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EMD BL2

Janesville & Southeastern #52 at the National Railroad Museum
NameEMD BL2
PowertypeDiesel-electric
CaptionJanesville & Southeastern #52 at the National Railroad Museum
Gaugeussg
AarwheelsB-B
BuilderGeneral Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
BuildmodelBL2
Totalproduction58
BuilddateApril 1948 - May 1949
Localeeastern and midwestern United States
PrimemoverEMD 567B
Cylindercount16
Poweroutput1,500 hp (1,100 kW)
Tractiveeffort56,200 lbf (250 kN)

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The EMD BL2 is a four-axle B-B road switcher built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD). Often considered the "Ugly Duckling" of diesel offerings from EMD, the BL2 set the stage for the company's widely successful GP series of locomotives.


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