BLE 902, 867 and 910 sits tacked onto a empty train ready to depart XB for Conneaut Oh. for another load of ore.
A (just recently) empty crude ore train prepares to set off a b/o car at Fairlane before proceeding over to Largo for another load.
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 power for an afternoon T-Bird has just ran around it's empties after arriving from Fairlane. They'll now pull them down to Largo before shoving into the Thunderbird Mine for loading.
BLE 904 and CN 5563 roll down to South Keenan where they will shove their train into Keenan Yard.
The Keenan Switch pulls down to the Mt. Iron Yard to drop off and pick up a few log cars.
Loading crude ore at Largo
The afternoon Keenan Switch makes it's way to Minorca with 48 limestone loads on a fantastic evening.
DMIR SD40T-3 400 and CN C40-8 2107 roll through Iron, MN with crude ore empties for the Thunderbird Mine.
BLE 900 & DMIR 402 lead 48 loads of limestone
Late in the evening, BLE 908, 901, and 904 pull a string of 105 empties across the bridge in Harmarville, PA, while bein bathed in sweet evening light.
Three orange tunnel motors lug a hefty loaded ore train out of the Conneaut Creek Valley. It wasn't until this experience that I learned the real meaning of "eight n' sand!"
We went out looking for Aurora Borealis but only found this southbound Bessemer train.
BLE tunnel motors lead a 141-car string of ore empties north as seen from a classic Missabe photo spot.
BLE 906 leads a 141-car string of empty ore jennies north through Munger. It's hard for a photograph to capture the experience of being trackside and what this photo doesn't show is the aniticipa... (more)