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Owner: Bessemer & Lake Erie
Type: Passenger Car
AAR Class: PA: Car equipped to handle passengers.
AAR Type: M500
Detail Info:   Misc Cars
User Notes:   Operational at Illinois Railway Museum

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B&LE 25
Title:  B&LE 25
Description:  Built by 1925 by Pressed Steel Car Company. The following is from a display on the car: A combine (short for combination) provides both passenger seating and space for baggage or express freight. The B&LE operated a 160-mile north-south route between Bessemer (near Pittsburgh) and Erie, Pennsylvania. Most of B&LEs traffic was ore, steel and heavy freight for its owner, U.S. Steel, with only limited passenger service. B&LE had less than two dozen modern steel cars in its passenger fleet. Combine 25 was one of the last two cars still in service when B&LE ended passenger operations in the late 1950s. The car was sold to the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern in 1960, which removed most of its seats and baggage racks and used it as a tool car for its wreck train. EJ&E donated the car to IRM in 1984. Restoration began in 1986, and the car returned to service at IRM in 1996.
Photo Date:  9/17/2006  Upload Date: 12/21/2009 7:25:37 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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BLE 25
Title:  BLE 25
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Photo Date:  7/13/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 10:30:57 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ryan Kertis
Categories:  RollingStock
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BLE 25
Title:  BLE 25
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Photo Date:  7/13/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 11:53:32 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ryan Kertis
Categories:  RollingStock
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BLE 25
Title:  BLE 25
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Photo Date:  7/13/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 11:21:03 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  marc malnekoff
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B&LE 25
Title:  B&LE 25
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Photo Date:  8/31/2008  Upload Date: 12/15/2009 3:59:53 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
Categories:  RollingStock
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BLE 25
Title:  BLE 25
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Photo Date:  7/11/2009  Upload Date: 7/11/2009 10:24:09 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Matt Petersen
Categories:  RollingStock
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Bessemer #25
Title:  Bessemer #25
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Photo Date:  5/30/2010  Upload Date: 5/31/2010 5:46:55 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
Categories:  RollingStock
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Milwaukee Road #760
Title:  Milwaukee Road #760
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Photo Date:  7/17/2010  Upload Date: 7/25/2010 3:30:48 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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Locomotives:  MILW 760(H10-44)
Views:  227   Comments: 1
Bessemer #25
Title:  Bessemer #25
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Photo Date:  8/1/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 3:26:46 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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Bessemer #25
Title:  Bessemer #25
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Photo Date:  8/1/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 3:39:39 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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BLE 25
Title:  BLE 25
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Photo Date:  8/29/2012  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 12:40:04 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  BOB WICKES
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BLE 25
Title:  BLE 25
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Photo Date:  8/29/2012  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 12:39:07 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  BOB WICKES
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Showcase Weekend Coach Train
Title:  Showcase Weekend Coach Train
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Photo Date:  9/19/2015  Upload Date: 9/20/2015 8:26:09 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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Locomotives:  SLSF 1630(2-10-0)
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Bessemer #25
Title:  Bessemer #25
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Photo Date:  9/19/2015  Upload Date: 9/20/2015 8:29:24 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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B&LE 25
Title:  B&LE 25
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Photo Date:  9/19/2015  Upload Date: 9/19/2015 8:30:32 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Jacob Francois
Categories:  Action
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B&LE 25
Title:  B&LE 25
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Photo Date:  9/19/2015  Upload Date: 9/19/2015 8:44:14 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Jacob Francois
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Bessemer #25
Title:  Bessemer #25
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Photo Date:  9/27/2015  Upload Date: 11/20/2015 1:54:58 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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Bessemer & Lake Erie #25
Title:  Bessemer & Lake Erie #25
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Photo Date:  7/22/2017  Upload Date: 7/24/2017 3:31:35 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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Bessemer & Lake Erie #25
Title:  Bessemer & Lake Erie #25
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Photo Date:  7/22/2017  Upload Date: 7/24/2017 3:32:22 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Tim Fennell
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Views:  68   Comments: 0


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