Last November, I went to Portland, OR for some MySQL training for work (High Performance stuff). The training was great. I took the Amtrak Coast Starlight down from Seattle. The ride was pleasant. At one point, the train stopped, and I looked out and saw that there was a loco next to us. Since the opportunity presented itself, I went down to the lower level of the car, and opened the window. I quickly shot the Amtrak around the curve ahead, and this GP39 sitting on the rails.
Quite a sight to see!
This GP39E originally belonged to Union Pacific, and had the road number of 753. It started life as a GP-35, and was rebuilt by GE’s Electro-Motive Division (EMD) and by request of BNSF into the GP39E.
The full size image can be seen at my flickr photostream. Prints are also available.