Photo: BAR Photography
With a history dating back generations, The Town of Herndon symbolically marks its roots with a little red caboose. At home in Downtown Herndon, the caboose sits on Lynn Street, just adjacent to Herndon’s Depot Museum and the former Washington & Old Dominion railroad line.
The caboose was acquired in more recent years by the Herndon Historical Society, thanks to the efforts of member George Moore. He reportedly came up with the idea of bringing the caboose to Herndon to help memorialize the town’s rail heritage.
The Herndon Depot was first constructed in the mid 1800s. It’s said the farming town then grew up around the railroad. Trains, after all, were extremely important for transporting goods back and forth to DC.…