Elk River Junction/E20.8







At Elk River Junction the original line to Durbin continued around a sharp left curve the bridged the Shavers Fork of the Elk River. The Durbin Sub continued up a 1.07% and 1.45% grades to Cheat Junction and the former connection with a logging railroad the G.C. & E. I 1931 a connection was built to the former G.C. & E. line from Elk river Jct. by immediately bridging the Shavers Fork and crossing the Durbin Sub at a diamond before reconnecting with the former G. C. & E. line at Greenbrier Jct.



This photo was take looking east from the west side of the trestle. Over on the other side of the trestle is Elk River Jct. The Durbin Sub can be see on the right as it leaves the switch. The Durbin Sub would then curve around the bend, cross the river, and then the line to Spruce on it's way to Cheat Jct. (Don Biggs photo)

Looking west at the WM bridge just west on the GC&E Sub from the Elk River Jct. switch in 1980. Years later, WM Shay 6 crosses the bridge during the Cass Rail Fan Weekend in 2008. The Shay made the trip to Elkins and made two photo runbys here on the bridge at Elk River Jct. This is the first of the two. (1980 photo by Don Biggs)(Shay photo by Blair Williamson)

The second photo runby at Elk River Jct. This photo was taken from the abandoned WM right-or-way that was once the line to Durbin, WV. (Blair Williamson photo)

This photo was take looking east from the west side of the trestle. Over on the other side of the trestle is Elk River Jct. The Durbin Sub can be see on the right as it leaves the switch. The Durbin Sub would then curve around the bend, cross the river, and then the line to Spruce on it's way to Cheat Jct. (Ray Wongus Collection of the WMRHS)

Looking east and west at the bridge on WM's Dubin Subdivision. These photos were taken in 1980. The bridge is still here in 2013 but minus its rails. (Don Biggs photos)

Two photos, the first shows the diamond where the Durbin Sub and the GC&E Sub crossed just across the trestle from Elk River Jct. The next photo shows the same diamond, now discarded along the tracks after the line to Durbin was abandoned and removed between Elk river Jct. and Durbin, WV. (Ray Wongus Collection of the WMRHS)&(Blair Williamson photo)

View looking east on the GC&E Sub towards Elk River Jct. Here the Durbin Sub bridge and diamond can be seen crossing the tracks. (1980, Don Biggs photo)




Go down the G.C.&E. Sub at Greenbrier Jct.
Go East to Elkins
Continue up the Durbin Sub to Cheat Jct.