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Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:EMD GP39-2Built As:KCCX 779 (GP39-2)
Serial Number:766028-1Order No:766028
Frame Number:766028-1Built:1/1977
Notes:blt as KCCX 779, to MKT 380, to UP 2350
Other locos with this serial:  UP 1201(GP39-2) MKT 380(GP39-2) UP 2350(GP39-2)
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UP GP39-2 2350
Title:  UP GP39-2 2350
Description:  Union Pacific Railroad GP39-2 2350 at Cotter, Arkansas on October 18, 1991, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This unit was built as KCCX 779 with a high visibility cab. I noticed the odd fuel tank, but failed to notice the odd cab. The following is from utahrails.net: Built as Kennecott Copper Corp. (KCC) 779-class units; to MKT in late 1984. All units originally fitted with high-visibility cabs (26 inches higher than normal EMD cabs) for service in Kennecott's Bingham Canyon copper mine near Salt Lake City; the units were modified with lower cabs by National Railway Equipment, in one of that company's first projects, at a leased facility in Clearfield, Utah, in August through October 1984, and immediately entered service on MKT. On all except UP 2353, the entire cab was lowered by removing the 26 inches of extra height, but because the actual cab roof was then too low, a four-inch hump was added to allow clearance to open the cab interior electrical cabinet doors. The extra-height cab on UP 2353, ex MKT 383, originally KCC 782, was in very poor shape from wreck damage repair by Kennecott (the cab had been sheared off by a mining shovel in the Bingham Canyon Mine). National Railway Equipment replaced the entire cab with one from a retired Milwaukee Road SD45.
Photo Date:  10/18/1991  Upload Date: 5/9/2015 1:13:41 PM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 2350(GP39-2)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
UP 2350
Title:  UP 2350
Description:  UP 2350
Photo Date:  9/11/1999  Upload Date: 12/31/2016 8:22:08 PM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 2350(GP39-2)
Views:  91   Comments: 0


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