This will be a fun meeting! Noted Arlington historian Kathryn Holt Springston will give a slideshow presentation on the history of the Crystal City area: “Crystal City — An Imposing Scene — from swamps, forts and brickyards to skyscrapers.” The Imposing Scene is from an 1861 New York Herald article re the troops marching across the bridge.
It is now CSX policy that trains should not blow horns passing the Crystal City VRE station when the station is closed: i.e., weekends and outside of 5:30 am to 8 pm weekdays. The only exception is for a potentially dangerous situation; e.g., equipment, workers, or intruders on the track. There have been violations of this policy last weekend and this, which we have reported. Remember that you can report violations of this policy to: mailto:[email protected]. List train owner (CSX, Amtrak), direction train is traveling, and the time you heard the horn.
Dues are for a calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Fill out the form on our “Join” page and send a check for $10 to the CCCA Treasurer at 1200 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.
What do you get for your dues? Your small contribution of $10 funds primarily: our website, dues in the Arlington County Civic Federation (required); advertising for meetings; snacks for meetings. All Executive Committee members are volunteers who spend many hours working on behalf of Crystal City residents—and producing this Newsletter!