Bluemont Junction

Bluemont Junction (HMGJU)

Location: Arlington, VA 22203 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.386', W 77° 7.958'

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In June 1945 the scene nearby would have included the multiple tracks, gas-electric combine, electric substation, and passenger station shown below.

As of 1912 Bluemont Junction served as the hub of the multi-line Washington & Old Dominion Railway. One line ran between Georgetown and Great Falls. The other was the former Southern Railway branch between Alexandria and Bluemont, Virginia.

To serve commuters from the Virginia suburbs and vacationers traveling from the city to resort towns in western Loudoun County, the W&OD's owners moved the eastern passenger terminal from downtown Alexandria to Georgetown. Much freight traffic, however, still moved in and out of Alexandria. All eastbound and westbound trains, whether they carried people or freight, now passed through Bluemont Junction.
Series This marker is part of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series
Placed ByThe Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314992 N 4304855
Decimal Degrees38.87310000, -77.13263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.386', W 77° 7.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 23.16" N, 77° 7' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Washington and Old Dominion Trail, Arlington VA 22203, US
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