BLE 866 leads 3 sisters southbound out of Conneaut as a little bit of color on the trees hangs on.
A northbound B&LE empty hopper train meets a southbound ore train at KO junction, PA.
A northbound B&LE empty hopper train passing through West Springfield, PA.
The 2nd Bessmer train of the day rolls north passing the yard at Albion. The Bessmer only has 2 sets of power to move traffic, 3 tunnel motors and 3 SD 38's, and both were used today. At Conneaut ... (more)
With new going up by old along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a 4 pack of BLE locomotives, 3 SD38AC's and a tunnel motor, head across the Allegheny river with a string of empty ore hoppers in tow.
As storm clouds loom east of the train, SD38AC 867 thunders downgrade over the Conneaut Branch headed for the P&C Docks and brighter skies.
Storm clouds loom over western Pennsylvania as what is now a rare leader, SD38AC 867, races to beat the storm back to Greenville.
This was the first appearance of two SD38ACs together on the B&LE mainline in about 6 years and the first since the CN takeover in 2004. 866 and 867 get the job done as they move a long string of ... (more)
SD38AC 205 leads SD38-2 No. 211 south towards Fairlane with 99 loads and 2 idler cars.
In one of the rarest moves I have ever seen on this railroad, a stray SD38AC bask in the sun while waiting for a crew to take it south.
SD38AC 201 rolls through Iron Junction with at T-Bird at sunset. The temperature had dropped down to -15, but with the wind (and standing in the shade) it felt much colder.
At last light, SD38AC 201 leads sister 200 into the yard at Fairlane with a loaded T-Bird bound for the United Taconite Plant. Both units - and all Missabe maroon units - are running on borrowed ... (more)
Ore empties roll north to loading at United Taconite. Trailing power is the 209 and 316.
Ore empties roll off the dock heading for Proctor Yard
One of the "T-Birds" rolling loaded ore South towards Fairlane.