Waiting patiently at Kremis on the main is BLE 867 on the lead of a loaded ore train. Soon a crew will take her and the train to North Bessemer yard. The next day unfortunately she would be left a... (more)
There's no mistaking those bodies...
What a chase...with a third orange motor hidden, taconite loads for Proctor hammer through Saginaw on a gorgeous winter day. Should be maroon, but a trio of former sister road B&LE motors is hard ... (more)
B&LE 866 and EJ&E 670 pair up on the Markham Yard pulldown job.
B&LE 908 leads the Van Loon Local west across the IHB Gary Industrial and the CSX Porter Branch at Ivanhoe Junction.
BLE 878 hangs out at Glenn Yard on a nice morning.
I've been away from the trackside scene for about 3 years as you see the higher priority reason in her high priority "Vizzy-pink" coat as we watch IC 1034 South momentarily bisect Branch... (more)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie’s branch from Queen Junction to Kaylor was the last remaining portion of the Western Allegheny Railroad. With track that could not handle six-axle locomotives, the branch ... (more)
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.
Bessemer SD38-2 866 leads the Van Loon local west through Ivanhoe. I never get tired of seeing these Bessemer units hanging in the area!
A wide variety of motive power, including a Bessie SD38-2, sit in the south yard in Joliet.
BLE 878 and GTW 4911 make for a great lash-up as the 'heritage' units lead a cut of cars out of Glenn Yard for headroom. BLE 878 has been working around the Chicago area ever since being activated... (more)
The Two Harbors switch job with fairly clean Bessemer 906 shoves empty cars past the large ore stockpile.