A vintage Southern GP50 high hood makes it's way up the mainline west through Bluefield. The light engine will soon couple onto NS 18M and continue east to Roanoke.
Catching the first glimpse of morning sun, NS 820 departs Bluefield to the east on a beautiful crisp fall morning.
Arriving in Bluefield from the east, we pace NS 952 as she brings Virginia Division employees to the end of their AM run from Roanoke to Bluefield.
Arriving from the east, NS 952 travels through Bluefield Yard. The train will make a 30 minute stop at the depot to unload officials from the Virginia Division before continuing west to Williamson... (more)
As the sun sets over the community of Bluefield, NS 48V has just arrived from the West, swapped crews and is now beginning the trek from Bluefield to Roanoke.
Arriving from the east, a pair of AC GEVO's lead an empty coal train into the N&W Bluefield Yard.
A newly built SD40E sits in the yard beside a couple of AC and DC Pokey workhorses. The old coaling tower continues to stand tall.
18M pours on the power to get the train over the grade into Bluefield Yard. Another train conquers the tough Pokey grade between Williamson and Bluefield.
NS 9518 and another dash 9 lead a loaded autorack train out of Bluefield Yard towards Roanoke and eventually Winston Salem.
A heavy eastbound loaded coal drag idles in the Bluefield Yard waiting for a signal to proceed east to Roanoke. The mountains in this region of Appalachia are quite impressive with the East River ... (more)
Three GE's charge into the yard at Bluefield, with a hotshot intermodal train bound for Chicago, IL.
NS train 184, heavy with auto parts hi-cubes departs the east end of Bluefield Yard with 8047,6149,8505 leading 59 cars.
NS 8508,4624,3913 ready to depart Bluefield with eastbound coal loads.
An empty coal train starts to pull from Bluefield Yard.