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Owner: BNSF Railway
Model:EMD GP39-2Built As:ATSF 3684 (GP39-2)
Serial Number:786224-2Order No:786224
Frame Number:786224-2Built:5/1979
Notes:Ex-ATSF
Other locos with this serial:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2) ATSF 3684(GP39-2)
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BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/10/2000  Upload Date: 3/24/2005 7:50:48 AM
Location:  Riverbank, CA
Author:  John Benson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
Backlit shot of BNSF 2959
Title:  Backlit shot of BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/9/2003  Upload Date: 8/14/2003 7:42:43 AM
Location:  Yardley, WA
Author:  Tim Huemmer
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
Yard Engines
Title:  Yard Engines
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/9/2003  Upload Date: 8/14/2003 7:42:43 AM
Location:  Yardley, WA
Author:  Tim Huemmer
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2) BNSF 6324(SD40u)
Views:  578   Comments: 1
BNSF 2714
Title:  BNSF 2714
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/2004  Upload Date: 12/21/2004 10:40:15 PM
Location:  Vancouver Junction, WA
Author:  ryan mishler
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2714(GP39-2) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  611   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/26/2005  Upload Date: 8/17/2005 9:25:33 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Nicholas Todd
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  BNSF 2959 at Vancouver, WA
Photo Date:  4/28/2006  Upload Date: 4/28/2006 10:03:31 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Robert Ulberg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/24/2007  Upload Date: 3/24/2007 8:42:50 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Al Ahlgrim
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Switching
Title:  Switching
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 2/23/2009 11:24:00 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Keith Owen
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Yard Duty
Title:  Yard Duty
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 2/23/2009 11:24:26 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Keith Owen
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 2/23/2009 11:24:45 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Keith Owen
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/20/2008  Upload Date: 2/23/2009 11:25:18 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Keith Owen
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959L
Title:  BNSF 2959L
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/29/2008  Upload Date: 10/1/2008 1:39:56 AM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959 (GP39-2)
Title:  BNSF 2959 (GP39-2)
Description:  BNSF 2959 (GP39-2) at Vancouver Station
Photo Date:  7/5/2009  Upload Date: 7/5/2009 4:14:17 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Brian Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
BNSF 2948 and BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2948 and BNSF 2959
Description:  BNSF 2948 and BNSF 2959 wait patiently along the back-up power siding of Vancouver Amtrak Station guarding the bridge over the Columbia River.
Photo Date:  7/11/2009  Upload Date: 7/21/2014 1:51:35 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2948(GP39-2) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  Waiting for its next assignment.
Photo Date:  7/12/2009  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 6:05:39 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Keith Owen
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  Waiting for its next assignment.
Photo Date:  7/12/2009  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 6:09:34 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Keith Owen
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
BNSF2959 GP39-2 in ATSF paint an RC unit
Title:  BNSF2959 GP39-2 in ATSF paint an RC unit
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/30/2009  Upload Date: 2/18/2010 2:02:00 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Shaun Harris
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2011  Upload Date: 7/25/2018 10:53:43 AM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Michael Cameron
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  2959 shunting in the Vancouver Yard. For a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9tzBwlstWc
Photo Date:  9/1/2011  Upload Date: 9/21/2011 10:33:28 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Paul Ginochio
Categories:  Yard,Track
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959 stabled next to the BNSF office at Vancouver
Title:  BNSF 2959 stabled next to the BNSF office at Vancouver
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/22/2011  Upload Date: 11/26/2011 1:54:57 AM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Simon Darvill
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/12/2012  Upload Date: 2/12/2012 4:27:53 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Richard Schaffner
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  VANCOUVER WA March 9 2012 -- The crew gets off to handle switches as BNSF GP39-2 2959 stops short of the yard office. The unit was delivered to Santa Fe in May 1979 as phase IIB ATSF GP39-2 3684 serial number 786224-2. It was renumbered BNSF 2959, patched and transferred to BNSF on Sept 22 1995 after the BN-ATSF merger. (Roster information from trainpix.com and atsfrr.net)
Photo Date:  3/9/2012  Upload Date: 3/9/2012 7:22:31 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  162   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  BNSF 2959 at Interbay in Seattle, WA.
Photo Date:  3/25/2012  Upload Date: 3/28/2012 2:00:17 PM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  Mark Gillings
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
Creeping Up to The Crossing
Title:  Creeping Up to The Crossing
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/9/2012  Upload Date: 11/16/2012 6:47:16 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Tristan G
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  130   Comments: 1
Old Santa Fe Still Looking Mighty Fine
Title:  Old Santa Fe Still Looking Mighty Fine
Description:  It was great to see a yellowbonnet in such good condition, very serious eye-candy to me.
Photo Date:  11/9/2012  Upload Date: 11/14/2012 7:05:36 AM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Tristan G
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  220   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  RYE JUNCTION WA Nov 19 2012 -- BNSF GP39-2 2959 has just coupled onto three covered hoppers and is ready to return to its train which is sitting on main one south of the junction switch. This is the interchange track with the Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad in Vancouver WA. EMD built the 2905 (s/n 786224-2) in May-June 1979 for Santa Fe as ATSF 3684 and delivered it in yellow warbonnet. On Sept 22 1995 it was transferred to BNSF. On Feb 14 2000 it was patched and renumbered BNSF 2959. (Roster information from http://www.trainpix.com/bnsf/EMDORIG/GP39-2/INDEX.HTM, http://atsfrr.net/resources/CrossetGene/master_diesel_roster/GP39-2/reference.htm#3684 and http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/786224.htm)
Photo Date:  11/19/2012  Upload Date: 11/10/2012 6:30:29 PM
Location:  Rye Junction, WA
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  207   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  RCO Geep working in Willbridge Yard along US30...
Photo Date:  2/16/2013  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 7:00:50 PM
Location:  Portland, OR
Author:  Mark Herren
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Santa Fe
Title:  Santa Fe
Description:  The switcher working the yard before i was about to leave back to Eugene.
Photo Date:  6/5/2013  Upload Date: 6/6/2013 7:28:14 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Tristan G
Categories:  Station,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
AMTK 465
Title:  AMTK 465
Description:  AMTK 465 completes a double meet and pass of a short BNSF 2959 Lake Shore Ave cut (in the distance to the north, just below the Fruit Valley over-pass) and a BNSF 4008 northbound grain-train on the shared mainline with the shorty ahead. (The meet later confirmed with BNSF 7261 & BNSF 2959 on the other side of the over-pass slipping into the Amtraks lane.)
Photo Date:  1/11/2014  Upload Date: 6/23/2014 6:44:24 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 465(F59PHI) BNSF 2959(GP39-2) BNSF 4008(C44-9W)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  BNSF 2959 prepares to complete the meet and pass BNSF 4008, the local switcher having slid all the way over to the passing lane next to the two mains, just recently vacating the main BNSF 4008 prepares to charge up, lights coming up & kicking it up several notches.
Photo Date:  1/11/2014  Upload Date: 6/23/2014 6:28:10 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4008(C44-9W) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
BNSF 4008
Title:  BNSF 4008
Description:  BNSF 4008 powers a grain train north with BNSF 2959 local disappearing into the background.
Photo Date:  1/11/2014  Upload Date: 6/23/2014 6:26:49 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4008(C44-9W) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  Remote control engive BNSF 2959 idling just south of the Fourth Plain over-pass in Vancouver, WA.
Photo Date:  2/5/2014  Upload Date: 6/23/2014 6:30:09 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
UP 5677 - BNSF 2959
Title:  UP 5677 - BNSF 2959
Description:  UP 5677 slipping up to onto the main line headed south into the station area through the southern throat of the BNSF sort/holding yard in Vancouver, WA. BNSF 2959 working the yard with a cut of center beam cars.
Photo Date:  2/5/2014  Upload Date: 6/23/2014 1:42:21 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5677(AC44CWCTE) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
BNSF 9598 pushes northward through the east section of the wye around Vancouver Station
Title:  BNSF 9598 pushes northward through the east section of the wye around Vancouver Station
Description:  Remote control engine BNSF 2959 idles in the background at the northern end of the Burlington Northern south parking lot and office, construction equipment continues the photographic challenge to minimize impact.
Photo Date:  5/3/2014  Upload Date: 5/31/2014 1:30:06 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9598(SD70MAC) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/10/2014  Upload Date: 9/10/2014 7:00:01 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Richard Chase
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
BNSF 6108 and 2959
Title:  BNSF 6108 and 2959
Description:  The conductor is looking at a railfan holding a camera over his head over a chain link fense. At least he seems not to be laughing.
Photo Date:  1/26/2015  Upload Date: 1/28/2015 10:21:55 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6108(ES44AC) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/26/2015  Upload Date: 1/28/2015 10:21:58 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  117   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959 - BNSF 2359 - BNSF 2078
Title:  BNSF 2959 - BNSF 2359 - BNSF 2078
Description:  BNSF 2959 - BNSF 2359 - BNSF 2078 under morning sun and clear blue skies (except for a little pollution haze) - the idled Portland container docks visible in the distant background after the Hanjin pullout.
Photo Date:  4/16/2015  Upload Date: 5/13/2015 6:17:40 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2) BNSF 2359(GP38-2) BNSF 2078(GP38-2)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/31/2015  Upload Date: 8/1/2015 12:33:37 AM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Bob Keenan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  88   Comments: 1
UP 7645, BNSF 2959
Title:  UP 7645, BNSF 2959
Description:  UP 7645 with double-stack coming out of the fog into Vancouver Center while BNSF 2959 shuffles around the corner of the old yard ducking under Mill Plain over-pass. (And if I ever put in a snarl like this, nobody would ever believe it to be prototypical.)
Photo Date:  12/28/2015  Upload Date: 1/8/2016 1:34:31 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  UP 7645(AC45CCTE) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
Vancouver Yard
Title:  Vancouver Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/24/2016  Upload Date: 11/28/2016 12:49:32 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Keith Owen
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  40   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959, BNSF 2236 - BNSF 1932, BNSF 9276 - pole - CSX 3347 - BNSF 7321 - BNSF 4301
Title:  BNSF 2959, BNSF 2236 - BNSF 1932, BNSF 9276 - pole - CSX 3347 - BNSF 7321 - BNSF 4301
Description:  BNSF 2959, BNSF 2236 - BNSF 1932, BNSF 9276 - BNSF 7423 (hidden in curve/pole) - CSX 3347 - BNSF 7321 - BNSF 4301 (in western power corral holding lane, north lane empty), the middle two unit pair mentioned on deck for the inspection pit shed, and the first in our introduction on a holding stub - with the insidious freight by-pass visible rounding along the lower right of the frame and circling between the viewing area to the right distance and running all along the yard up to the north end where itll join back into the mains at the Lake Shore / Fruit Valley Road over-pass.
Photo Date:  2/6/2016  Upload Date: 2/24/2016 1:35:39 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2) BNSF 2236(GP38) BNSF 1932(SD40-2) BNSF 9276(SD70ACe) CSX 3347(ET44AH) BNSF 7321(ES44DC) BNSF 4301(C44-9W)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/28/2016  Upload Date: 2/29/2016 3:11:20 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Richard Chase
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/5/2016  Upload Date: 3/5/2016 6:00:01 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Richard Chase
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  88   Comments: 1
BNSF 2085 (foreground with UP 369147 boxcar) and BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2085 (foreground with UP 369147 boxcar) and BNSF 2959
Description:  BNSF 2085 (foreground with UP 369147 boxcar) and BNSF 2959 (wearing ATSF yellow bonnet) working the old, lower yards between United Grain supply tracks (the covered hoppers extending out to the rear left of the frame) and the Vancouver water treatment pools (out of frame to the right). Exit stage right along the tracks to run along Northwest Pac vegetable processing/canning plant and the sharp incline up to the southern end of BNSF Vancouver Center and the Vancouver Amtrak Station (in case you are keeping score and drawing out the map).
Photo Date:  3/10/2016  Upload Date: 4/25/2016 2:22:22 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 2085(GP38-2) BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  71   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  BNSF 2959 with toes clearing the riser on one of several "duck-unders" in downtown Vancouver - the new waterfront development area visible below the bridge through the old Thunderbird-Red Lion In At the Quay area and the Columbia River visible.
Photo Date:  3/10/2016  Upload Date: 4/25/2016 2:23:24 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  48   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  BNSF 2959 to the south side of the 39th Street over-pass in the middle Vancouver Center sort yard and mini-hump area proving theres not enough activity to the north as the UP double-stack disappears around the bend and Im just tracking down all the rumbles of motive power.
Photo Date:  5/17/2016  Upload Date: 6/24/2016 4:44:18 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
BNSF 6229 - BNSF 6739, BNSF 2959, UP 7290
Title:  BNSF 6229 - BNSF 6739, BNSF 2959, UP 7290
Description:  BNSF 6229 - BNSF 6739 on by-pass (crossing the still warm UP northbound tracks), BNSF 2959 pulling into the northern ladder sort yard, while UP 7290 continues holding in the passing lane.
Photo Date:  5/17/2016  Upload Date: 6/24/2016 4:46:16 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6229(ES44AC) BNSF 6739(ES44C4) BNSF 2959(GP39-2) UP 7290(AC44CW)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
BNSF 2959, CSX 861 and BNSF 2088
Title:  BNSF 2959, CSX 861 and BNSF 2088
Description:  BNSF 2959 dropping down to the yard run-around/by-pass moving between the middle and north yard with CSX 861 and BNSF 2088 back on the turn-table spur in an interesting mixture of color at Vancouver Center on this sunny day of May.
Photo Date:  5/30/2016  Upload Date: 6/24/2016 8:12:05 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2) CSX 861(ES44AC-H) BNSF 2088(GP38-2)
Views:  100   Comments: 1
BNSF 2959
Title:  BNSF 2959
Description:  BNSF 2959 coming up along the middle yard of Vancouver Center approaching the 39th Street over-pass... and honestly, the picture was because of the tiered warehouses in the background which just looked sort of neat (in the sun).
Photo Date:  8/5/2016  Upload Date: 9/8/2016 7:39:34 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  B Campbell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2959(GP39-2)
Views:  94   Comments: 1


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