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East Falls Church in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
East Falls Church Station
 
East Falls Church Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 7, 2012
1. East Falls Church Station Marker
Caption for main illustration: Priscilla Wilcox and other passengers and crew at East Falls Church station August 1940.
 
Inscription. In August 1940, when this photograph was taken, passenger service on the Washington & Old Dominion was losing money and was being phased out. Passenger service stopped altogether in April 1941, but resumed two years later to support the national war effort.

The United States' involvement in World War II greatly increased the local workforce at the same time that gas rationing curtailed private automobile use. Complaints from local citizens - and orders from the federal government - brought service back in 1943. Eight years later the W&OD made its last passenger run.
 
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° 53.246′ N, 77° 9.763′ W. Marker is in East Falls Church, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Falls Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crossman House (approx. 0.3 miles away); SW No. 9 Mile Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jefferson Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away); Star Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Falls Church Home Front (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
East Falls Church Station Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 7, 2012
2. East Falls Church Station
From 1887 to 1970, the East Falls Church station stood on the site where you are located. It was painted red and green by the city of Falls Church in 1960s.
 
 
East Falls Church Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 7, 2012
3. East Falls Church Station Marker
The old train station stood just to the right of the marker.
 
 
Station Sign along the Trail Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 7, 2012
4. Station Sign along the Trail
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 301 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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