Massive Coaling Tower still stands guard over the service area in the Bluefield Yard on a beautiful fall afternoon...
On a cold sunny morning, two veteran GE's lead 57K into the former N&W yard in Bluefield.
Another in the endless string of heavy coal trains is arriving at Bluefield. The train crested the mountain back at Mercer Street, and is now moving to clear up. After they tie down hand brakes on... (more)
A fan favorite N&W style. Crews complained vociferously about that "winter window" which made switching uncomfortable. It was probably liked a little better in northern Ohio and such.
The sun is setting and shadows grow long as westbound empty hopper train 759 snakes into the yard at Bluefield, W.Va., before tying down and awaiting a new crew to go toward Williamson. The train ... (more)
Two sets of GE pusher power for the Pocahontas Division are just west of the Mercer Street Bridge in Bluefield on a cold and snowy day in 1985. The motor car was used to shuttle crews back and for... (more)
Pushers of the human kind attempt to roll a caboose downgrade through the yard at Bluefield on a miserably cold day in early 1985. They eventually succeeded, and the cab dropped down to a coupling... (more)
Me and a friend just arrived at Bluefield about 1/2 hour before these 2 heritage make an appearance. The Interstate was pushing NS 776 and the Lehigh Valley is going back to pick another coal trai... (more)
An MOW train of empty flat cars led by high hood SD40-2 NS 3223 and recently rebuilt SD40-2 3451 at Bluefield Yard, WV. Note the pumpkin above the plow. This is one of less than 50 high hood SD40... (more)
NS CW40-9 9015 and an SD70M-2 enter Bluefield yard with a long empty coal hopper train.
A work train led by NS GP60 7150 and SD40-2 3455 is leaving Bluefield Yard as stack train NS 217 enters the yard.
The NS Interstate heritage unit is serving in pusher duty along The Pokey. Here, the unit and another AC leave the yard to go to the rescue of a underpowered grain train at Farm
18M has just arrived into Bluefield,Wv and is in the process of dropping off it's now former lead units they will become the power for a coal train just out of the photo.
A crew retrieves the locos from the service area as they get the units ready to go into pusher service for the day.
Catching a small patch of sunlight, NS's Lackawanna heritage unit leads hotshot No. 217, as the train snakes into the yard at Bluefield,W.Va., with the freshly washed unit proudly displaying its s... (more)