The Bluefield Coaling Tower looms large in this shot taken from the north side of Bluefield Yard. Southern SD35, 3058, and N&W SD35, 1578, wait for their next assignment and several tracks are ful... (more)
C39-8 8680 leads U23B 3957, GP38-2 5052 and GP38AC 4118 on a coal drag into Bluefield, where the four units pushing on the rear will be dropped off.
NS 189, with a BNSF Pumpkin in the lead, snakes through the series of curves on the east end of Bluefield Yard.
NS 8098 just pushed a freight train up the steep grades into the yard in Bluefield under the rt. 52 bridge and is waiting to uncouple and head back north to help the next freight train.
Westbound empties snake their way up the east slope of Bluefield Yard.
Eastbound coal loads roll slowly down the main line as a yard full of coal loads await their movement east. One empty train awaits its westward movement to the West Virginia coal fields.
NS 128 slowly climbs the east side of the grade in Bluefield Yard.
A carman inspects an eastbound coal train as it awaits departure from Bluefield Yard.
An eastbound coal drag leaves Bluefield with rebuilt "Top Gon" hoppers.
An eastbound coal train slows to a stop in Bluefield Yard for a crew change before it continues its eastward journey.
Passing an empty yard. Signs of a very slow coal economy. NS 18M departs Bluefield yard in the golden hour of the day.
A westbound empty hopper train winds its way through the east end of Bluefield Yard.
A mixed freight approaches Bluefield, WV. View is from the Route 460 bridge high above the right-of-way.
Head 'em up, move 'em out! Three coal trains and a freight are lined up at Bluefield Yard ready to head east.