A busy day in the Bluefield Yard.
A coal train lays the sand down to get started over the hill.
The Roanoke Chapter of the NRHS put on a Amtrak Excursion from Roanoke to Bluefield
A very cold and snowy morning in Bluefield finds this westbound leaving the yard behind a mix of power. There wasn't much color to shoot when it came to the N&W of the '70s and early '80s.
NS 8010 and several other units get service or wait for a re-crew at Bluefield Yard.
Wet rails and a wet locomotive and train on an excursion trip.
Standing in the rain during an excursion trip.
On a wonder Indian summer day, the elegant lady has finished a long run from Roanoke and has begun to develop that great patina that distinguishes a working locomotive from a cream puff.
Dash-9's and coal trains...... What else would you expect in Bluefield?
A new AC set gets serviced before heading west to farm to act as pushers while some older units rest for the weekend.
NS 1368,9725,4011 work the yard at Bluefield on a sunny fall afternoon.
NS 8605,8705 are departing eastbound out of Bluefield with coal loads.
A couple of train watchers and crew members, but no revenue riders, are on hand in Bluefield, WV, as Amtrak's westbound Hilltopper arrives. The April 30, 1978, timetable shows train departure at ... (more)