Ever since the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum took possession of its Plymouth Model BL gas-mechanical locomotive, we have wondered what it looked like when it was new. As it came to us, the sheet metal and body were damaged or missing. Now through a contact made over the Internet, a gentleman was kind enough to share a Plymouth catalog for the model BL showing pictures of what it should have looked like. Pictured below is our BL as it was delivered to us and as it was moved into our restoration building.
The Plymouth Model BL as it was delivered to us.
Plymouth Model BL as it was moved into our restoration building & as it was pictured in the catalog with all of its sheet metal in place. The catalog picture depicts a narrow gauge version of the BL where ours is standard gauge.