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Southern Pacific No. 8033, a Dash 8-39B, leads an EMD SD40T-2 and another GE locomotive westbound through Aurora, Illinois.
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Southern Pacific No. 8033, a Dash 8-39B, leads an EMD SD40T-2 and another GE locomotive westbound through Aurora, Illinois.

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GE Dash 8-39B Diesel-Electric Locomotives
The GE Dash 8-39B (sometimes referred to as a B39-8) is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems. It is part of the GE Dash 8 Series of freight locomotives.

Original Owners

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

Quantity: 3
Road numbers: 7400-7402

Railroad: General Electric (Demonstrator)

Quantity: 1
Road number: 808
Notes: model B39-8E, rebuilt from the unique B36-8

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (LMX)

Quantity: 102
Road numbers: 8500-8599, 8503 (2nd), 8540 (2nd)
Notes: model B39-8E, long term lease units for Burlington Northern Railroad. Original 8503 and 8540 returned to GE to become GECX 8000-8001.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad

Quantity: 40
Road numbers: 8000-8039

GE Dash 8-39B Overview

Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: GE Transportation Systems
Model: Dash 8-39B
Specifications
Configuration:
​ • AAR B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Career
Locale: North America

See also:

GE Dash 8 Series Locomotives

GE Diesel Locomotives

GE Transportation

Diesel Locomotives

Locomotives