The Elk River Railroad continues as a viable operation, essentially serving as a switching operation for a car repair and storage operation in Gassaway, WV. The railroad recently repainted its tw... (more)
Surrounded by an assortment of scrap metal and an out-of-place school bus, Elk River Railroad EMD GP9 No. 4 and low nose EMD GP9 No. 5 sit in the small Gassaway industrial yard. This location is t... (more)
On a dreary fall afternoon in downtown Gassaway, a respectful percentage of the Elk River Railroad motive power fleet sits in the railroad's small industrial yard. It's debatable how many of the p... (more)
The B&O lines radiating out of Grafton, WV always seemed to offer up some interesting cabooses. On May 20, 1979, I happened upon I-5 caboose C-1906 on a coal train at Gassaway, WV. Obviously nea... (more)
On a gloomy day, a dreary looking GP9 sets at the World Headquarters of the Elk River Railroad in downtown Gassaway, north of Charleston. The Elk River Railroad operates over a small portion of th... (more)
An Elk River crew shuffles power in Gassaway before running to the CSX interchange for empty hoppers. Since this photo was taken, the CSX line became part of the A&O and the coal mine along the E... (more)
At the time, I believe this was the only engine painted in the Elk River scheme.
ELKR 4 rests at Gassaway, she's an Ex Norfolk & Western GP9
A Paducah-bilt GP10 holds the "1" spot on the Elk River
Elk River Railroad GP-9 (ex N&W #872) sits among Maintenance of Way equipment at Gassaway, W. Va.
Elk River #5 sits at Gasaway with some weed spray equipment