The face only a Mother could love...The BQ23-7 was unique to the Seaboard Coast Line. 25 units were produced in 1978 and 1979. They had 4 axle trucks and were rated at 2250 H.P. The purpose for th... (more)
It's a hazy SW VA day as an unusual trio of engines serve as a pusher on a CSX coal drag utilizing NS trackage rights at Speers Ferry. The trio consists of GE BQ23-7 No. 3008, patched Family Lines... (more)
A face only a mother could love! CSXT 3001, a rare BQ23-7, brings a transfer run thru Blue Island, IL in November of 1991.
In the late 1970s, railroads were experimenting with alternatives to having locals with cabooses, as on some runs the caboose was problematic – it would need to be switched to the other end of t... (more)
Considering there were only 10 BQs in existence, I seemed to run into them fairly often. CSX's original blue and gray paint scheme was probably the best look for these units - the yellow nose mad... (more)
The BQ23 was so ugly, CSX had to hide it in a shed!
Arriving at Manchester Yard with inbound Wadley (AL) turn, a Lineville Subdivision train operated as a Monday thru Saturday assignment with assigned numbers 588 (north) and 587 (south). Train nor... (more)
One of 10 of the unique units originally acquired by the Seaboard Coast Line
A Seaboard System Lafayette yard job rolls south down 5th Street behind two true diesel oddballs, a BQ23-7 and a U-18B.
On the complete opposite end of the beauty scale from the U25C is the BQ23-7. Being a GE fan does not prevent the feeling that this is perhaps the ugliest locomotive ever built. But you can hard... (more)
Another face only a mother could love. I my aesthetic world noseless is pointless. Sorry.
Strange Bedfellows at Madisonville, Kentucky. The Santa Fe locomotive is owned by Midwest Coal Handling Co.
Strange Bedfellows at Madisonville, Kentucky. The Santa Fe locomotive is owned my Midwest Coal Handling Co.
Circa April 1984. These were so common as to be boring in those days.