Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Falls Line
Erected by The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad marker series.
Location. 38° 52.386′ N, 77° 7.959′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from North Manchester Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the W&OD Regional Trail Park, adjacent to the Four Mile Run City park. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Bluemont Junction (here, next to this marker); Rosslyn Station (here, next to this marker); Bluemont Junction, ca. 1934 (a few steps from this marker); Tracks into History (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Outpost (about 700 feet away); Mary Carlin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Southern-Shreve Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Glencarlyn Station (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a picture of a train on the Great Falls Line captioned, “A small steam locomotive stops at Cherrydale in Arlington, along GF&OD around 1908.” The marker also has portraits of John R. McLean and Sen. Stephen Elkins. A small inset reproduces an advertisement used for the W&OD describing services to Great Falls.
This marker is one of a standard set used along the trail, and is duplicated elsewhere.
Also see . . . Great Falls and Old Dominion Line. Wikipedia entry, with a rather detailed listing of stops along the line. One section of the old railroad was converted to the present day Old Dominion Drive.
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