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The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad

 
 
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By Devry Jones, November 22, 2018
1. The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad Marker
Inscription.  From 1891 to 1900, the Glen Echo Railroad Company, later known as the Washington and Glen Echo Railroad, operated a trolley line through what is now Willard Avenue Park. This line comprised part of a series of interconnecting systems that provided transportation between Washington and the Maryland suburbs during the electric car boom. The Glen Echo line started at a transfer station on Wisconsin Avenue and what is now Willard Avenue, a station it shared with converging lines from Georgetown and Rockville. The track followed the contour of Little Falls Branch and continued across River Road to proposed residential and recreational development at Glen Echo on the Potomac River.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks.
 
Location. 38° 57.693′ N, 77° 5.84′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from River Road (Maryland Route 190) west of Willard Avenue, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of Willard Avenue Park. Touch for map. Marker is
The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 22, 2018
2. The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad Marker
at or near this postal address: 4915 River Road, Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One Hundred Years a Town (approx. half a mile away); Fort Bayard (approx. half a mile away in District of Columbia); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 6 (approx. half a mile away); "Oh, It's You, Welcome!" (approx. half a mile away); Battery Bailey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 7 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Commerce (approx. one mile away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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