|Two BNSF GP39s along the Airport Way in Seattle.|
|Builder||General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)|
|Build date||June 1969 - July 1970|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Prime mover||EMD 645E3|
|Power output||2,300 hp (1.72 MW)|
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)
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).
- Marre, Louis A. & Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1989). The Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Books. ISBN 0-89024-088-4. LCCN 88083625. OCLC 19959644.
- Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1973). The Second Diesel Spotter’s Guide. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach Publishing Company. ISBN 0-89024-026-4.
- Sarberenyi, Robert. EMD GP39 Original Owners. Retrieved on August 27, 2006
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- Sarberenyi, Robert. EMD GP39 Original Owners
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