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Here at Fairfax Station in early Sept. 1862, after the Second Battle of Manassas and the action near Chantilly, Clara Barton ministered to the suffering. By her humane and tireless efforts this Angel of the Battlefield helped move over 3000 wounded . . . — — Map (db m102) HM
The first Fairfax Station depot, built by Irish immigrants in 1852, was a stop on the Orange
and Alexandria Railroad from Alexandria to Gordonsville. Early in 1862, after Confederate forces withdrew, the railroad carried military supplies
and . . . — — Map (db m885) HM
Fairfax Station, established on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in 1851, was originally known as Lee's Station until 1852. It served the town of Providence, location of the Fairfax County Court House. A small community, mostly Irish, grew near . . . — — Map (db m59040) HM
Hogsheads were used to transport tobacco to ports for overseas shipment. They were rolled by workers or drawn by ox over several miles to their destinations. A fully loaded hogshead could weigh hundreds of pounds.
Nearby Ox Road and Rolling . . . — — Map (db m194551) HM
Mid-1950s vintage motorcar manufactured by Fairmont Railway Motors of Fairmont, Minnesota (model A4D). Commonly referred to as "speeders," these vehicles were used for track inspections and maintenance. — — Map (db m194552) HM
Near here on the Occoquan River was Selecman’s Ford, a rocky, narrow river crossing used by both sides during the Civil War. The 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry with 100 men of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry crossed this ford on December 19, 1862 to defend . . . — — Map (db m63409) HM
Monday, August 8, 1864, was a hot and sultry day. Capt. John McMenamin of the 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry and Capt. James Fleming of the 16th New York Volunteer Cavalry had stopped at St. Mary's Church on the Ox Road (now Fairfax Station . . . — — Map (db m186) HM
Dedicated September 19, 1858 by Rt. Rev. John McGill, Bishop of Richmond. — Catholic workers, who were employed in building the Fairfax Railroad pass, began work on the structure in 1856. They were assisted by members of the nearby Hamill . . . — — Map (db m184) HM
This caboose was built for the Norfolk and Western Railroad (N&W) in December 1969.
It was donated in 1993 to the museum and repainted as Southern Railway (SR) Washington Division caboose X518606 the following year. — — Map (db m112221) HM
Welcome to the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, established in 1987.
Fairfax Station was constructed in 1852 along the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Formed in 1848, the O&A was the only rail line connecting Alexandria — a major port at the . . . — — Map (db m194560) HM