Familiar Face From My Past

I was set up in Onarga, Illinois, waiting to photograph a southbound Canadian National train on the former Illinois Central. The train had a consist of all hopper cars and I wasn’t sure if they were carrying or on their way to pick up coal or stone.

A cut of the cars, though brought back reminders of my past. I spent many years railfanning the former Bessemer & Lake Erie between Conneaut and Greenville, Pennsylvania.

So I had seen BLE reporting marks many times not to mention locomotives in the Bessemer orange livery.

About a third of the way into this CN train was a cut of cars with BLE reporting marks. Another cut was positioned toward the rear of the train.

It was good to see something from the past that I haven’t seen for a while even if it was just a set of reporting marks.

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