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Date: 03/22/20 16:48
Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: EL833

A visit to Conneaut, Ohio today after photographing some LLT boats sitting out the winter in Ashtabula netted a trio of Illinois Central SD70's on the southbound Canadian National Bessemer Sub ore train. Gave it a small chase. The first photo is departing Conneaut under the NS bridge. The last two are at Albion and Conneautville, Pa respectively. Considering the IC was purchased by the Canadian National in early 1998 with it's operations integrated in 1999, seeing a trio of IC units still in IC colors in 2020 is pretty neat. I did notice the trailing unit has had a CN logo applied to the rear. For the number folks- 1028, 1038, 1022. 

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH








Date: 03/22/20 19:20
Re: Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: srman

Nice catch!



Date: 03/23/20 05:07
Re: Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: jmbreitigan

Even though the area in photo #1 is well documented, I like your point of view. Nice picture.
John



Date: 03/23/20 05:20
Re: Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!



Date: 03/23/20 06:12
Re: Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: inCHI

Great catch. There are still duo's of them running on Chicago area locals too.



Date: 03/23/20 06:28
Re: Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: bobk

Great catch and shots!



Date: 03/23/20 09:34
Re: Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: EL833

jmbreitigan Wrote:
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> Even though the area in photo #1 is well
> documented, I like your point of view. Nice
> picture.

Thanks ! It is, but it's a good place to start any chase- and there are NS trains to occupy any BLE down time :)

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 03/23/20 09:36
Re: Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: EL833

inCHI Wrote:
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> Great catch. There are still duo's of them running
> on Chicago area locals too.

Well, if they ever let us out of CV19 jail (starts tonight) that would be something to see in Chicago !

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 03/25/20 03:36
Re: Illinois Central trio on the Bessemer Sub.
Author: rrartist

All very nice indeed!!! Thank you for sharing!



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