The Southern Heritage unit has just cut off a train, recrewed and goes back west to push another train up the tuff Pokey grade.
With colors practically at their peak, NS 759 rolls into crowded Bluefield yard for a quick crew change after arriving off the Christiansburg District from Roanoke
It made my day to catch my two favorite NS Heritage Units on the Pokey. The PRR and N&W units sure do make a handsome pair.
PRR and N&W Heritage units rest under the old coaling tower in Bluefield.
Idling in the Bluefield Yard under dreary conditions, NS' original Norfolk Southern heritage ES44AC awaits its next assignment out of the large Bluefield terminal. On this Labor Day weekend, there... (more)
A little N&W and “Pokey” history is shown here. Two GP9s on a yard crew are switching some cabooses at the busy yard at Bluefield, WV in 1977. The lead unit—877—was constructed brand new for the N... (more)
Eastbound coal loads meet westbound coal empties at Bluefield, WV as NS 7573 leads it loaded coal train eastbound toward Roanoke and point east.
With Robert Claytor at the throttle, N&W 1776--looking a little weathered by this date--has just relieved Southern's former Texas & Pacific 2-10-4 on an NRHS convention special at Bluefield. The c... (more)
Coal is king on the N&W.. With two separate empty coal trains departing for the coalfields to the west, an eastbound loaded grain train idles in the background (far right) awaiting the removal of ... (more)
Cold and rain don't deter those who want to get a better
look at No.1218 before it leads its excursion train back to
NS 82V roars into Bluefield, WV in the very last of the day with two GE's in notch 8 pulling the heavy coal drag out of the setting sun.
NS 2674 and a SD60 lead a mixed freight out of Bluefield Yard as a ray of sunshine lights up the mountains in the background.
NS 17M passes a tied down coal train with a SD70M and a GMTX and a 85N with 2 ES44AC's.
NS 824 departs icy Bluefield on cold October morning as he begins the long trek to Roanoke via the Christiansburg and Whitethorne Districts.