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Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:EMD GP39-2Built As:MKT 363 (GP39-2)
Serial Number:837058-4Order No:837058
Frame Number:837058-4Built:4/1984
Notes:Former MKT 363 built 12/1989
Other locos with this serial:  UP 1212(GP39-2) MKT 363(GP39-2) UP 2362(GP39-2)
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UP GP39-2 2362
Title:  UP GP39-2 2362
Description:  Union Pacific Railroad GP39-2 2362 at Cotter, Arkansas on December 29, 1988, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2362 was built in April 1984 (c/n 837058-4) as MKT 363, became UP 2362 December 18, 1989, was renumbered to UP 1212 on April 12, 2002.
Photo Date:  12/29/1988  Upload Date: 5/16/2015 12:07:56 PM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 2362(GP39-2)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
UP B30-7A 246
Title:  UP B30-7A 246
Description:  Union Pacific Railroad B30-7A 246 and GP39-2 2362 crossing the White River at Cotter, Arkansas on January 24, 1989, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Although the river appears placid, it was not always so. I've seen one photograph of the water flooding to within a few feet of the bottom of the bridge spans. In the 1940's a dam was constructed about ten miles upsteam and the danger of flooding all but disappeared. About the bridge; The following is from the book, The White River Railway, by Walter M. Adams:

The plan for the bridge was approved May 25, 1903. A contract was let to the Phoenix Bridge Company and work got under way. Since the U. S. Corps of Engineers determined that the White River was a navigable waterway, a turn span had to be introduced to permit steamboats free progress up the river. The turn span was 285 feet long and the elevation from the top of the rail on the span to low water level was 59 feet (which was 410 feet above sea level). The bridge was designed to handle a 35 foot rise which would give a plus or minus 15 foot clearance from high water. The total length of the bridge, not including the short five panel timber trestle approaches at each end, was 1091 feet, 7½ inches. The grade from milepost 381.8, just north of the final location of the Cotter depot, to the first masonry pier was ascending at 1%. The first three steel deck girder spans were level, the turn span and next girder span were level, while the last six deck girder spans started climbing and elevated the grade two plus feet in 320 feet. The total length of each deck girder spans was 80 feet 3½ inches.The grade then returned to a steady 1% up through the tunnel (roughly 1000 feet past the bridge) and continued to milepost 391.6. Since the bulk of the bridge was brought in by steamboat and barge, there was no need to wait for the completion of the railroad to Cotter to commence construction. By June 1904, trains began operating over the bridge, but the turn span was not completed until June 20. The turn span was operated just once, for testing and acceptance by the railroad, and never turned again. The arrival of the railroad in Cotter killed off the steamboat business.

Photo Date:  1/24/1989  Upload Date: 9/27/2014 11:13:02 AM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  UP 246(B30-7A) UP 2362(GP39-2)
Views:  265   Comments: 4
UP 6139
Title:  UP 6139
Description:  In heavy snow, northbound at Brigham City with an unusual consist: SD60m, GP39-2, GP40-2, SD50.
Photo Date:  1/27/1996  Upload Date: 6/22/2016 6:22:31 PM
Location:  Brigham City, UT
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6139(SD60M) UP 2362(GP39-2) UP 906(GP40-2) UP 5035(SD50)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
UP 2362 W/B
Title:  UP 2362 W/B
Description:  Union Pacific westbound CDA local has just come off the CDA branch and headed back to Spokane
Photo Date:  8/2/2000  Upload Date: 7/21/2012 1:14:30 PM
Location:  CDA JCT, ID
Author:  Lauren Scrafford
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 2362(GP39-2)
Views:  393   Comments: 1


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