Trains.com
You have 7 views remaining.

Home / News & Reviews / News Wire / CN begins repainting Bessemer & Lake Erie motive power NEWSWIRE

CN begins repainting Bessemer & Lake Erie motive power NEWSWIRE

By | April 27, 2015

Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.

Email Newsletter

Get the newest photos, videos, stories and more.

BLE902CentraliaILJoeFergusonphoto
BLE902CentraliaILJoeFergusonphoto
BLE No. 902 sits in the dead line in Centralia, Ill.
Joe Ferguson
CENTRALIA, Illinois – Canadian National has released the first former Bessemer & Lake Erie SD40-3 from the paint shop in CN’s corporate paint scheme. B&LE No. 902 was sent to Quality Rail Services in Venice for rebuilding and repainting after being displaced by former Illinois Central SD70s earlier this spring, a source close to the railroad tells Trains News Wire.

Due to lower traffic levels, the repainted locomotive has been placed in storage. It is anticipated that additional former B&LE SD40-3s will cycle through Quality Rail Services for rebuilding and repainting in 2015.

The 11 former B&LE SD40-3s, numbered BLE Nos. 900-910, were rebuilt in 1999 and 2000 from former Southern Pacific and St. Louis Southwestern SD45T-2s.

One thought on “CN begins repainting Bessemer & Lake Erie motive power NEWSWIRE

  1. The BLE 902 was idling at Wisconsin Rapids WI on two occasions back on May 4 and May 7 and a friend of mine advised it had gone west on the GBW at least one trip. So, I'm not certain it was headed for storage. It sure looked pretty though.

You must login to submit a comment