US highway 11-460 further divides the town into two distinct neighborhoods, "Oldtown," which formed along the Valley Road in the 1850s, and "The Brake," a predominantly African-American area that developed after the Civil War.
Originally known as Big Spring, the town's depot was an important stopping point on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad and later the Norfolk and Western.
Here a helper set arrives at Elliston on a westbound loaded coal train. (BNSF 8411 enters Elliston siding to allow the removal of helpers after crossing Mullan Pass.
The sun is out for now, but snow will be flying by the time the helpers cut out of the train.
He told me not to worry about it, just give it to him next time.
I got paid the next day so i bought a pack of ciggs and gave him an extra . Barnett House, also known as Big Spring, is a historic home located near Elliston, Montgomery County, Virginia.
You may always enhance any obituary with your condolences, stories or photos.The front of the coal train will back up to reattach the rear portion, then sit while two eastbound trains roll by. (The helpers have moved past the west switch of the pocket track and the crew member is about to throw the switch for the siding.The front part of the train is just beyond the helpers. (The coal train at Elliston has been uncoupled from the helpers and the front portion of the train is moving forward to clear the west switch of the pocket track. (Montana Rail Link helpers make quite a few daily trips over Mullan Pass between Helena, MT and Elliston, west of the pass.In the late 1880s, investors hoped to create a large industrial and railroad center there, to be known as Carnegie City.Instead, the railroad chose the Roanoke County town of Big Lick, later Roanoke, as the location for its main shops.
Elliston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States.