The GP39-2 was offered by EMD as a fuel-efficient alternative to their very popular GP38-2 model. This efficiency resulted from the use of a turbocharged 12-cylinder 645E3 diesel engine, as opposed to the non-turbocharged 16-cylinder prime mover in the GP38-2. The use of a turbocharger increased the horsepower output from 2,000 to 2,300hp with four fewer cylinders. One other benefit of the turbocharger is improved operation at higher altitudes where thin air causes normally-aspirated diesels to lose power and produce excess smoke. The largest original fleet of GP39-2s was assembled by the Santa Fe who, over the course of seven years, acquired a total of 106 units.
NOTE: You will receive Road # 3669
NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC
The same drive as our basic Master Series™, in an affordable locomotive
Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels
Separately applied hand rails and end railings
Matching cabooses available separately
Locating dimples for grab irons
True scale dimensions with accurate details
Realistic die-cast underframes
Equipped with AccuMate® Couplers
As with our Master Series™ GP-38, this model features either a 2,600 or 3,600 gallon fuel tank.
QSI® Quantum System ™ Features Including:
(Atlas Trainman® Gold Locomotives only)
Authentic diesel engine sounds
Air let-off in neutral
Coupler impact sounds when operated with DCC
Helper mode that mutes the whistle and bell for double heading
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.