Northern Virginia Trolley’s: A Really Cool Brief History

If you have lived in the Northern Virginia area for even a brief time you have been on, or crossed over (and over, and over) the W&OD Trail (Washington and Old Domion). I thought this was a cool synopsis not only of the origin of the W&OD trail, but the attempts in the 1800’s to bring street cars into Northern Virginia.

History has a funny way of coming back around again as we see street cars coming back into fashion in DC. I would not be at all surprised if we begin to see proposals for street cars in and around Arlington very soon and then Tyson’s Corner as density increases there over the coming decades.

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