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", 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 and includes stations, towers, and offices, with telegraph signals for each location.

Timetable #3

Effective Sunday, July 4, 1897
Between Roanoke and Bluefield
   
StationMiles From RoanokeTelegraph SignalsPassing SidingsStation Sidings
Roanoke--MH----
West Roanoke2.0UN----
Salem6.1SD14755
Glenvar11.2DY1487
Balls15.6BA--22
Elliston19.9BS11090
Shawsville25.3AG15212
Montgomery26.9WH120---
Houchins30.0CY62---
Christiansburg E.D.T.32.0CB75---
Christiansburg32.7BX---30
Vickers38.2VK1076
East Radford43.1CN---16
Radford44.3R---22
W.End Double Track44.6JC------
Schooler46.5SC156--
Belspring50.2PN6520
Dry Branch53.7DB17010
Berton55.7----6
Eggleston Springs58.4SY1582
Pembroke62.6MO584
Walkers Creek64.3-----5
Ripplemead65.7M712
Curve69.3JO1365
Pearisburg72.8PG---15
Shumate74.9DX8411
Narrows76.1NA---12
Lurich80.5RH22361
Glen Lyn82.7GN---5
Wills85.1WS1044--
Oakvale90.0OV14945
Hardy92.5NW1092
Ingleside95.2DE336
East River96.4CU66--
Ada101.2AD9123
East Bluefield105.2OX----
Bluefield105.6BF----
Between Radford and Bristol
StationMiles From RadfordTelegraph SignalsPassing SidingsStation Sidings
East Radford0CN-----
Radford1.2R-----
W.End Double Track1.5JC-----
New River2.3NR3610
Melborn5.4--33--
Dublin8.0BN6342
Wurno11.6--34--
North Carolina Junc.13.9CR----
Pulaski15.3SK4314
Clark's Tank22.1--40--
Summit22.9--27--
Max Meadows28.0MX3634
Kent32.8--24--
Wytheville36.0W2965
Grubb41.1--31--
Crockett43.8NV3525
Rural Retreat49.0AY3232
Grosclose53.0--224
Atkins57.8KN7539
Holston63.1--57--
Marion63.6ND--34
Seven-Mile Ford70.7FD569
Chilhowie74.1CO--37
Glade Spring79.7GS--30
Emory83.2----30
Meadow View85.2CD--49
Abingdon93.0Q2151
Wyndale98.8Z--49
Wallace102.1WC--50
Bristol107.7BD----
Between Pulaski and Chestnut Yard (Cripple Creek Extension)
StationMiles From PulaskiTelegraph SignalsPassing SidingsStation Sidings
PulaskiSK----
North Carolina Junc.1.7CR----
Draper6.2GH--49
Delton9.4--54--
Allisonia12.5RD4232
Reed Island Jc.13.3------
Barren Springs17.6NU--31
Carter19.1----33
Bertha20.0BT--40
Foster Falls23.8FS--23
Austinville28.8AU--25
Ivanhoe31.7VA--52
Grayson38.5--36--
Chestnut Yard45.3BX----
Reed Island Branch
StationMiles From Reed Is. Jc.Telegraph SignalsPassing SidingsStation Sidings
Reed Island Jc.0------
Kayoulah2.1AD--15
Patterson Jc.4.7------
Marvin5.7--70--
Betty Baker9.8BY----
Saltville Branch
StationTelegraph SignalsPassing SidingsStation Sidings
Glade SpringGS30
Saltville9.4SV10