Memories of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad

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Burke Connection

By Steve Hibbard

A few dozen people attended the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum’s special exhibit called “Memories of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad” on Sunday, Sept. 23. With 17 poster displays, it also featured original artifacts from the railroad – coupling equipment, a drawbar spring, track pieces, an old brake shoe – as it explored the construction, operation, and legacy of the founding railroad of Burke and Fairfax Station, which was completed in 1854. (read more)