The era of Illinois Central SD70's hauling ore on the CN's former Bessemer & Lake Erie has drawn to a close with the arrival of several SD70M-2's. On October 24th, L518 brought 3 of the IC units a... (more)
Canadian National SD70M-2 8800 brings up the rear of a loaded ore train as it crosses Kimbles Viaduct on the Bessemer Sub in Mercer, Pennsylvania. This was the first ore train to operate with a 2 ... (more)
The era of Illinois Central SD70's hauling ore on the former Bessemer & Lake Erie has drawn to a close with the arrival of several SD70M-2's. On October 24th, L518 brought 3 of the IC units and a ... (more)
A new era in Bessemer and Lake Erie motive power began on October 15th, when the newly arrived DPU equipped CN SD70M-2s took their first ore train south from Conneaut to Greenville, and to North B... (more)
BLE 867, 868 and 905 bring old Bessemer hoppers south, splitting the town of Greenville PA.
The orange trio that has once again roamed the rails of the Bessemer and Lake Erie have just crossed Kimbles Viaduct as darkness consumes Northwestern Pennsylvania just outside of Mercer, PA.
CN 5422 leads a Bessemer orange and black sandwich. The orange and black of the Bessemer is fading faster then the Sunlight on a beautiful Easter evening.
Steel train passes under Orr Rd near Mercer.
Pennsylvania farmland surrounds a southbound Bessemer ore train preparing to duck under the Orr Road bridge near Mercer.
Spring has sprung on the BLE and it offers a nice contrast to the Bessemer's bright orange SD38s.
Electro Motive Diesel's SD40T-3 and International Harvester's 656 Hydro. Different technologies, both work horses and most likely built within a three hour drive of each other.
878 North crosses Kimbles Viaduct with 18 empty hoppers in tow after he gets the clear signal at Filer North for being held up for M&W to get out of his way. The SB I-79 bridge can be seen in the ... (more)
BLE 908 south bound off of the Scrubgrass Rd. Trestle with 28 scrap cars in tow. I know BLE is now CN, but as long as they're still orange, they're still BLE.
Southbound B&LE 902,900 & 910 climb the "Porter Cutoff" as they tackle the .3% grade and are about to cross the 640 foot Cornell Viaduct.