RailPictures.Net Photo: Norfolk Southern Various at Bluefield, West Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Norfolk Southern (more..)
Various (more..)
Mercer Street (more..)
Bluefield, West Virginia, USA (more..)
March 18, 1984
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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No less than 25 units and two slugs can be seen in this view from the Mercer Street bridge in Bluefield, WV in 1984. Today this scene might include two or three units, if that many. This shot looks to the east, toward Roanoke. The big concrete coaling station was a relatively late improvement during the steam era, when this spot was populated by Y5, Y6, Y6a and Y6b Mallet compound 2-8-8-2s and some smaller power. You could also stand just to the right of this location and get a shot of hot exhaust and steam from the six main line (J-powered) passenger trains each day, plus Bluefield-Norton passenger locals 5 and 6, pulled by an elderly 4-6-2.
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