Potomac Yard

This photo was taken from one of Crystal City's many high-rise hotels.  The days were numbered for what remained of the once-huge Potomac Yard along the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad.  Mergers, changing economics of railroading and the immense value of this mammoth piece of real estate had destined the facility to oblivion.

A four-car train Metrorail train is on the grade between ground-level running and the elevated portion by National Airport.  The Potomac River is in the background.

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