First- and second-generation EMD power on the Bessemer & Lake Erie roster congregate in front of the North Bessemer engine house.
US Steel frequently moved power between its subsidiary roads. This set of power at the B&LE’s North Bessemer shops has three units that have been brought over from the DM&IR. Only the third unit, ... (more)
A southbound B&LE crew has yarded their train, and is headed to the North Bessemer engine terminal. A newly-transferred DM&IR unit is in today’s consist.
A pair of B&LE SD18's, one in bicentennial paint, share the North Bessemer engine terminal with some SD9's and a few flavors of SD38's.
A quartet of SD9's idle near the North Bessemer enginehouse.
As seen from the shoulder of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, three B&LE Tunnelmotors deliver a train to the Union RR at North Bessemer Yard.
A heads up from a friend led us to North Bessemer to watch a southbound ore train arrive to interchange with the Union Railroad - an unexpected surprise was the northbound Union crew arriving with... (more)
URR 31 leads a quartet of MP15 switchers into N Bessemer Yard with a long cut of empty B&LE ore hoppers. Late this same evening, these hoppers will be exchanged for ore loads delivered by the Can... (more)
2009 switches out rebuilt coke racks off the shop tracks at XB and will put them onto 36E. Ore trains can be seen on 34E, the west yard and in the middle group are a cut of gons and a cut of more ... (more)
910 and two sisters work up hill with a loaded train in tow as they pull down 3 west in North Bessemer Yard. Their return train of empties can be seen in the background on 35 and 36 East.
BLE 902, 867 and 910 sits tacked onto a empty train ready to depart XB for Conneaut Oh. for another load of ore.
BLE 902, 901 and 866 pull 48 loads of Minnesota ore into North Bessemer yard where it will be interchanged with the Union railroad, it will then be taken down to the furnace's at the USS Edgar Tho... (more)
The conductor ties down the 48 loads that they just pulled into North Bessemer.
These were the common head end power on trains those days. They could make aroar that belied their mere 2000 HP.
Here it is, warts & all, as they say. As I recall this was the only F in the whole place.