B&LE passing under DW&P on DM&IR....only on CN!!
With my birthday being on the 11th, good friend Richard Thompson and I decided to celebrate by chasing the Bessemer's loaded ore train, starting in Conneaut. About 100 miles later, the chase came ... (more)
Bessemer sandwich! Tunnel motors look good, maroon or not.
The southbound signal at "Karen" shows a medium clear indication for a loaded ore train to take the switch in order to pass this northbound light power set for Conneaut consisting of BLE 866 and 9... (more)
Departing north off the siding, having met two southbounds.
CN has repainted 98% of the DM&IR fleet, but their B&LE motors soldier on in 2011. Quite a few of them have been displaced from their home rails, but still work on former GLT rails. This train i... (more)
910 and two sisters work up hill with a loaded train in tow as they pull down 3 west in North Bessemer Yard. Their return train of empties can be seen in the background on 35 and 36 East.
A loaded Bessemer iron ore train prepares to duck beneath Hansen Avenue in the industrial city of Butler, Pennsylvania.
A loaded Bessemer iron ore train heads south past some yellow shrubbery in the small establishment of Branchton, Pennsylvania.
B&LE loaded ore train is minute compared to the overall picture!
Plenty of boaters out on the Allegheny enjoying this beautiful day as I enjoy the Bessemer.
A few miles north of the Allegheny river bridge BLE 910 south throttles up with a load of ore in tow for the Union Railroad.
BLE 902, 867 and 910 sits tacked onto a empty train ready to depart XB for Conneaut Oh. for another load of ore.
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)
BLE 900 & DMIR 402 lead 48 loads of limestone