The former Bessemer and Lake Erie SD9 rests at the original Hartwell Railroad's facility at Airline, GA. A long string of storage cars lies between here and the outside world.
The Heart of the Hartwell looks more like a scrapyard next to a defunct railroad that would be incredibly awesome to see any train traverse the rails. This is located on their original line betwee... (more)
Standing right at 63 years old, (blt May 1953) it's best days are well behind it. Former BLE SD7 Nș454 has been on the Hartwell Railroad since 2001, the unit holds the title of being the only SD7 ... (more)
Former Bessemer & Lake Erie SD7 454, now owned by Hartwell Railroad, sits at it's permanent testing grounds in the tiny, quaint town of Airline, Georgia right after sunset on a bitterly cold Decem... (more)
Rusted orange Hartwell 454 is a rare bird, one of the few surviving SD7's and the only one in Georgia. Unfortunatly this former B&LE unit is now out of service, and sits landlocked at the r... (more)
Ex-B&LE unit, sidelined for repairs on the Hartwell.
The Hartwell Railroad's ex-B&LE SD7 #454 sits in downtown Lavonia with a cut of covered hoppers.
Hartwell RR SD7 #454 (x-B&LE) sits idling on the Hartwell RR mainline after undergoing airbrake work