BLE 867S pauses as the crew prepares for their final moves at the Ore Dock before heading South towards North Bessemer.
BLE 867 takes the ore south past the 20.7 signal, the approach signal to SX north.
I had a hunch that today's ore train would be led by a Bessemer locomotive, so I braved the ice storm and drove to the outskirts of Grove City to wait for the train. Certainly the train had an ea... (more)
Canadian National's Butler turn heads south through Branchton with an entirely Bessemer locomotive consist and only one car in tow. This train is operating on the old Bessemer and Lake Erie mainl... (more)
Bessemer & Lake Erie SD38AC 867 is on the point as the crew backs the power set on to loaded iron ore cars and builds the southbound train in the Conneaut Harbor. Locomotives:BLE 867 S... (more)
Storms were on the way, but the sun was shining bright as BLE 867 screamed through town on a southbound ore train, with help from CN 5291 and fellow Bessemer 905.
After picking up loaded scrap cars in the yard at Shenango, BLE 867 heads for AK Steel in Butler passing the BLE searchlights at Scott Rd.
BLE 867, CN 5291 and BLE 905 await permission to proceed south at Meadville, as the sun makes a nice appearance during a break between the storms.
Bessemer & Lake Erie SD38AC #867 leads a southbound ore train as it comes around the bend and passes the searchlight signals at the MD South Control Point. Locomotives:BLE 867 SD38ACmore)
The power set for the southbound Bessemer loaded ore train backs on to the first cut of cars and prepares to build the rest of its train in the Conneaut Harbor. Locomotives:BLE 867 SD3... (more)
Bessemer & Lake Erie SD38AC #867 leads the southbound ore train past the Hartstown swamp. A family of geese rush into the water after narrowly avoiding the train while walking across the tracks. <... (more)
BLE 867 leads a southbound ore train as they depart the harbor in Conneaut and pass under the Norfolk Southern Lake Erie District bridge. Locomotives:BLE 867 SD38ACCN 5346 SD40-2W<... (more)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie builds the southbound iron ore train at the harbor in Conneaut, Ohio. The railroad passes through a "tunnel" alongside Conneaut Creek to get under the CSX mainline. more)
With three different EMD locomotives on the point, a southbound Bessemer & Lake Erie iron ore train roars as it crosses over the high line trestle in Osgood, Pennsylvania. Locomotives:... (more)
Bessemer & Lake Erie 867 leads a southbound loaded iron ore train past the searchlights at RX in Albion, PA. Locomotives:BLE 867 SD38ACCN 5346 SD40-2WBLE 905 SD40T-3