N & W

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Norfolk & Western Radford Division

The Radford Division of the Norfolk & Western Railway covered the lines between Roanoke and Bluefield and Bristol. Headquarters of the division were in Roanoke. The three districts on the divison were the "Christiansburg District" (shown in the table below), the "Whitethorne District," and the "Pulaski District." The Christiansburg District covered the N&W main line between Roanoke and Bluefield and included the Blacksburg Branch (also known as "The Huckleberry" and "Gobbler Spur") and the Potts Valley Branch. The Whitethorne District covered the remains of the Virginian main line betweeen Roanoke and Narrows (the VGN was terminated at Narrows and a new bridge was built across the New River by the Virginia Department of Highways [now VDOT] so new eastbound lanes of U.S. 460 could be constructed between Narrows and Glen Lyn, Virginia). The Pulaski District covered the N&W line between Radford and Bristol (the route of the original Virginia and Tennessee Railroad), starting at the junction with the main line at Walton. The district included the North Carolina Branch (Pulaski to Galax and Fries) and the Saltville Branch at Glade Springs.

This table lists timetable information starting from Timetable #3 (effective Sunday, July 4, 1897) and includes stations, towers, and offices, with telegraph signals for each location.

Roanoke to Bluefield & Bristol

Christiansburg District

[Westward]

Mile Post N
Miles
from
Norfolk
Mile PostStationSidings
254.3257.4Roanoke (Randolph St Tower)
256.7259.8West RoanokeShaffers Crossing (Yard)
259.2262.3W.B.
261.0264.3Salem
263.5266.8Glenvar
271.1Glenvar TSA
269.9273.1Singer
274.3277.4Elliston
278.9282.2Arthur
281.3284.6Montgomery
289.9Christiansburg TSA
287.0290.0ChristiansburgYard
292.0295.4Vicker
294.0297.6Walton
298.8306.2Cowan (E2)
300.4307.8Belspring12200'
304.4311.8Dry Branch TSA
308.5315.9Eggleston
312.5320.2Pembroke
315.5323.2Ripplemead20860'
316.8324.4Potts Valley Conn.
322.6330.3Pearisburg
325.1332.8Whitehorn Dist Conn.
325.9333.6Narrows
337.3Lurich TSA
330.2338.0Lurich
332.4340.1Glen Lyn
334.6342.4Wills
337.0344.7Kellysville
339.2347.0Oakvale
344.9352.8Ingleside
346.3354.6Blake
358.4Ada TSA/DD
352.2360.0E. End Bluefield YardYard
355.3363.1BluefieldYard

N & W Track Charts

These are late '70s-vintage charts. They are in PDF files.

MP N-262 to MP N-269
MP N-269 to MP N-276
MP N-276 to MP N-283
MP N-283 to MP N-290
MP N-290 to MP N-297
MP N-297 to MP N-308
MP N-308 to MP N-315
MP N-315 to MP N-322
MP N-322 to MP N-329
MP N-329 to MP N-336
MP N-336 to MP N-343
MP N-343 to MP N-350
MP N-350 to MP N-357
MP N-357 to MP N-364

MP V-246 to MP V-253
MP V-253 to MP V-260
MP V-260 to MP V-267
MP V-267 to MP V-274
MP V-274 to MP V-281
MP V-281 to MP V-288
MP V-288 to MP V-295
MP V-295 to MP V-302
MP V-302 to MP V-309
MP V-309 to MP V-316
MP V-316 to MP N-334
MP N-344 to MP V-330