East of the Blue Ridge

Chronicles of an On30 quarry railroad

Shenandoah Shortline

Elkton, Virginia is a small town in the Shenandoah Valley.

It is at the junction of the Norfolk & Western, and Chesapeake Western railroads. An old freight house stood near the interchange track.

The south end of the railroad was in Staunton, Virginia, where there was an interchange with the C&O Railroad. Near the junction was an old interlocking tower, dating back to the days when the B&O crossed the C&O here and continued south to Lexington.

In the summer of 1985, Chesapeake Western Alco T6 locomotives were being serviced in the ramshackle engine house at Elkton, Virginia.

This locomotive is now in Roanoke on display at the Virginia Transportation Museum.