General Electric U 33B locomotive
This GE U33 B was parked running about one year ago and is for sale. Open to reasonable offers
The GE U33B began production in December, 1966 at the time of its less powerful counterpart, the U30B. The model continued to carry General Electric's rather simple carbody and relative ease of maintenance. Perhaps the most significant change that came with the U33B was the addition of the flared radiator that gave the unit the appearance of wings at the end of the carbody. This was needed for the increased horsepower and the feature became a trademark of GE's locomotives, which continued through the later Dash 7, Dash 8, and Dash 9 series. The company also continues to employ the design on its latest models. The GE U33B utilized the builder's standard 4-cycle model FDL16 prime mover which could produce 3,900 horsepower.
It weighed just slightly more than earlier models and was the exact same length of previous U-boats, 60'-02". Somewhat interesting is the fact that GE never changed the tractive effort rating of its four axle U-boats (70,000 pounds starting and 64,000 pounds continuous), unlike many manufacturers which typically increased this with newer designs and additional horsepower. While some railroads had requested high, short hoods on other U-boat models all U33Bs were built using GE's standard short, stubby nose.
NOTE: The self aligning couplers on this unit are in good and shippable conditions. However, they are of the welded stop block type and may not be deemed acceptable by some railroads for shipment.