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Copper Basin Railway No. 402, an EMD GP39DC, leaving Hayden, Arizona with tank cars of acid heading for the mine at Ray, AZ. August 7th, 2010, 112 degrees. Photo by Drew Jacksich. By Drew Jacksich from San Jose, CA, The Republic of California - AZ aug 10 046xRP, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17929269
EMD GP39DC Diesel-Electric Locomotive
An EMD GP39DC is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in June 1970. Power was provided by a turbocharged 12-cylinder EMD engine that generated 2,300 hp (1,720 kW). This locomotive model was basically a GP39 with DC main generator instead of an alternator.
Two examples of this locomotive model were built for Kennecott Copper Company as 1 and 2, later sold to Copper Basin Railway as 401 and 402.
EMD GP39DC Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
Build date: June 1970
Total produced: 2
• AAR B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime mover: EMD 645E3
Engine type: V12 diesel engine
Power output: 2,300 hp (1,720 kW)
Operators: Kennecott Copper Company, Copper Basin Railway
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