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.
The Real McCoy! The remaining 2 original Bessemer and Lake Erie units left on regular freight service bring 2 scrap cars and 21 pipe flats back North to interchange with the B&P (Buffalo & Pittsbu... (more)
The 2 remaining Bessemer units left on regular freight service bring a Southbound loaded pipe train south at the MP 12.9 Defect Detector.
The 2 remaining Bessemer units left on regular freight service bring a southbound loaded pipe train south past the ancient B&LE searchlight signals at SX North.
Bessemer and Lake Erie 867 leads a scrap train bound for AK steel in Butler, PA around the curve at MP 80.4 on this fine time capsule of a railroad.
With a nice snow cloud following it, a trio of Bessemer units hustle loads towards Greenville.
Back before ETTS, a trio of Bessemer tunnel motors dig in to the stiff grade as they depart Conneaut, kicking snow up in the process.