While cruising Commonwealth Avenue in Del Ray, this red caboose behind the Mt. Vernon Elementary School gave me one of those great WTF moments that make you scramble for a parking spot. What’s it doing there? Follow this link. A little Google later, I learned that Del Ray, which was incorporated in 1908 as an independent town called Potomac before being annexed by Alexandria in 1930, was where a lot of railroad workers used to live when Potomac Yard was an active rail yard. Yes, it was a rail yard before it became a shopping mall! All aboard, we’re chugging through the Del Ray neighborhood again this week, to places where no train has gone before.
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I wonder if that’s the original colour of the caboose? it’s a vibrant red!
It could very well be. Red was a popular color for cabooses at one time.
Ooh…informative…today you’re like the history channel dolling.