The GP39-2 fared better in the market place: 220 GP39-2s were sold. Most of the non-Dash 2 GP39s have been retired.
The GP39X was an experimental locomotive that was designed to test 50 Series components. Six EMD-owned locomotives were built and in full SOU garb. These units were later converted to GP49 standards.
Also, two GP39DC's were produced; the GP39 had an A.C. alternator as standard equipment, however Kennecott ordered two GP39's with D.C. generators.
Who bought what?Edit
- C&O (QTY:20) #'s 3900-3919.
- SOU (QTY:6) #4600-4605.
- Kennecott Copper Company (QTY:2) #1 and 2 Carry serial #'s 36792 and 36793 9, EMD order #5764
- ATSF (QTY:106) #'s 3600-3705
- BN (QTY:40) #'s 2700-2739
- D&H (QTY:20) #'s 7601-7620
- Kennecott Copper (QTY:33) #'s 3, 705-711, 779-799, 905
- MKT (QTY:20) #'s360-379*
- Phelps Dodge (QTY:1) #33
- RDG (QTY:20) #'s 3401-3420
*MKT's built new units were housed GP49 carbodies. MKT Later went on to buy 8 Ex- Kennecott Copper GP39-2's.