Photo By: Kevin Morgan

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:  
 
http://galaxyman.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1396145  
 
http://galaxyman.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1396207

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Location Information
City or County and State
Westminster, CO

Subdivision
Front Range (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 11




Train Information
Railroad
Alaska Railroad
Model
GP49
Unit Number
AAR 2808

Symbol
HPASSAG
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 20D
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
33 mm
Shutter
1/320 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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