After chasing the southbound loaded ore train and waiting in Albion we later realized the train had parked. Later to find out the conductor had broken his ankle while out of the train. He was tran... (more)
BLE 905 splits the classic searchlights at MD North near Harmonsburg, Pennsylvania as it makes its way toward Greenville with a lengthy train of taconite loads. The concrete block next to the 905 ... (more)
B&LE 905 South rests at Conneaut waiting for the conductor, while NS 206 passes overhead
After running light to North Bessemer, BLE 867 and 905 take a train of empty hoppers back north.
A quartet of rebuilt EMD SD45T-2's haul a loaded Canadian National taconite train across the Partridge River near the small town of Allen,MN on its way to Two Harbors. Bessemer & Lake Erie #909 le... (more)
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.
The Bessemer & Lake Erie was one of the last Class I roads to have F units in active service. The aging EMD’s were mainly assigned to two regions. Moving ore cars around the Lake Erie ore docks at... (more)
BLE 862 is seen leading light power up to the harbor at Conneaut just outside of town. It is very rare to see the 862 leading on the road as the unit is used as the dock switcher all the time and ... (more)
Winter on the Bessemer.
With the switching all done at Emsco, BLE 905 leads 867 south through downtown Girard as they head for Albion.
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.
Bessemer & Lake Erie’s Western Allegheny branch local has roughly one thousand tons of coal in tow as it rolls through Buena Vista, Pennsylvania. This was a tough job to capture, as it didn’t run ... (more)
With a good load of coal bound for the main line at Queen Junction, Bessemer & Lake Erie’s Western Allegheny branch local rolls through Liggett, Pennsylvania.
Bessemer & Lake Erie’s Western Allegheny branch local has left its train on the main, and is making a reverse move on the siding at Liggett, Pennsylvania.
The 2 BLE units left on regular freight service bring 2 scrap cars and 21 empty pipe flats back to Butler to interchange with the B&P (Buffalo & Pittsburgh RR) to go back to CN in Buffalo, NY.