Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Valuation and Abandonment Records,
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VA/ARCH RG 104
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RG 104 consists of valuation reports for both the W&OD Railroad line and the Rosslyn Connecting Railroad Company. The commercial appraisal of the W&OD line was undertaken in 1961 by R.L.Banks and Associates, transportation consultants, to determine the fair cash market value of the 46.4 miles of W&OD track between Potomac Yards and Purcellville. The Rosslyn Connecting Railroad valuation was undertaken to determine the amount of compensation to provide when taking the property for use in I-66 construction. The collection includes the valuation reports with numerous photographs and also correspondence and supporting documentation. The Virginia Department of Highways and the Interstate Commerce Commission were integrally involved wtih both these projects.

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.8 linear ft. + Photographs.
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English

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The material is first arranged by type of material and within each broad category the material is arranged chronologically.
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Please contact the Center for Local History in advance to view these materials. There are no research restrictions.
Description
RG 104 consists of valuation reports for both the W&OD Railroad line and the Rosslyn Connecting Railroad Company. The commercial appraisal of the W&OD line was undertaken in 1961 by R.L.Banks and Associates, transportation consultants, to determine the fair cash market value of the 46.4 miles of W&OD track between Potomac Yards and Purcellville. The Rosslyn Connecting Railroad valuation was undertaken to determine the amount of compensation to provide when taking the property for use in I-66 construction. The collection includes the valuation reports with numerous photographs and also correspondence and supporting documentation. The Virginia Department of Highways and the Interstate Commerce Commission were integrally involved wtih both these projects.
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Although the Washington and Old Dominon Railroad (W&OD) officially began in 1911, portions of the 54 mile-long track had been in use since the early 1950s. The W&OD began as the successor to the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad (GF&OD). The GF&OD carried DC Metropolitan area residents on day excursions to Grreat Falls. Along with the Great Falls line, the W&OD acquired a fifty-year lease from Southern Railway for the old steam line from Alexandria to Bluemont and the three-mile connector between the two lines. The Virginia Department of Highways and the Bureau of Public Roads calculated that using the railroad property for I-66 through Falls Church would save $5.4 million dollars. The opposition to this petition argued that the lack of a railroad in Northern Virginia would stifle industrial development. In 1969, the government granted the adandonment petition. The dismantling of the W&OD that had begun years earlier was finally competed.
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Washington & Old Dominion Railroad. Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Valuation and Abandonment Records.

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