Department of Parks and Recreation

bluemont junction caboose


Park rangers in front of the Bluemont Junction caboose
601 N. Manchester St.
Arlington, VA 22203
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Bluemont Junction Caboose

Southern donated this caboose after the Federal government allowed railroads to operate trains without cabooses. Alexandria and Arlington's only railway museum which interprets the history of these old communities that grew up around rail lines of the RF&P, the W&OD and two trolley lines (Washington, Alexandria and Mt. Vernon Railway, and the Arlington and Fairfax Railway) is found at the caboose in Bluemont Junction Park.

The Bluemont Historical Railway Junction Display is in a former Southern Railway caboose (X-441, built 1972) in Bluemont Junction Park located at 601 N. Manchester St. at Wilson Blvd. The display is open on weekends to visitors.

More information about this Arlington treasure coming soon! All aboard!


Last Modified: November 09, 2011
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