What is the story behind the development and production of the BL1 and the BL2's? Please advise about the success rate (or lack thereof) of this locomotive and why some roads decided to buy or not to buy them. Thanks so much.
Sir Ray wrote:Here's a page with a decent amount of information, which answers many of your questions.If you follow the hyperlink Sir Ray provides you will find the only significant difference between the BL1 and BL2 is that the BL1 was built with an air throttle. This throttle would not work in multiple unit with other units and was abandoned by EMD.
The BL1/BL2 (there was very little difference between the first (and only) BL1 and the subsequent BL2 models) were not really successful, althought I guess some do all right now on tourist train...