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Owner: Bessemer & Lake Erie
Model:EMD SD18Built As:BLE 853 (SD18)
Serial Number:27723Order No:5644
Frame Number:5644-3Built:9/1962
Notes:Bicentennial Unit
Other locos with this serial:  BLE 853(SD18) SBVR 182(SD18)
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B&LE 853
Title:  B&LE 853
Description:  Bicentennial
Photo Date:  9/8/1976  Upload Date: 8/19/2010 9:38:33 PM
Location:  Bessemer Junction, PA
Author:  Chuck Amidon
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  1126   Comments: 0
BLE 853
Title:  BLE 853
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/21/1977  Upload Date: 10/14/2008 10:38:51 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Eric Larson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  575   Comments: 1
B&LE Bicentennial SD18 853
Title:  B&LE Bicentennial SD18 853
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/1/1978  Upload Date: 5/21/2017 4:37:25 PM
Location:  North Bessemer, PA
Author:  N. Chase
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18) BLE 861(SD38)
Views:  671   Comments: 0
B&LE SD38ACs 865, 862, and SD18 853
Title:  B&LE SD38ACs 865, 862, and SD18 853
Description:  B&LE SD38AC's 865 and 862, and Bicentennial SD18 853, rest at North Bessemer, PA in August, 1978.
Photo Date:  8/20/1978  Upload Date: 5/7/2015 1:23:22 PM
Location:  North Bessemer, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BLE 865(SD38AC) BLE 862(SD38) BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  381   Comments: 0
B&LE SD38ACs 865, 862, and SD18 853
Title:  B&LE SD38ACs 865, 862, and SD18 853
Description:  B&LE SD38ACs 865 and 862, Bicentennial SD18 853, and SD9 829 rest at North Bessemer, PA in August, 1978.
Photo Date:  8/20/1978  Upload Date: 5/7/2015 1:26:02 PM
Location:  North Bessemer, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BLE 865(SD38AC) BLE 862(SD38) BLE 853(SD18) BLE 829(SD9)
Views:  402   Comments: 0
B&LE SD38AC  862 and SD18 853
Title:  B&LE SD38AC 862 and SD18 853
Description:  B&LE SD38AC 862, Bicentennial SD18 853, and SD9 829 rest at North Bessemer, PA in August, 1978.
Photo Date:  8/20/1978  Upload Date: 5/7/2015 1:31:20 PM
Location:  North Bessemer, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BLE 862(SD38) BLE 853(SD18) BLE 829(SD9)
Views:  302   Comments: 0
B&LE SD18 853
Title:  B&LE SD18 853
Description:  B&LE Bicentennial SD18 853 rests at North Bessemer, PA in August, 1978.
Photo Date:  8/20/1978  Upload Date: 5/7/2015 1:52:21 PM
Location:  North Bessemer, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  241   Comments: 1
BLE 853
Title:  BLE 853
Description:  Well faded Bi-Centennial paint. The red used to be a bright red, not the "primer look".
Photo Date:  10/15/1978  Upload Date: 5/13/2008 7:56:48 PM
Location:  North Bessemer, PA
Author:  C.W. Lahickey
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  770   Comments: 2
BLE 853
Title:  BLE 853
Description:  Rare model EMD
Photo Date:  7/1/1980  Upload Date: 12/15/2004 10:38:02 AM
Location:  Greenville, PA
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  1427   Comments: 2
BLE 853
Title:  BLE 853
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1982  Upload Date: 8/28/2008 8:13:13 PM
Location:  Greenville, PA
Author:  A. Benedict Sr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  912   Comments: 4
BLE 853
Title:  BLE 853
Description:  NB
Photo Date:  10/1/1989  Upload Date: 6/9/2015 7:05:25 PM
Location:  Albion, PA
Author:  Bruce Gage
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
Classics abound
Title:  Classics abound
Description:  A northbound empty coal train enters the yard at Albion with a pair of first generation classics mid consist, passing another old warrior in the process.
Photo Date:  8/11/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 2:28:45 AM
Location:  Albion, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BLE 862(SD38) BLE 853(SD18) BLE 851(SD18) BLE 827(SD9)
Views:  318   Comments: 0
Over the scales
Title:  Over the scales
Description:  A northbound train of empties rolls over the scale as it enters the Albion yard.
Photo Date:  8/11/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 2:46:43 AM
Location:  Albion, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BLE 872(SD38-2) BLE 851(SD18) BLE 853(SD18) BLE 862(SD38)
Views:  265   Comments: 1
Out in the field
Title:  Out in the field
Description:  A northbound B&LE train holds out of the yard as NW 1218 is turned up in town.
Photo Date:  8/11/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 2:48:05 AM
Location:  Albion, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BLE 872(SD38-2) BLE 851(SD18) BLE 853(SD18) BLE 862(SD38)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
B&LE 876 is n/b passing over the B&P
Title:  B&LE 876 is n/b passing over the B&P
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/30/1999  Upload Date: 3/27/2010 10:53:42 AM
Location:  Butler, PA
Author:  Jack D. Kuiphoff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BLE 876(SD38-2) BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  796   Comments: 3
BLE 853
Title:  BLE 853
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/24/2012  Upload Date: 7/25/2012 10:44:32 PM
Location:  Unknown, PA
Author:  Matt Yoder
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BLE 853(SD18)
Views:  406   Comments: 0


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