All is still in a once bustling place for the Carrier of Fuel Satisfaction. Sadly the yard at Bluefield is now a former shell of itself with a lot of the coal traffic it depended on gone.
It gives me chills watching trains here and thinking about the history of the yard.
The J53 running pusher service, prepares to depart Bluefield Yard as the J51 arrives on the end of a mixed freight, and the J54 has cut loose from a unit coal train. (3 sets of ES44AC's)
NS 953 rolls into Bluefield and passes the photo line of 10 plus photographers that have been on the chase west. Canon EOS 50D
With Norfolk Southern President Wick Morman and other top officials on board NS 4271 pulls out of the Bluefield yard headed East to Roanoke. Plans were originally for the train to follow the Pokey... (more)
A Norfolk Southern diesel streaks by the Bluefield Locomotive Shop on a cold March evening.
A westbound empty hopper train prepares to depart Bluefield Yard as eastbound 274 pulls up for a crew change.
Still in service, this ex-southern unit works the Bluefield Yard.