November 5, 2017

Potomac Yard from Monroe Avenue

Alexandria, Virginia

This must have been in the late 1970's or early 80's, before the railroad yard was closed. When I lived in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, I sometimes walked across the Monroe Avenue Bridge, which is where I took this picture. You can see freight cars here, and high-tension electric lines.

You can find a history of Potomac Yard at Appendix III of city planning documents.


  1. Those lines make a great pattern. This is a real slice of history.

  2. Excellent shot! It doesn't seem dated.

  3. Alexandria para mim um nome muito gosto!

  4. I like the look of the poled fot the power lines. Nice to look at old shots sometimes. :)


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