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.
NS 185 has just climbed the grade into Bluefield from Ada, with an impressive consist of 4 locomotives. The train will receive servicing, make any necessary pick ups and drop offs and eventually d... (more)
Idling on the Bluefield pit, two of the newest locomotive models sit tethered up as helper power. GE's ES44AC 8040 and EMD's SD70ACe act as pusher locomotives for assisting eastbounds over the gra... (more)
NS 233 climbs hard uphill into iced over Bluefield with a huge stack train bound for Chicago IL.
As the Sun sets over the Yard at Bluefield, two big GE's throttle up as they tug 272 away from the yard office as they begin there trek to Roanoke via the Christiansburg District.
Westbound empty hopper train pulls up the engine track in Bluefield Yard completing its run up the Virginia Division from Roanoke.