The engineer of BLE 904 puts the throttle in the 8th notch and his EMD veterans billow clouds of spent diesel fuel in an effort to accelerate 57 blast furnace trim loads towards Two Harbors.
BLE 904 rests between switching assignments in Two Harbors.
BLE 904 and two EMD sisters pass a loaded ore train, waiting to be dumped at CN's Dock 6 in Duluth, as they lift limestone loads up the ramp from Missabe Juntion before attacking Proctor Hill in n... (more)
A pair of Bessemer tunnel motors sandwich a widecab SD40-2 as they shove limestone loads through the hole track, under CN's Duluth ore docks, before they make the climb up Proctor Hill.
BLE 904 and two other CN EMDs grind their way up Proctor Hill leaving Duluth Minnesota behind. This train had just spent most of the afternoon off loading 137 ore cars at the docks in Duluth and a... (more)
Bessemer and Lake Erie 904 eases another load of iron ore down Proctor Hill and toward the docks in Duluth Minnesota.
Some radio chatter piqued interest when BLE 904 was the identifier on a nice summer day only to have disappointment set in as it was only a light power move to rescue some ore cars at U.S. Steel M... (more)
An opening in the sky allowed for a sunny shot of this BLE tunnel motor as it takes ore empties from Two Harbors to Mountain Iron past the old DMIR searchlights. The searchlights have since been r... (more)
BLE 904 races through towards Iron Junction with ore empties. It's to my knowledge that these searchlights fell quite recently as of this posting (9/25/19).
Bessemer & Lake Erie 904 is out of RC yard duty on an empty ore train bound for MinnTac from Two Harbors. This day was particularly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the area but with sheer l... (more)
A clean B&LE tunnel motor shoves Limestone loads back from Hallett under CN's dormant Dock 5 in Duluth, MN to then head up Proctor Hill
BLE SD40T-3 904 leads loaded iron ore train U791 over the diamond with CN's Rainy Sub at Ramshaw heading south towards Two Harbors.
BLE SD40T-3 904 has just made the turn at Iron Junction to head south on the Iron Range Sub to Two Harbors with a loaded iron ore train in tow.
BLE SD40T-3 904 leads 145 loads of freshly baked iron ore pellets towards the port at Two Harbors.
BLE 904 heads the southbound 1600 Proctor Road Switch south out of town and down the hill towards Duluth for a fresh load of limestone.