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Date: 04/10/22 04:15
FCAB Chile GE C23-EMP
Author: masterphots

FCAB Chile bought five GE C23-EMPs which arrived in Chile in 2018.  They were built in Brazil.  Here are two of them on an eastbound sulphuric acid train at Cumbre, Chile  4/9/22






Date: 04/10/22 05:22
Re: FCAB Chile GE C23-EMP
Author: pedrop

Beautifull units. Here in Brazil the only company that has them are a small ore railroad in Amazon called Trombetas - EFT.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Date: 04/10/22 09:42
Re: FCAB Chile GE C23-EMP
Author: tomstp

Talk about deserts, this has to rank high.



Date: 04/10/22 17:04
Re: FCAB Chile GE C23-EMP
Author: Ritzville

Nice looking train in the desert!

Larry



Date: 04/11/22 02:15
Re: FCAB Chile GE C23-EMP
Author: E25

Nice work, Alan.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 04/11/22 16:10
Re: FCAB Chile GE C23-EMP
Author: jmt

Plate from GE 2601
 




Date: 04/14/22 12:31
Re: FCAB Chile GE C23-EMP
Author: zorz

I've always found it fascinating that GE/Wabtec have not updated the carbody, configuration or frame of the original U20C/U26C platform since inception. The dimension are slightly different, the round edges are gone...but the entire thing is basically the same.

I'm guessing that is with ~60 years of building them, the modularity of the parts is a huge selling point. You can basically rebuild a U20C from the ground up without really doing any major work - just swap stuff out.



Date: 04/15/22 16:16
Re: FCAB Chile GE C23-EMP
Author: masterphots

zorz Wrote:
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> I've always found it fascinating that GE/Wabtec
> have not updated the carbody, configuration or
> frame of the original U20C/U26C platform since
> inception. The dimension are slightly different,
> the round edges are gone...but the entire thing is
> basically the same.
>
> I'm guessing that is with ~60 years of building
> them, the modularity of the parts is a huge
> selling point. You can basically rebuild a U20C
> from the ground up without really doing any major
> work - just swap stuff out.

And they look a hell of a lot better in my opinion.



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