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Pilawt

Member
BNSF 2824 is on the roster as a GP39R, but the cheeklines are classic GP30:

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The Mars light cutout in the nose reveals UP 1401's SP (or in this case SSW) heritage:

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Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
BNSF 2824 is on the roster as a GP39R, but the cheeklines are classic GP30:
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It will always be a GP30 to me. The GP30 is one of my favorite second generation EMD units. The cowl over the cab roof was a distinctive and welcome relief from all the look-alike GP35's, GP40's, and SD40/40-2's of the early 70's-mid 80's. It is hard to believe the original model is now 50 years old and still on the road.
 

NM_RailNut

Member
Those rebuilt GP30s will be around for quite a while, or at least until the EPA regs change yet again :rolleyes:. It still seems a bit odd to see Cascade Green here in the Southwest, but it's a nice contrast to all those damn pumpkins...
 




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