This is one of only nine GP49's ever produced by EMD. It is very similar to a GP50, although it only has 12 cylinders and is rated at 2,800 HP. This unit hasn't been in the continental United States since May 1985 when it was delivered to the Alaska Railroad. The unit was retired in 2006 and is now headed to Texas for its "next life". This is also the very first picture I've ever taken of an Alaska Railroad unit!
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Posted By Marlowe Barnes On Sunday, February 14, 2010 At 11:23:19 PM (PT)
In Nov. 2008 caught a trio (2803,2806, 2807) in East St. Louis where they were up for sale. Two were sold and another was awaiting a buyer. I was told they were all in excellent mechanical condition.
Here are links to a few shots I took: