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Re: Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad's last days     -   Response #257   -   Go to Post in Thread
Posted by firstbelt in Western Pennsylvania on 04/12/18 at 20:23:45
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Made the trip to Pittsburgh between April 7 and April 11, managed to get some railfan pictures in.  It was a struggle dealing with a GPS that sent me in a loop a few times, plus dealing with traffic and potholes.  Just before I arrived, US 30 collapsed in East Pittsburgh, closing 3 of 4 highway lanes.  (Note the detour sign in photo.)  At East Pittsburgh, I sat below the Union RR trestle and managed to catch a southbound loaded coal with B&LE and a few CN hoppers.  On April 8 I caught up with an old friend, B&LE 643, in McKees Rocks.  Album on rrpicturearchives, with some other stuff not relevant to the B&LE: