Catch 22! U703 grinds up the .6% grade with 99 loads of ore destined for US Steel after an interchange with the Union RR at North Bessemer on a brisk Earth Day after overnight snow flurries
CN SD70M-2 8827 leads today’s southbound ore train with 99
loads headed for North Bessemer yard. After climbing out of the Thorn Creek watershed the engines can ease up as the rest of the trip i... (more)
Amidst snow flurries moving into the area, ex SP Tunnel Motor leads an all orange consist of new ore jennies north with the dwarf siding signal on sentry.
On a cold winter morning, a loaded Bessemer ore train passes under the classic signal bridge at SX North behind a quartet of big EMD's, snaking through s-curves high on the hillside in Saxonburg, ... (more)
Snaking through s-curves in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, a loaded Bessemer ore train passes under the classic signal bridge at SX North behind a pair of CN SD70M-2's. These US&S searchlight signals ar... (more)
On a gorgeous Fall afternoon, U703 heads south towards the North Bessemer yard with 84 loads of ore using a quartet of CN SD70-M2’s.
The Bessemer & Lake Erie "Misc" job has BLE SD40T-3 number 905 leading as it runs southbound past the SX South signal in Saxonburg.
With loaded new style ore hoppers in tow, the daily southbound roars under the RT 228 overpass. In 20 miles the train pulled by matching Illinois Central “Death Star” locomotives will reach the No... (more)
With loaded new style ore hoppers in tow, the daily southbound glides through Saxonburg just past the site of the old US Steel sintering plant. In 20 miles the train pulled by matching Illinois Ce... (more)
A southbound Misc run with a trio of BLE power passes SX South on the CN Bessemer Sub. A friend and I chased this job all afternoon from Greenville to North Bessemer and back. It was one of the mo... (more)
BLE 867 takes the ore south past the 20.7 signal, the approach signal to SX north.
Just another gorgeous spring afternoon along the Bessemer Subdivision as the southbound ore train knocks down SX South.
Three IC Deathstar SD70s lead an empty talconite train southbound.