GM2, Commonwealth Railways, ca 1951
Portrait of Commonwealth Railways GM class diesel-electric locomotive, no. GM2. The locomotive was built by Clyde Engineering of Granville, New South Wales, Australia. It entered service in November 1951, and is now preserved at the National Railway Museum (Port Adelaide).This is one of a number of images in the collection of the State Library of South Australia depicting Commonwealth Railways locomotives said to have been taken in around 1951.Some of the information provided here about the image is obtained from Fluck, Ronald E; Marshall, Barry; Wilson, John (1996). Locomotives and Railcars of the Commonwealth Railways. Welland, SA: Gresley Publishing, pp. 55 and 58. ISBN 0959969039.