N&W SD45 1746 and 2 SD40-2s exit Montgomery Tunnel near the mid point of Christiansburg grade. The long train of westbound empties is down to around 10 mph despite best efforts by the trio of six... (more)
N&W SD45 1726 leads a westbound empty into Christiansburg grade at Elliston, Virginia on a hot July 1983 afternoon. The NS merger is at hand but the above scene is pure Norfolk and Western.
NS 29W files through Elliston at trackspeed with a long string of autoracks in tow as it makes a running start for grueling Christiansburg Mountain that lies just ahead. The "Lights out indicate a... (more)
The Wabash heritage unit leads empties west on Main One at Elliston on a spectacular fall afternoon.
NS 1069 gallops west through Elliston, VA on her first run west of Roanoke in beautiful late afternoon light.
Westbound N&W empty hopper train at track speed through Elliston, VA in February 1955. Bob Drake photo, Collection of Tom Sink.
NS 8101 gallops West through Elliston, VA on the point of 821 bound for the coal fields of West Virginia.
Norfolk and Western J number 611 blasts through Elliston, Va. with a long passenger excursion on August 1, 1987.
Westbound coal empties roll through Elliston, VA in February 1999.
A westbound Roanoke-Bristol special meets an eastbound grain train near Elliston, VA at speed on double track.
Westbound 17M ehind NS 8707, NS 9207, GMTX 2619, NS 6084 and NS 4131.
Westbound empty hopper train on NS behind a BNSF C40-8W and an ex-CR C39-8.
Westbound empties blast through Elliston in the morning sun.
The final area excursion of the fall season, a round trip to Bluefield, WV, races upgrade back to Roanoke along the rolling hills of southwestern VA just before sundown.