Due to its inaccessibility, this hill is rarely shot but it is incredibly impressive. One of the few remaining orange BLE units holds back 145 fresh loads of taconite as they drop from the Prindle... (more)
Only one of few B&LE locomotives remaining in the B&LE orange paint leads a southbound Taconite train with fresh steaming pellets, bound for the docks at Two Harbors.
Today's Byron Hill shover power is a classic pair of EMDs, with BLE 910 quite a ways from home.
Typically a mainstay in Pennsylvania, the 910 spent a few weeks in Wisconsin to serve on this ass... (more)
Imagine it, I was in college getting away for a short trip to catch the exotic "foreign" roads and didn't even realize they had any of these, dinosaurs even in those days, and one comes ... (more)
A pair of Bessemer & Lake Erie F7’s has left its train and are off to pick up more loaded hoppers at Liggett, Pennsylvania. With its 4:00 call time, the Kaylor branch local, one of the last regula... (more)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie dieselized its road power with 28 F7A’s, 26 F7B’s, and a variety of six-axle power. The six-axle power won favor, and no more four-axle road power was ever added to the ro... (more)
The daily afternoon southbound train headed for North Bessemer Yard and interchange with the Union Railroad is lead by a ratty looking CN unit. Sure do miss the B&LE orange and black locomotives.
BLE 866 switches Joliet Yard on a nice afternoon.
Empty tac cars make their way east behind a recently repainted BLE 900
Bessemer Tuinnel motor 910 and SD38-2 878 lead a pulldown job on the west end of Kirk Yard. What a great looking duo!
BLE 839, 830 and SD7 803 pose for a portrait at their Albion, Pa. engine facility in May 1981. Their simplified scheme is virtually identical to Milwaukee Roads SD7 scheme dating back to 1952 or s... (more)