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Landmark Locomotives - The GP39-2

By January 24, 2013

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EMD's GP39-2 was the forgotten middle child between the hugely popular GP38-2 and GP40-2 models. The GP39-2 offered a fuel efficient locomotive well suited to light mainline duties. Many of the units, the oldest of which are now hitting their 39th birthday, are still hard at work.

GP39-2
CSX aquired its fleet of 20 GP39-2s from the Reading, but not via Conrail but the D&H.
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Although only purchased by a few roads, mergers and sales have placed these unique locomotives in every corner of the United States. And they've worn everything from Santa Fe blue and yellow to D&H lightning stripes.

Atlas has produced an affordable model in HO scale, and there are conversion shells available in N scale. With the plethora of GP38 and GP40 models on the market, you could also kitbash a GP39 or GP39-2 in many scales. Get more of the history of these locomotives in the latest locomotive profile.

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