A very unique site to see now that BLE 862 is no longer stationed at Conneaut. It has been running the miscellaneous trains lately which has been awesome for us foamers! Here it is with 905 connec... (more)
CN local L523 crosses over Welton Road as it heads towards the harbor in Conneaut, Ohio. BLE 862, an ex DMIR SD38, leads a single hopper and BLE 905 after working EMSCO in Girard.
CN L523 makes its way into the yard at Wallace Junction in Girard, Pennsylvania where the CN owned Bessemer interchanges with NS. The sole power for this move is BLE 862, an ex-DMIR SD38 that sti... (more)
After completing the interchange with NS at Wallace Junction in Girard, Pennsylvania, CN L523 makes the shove back towards EMSCO with two covered hoppers. The sole power for this move is BLE 862, ... (more)
After pulling two covered hoppers from EMSCO in Girard, Pennsylvania, CN L523 heads north to Wallace Junction to interchange the cars with NS. An Ex-DMIR now BLE SD38 provides the power after drop... (more)
Four of the five "Bessemer" locomotives that are still on the CN owned line sit under the sanding tower outside the shop complex in Greenville, Pennsylvania. In the lead is SD38 862, whi... (more)
After spending time at the Greenville Shops for regular maintenance, BLE 862 is heading back to the docks at Conneaut where it typically works as a captive switcher. BLE 862 is still wearing DMIR ... (more)
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.