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Date: 06/23/22 08:57
A Thirty for Thursday, sort of...
Author: swaool

BNSF GP39E 2741 leads an "ABBA" consist on train 644, the Sumas Turn, southbound on the Bellingham Sub at Mt. Vernon (WA), November 25, 2013.  Built 5/62 as CB&Q 946, she still has the "GP30 look".  I can't say that I'm a fan of those obtrusive air conditioning units atop the cab, but a/c is certainly nice to have on these hot summer days.

mike woodruff
spokane




Date: 06/23/22 09:38
Re: A Thirty for Thursday, sort of...
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE catch with BN green on the point with the two "B" units!

Larry



Date: 06/23/22 09:49
Re: A Thirty for Thursday, sort of...
Author: santafe199

No, you're doing just fine. If it looks like a GP30, if it quacks like a GP30......... (you know the rest). Very early in TO's "GP30 Thursday" history some clown jumped up on a very high horse, pounded on his chest and screamed to the mountain top: "THAT'S NOT A GP30, THAT'S A GP39-3 xyz, yada yada yada!!!!" Quite an impressive tirade.

As far as I CARE, if it's a GP30 shell, it qualifies for GP30 Thursday. Period.

Lance/199



Date: 06/23/22 11:28
Re: A Thirty for Thursday, sort of...
Author: wyeth

swaool Wrote:
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> I can't say that I'm a fan of those obtrusive air
> conditioning units atop the cab, but a/c is
> certainly nice to have on these hot summer days.

And those air conditioning units do not work for very long (most don't work at all now).



Date: 06/23/22 15:08
Re: A Thirty for Thursday, sort of...
Author: texchief1

Nice shot!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 06/23/22 17:48
Re: A Thirty for Thursday, sort of...
Author: stevelv

santafe199 Wrote:
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If it looks like a GP30, if it quacks like a GP30......... 

Yep,  and despite the ugly a/c units it looks great leading the two B units.



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