Rosslyn Station

Rosslyn Station (HMGJW)

Location: Arlington, VA 22203 Arlington County
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N 38° 52.384', W 77° 7.956'

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If you were a passenger on the Washington & Old Dominion Railway heading into Georgetown, you would first have to pass through Rosslyn, Virginia, a 15-minute train ride from here.

The first Rosslyn Terminal dated from 1906, with the establishment of the Great Falls & Old Dominion Railroad. That line ran from Georgetown in Washington northwest through Virginia to the falls of the Potomac River.

Streetcars often shuttled passengers from the railroad's eastern terminal in Georgetown across the bridge to Rosslyn. There passengers boarded cars - the most modern electric equipment of the day - and continued their journey up the steep bluffs and through the Virginia countryside.

In 1911 the GF&OD became the Washington & Old Dominion Railway. The new company took over the former Southern Railway Bluemont Branch, bringing still more passenger business to Georgetown. Rosslyn became the railroad's center of operations.
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
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314995 N 4304852
Decimal Degrees38.87306667, -77.13260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.384', W 77° 7.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 23.04" N, 77° 7' 57.36" 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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