After an all day power struggle, NS 188 has finally made it to Bluefield under the last rays of daylight.
Two SD40-2's warm up as they prepare to return to pusher service, while two trains with GE's green power idle waiting to exit the yards.
N&W C630 1134 and a slug converted from an FM Trainmaster work the yard at Bluefield.
While both main one and two are occupied with loaded coal trains (far right), three westbounds (including the MTY in the foreground), and an additional eastbound wait to depart the Bluefield Yard.... (more)
Two loaded coal drags head into the Bluefield Yard on a beautiful fall afternoon. The black diamond is very high in demand on the Pokey with nearly a dozen coal drags entering Bluefiel Yard each d... (more)
All is still in a once bustling place for the Carrier of Fuel Satisfaction. Sadly the yard at Bluefield is now a former shell of itself with a lot of the coal traffic it depended on gone.
It gives me chills watching trains here and thinking about the history of the yard.
The J53 running pusher service, prepares to depart Bluefield Yard as the J51 arrives on the end of a mixed freight, and the J54 has cut loose from a unit coal train. (3 sets of ES44AC's)
NS 953 rolls into Bluefield and passes the photo line of 10 plus photographers that have been on the chase west. Canon EOS 50D