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.
Four tunnel motors work hard to lug a heavy southbound ore train up the grade at SX North in sleeting conditions.
The stiff climb to Saxonburg has brought Bessemer 905 and company to their knees with 70+ loaded ore cars in tow. While it's an impressive show to us, it's just another day at work for the crew.
905 leads a load of ore south through Saxonburg bound for the USSX ET works.
Pittsburgh bound ore loads approach the busy State Route 228 overpass near Saxonburg behind a trio of black and orange EMD's.
With 74 loads of ore in tow the engineer of the three tunnel motors cuts the power back and will start to apply the dynamic brakes in just a few minutes for the down hill run to the Allegheny rive... (more)