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EMD GP39

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Power type  Diesel-electric
Build date  June 1969 - July 1970
Model  GP39
Total produced  23
EMD GP39
Builder  General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Gauge  4 ft 8 ⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The EMD GP39 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1969 and July 1970. The locomotive's power was provided by a turbocharged EMD 645E3 12-cylinder engine which generated 2,300 hp (1.72 MW)

23 examples of this locomotive model were built for American railroads.

Burlington Northern Railway later rebuilt GP30, GP35, and GP40 locomotives that it classified as GP39s, but they were not built as such by GM/EMD. Twenty of the original 23 were built for the Chesapeake & Ohio, while the other buyers were Kennecott Copper (2) and Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay (1).

References

EMD GP39 Wikipedia


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