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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

East Falls Church Station

 
 
East Falls Church Station Marker image. 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the NOVA Parks, and the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series lists.
 
Location. 38° 53.246′ N, 77° 9.763′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Lee
East Falls Church Station image. 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.
Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south. Located along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6918 Little Falls Church, Arlington VA 22205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Presidential Visit to Falls Church, 1911 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pearson's Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crossman House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 9 (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Falls Church Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
East Falls Church Station Marker image. 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 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 7, 2012
4. Station Sign along the Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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