Late on an October day, the Bessemer & Lake Erie’s Western Allegheny local rolls into Hooker, Pennsylvania. The 4:00 call time made it tough to get photos at this end of the branch.
The Bessemer & Lake Erie Western Allegheny local passes through the area known as Troutman, Pennsylvania.
The Western Allegheny branch of the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad operated with F7’s from dieselization until the day that it was abandoned. Here the train from Kaylor works toward Queen Junction ... (more)
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)
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.
A pair of Bessemer & Lake Erie F7’s has left its train and are off to pick up more loaded hoppers at Liggett, Pennsylvania. With its 4:00 call time, the Kaylor branch local, one of the last regula... (more)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie dieselized its road power with 28 F7A’s, 26 F7B’s, and a variety of six-axle power. The six-axle power won favor, and no more four-axle road power was ever added to the ro... (more)
Looking west as B&LE F7 #728 approaches the line's only tunnel. Crew was actually switching a coal loading site and needed to work through the tunnel with drags. Photo permission by crew, of cou... (more)
Almost the end for these F's. Lookit that B unit!