locked Meeting notes between the Washington Southern and the Southern 9/17/1904

George Eichelberger

I realize thirty pages of meeting notes from 1904 will not interest everyone but to see for yourself use the link to Google Drive to view or download the notes of a meeting at Southern headquarters in Washington, DC between the Southern and Washington Southern. (There are literally thousands of similar files in the SRHA archives.)


In early 1904, the Washington Southern approached the Southern about building a fly-over junction at Cameron Run. The meeting was a planning session for the future of the two lines into Alexandria and the land purchases, swaps, etc. necessary to construct the new "Arlington  (e.g. Potomac) Yard".

This work with the construction of the new Long Bridge over the river leads to the development of the trackage and yards leading into Washington Union Station. All subjects included in the Southern Railway Presidents' files collection in the SRHA archives at TVRM.

If anyone has any information on any of those subjects, or would like to assist with research for several future TIES articles, please contact us at archives@....