The Salt Trail

omcc_state Established in 2008, the Salt Trail is a rails-to-trails program that converted the former Saltville branch of the Norfolk & Western into a walking and biking pathway -- connecting the towns of Saltville and Glade Spring for a distance of nearly 4 miles. A covered train display, featuring two Olin Mathieson locomotives and a former N&W caboose, anchors the trail in downtown Saltville.


Walk around and observe steam locomotive No. 11, the oldest surviving N & W steam engine in existence. Both steam locomotives were in service from their arrival in the late 1890s or the early 1900s until their replacement by diesel powered units in the early 1960s. Other classic railroad equipment, including a caboose and local company paraphernalia are located at this site.

Town of Saltville


Salt Trail map / web

Click to see the Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp display plotted on a Google Maps page

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