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Steam Encounters in the USA vol. 1: N&W action at Bluefield, West Viriginia

May 08, 2024

Jim Guerin witnesses N&W steam action at Bluefield, West Virginia in October 1958

I've done another preview video for you, showcasing some of the scenes which will be presented in Steam Encounters in the USA vol. 1.

By October 1958, it's getting late in the game for steam in the United States, so Jim Guerin travels to Bluefield, West Virginia to catch Norfolk and Western action. The road has been dieseling this year with leased power from a variety of sources and steam is on the wane. Yet, from a bridge overlooking the entire railroad right-of-way at Bluefield, Guerin catches numerous 2-8-8-2s on coal drags:

In our eighth video (above) our photographer frames N&W action from a bridge at Bluefield, West Virginia in 1958.

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