GENERAL ELECTRIC GE U30B DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE
The four-axle General Electric U30B series were 3.000 horsepower diesel locomotive built to match EMD's GP-40, the most common locomotive of that class. The "U-boats" series designed by GE include many models based on the diesel engine GE FDL-16. U30B was a further development of the U28b and visually are identical to late U28Bs. About the different variants of the production lots, only some external details were changed (radiator doors, specially). Many railroads operated the U30B, included Atlantic Coast Line (4 units),Cheaspeake & Ohio (33), Chicago Burlington & Quincy (9), New York Central (58), Saint Louis and San Francisco (31), Seabord Air Line (15), Western Pacific (19) and Norfolk & Western, the major user with 110 locomotive, all with high noses. The Conrail's units were ex-NYC (then Penn Central) units (serials 2830-2889). Produced between December 1965 and March 1975, were built in total 291 locomotives.