Thursday, January 08, 2009

B&LE visit Dec 2008 - part 1

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary, Jr. Text, photos, and captions are his.

Greetings all: Hope you have had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a more prosperous New Year!!! Spent some time in Western PA visiting with some good friends and visiting some of the neater rail operations out there. Met with my long-time travel companion, James Rowland in Egypt, PA and drove west through lightning and heavy rains to the Greenville, PA area where we met with Nate Clark and his son Jonathan. After a short visit, we determined that the Bessemer was going to be sending two SD-38's north. Jon opted to go with us and the chase was on! Upon arrival at Albion, PA we found that they were going up the Erie Branch to Girard, PA....something that happens only once or twice a month!!

The Team

Leaving Wallace Junction, PA on the Erie Branch

Pennside, PA

Girard, PA

Switching in Girard, PA