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Near Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wedderburn Station

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park

— NOVA Parks —

 
 
Wedderburn Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 22, 2023
1. Wedderburn Station Marker
Inscription.  
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, city folk rode the train out to Wedderburn, a popular summer resort and fairground. In later years the rail stop served commuters.

This three-sided shelter (below) was typical of many small stop along W&OD. There was a station or shelter about every three miles.

The speed of the W&OD trains averaged 40 to 45 miles per hour, but there were many stops along the way. Crewmen often had to jump on and off moving trains at road crossings to halt traffic with flags or lanterns. And, despite regulations, conductors often made unscheduled stops for regular riders.
 
Erected by NOVA Parks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the NOVA Parks, and the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad series lists.
 
Location. 38° 53.768′ N, 77° 14.367′ W. Marker is near Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Washington
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and Old Dominion Trail, 0.1 miles west of Cedar Lane (Virginia Route 698), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8516 Wedderburn Station Drive, Vienna VA 22180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Falls Line (approx. ¾ mile away); Dunn Loring Station (approx. one mile away); Tracks into History (approx. one mile away); Camp Alger (approx. one mile away); Civil War Action at Vienna (approx. one mile away); Electric Trains on the W&OD (approx. 1.1 miles away); On June 17, 1861 (approx. 1.1 miles away); James C. ("Jim") Martinelli (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Wedderburn Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 22, 2023
2. Wedderburn Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2023, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2023, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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