Dunn Loring in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dunn Loring Station
Unlike most other stations, which were built in a standardized style by the railroad, the Dunn Loring station reflected the late Victorian character of the surrounding homes and businesses. After passenger service stopped in 1951 the station functioned as a post office. It was torn down in 1963.
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° 53.502′ N, 77° 13.351′ W. Marker is in Dunn Loring, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Sandburg Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail at the site of the old Dunn-Loring Station. Marker is in this post office area: Dunn Loring VA 22027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Tracks into History (here, next to this marker); Camp Alger (here, next to this marker); Luther P. Jackson High School (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Great Falls Line (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Court House of Fairfax County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Civil War Action at Vienna (approx. 1.9 miles away); Freedom Hill Redoubt (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Tracks into History (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunn Loring.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a photo of a Westbound train at Dunn Loring Station, 1950s. The station was built in 1887. On the upper right is an inset drawing of the original plat for Dunn Loring.
Also see . . . W & OD Railroad. Wikipedia article offering details of the railroad and a list of stations. (Submitted on November 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.