH 651(U33C) BM 361(GP39-2)
Views:  759   Comments: 0
MEC 407
Title:  MEC 407
Description:  Unknown date, location, and photographer.
Photo Date:  7/1/1987  Upload Date: 1/29/2019 6:10:47 PM
Location:  Unknown, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 407(U18B) MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
MEC 407
Title:  MEC 407
Description:  Unknown date, location, and photographer.
Photo Date:  7/1/1987  Upload Date: 1/29/2019 6:14:19 PM
Location:  Unknown, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 407(U18B) MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
MEC U23B 288
Title:  MEC U23B 288
Description:  Ex D&H 2309
Photo Date:  8/14/1987  Upload Date: 1/26/2018 11:28:51 AM
Location:  Scranton, PA
Author:  Alan Gaines
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
MEC 288
Title:  MEC 288
Description:  Unknown date, and photographer.
Photo Date:  10/1/1988  Upload Date: 1/29/2019 7:24:58 PM
Location:  Rigby Yard, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B) ST 17(GP7)
Views:  53   Comments: 0
Waterville Yard
Title:  Waterville Yard
Description:  Unknown date, and photographer.
Photo Date:  4/1/1989  Upload Date: 1/29/2019 7:09:17 PM
Location:  Waterville, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B) BM 692(SD39) ST 18(GP7)
Views:  74   Comments: 1
B&M 1728-MEC 288
Title:  B&M 1728-MEC 288
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/25/1989  Upload Date: 7/20/2011 3:28:40 PM
Location:  Waterville, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1728(GP9) MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
MEC 288
Title:  MEC 288
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/22/1989  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 4:48:35 PM
Location:  Bangor, ME
Author:  Steve Pappas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
MEC 288(U-23B)
Title:  MEC 288(U-23B)
Description:  ex D&H 309-2309
Photo Date:  7/24/1991  Upload Date: 7/29/2011 2:41:51 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
MEC 288(U-23B)
Title:  MEC 288(U-23B)
Description:  ex D&H 309-2309
Photo Date:  6/3/1992  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 8:45:52 AM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
MEC RUPO Power
Title:  MEC RUPO Power
Description:  288-309
Photo Date:  6/9/1992  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 8:49:37 AM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  303   Comments: 0
MEC BKPO
Title:  MEC BKPO
Description:  288-404
Photo Date:  8/5/1992  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 2:12:26 PM
Location:  Danville Jct., ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
MEC BKPO
Title:  MEC BKPO
Description:  288-404
Photo Date:  8/5/1992  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 2:13:13 PM
Location:  Danville Jct., ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
MEC 288
Title:  MEC 288
Description:  MEC 288 dropping off cars at Interstate Bakery (J.J. Nissen) in Biddeford
Photo Date:  1/1/2002  Upload Date: 3/7/2006 10:05:25 PM
Location:  Biddeford, ME
Author:  MEC 407
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 288(U23B)
Views:  1040   Comments: 0


Site Design ©2001-2016 Tim Huemmer
Photos © respective authors
  Contact: info@rrpicturearchives.net