Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad


Through trains can bypass Greenville using the KO line. Most trains bypassing Greenville pause on a siding either north or south of Greenville. The crew ties the cars down, hooks up air from a stationary supply and take the locomotives light to Greenville. Later another crew picks up the cars and continues the journey. This southbound train was picked up north of Greenville at "KO" and then headed south towards Pittsburgh over the KO line. The grade on the KO line is moderate (part of the reason for bypassing Greenville) but still the locomotives were roaring, accelerating the heavy ore train.

We're at Osgood. The track in the foreground is the NS Meadville Line, and the B&LE old line crosses under the road just behind it. June 2000.