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City Taking Orders for Trolley Ornament Honoring Historic Railway

Alexandria, Virginia's 2021 trolley ornament honors the railway which one connect commuters between Del Ray and Mount Vernon. (Photo: City of Alexandria)
Alexandria, Virginia’s 2021 trolley ornament honors the railway which one connect commuters between Del Ray, Washington DC and Mount Vernon. (Photo: City of Alexandria)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria is now taking orders for its 2021 Trolley ornament, depicting Car 303 of the Mount Vernon Alexandria & Washington Electric Railway.

The fleet of art deco cars were purchased in 1918 for the essential trolley line that connected Del Ray commuters to DC and tourists to Mount Vernon. Car 303 ran until the railway’s closure in 1932. It became a diner in 1936.

Car 303 was part of a new fleet of art deco cars added to the Mount Vernon Alexandria & Washington Electric Railway in 1918. (Photo: Town of Potomac Historical Association)
Car 303 was part of a new fleet of art deco cars added to the Mount Vernon Alexandria & Washington Electric Railway in 1918. (Photo: Town of Potomac Historical Association)
Historic Alexandria’s 2021 holiday ornament commemorates a period of the City’s growth as it began the transition from industrial manufacturer to DC suburb and history tourism destination. The ornament comes in a keepsake box with interpretive card.
The cost of this year’s ornament of $25.00.  Click here to place your order, and look under shopping for ornament from previous years.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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