Photo Tour along the Orange and Alexandria Railroad



A Birds eye view of Alexandria. This is the only depiction known of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad before the Civil War.



Corner of King and Union Streets in the early 20th century and today.



The USMRR wharf at the end of Franklin Street used for transferring materials directly to other ports such as Aquia and City Point.



The Wilkes Street Tunnel then and now.


The O&A Railyard now and then.


The Hoof’s Run culvert adjacent to the National Cemetery.



County marker at Springfield Station which is still used for passenger service by the Virginia Railway Express.



The original railbed at Lake Accotink Park.


The 1870-era Burke Station, renovated into a business.



Fairfax Station during the Civil War with St. Mary’s Church (which still stands) on the hill amongst the trees.



Railbed and site of Sangster’s Station (on left). The Railbed now used as a private driveway.



Clifton now and then. Originally the site of the USMRR’s Devereux Station.



Original Railbed south of Clifton Station.



USMRR Construction Corps at Union Mills. The white house in the background…….



…….now just a pile of rock and earth.



The Bull Run Bridge with a blockhouse for protection.



The same bridge abutment seen in the photo above.



Confederate destruction at Manassas. Today, this is the site of the present train station.




Bristoe Station then and now.



Catlett Station circa 1914…………….and 1863.



USMRR repairing the Cedar Run Bridge near Catlett. In the background is the Shumate farm.



Calverton (Warrenton Junction) today……and in the 1960s



Warrenton Station at the terminus of the Warrenton Branch.



Bealeton today (station stood near Rt. 17 overpass)……………and during the war.



Remington (Rappahannock) Station today………….and in the early 20th Century.



The Rappahannock Railroad Bridge during the war.



Brandy Station. Top left: Today. Top right: early 20th Century. Bottom: during the war.



Culpeper Station during the war………………and today



Site of Mitchell’s Station today.



Rapidan Station today…………………..and yesterday.


The Rapidan River Bridge. An original pier can be easily seen.


Orange Station as it appears today.



Madison Run Station site.



The wartime Virginia Central RR depot and the Exchange Hotel in Gordonsville.