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Artifact Acquisition

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is in the process of acquiring, and setting up on exhibit, a railroading artifact from 19th Century US railroading!  From the earliest days of railroading in the United States, freight cars were held together by a [...]


Support Station Preservation Efforts

Fairfax Station's recently restored Southern Railway baggage cart has been included among the nominees in the Virginia Association of Museum's Top Ten Endangered artifacts program. Online voting through August 31 will determine whether our nominee receives this special designation, which [...]


Artifact Loan to Museum

Kayla Gray Smith of Tampa, Florida has presented the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum with a rare and detailed sketch of the station during the American Civil War. The sketch was made by W.B. Wood in 1863 and shows in [...]


AMTRAK Executive Examines Rail Challenges

Mr. Richard G. Slattery, Senior Research Director of the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (AMTRAK), examined the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s passenger rail services in a presentation at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Fairfax Station on [...]


New Audio Guides Rolled Out

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum staff is excited to announce the availability of Audio Tours  highlighting many of the exhibits and history of the Museum.  This technology will enable visitors to enjoy self-guided tours of selected themes and artifacts. The [...]


Celebrating Thirty Years

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum was dedicated on October 17, 1987, following a decade long effort to save and restore the former railroad depot. Our celebration of our 30th anniversary is just one of many events taking place this year [...]

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