Wolf Run Studio - Railroad Depots
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. . . RAILROAD DEPOTS . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Herndon Depot
Herndon, Virginia

#NC-12130-RR - Notecards
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Like many railroad depots along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, Herndon Depot, built in 1857, was a simple one-story wooden structure with vertical board and batten siding. Except for the Victorian-style brackets under the eaves, the building was very plain. Inside the station there was a freight office, a telegraph office window and a passenger waiting room.

With the coming of the railroad, Herndon became the center of a large dairy farming area. Farmers used the railway as a means for transporting farm and dairy products from the Herndon area to markets in Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Government employees and businessmen found Herndon to be a quiet place for a home and rode the passenger train daily to jobs in Washington.

The last train steamed across Herndon's tracks in August of 1968. Today Washington Dulles International Airport has replaced the railroad as the area's leading promoter of economic growth.

Text © 1996 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1996 Bill Harrah

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