Nos. 2801-2809 are the only true 2800hp GP-49s in the country and are all painted in the ARR passenger paint scheme of blue & gold. They are not well liked due to their SLOW acceleration and so remain in service only on the unit coal train. Occasionally one will escape for use on freights or the unit tank train. This unit was sold to Helm Leasing in December 2006. (Click here for specifications and here for engineering drawing)
Photo courtesy of Randell Carnley
Fort Richardson Army Base, June 25, 2004 at about 1930