As I walked back from class, I heard the familiar sound of a BLE locomotive's horn blowing for the crossings in downtown Grove City, PA. I quickly grabbed my camera, rushed to my car, and drove 2... (more)
BLE 867 and company lead ore loads South through the area known as Pennside.
B&LE SD38-2 866 brings some steel loads from USS into Pine Yard. Although the unit is far from its former Pennsylvania home, it looks right at home pulling steel products on the rails of its forme... (more)
A BLE GP38-2 and GTW GP9R lead CN L516 south on the former EJ&E in Gary Indiana
Approaching the next crew change at Kremis, southbound loaded stone and ore rumbles across Osgood Trestle in Osgood, PA behind BLE 867. The train is crossing over the former Erie railroad on the r... (more)
On an absolutely gorgeous January day, southbound stone and taconite loads depart Conneaut, Ohio with glistening orange BLE SD38AC No. 867 leading the way. The trestle in the background is that of... (more)
The sun begins to break through the clouds as BLE 867 and company drag the last cut of empties from their train into the P&C Docks in Conneaut, Ohio on a cold winter day. After having lunch, the c... (more)
Lake effect snow has hammered Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania throughout the past few weeks, but that hasn't stopped ore from moving on the former Bessemer & Lake Erie railroad. Here, BL... (more)
For years, I have ranted and complained about how the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad used to be cool, and how I never got the opportunity to shoot it when all orange consists ran on a daily basis. ... (more)
After running light to North Bessemer, BLE 867 and 905 take a train of empty hoppers back north.
With 15 empties for the NS at Shenango, BLE 867 and 905 head north into the siding at Kremis to meet the southbound ore train.
Ending its day of duty as the Port Clinton Roustabout, an ultra-rare SD38AC unit backs past the station platform to clear a some switches.
A pair of Bessemer units head north on the Erie Subdivision to Girard to switch out a couple of cars at Emsco as they plow through the Cole Springs Rd crossing just south of town.
The Bessemer local heads south through Butler with a four car train behind SD38AC 867 and SD40-3 905.
Bessemer and Lake Erie Number 867 brings the AK Turn into Butler PA.