Hunter Station

Hunter Station (HMGGL)

Location: Vienna, VA 22182 Fairfax County
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N 38° 55.957', W 77° 18.287'

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The 1860 Alexandria, Loudoun, and Hampshire Railroad station at this junction was called a flag stop - a passenger would step out and flag down the train to catch a ride.

At the time that the 1900 picture to the left was taken, the railroad was owned by the Southern Railway and was operated by steam. This view looked west with what is now Hunter Mill Road behind the shelter.

The line was electrified with overhead wires in 1912 after the line became the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Railway.

The piece of equipment just beyond the road and to the right of the sign is a mail crane, which let the stationmaster hoist up a mailbag to where it could be snatched up as the train passed.

Passenger service ended in 1951, freight service in 1968 and the line was abandoned. In 1974 the first segment of the W&OD Trail opened within Falls Church.
Series This marker is part of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByNorthern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Friends of the W&OD Trail, and Hunter Mill Defense League
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300224 N 4311824
Decimal Degrees38.93261667, -77.30478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.957', W 77° 18.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 57.42" N, 77° 18' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)703, 202, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Washington and Old Dominion Trail, Vienna VA 22182, US
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