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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.

EMD BL2 Video

Carlprit 1234 R I O Video Edit Official Video HD.
3.47 min. | 4.80 user rating
A Westerm Marland BL2 in action along with a Set of EMD F's and Alco FA.
1.98 min. | 4.93 user rating
A meet was set up by WMC for the photographers with some pretty rare stuff. A BL2, FA-1 (cab control) and an A-B set of F's, all in WM paint.
0.92 min. | 4.94 user rating
Rock In Rio 2011 - Metallica â« Fade To Black.
7.55 min. | 4.79 user rating
This video is a walk through of a General Motors EMD BL2 diesel locomotive. This unit was purchased new for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad back in 1949 an...
8.08 min. | 4.95 user rating
A Moose Mountain Production filmed by Richard 'Moose' Ouellette. Take a look around Bangor & Aroostook's Northern Maine Jct. facility on 08/04/1980. See RARE...
24.10 min. | 5.0 user rating
Here's the fourth of my older Protosound 1 diesel locomotives that I've converted to Protosound 2. It's the Premier model of the EMD BL2 which came out in 19...
1.57 min. | 4.11 user rating
Here's the last of my oldie but goodies, the last of the PS1 diesels that I have never before shown in one of my videos. This MTH Premier model of the EMD BL...
0.68 min. | 5.0 user rating
"FPON" Foreign Power in Ontario, a scene that has become more prominent on the CP Rail in the last year. During the hot and sticky month of July 2011, variou...
3.95 min. | 4.90 user rating
So I find out in the morning that there are not one, but TWO BL2s on their way through Chicagoland on CN train 336. Unfortunately the train didn't arrive unt...
0.72 min. | 5.0 user rating

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Roster :
Serial numbers Railroad Road numbers Quantity
4449 - 4452 Monon 30-33 4
4724 - 4729 Chesapeake and Ohio¹ 80-85 6
5243 - 5244 Monon 34-35 2
5259 - 5262 Boston and Maine 1550 1553 4
5451 - 5458 Missouri Pacific 4104-4111 8
5528 - 5533 Florida East Coast 601-606 6
5921 - 5922 Western Maryland Railway 81-82 2
6013 - 6013 Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1600 - 1601 2
6134 - 6138 Rock Island 425-429 5
6275 - 6282 Chesapeake and Ohio 1840 1847 8
7428 Chicago and Eastern Illinois2 1602 1
8161 - 8166 Bangor and Aroostook 550 - 555 (later 50 - 55) 6
8420 - 8422 Monon 36-38 3
8616 - 8617 Bangor and Aroostook 556 - 557 (later 56 - 57) 2
Total 9 railroads 59 engines

4-axle general purpose diesel locomotives built by GM-EMD

BL1 * BL2 * GP7, GP7B * GP9, GP9B * GP15-1 * GP15AC * GP15T GP15D * GP18 * GP20 * GP20D * GP22ECO * GP28 * GP30 * GP30B * GP35 * GP38 * GP38AC * GP38-2/38-2L/38-2W * GP38H-3 * GP39 * GP39DC * GP39X * GP39-2 * GP40 * GP40X * GP40-2 * GP40P * GP40P-2 * GP40TC * GP49 * GP50 * GP59 * GP60 * GP60B * GP60M



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