Recently reassigned to the Chicago area, Bessemer tunnel motor 908 leads the Van Loon local west past Ivanhoe. These were replaced on their home rails by IC SD70s, and now they call the Chicago ar... (more)
All things come to a end. Bessemer enters the next chapter. Both BLE 901 and BLE 908 wait for NS to pick them up and take them away forever.
B&LE still looks classy with the logo on the bridge matching the logo on the cab.
A trio of Tunnel motors has a train of empty hoppers moving well on their way to Conneaut.
126 miles from Salamanca on the Erie, a southbound Bessemer ore train rolls overhead on the railroads Osgood Viaduct.
Two Bessemer tunnel motors sandwich a CN SD40-2W on the daily ore train bound for North Bessemer. The CN 5245 was brought in to temporarily replace BLE 905, which was damaged in a grade crossing i... (more)
The AK Steel turn rolls towards Calvin Yard where it will prepare to switch the mill.
After checking the signal at Albion and right after hearing the dector go off, a CN (BLE) northbound heads through Albion up to Conneaut.
Northbound train 10 minutes before sunset
We went out looking for Aurora Borealis but only found this southbound Bessemer train.
A pair of Tunnelmotors struggle to pull an ore train into Albion. The train is coming off of the Conneaut Branch. The track to the right is the old Erie Branch.
On a beautiful spring morning, B&LE 908 and 905 lift an ore train out of the Conneaut Docks.
Ore loads creep though the old B&LE yard at Albion as a fellow railfan checks his shot.
Southbound ore train at Hammonsburg.