Clyde-EMD ML2 drawing © 1999 by Ian J Smith. All rights reserved. Used by permission. If you would like to use this image, or a painted version of it on your web site, you may do so, providing that you notify the artist and place a link back to The Railroad Paintshop. Linking directly to the image on the Railroad Paint Shop site is prohibited. If you want to use the image in any other form of publication, you must have the prior written permission of the artist.
Historical note: The ML2 model is a twin cab unit, 26 of which entered service with Victoria Railways in July 1952, powered by 16-567B engine rated at 1,500HP, with dynamic brakes and 6 traction motors. 11 were rebuilt in 1984 with turbocharged 12-645 engines and rerated AT 2,250HP. The ML2s were the first mainline diesels in Victoria and were to them what the F7 was to US roads, the real start to dieselisation. The C-C wheel arrangement was chosen to get axle loads down to 45,000lbs as many branches and some mainline areas were limited to this weight in the 1950s.
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