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Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Museum displays, activities and events help preserve local history and promote railroading. Come ex

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia. A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transp

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia. A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transp

Operating as usual

Garden  bring your  into a place your family and friends can often enjoy . Learn more about garden trains here: https://...
01/06/2023
Garden Trains

Garden bring your into a place your family and friends can often enjoy . Learn more about garden trains here: https://www.building-your-model-railroad.com/garden-trains.html
Join the Washington Virginia Maryland Garden Railway Society (WVMGRS) Sunday Jan. 15 from noon to 4 pm to see G-scale garden running outside our museum: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/?mc_id=133
and buy one of your own if you like!

Garden trains are a great way to involve your family in model railroading.

Enjoy large G-scale  Sunday Jan. 15 from noon to 4 pm, running at our museum: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/?m...
12/28/2022

Enjoy large G-scale Sunday Jan. 15 from noon to 4 pm, running at our museum: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/?mc_id=133
Washington Virginia Maryland Garden Railway Society (WVMGRS) will run the wonderful trains at this event.
You can also buy a G-scale model train to run through your home garden for year-round fun!

“It's not getting from A to B. It's not the beginning or the destination that counts. It's the ride in between...This tr...
12/11/2022

“It's not getting from A to B. It's not the beginning or the destination that counts. It's the ride in between...This train is alive with things that should be seen and heard. It's a living, breathing something -- you just have to want to learn its rhythm.”
― David Baldacci, The Christmas Train

Treat yourself and your family and friends to the fun of our holiday  this weekend! Join us tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 3) 10 am...
12/02/2022

Treat yourself and your family and friends to the fun of our holiday this weekend! Join us tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 3) 10 am-5 pm, or Sun. Dec. 4 12 noon-4 pm: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/

Enjoy watching this video of  built byNorthern Virginia Model Railroaders - one of the largest  layouts in the United St...
12/01/2022
Our Calendar

Enjoy watching this video of built by
Northern Virginia Model Railroaders - one of the largest layouts in the United States: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fwdwr_VC04
Then let that inspire you to join us this weekend for our annual holiday show, Sat. Dec. 3, 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. Dec. 4, 12 noon-4 pm: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/
Hope to see you there!

Check out our calendar of event for Fairfax Station Railroad Station Calendar. If you have any questions about FFX Railroad Museum, please reach out to us...

 can bring you  joy! Enjoy our annual model , Sat. Dec. 3, 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. Dec. 4, 12 noon-4 pm: https://fairfax-st...
11/22/2022

can bring you joy! Enjoy our annual model , Sat. Dec. 3, 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. Dec. 4, 12 noon-4 pm: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/
Have fun exploring lots of different displays with your friends and family!

Celebrate  with us during our 31st annual model , Sat. Dec. 3, 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. Dec. 4, 12 noon-4 pm: https://fairfa...
11/17/2022

Celebrate with us during our 31st annual model , Sat. Dec. 3, 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. Dec. 4, 12 noon-4 pm: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/
Enjoy displays in G, O, S LEGO®, HO, N and Z gauges, snacks, drinks, and more!

Northern Virginia NTRAK will be running  at our museum this Sun. Nov. 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ! Join us for all the fun...
11/17/2022

Northern Virginia NTRAK will be running at our museum this Sun. Nov. 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ! Join us for all the fun, and bring your friends and family: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/

This Sunday Nov. 13 from 1 pm to 4 pm, the   Museum will be open. Stop by and enjoy our exhibits on  and ! https://fairf...
11/09/2022
🚂 Let's take a tour of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum 🚂 Virginia, Railroad Museum

This Sunday Nov. 13 from 1 pm to 4 pm, the Museum will be open. Stop by and enjoy our exhibits on and ! https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/ Take a video tour here and then come see us this Sunday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANk0PjUiM-A

This is a short video I made about the time I visited the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum in Fairfax Station, Virginia. I'll show you the waiting area, some ...

"When a  goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust t...
11/06/2022

"When a goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer." - Corrie Ten Boom

Find unique  for your family and friends at the Christmas  this Sat. Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring lots of cr...
11/03/2022

Find unique for your family and friends at the Christmas this Sat. Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring lots of creative vendors at our museum! Rain date: Sat. Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. https://fairfax-station.org/
Please note: This event is not sponsored by our museum.

See the amazing   set up by theWashington, D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club Wamaltctomorrow, Sun. Oct. 23, 1 pm to...
10/22/2022

See the amazing set up by the
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club Wamaltc
tomorrow, Sun. Oct. 23, 1 pm to 4 pm, at the Museum: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/

Bring your and enjoy!

The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area   Club will run  this Sat. Oct. 22, noon to 4 pm, and Sun. Oct. 23, 1 pm to 4 pm,...
10/17/2022

The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Club will run this Sat. Oct. 22, noon to 4 pm, and Sun. Oct. 23, 1 pm to 4 pm, at the Museum: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/ Bring your and enjoy!

T-TRAK Model Trains will be  running tomorrow, Sunday, October 9th at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. We will be op...
10/08/2022

T-TRAK Model Trains will be running tomorrow, Sunday, October 9th at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. We will be open from 1 - 4 pm, More info at https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/

Happy  ! If you want to impress your history teacher Monday, visit the  Railroad Museum Sunday from 1 to 4pm to learn al...
10/05/2022

Happy ! If you want to impress your history teacher Monday, visit the Railroad Museum Sunday from 1 to 4pm to learn all about local history! Full info at https://fairfax-station.org

Our Friends in nearby  will be holding the annual Clifton Day Festival, Sunday, Oct. 9 and drum roll ...  you can take t...
10/04/2022

Our Friends in nearby will be holding the annual Clifton Day Festival, Sunday, Oct. 9 and drum roll ... you can take the VRE Train to get there! For the full special VRE schedule for Sunday, visit the festival's page. at https://www.facebook.com/CliftonDayFestival This is a great opportunity to arrive in downtown Clifton in Train style! Visit Clifton in the morning and then drive over to the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum in the afternoon from 1-4pm.

T-TRAK Model Trains will be  running this Sunday, October 9th at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. We will be open fr...
10/03/2022

T-TRAK Model Trains will be running this Sunday, October 9th at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. We will be open from 1 - 4 pm, More info at https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/ 🚂

Sangster's Station Combatant's Descendant Visits Fairfax Station RR MuseumThe great-great-granddaughter of David Dowd --...
09/24/2022

Sangster's Station Combatant's Descendant Visits Fairfax Station RR Museum

The great-great-granddaughter of David Dowd -- a member of the 155th New York Infantry during the Civil War -- visited the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum from Europe after a long COVID-imposed delay. Maeve Donegan Paine and her husband, Clive Paine, began planning a trip to the United States in the fall of 2019. Maeve discovered through an web search that the museum currently holds plaques commemorating the Battle of Sangster's Station, which took place in December 1863. Realizing that her great-great-grandfather is among the names listed on the plaques, she contacted the museum requesting a visit. She and her husband were only a few weeks away from their trip before the pandemic led to sweeping travel restrictions.

At long last, the couple was able to visit and were met by a museum volunteer and subject matter expert Blake Myers, a member of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table (BRCWRT). After viewing the plaques in person, the group toured the Sangster's Station battlefield site with the permission of the landowner, himself an avid supporter of historical preservation. Other stops include St. Mary of Sorrows Church and a Civil War redoubt on the campus of George Mason University preserved by school and BRCWRT.

Dowd was injured and captured at Sangster's Station and died at the Andersonville prisoner of war camp in 1864. A native of Di**le, county Kerry in Ireland, his widow was denied pension benefits due to the lack of U.S. citizenship. She returned to Di**le, and many of their descendants live there today.

Thank you, Maeve and Clive, for visiting!

Do you love trains? The Fairfax Station Museum will be open Sunday, Sept. 25,  from 1 to 4 p.m. More info at https://fai...
09/22/2022

Do you love trains? The Fairfax Station Museum will be open Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. More info at https://fairfax-station.org 🚂

Please stop by the    Railroad Museum for a visit to explore exhibits we have on the area during the US Civil War. Lots ...
09/20/2022

Please stop by the Railroad Museum for a visit to explore exhibits we have on the area during the US Civil War. Lots of railroading history to explore here! We are open this Sunday from 1 pm to 4pm.

This Sunday, tomorrow, Sept. 18, the museum will be open for visitors, but the NTRAK  will be not be  running as schedul...
09/18/2022

This Sunday, tomorrow, Sept. 18, the museum will be open for visitors, but the NTRAK will be not be running as scheduled. We hope to see you Sunday at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum from 1 to 4 pm. Read more at https://fairfax-station.org

Do you love trains? The Fairfax Station Museum will be openSunday, Sept. 18,  from 1 to 4 p.m. More info at https://fair...
09/16/2022

Do you love trains? The Fairfax Station Museum will be openSunday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. More info at https://fairfax-station.org Please note : we will still be open, but the regularly scheduled Train run will not be held this week. See you Sunday! 🚂

Be sure to drop by our train gift store when you visit the # Fairfax Station Railroad Museum from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, S...
09/15/2022

Be sure to drop by our train gift store when you visit the # Fairfax Station Railroad Museum from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. We have something for every train lover in your life. Read more at https://fairfax-station.org/museum-gift-shop/

Nothing like a great  photo!
09/12/2022

Nothing like a great photo!

It's been quite a while, just about 11 months, since I've produced an image along the tracks: some family health problems. For my first time out in nearly a year, I visited Switch no.9 to watch this huge locomotive work up the mountain.

Coal everywhere. The locomotive, built for the C&O in 1949, was designed to haul coal trains through the mountains and here, it bursts out of the trees on a steep grade and works over pile of tailings dumped outside of a coal mine. The whole area smelled of coal - it wasn't just the steam train - there are homes around Frostburg, Maryland that still heat with the fuel.

This coming Sunday, Sept. 18, the museum will be open for visitors, but the NTRAK  will be not be  running, as scheduled...
09/12/2022

This coming Sunday, Sept. 18, the museum will be open for visitors, but the NTRAK will be not be running, as scheduled. We hope to see you Sunday at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum from 1 to 4 pm. Read more at https://fairfax-station.org

You will have two chances this    weekend, to visit  the  Railroad Museum : Today, Sunday Sept. 4 (1-4pm) and tomorrow, ...
09/04/2022

You will have two chances this weekend, to visit the Railroad Museum : Today, Sunday Sept. 4 (1-4pm) and tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 5, (12-4 pm) The HO Model Trains will be running. More info at https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/ 🚂

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11200 Fairfax Station Road
Fairfax Station, VA
22039

Opening Hours

1pm - 4pm

Telephone

(703) 425-9225

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Looking for a new home for a Lionel O scale train set. The set has
6-30018 - Penn Flyer Conventional 4-4-2 Steam with track and power supply

6-30004 - Penn Flyer Passenger Car Expansion Pack

6-12030 - Fastrack figure 8 expansion pack

Retail is about $392, looking for about $300 or BO. Private message me if interested.
Special Invite by Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Of course if the lock-down is still on in September, this will be cancelled as we get closer to the date.

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

NEWS & UPDATES
APRIL 2020

Hello Members, Volunteers and Contacts,
We hope you are all doing well and staying safe. We here at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum (FSRM) miss you all very much. We miss seeing you all on Sundays. We would like to keep you informed of our status and any information we think we should share if involves us.
First, we are still closed until further notice (once our Governor of VA gives the okay for us to open).
Remember to check of Facebook (see link below) for weekly Trivia Quiz that can earn you free entrance to our Museum, once we are opened.
Here is a noticed that was provided to Volunteer organizations. We would like to share this to our Volunteers and everyone else so you all know what's going on. Also these guidelines are good for everyone.

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​Guidelines for Volunteers and Volunteer Organizations During COVID-19 Outbreak in Virginia
During this National Emergency, we understand that those who are not suffering from the virus or who may have already recovered from the virus, may want to help. However, all volunteer activities should adhere to critical health and safety protocols in order to:
- Protect Volunteers
- Protect Residents
- Protect Clients
- Protect Service Agencies
General Guidelines for Volunteers:
DO NOT attempt to volunteer if you have:
o Have experienced symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 in the last 14 days
o Been around anyone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days
o Traveled to any foreign country in the last 14 days
o Been on a cruise or been in an airport in the last 14 days
o Been to an event where more than 50 people were in attendance in the last 14 days
DO NOT show up to volunteer for any activity without confirming that there is a need for the activity, that it will be conducted, and that volunteer support is needed and expected.
DO NOT consider volunteering if you live with or are in frequent contact with people in the higher-risk categories for the virus.
DO ask about any risk that may be associated with the task and DO NOT take part if you are uncomfortable with the level of risk.
DO practice universal infection control precautions.
o Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds.
o Avoid physical contact with others and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
o Cover your cough and sneezes with your elbow or tissue.
o If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
DO call ahead to the service agency and ask if any additional safety precautions should be taken before, during and after the shift.
DO allow for extra time for additional screening from volunteer organizations or agencies to make sure you are cleared to volunteer for the task.
DO clean any used spaces thoroughly before and after, including table top surfaces and door knobs/handles.
DO use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if needed/provided for the task.
DO maintain the social distancing of 6ft apart ESPECIALLY when interacting with general public through meal pickups and deliveries. This is critical given the shortage of masks.
DO expect that shifts or opportunities may be cancelled; especially volunteer opportunities working with the vulnerable populations. Please be gracious and understanding.
DO register your capabilities and availability or find volunteer opportunities that may be available in your area.
General Guidance for Volunteer Organizations:
Realize that traditional services may shift.
Clean and sanitize gathering spaces or meal distribution sites regularly. Dispose of cleaning materials properly and contain any contaminated materials.
Do not compete in the market for scarce supplies that healthcare organizations and providers need every day to perform their duties.
If congregating is necessary for your task, consult public health partners and exercise extra measures.
Keep 6-10 foot social distance rules in place during tasks if possible.
Hang posters in facilities with best practices / social distancing / hand washing etc.
Provide sufficient and accessible infection control supplies (e.g. hand-hygiene products, tissues).
Clorox wipes and receptacles for their disposal) in all locations.
- When in doubt visit CDC or The Virginia Department of Health for recommendations.
For distribution/delivery:
o For people receiving meals from a distribution point, if a line forms there needs to be chalk or tape on the ground that reminds people to keep at least a 3f-6ft distance. The WHO recommends 6ft.
o For people who are giving meals, they also need to find a way to maintain at least 3ft if possible, use gloves, and wash hands frequently.
o With deliveries, setting meals or supplies on the doorstep and waving and holding conversation from that safe distance to protect the seniors and homebound vulnerable folks is key.
Make sure all volunteers understand any risks associated with the task you would like them to do and understand if they are not comfortable with that level of risk.
Screen all volunteers and clients as able and before using them.
o It is highly recommended to do temperature checks as volunteers come in for shift, especially if handling food.
o Consider having an isolation space ready in case anyone shows up with symptoms.
Realize that many volunteers are over age 65 and at a higher risk for contracting the virus.
Make sure you have the proper PPE available and make sure you train volunteers on its proper use before allowing them to do any tasks that require PPE.
For background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Twitter (https://twitter.com/HHSGov)
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Twitter (https://twitter.com/CDCgov)
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CDC)
Virginia Department of Health:
Twitter (https://twitter.com/vdhgov)
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VDHgov)
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Stay Safe. Hope to see you all sooner than later.
Mario Lucero
VP of FSRM

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CONTACT US
Info: [email protected]
Friends of Fairfax Station
11200 Fairfax Station Road
PO Box 7
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
703-425-9225
Here is our latest Newsletter. April 2020 Newsletter.

Our March 2020 Newsletter. Enjoy

🥰 It's time to show some love this weekend Neighbors!🤗
For some, it's a long weekend, but it's a great time for everyone to head out for some fun in Northern VA! Grab someone special and make it memorable!❤️
🧐 Check out what's happening here:
https://northernvaneighbors.com/weekend-events-in-northern-virginia-2/
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Code Ninjas Chrysalis Vineyards Desert Rose Winery 1836 Kitchen and Taproom Creek's Edge Winery Woofie's Ace Photo Inc Social House Kitchen & Tap South Riding Lost Rhino Brewing Co. Row House Aradia Fitness Loudoun Mile 20 The Breeze Restaurant and Sports Bar Rowan Tree Walker Nature Center Teapot & Cake Ono Brewing Company River-Sea Chocolates Weber's Pet Supermarket A Forever Home Rescue Foundation Patriot Harley-Davidson Circle Art Studio - Art Therapy Gathering Grounds Cafe Brew Republic Bierwerks Simply Desserts The Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation YogaShak Two Twisted Posts Winery Old 690 Brewing Company Workhouse Arts Center Trupti's Craft Burke Lake Park Burke Lake Park Bishop's Events "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross Fairfax Station Railroad Museum NTRAK Shred415 Athleta Prince William Ice Center Potomac Speedskating Club
click on link below. We were mentioned on FOX GOOD DAY DC... Thank you Monty!'

Here is our February 2020 Newsletter.

Enjoy!

More Pictures from Last weeks Holiday Craft Make n Take.
Below is Fairfax Station Railroad Museum January 2020 Newsletter. Enjoy.

🎅 Santa Clause is enjoying Northern VA this weekend, for sure!
🎀 You should have no problem meeting him and sharing your Christmas wishes. 😉 For those who already have, there's lots more to see and do.🎄
⭐️ Check out this week's list here: https://northernvaneighbors.com/weekend-events-in-nova/
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Nokesville Church of the Brethren Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre Gainesville United Methodist Church The Farm Brewery at Broad Run North Star Stables Warrenton Santa The Main Street Wellness Co. Experience Old Town Warrenton Manassas Park Community Center Hylton Performing Arts Center Prince William Little Theatre Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department Cecil W Garrison Park Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation Rippon Lodge Brew Republic Bierwerks WinterFest 2019 Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department / Fairfax County Fire Station 14 Bull Run Festival of Lights Old Town Hall (Fairfax, Virginia) Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap Aslin Beer Company Club Pilates Arlington National Cemetery The State Theatre Gilbert Gottfried Worldgate Centre The Loudoun Kitchen & Bar Bluemont Vineyard Simply Desserts Farm Station Cafe Vint Hill Community Center Fauquier County Parks & Recreation Warrenton United Methodist Church Burke Town Center Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Potomac River Running Store Mutt Love Rescue Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run L'Auberge Chez Francois Tarara Winery Dragon Hops Brewing Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
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