Light power likely a pusher set bound for the Lynchburg branch
Light power likely a pusher set departs Bluefield bound for the Lynchburg branch
Crewed pushers help shove a coal train into the yard as a heavy snowfall continues. Note another pusher set waiting.
A loaded coal train comes into Bluefield one of NS's rare black numberboard ES44's leading as the snow comes down. This view is from Depot Street.
A loaded coal train comes into Bluefield one of NS's rare black numberboard ES44's leading as the snow comes down. Inside of an hour we saw 6 train movements caught 3 of them.
Seen from above off of Falls Mills Rd, NS 119 continues west along the Pokey.
After a crew change, and fuel for 1069, NS 119 is heading west along the Pokey. Next stop will be Williamson for another crew change.
Bluefield, Virginia: After getting stopped for several reasons on the Pokie west of the Virginia/West Virginia town, NS Baretable 203 knocks down Bluefield, Virginia going track 2 to 1 for a crew ... (more)
Brake smoke and exhaust fill the air as NS 6W4 makes its way east into Bluefield, WV with UP 8388 in the lead.
A westbound train of empties is diverging from the main with a SD45-SLUG-SD45 set leading a gigantic string of empties. Photo by Jim Satterwhite.
I think that fellow taking pictures was me. And it's cold as a westbound string of empty hoppers make their way out of the gloom. Photo by Jim Satterwhite. From my collection.
Helpers were usually added to trains at Farm or at Flat Top Yard, but the grade stiffened here and they really had to put "out their back into it" from here to the top of the grade in d... (more)
A westbound covered hopper train is heeling into the curve on the mainline as it heads through the many curves, hills and hollers that lead to Williamson.
Still in the colors of my favorite railroad this unit is leading an EB mixed freight train about to pass the junction of the Clinch Valley District. Photo by Jim Satterwhite. From my collection... (more)
UP 3893 leads an eastbound coal train past the N&W Color Position Light signals at Bluefield Virginia. The CPL signals will not be in service much longer as the new PTC signals are in place.