Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area is steeped in railroad history. The first railroad came to town before the Civil War when the Baltimore & Ohio arrived. There are literally hundreds of volumes of information on the rich and storied history of railroading in this area. Our library is a focal point for our Chapter's information on Washington, D.C. area railroads. We have also compiled some information here that is of general interest.
  • East Washington Railway
  • History of the Long Railroad Bridge Crossing Across the Potomac River
  • Washington, D.C.'s Benning Yard - A Brief History
  • District of Columbia Railroad Landmarks
  • Timeline of Washington, D.C. Railroad History
  • Wreck of the Federal Express
We welcome additional contributions to this section.
As we find interesting and worthwhile sites, pictures, and pages, we will list them here for your benefit. Got a suggestion for one, contact us.