My 400th photo on RP.
BLE 908, 905, and 901 start towards North Bessemer after cresting the grade near Saxonburg, Pa.
Four tunnel motors work hard to lug a heavy southbound ore train up the grade at SX North in sleeting conditions.
The stiff climb to Saxonburg has brought Bessemer 905 and company to their knees with 70+ loaded ore cars in tow. While it's an impressive show to us, it's just another day at work for the crew.
905 leads a load of ore south through Saxonburg bound for the USSX ET works.
Pittsburgh bound ore loads approach the busy State Route 228 overpass near Saxonburg behind a trio of black and orange EMD's.
With 74 loads of ore in tow the engineer of the three tunnel motors cuts the power back and will start to apply the dynamic brakes in just a few minutes for the down hill run to the Allegheny rive... (more)
The 907 South passes the approach signal to SX North interlocking.
This is a loaded ore train that's on it way to the North Bessemer Yard where it will hand it over to the Union Railroad.