Approaching the next crew change at Kremis, southbound loaded stone and ore rumbles across Osgood Trestle in Osgood, PA behind BLE 867. The train is crossing over the former Erie railroad on the r... (more)
On an absolutely gorgeous January day, southbound stone and taconite loads depart Conneaut, Ohio with glistening orange BLE SD38AC No. 867 leading the way. The trestle in the background is that of... (more)
Still in Bessemer paint, SD40T-3 #905 leads an ore train southbound past the searchlight signals at MD South on a beautiful October day. Locomotives: BLE 905 SD40T-3CN 5422 SD60more)
January 26th, a friend and I found ourselves in Conneaut, with the expectation of 867 leading south in just about perfect light. Upon arrival to Conneaut, it was confirmed that the 867 would be le... (more)
The sun begins to break through the clouds as BLE 867 and company drag the last cut of empties from their train into the P&C Docks in Conneaut, Ohio on a cold winter day. After having lunch, the c... (more)
Lake effect snow has hammered Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania throughout the past few weeks, but that hasn't stopped ore from moving on the former Bessemer & Lake Erie railroad. Here, BL... (more)
January 3rd brought a friend and I to the Bessemer in anticipation of seeing the 867 lead North. It had been in the power set for the ore train for a number of days, so chances seemed pretty good ... (more)
BLE 871 and 862 are parked outside their diesel shops at Albion, PA. The BLE chose a unique headlight setup for the short hood, and also had unique sand fillers in the nose.
For years, I have ranted and complained about how the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad used to be cool, and how I never got the opportunity to shoot it when all orange consists ran on a daily basis. ... (more)
BLE 905, one of the few Bessemer painted units left on CN's Bessemer Sub, leads a southbound ore train over a road underpass adorned with the classic Bessemer logo. Locomotives: BLE 90... (more)
BLE 905 leads CN and IC locos on a southbound ore train, passing Pond Road just after crossing the state line into Pennsylvania. Locomotives: BLE 905 SD40T-3CN 5422 SD60IC 1018... (more)
Late on an October day, the Bessemer & Lake Erie’s Western Allegheny local rolls into Hooker, Pennsylvania. The 4:00 call time made it tough to get photos at this end of the branch.
The Bessemer & Lake Erie Western Allegheny local passes through the area known as Troutman, Pennsylvania.
The Western Allegheny branch of the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad operated with F7’s from dieselization until the day that it was abandoned. Here the train from Kaylor works toward Queen Junction ... (more)