BLE 867 and company lead ore loads South through the area known as Pennside.
After another snow storm blew through the area laying down a fresh 5 inches, a southbound ore train kicks up a cloud of snow as it accelerates through the outskirts of Grove City. Leading this CN... (more)
A rarer sight these days, a southbound ore train passes through downtown Grove City with not one but two ex. BLE units in the lash-up. After the Bessemer and Lake Erie was bought out by CN, many ... (more)
Approaching the next crew change at Kremis, southbound loaded stone and ore rumbles across Osgood Trestle in Osgood, PA behind BLE 867. The train is crossing over the former Erie railroad on the r... (more)
On an absolutely gorgeous January day, southbound stone and taconite loads depart Conneaut, Ohio with glistening orange BLE SD38AC No. 867 leading the way. The trestle in the background is that of... (more)
January 26th, a friend and I found ourselves in Conneaut, with the expectation of 867 leading south in just about perfect light. Upon arrival to Conneaut, it was confirmed that the 867 would be le... (more)
The sun begins to break through the clouds as BLE 867 and company drag the last cut of empties from their train into the P&C Docks in Conneaut, Ohio on a cold winter day. After having lunch, the c... (more)
Lake effect snow has hammered Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania throughout the past few weeks, but that hasn't stopped ore from moving on the former Bessemer & Lake Erie railroad. Here, BL... (more)
For years, I have ranted and complained about how the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad used to be cool, and how I never got the opportunity to shoot it when all orange consists ran on a daily basis. ... (more)
CN southbound ore train on the Bessemer Sub. approaching Keepville with BLE 867 leading IC 1038 and IC 1018 on a beautiful fall day.
CN southbound ore train on the Bessemer Sub. approaching Kelsey with BLE 867 looking right at home, followed by IC 1038 and IC 1018 on a beautiful fall day.
After running light to North Bessemer, BLE 867 and 905 take a train of empty hoppers back north.
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.
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.
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.