Sunday, August 14, 2016

EMD BL2 in St Louis, Missouri, 1957

Road switcher number 200 of Chicago and Eastern Illinois.  This was one of two EMD BL2 units that the road bought.

It was the predecessor the GP series, a Bo-Bo type powered by a EMD 567B V16 prime mover rated at 1500 hp, of which 59 were built between September 1947 – May 1949.  As can be seen, the body shape was something of a half way step between the E & F type and the GP/SD.


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