Making a Statement


The Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad has been a reliable conveyor belt for the transportation of iron ore for over a century. Lake boats from the mining regions of Michigan and Minnesota deliver their loads to Conneaut OH, where the B&LE transports the product to the steel mills of Pittsburgh PA.

I enjoy a good photographic challenge, and making this Illinois Central SD70 stand out on a dreary winter day in January 2017 was certainly one. These locomotives roamed along the Bessemer & Lake Erie mainline for a number of years, but compared to the orange B&LE diesels they replaced, they were difficult to highlight in a photograph when the surrounding scenery often overpowered them. The solution? Allow the locomotive to make a visual statement on its own without visual competition.

Thanks for looking at my images. I will sign your print unless otherwise specified. Please contact me if you have any custom requests for printing or licensing. – Nick Ozorak

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