First- and second-generation EMD power on the Bessemer & Lake Erie roster congregate in front of the North Bessemer engine house.
Enroute to the AMP Shops in Dansville, Bessemer & Lake Erie SD38 #862 sits in CSX's Goodman Street Yard in Rochester. CSX local B796 has a caboose on the west end and gets ready to shove out of th... (more)
A Bessemer & Lake Erie SD38, still wearing DMIR paint, sits in CSX's Goodman Street Yard in Rochester, NY. The locomotive is enroute to American Motive Power in Dansville for work, and will be pic... (more)
BLE 862 is seen leading light power up to the harbor at Conneaut just outside of town. It is very rare to see the 862 leading on the road as the unit is used as the dock switcher all the time and ... (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.
These were the common head end power on trains those days. They could make aroar that belied their mere 2000 HP.