• External spotting differences GP59/GP60

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  by Railpac
 
I was wondering after comparing photos of the GP59 to the GP60, I couldn't find any distinct spotting features. Is there any major external difference between the 59 and 60? Or, is the GP59 essentially a GP60 with a 12-710G (3000hp) opposed to a 16-710G (3800hp)?

Thanks in advance.

  by GM10-1975
 
GP59
Has a keener nose
High headlight
7 handrail stanchions

GP60
Has a rounder nose
Nose headlight
10 handrail stanchions

  by Railpac
 
GM10,
It sounds like you are talking about the pre-production demonstrator units of each model. I'm speaking of production units.

  by TerryC
 
The only GP59's are Norfolk Southern 4609 4611. The GP59 has 7 handrail stanchions vs. 10 on the GP60. The GP59's have the late version GP60 dynamic brake housing.

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