Published as a Trains magazine special edition, no. 4, 2008.The semi-streamlined BL2 was expensive to produce, and access to the engine was difficult. ... The locomotive had the mechanical specs of an F3 atop a light- frame (truss- sided like F units), semi-streamlined ... demonstrator BL1 had an air throttle and other minor mechanical differences; it was soon rebuilt to BL2 standards). ... Its funky hood design was expensive to produce, access to the engine and generator were difficult, and its lightweight frame kept it from heavy- duty service.
|Title||:||The Model Railroader's Guide to Diesel Locomotives|
|Publisher||:||Kalmbach Publishing, Co. - 2009|