Internal Combustion Locomotives

GE 1965 Milwaukee Road 5056
GE 1965
Milwaukee Road 5056
Description:Diesel-Electric U25B

Equipment Information

Milwaukee Road 5056 is a diesel freight locomotive designed as a “road switcher” for general freight train service. It is an example of the first commercially successful diesel locomotive built by General Electric and the oldest Universal-series locomotive at IRM.

Milwaukee Road 5056 Details

Builder: General Electric
Year Built: 1965
Model: U25B
Horsepower: 2500
Length: 59ft 10in
Width: 10ft 3in
Height: 14ft 10in
Weight: 260000 lbs
Brakes: 26L
Engine: 7FDL16
Motors: 4 GE 752E
Trucks: AAR-B
Description: Diesel-Electric / Universal Series
Arrived: 1993
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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Milwaukee Road 5056 Ownership History

1965-1968 – Milwaukee Road #387
1968-1974 – Milwaukee Road #5006
1974-1984 – Milwaukee Road #5056
1984-1993 – Miller Compressing, Milwaukee, WI
1993-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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