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.
A short 29G rolls into Bluefield Yard for a quick crew change before heading towards Williamson.
A pair of AC44C6M rebuilds serve as pushers on 746 as they top the hill in Bluefield Yard.
One of the most beautiful place to enjoy railfaning in my books has to be Bluefield as the yard sits just below the mountains this makes a good back drop for trains heading east out of Bluefield.