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.
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)
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.
The Bessemer local heads south through Butler with a four car train behind SD38AC 867 and SD40-3 905.
Bessemer and Lake Erie Number 867 brings the AK Turn into Butler PA.
Western Pennsylvania holds the gem that is the former Bessemer and Lake Erie railroad. These two BLE EMDs are the last two orange motors running on their former home rails. On this day they are ha... (more)
Can you find the Bessemer & Lake Erie SD38AC #867? The Conneaut, Ohio, rail yard and dock area is still active as seen here, with the BLE #867 idling by the yard office (in front of the silos to t... (more)
Steel train passes under Orr Rd near Mercer.
Steel train passes under the nifty signal bridge at Branchton with a SD38 in the lead.
Southbound loads head under Rt 20 after a long delay in Conneaut.
BLE U70261 loaded southbound ore crosses the Allegheny River with BLE 867 SD38 leading another SD38 and a SD40T-2.
From this elevated perspective, we see a loaded Bessemer iron ore train making quick work of Adamsville, Pennsylvania, and heading south towards Greenville and beyond. Some faint, yellow fall foli... (more)
A loaded Bessemer iron ore train heads south along Conneaut Creek, beginning it's near 150 mile journey to the Pittsburgh area.