I was reading on the Alaska railroad news forum that in 2002 they were talking to EMD about the posibility of building a GP69, basically an updated version of the GP60, 3800 HP an all, did anything materialize?
USRailFan wrote:Southern bought six GP39X rated at 2600HP. About the time that ARR bought their GP49s, Southern had up-rated theirs to 2800HP as well and changed the model desgination to GP49. ARR was the only ones bought new.Allen Hazen wrote:Since the ARR was one of the few (the only?) purchasers of the GP49Don't Norfolk Southern have GP49s (with high short hoods) too?
dave76 wrote:I agree that sooner or later someone will have to produce a 4 axle loco, most of the GP40 and -2s are 30+ years old, a lot of GP38s were retired from the class ones, in favor of -2s, I know there is still a lot of GP9s out there but there like 50+ years old. This also goes to show how good a product EMD produced for years. It be nice to see some new 4 axles but if the class 1s wont buy in large numbers we'll never see it.Well, you have those ugly-as-hell GP15Bs that Amtrak is receiving in these days....