The sun is finally breaking through the morning fog as NS 8563 leads an empty hopper train westbound out of Bluefield yard.
NS #4087, the same train we first met in Oakvale, departs Bluefield after a crew change on the morning of April 30, 2020. Aside from the lubritoriums on the lower left, the coal tower is one of th... (more)
Lots of heavy motive power was seen on this day, April 30, 2020, in the Norfolk Southern Bluefield yards. Often from this location, pushers are sent west to help trains climb over the grade east t... (more)
Former N&W GP40, 1371, with the help of two Slugs and two additional units, leads a coal train upgrade into Bluefield Yard.
The Norfolk Southern OCS makes it's way into Bluefield yard for a crew change before it continues westward onto the Pocahontas District.
A pair of CN units bring eastbound NS 6A4 into Bluefield yard for a crew change.
The Bluefield Coaling Tower looms large in this shot taken from the north side of Bluefield Yard. Southern SD35, 3058, and N&W SD35, 1578, wait for their next assignment and several tracks are ful... (more)
NS 189, with a BNSF Pumpkin in the lead, snakes through the series of curves on the east end of Bluefield Yard.
NS 8098 just pushed a freight train up the steep grades into the yard in Bluefield under the rt. 52 bridge and is waiting to uncouple and head back north to help the next freight train.
Westbound empties snake their way up the east slope of Bluefield Yard.
Eastbound coal loads roll slowly down the main line as a yard full of coal loads await their movement east. One empty train awaits its westward movement to the West Virginia coal fields.
NS 128 slowly climbs the east side of the grade in Bluefield Yard.
A carman inspects an eastbound coal train as it awaits departure from Bluefield Yard.
An eastbound coal train slows to a stop in Bluefield Yard for a crew change before it continues its eastward journey.
A westbound empty hopper train winds its way through the east end of Bluefield Yard.