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August 26, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than 70 years, the rail yard in this town where George Washington often slept and Robert E. Lee once lived was one of the busiest and largest east of the Mississippi, a hub for hundreds of freight trains operating on the north-south corridor. The Potomac Yard, six miles long and nearly half a mile wide, handled 6,000 freight cars a day in the 1940s and had 1,600 people on the payroll.
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August 26, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than 70 years, the rail yard in this town where George Washington often slept and Robert E. Lee once lived was one of the busiest and largest east of the Mississippi, a hub for hundreds of freight trains operating on the north-south corridor. The Potomac Yard, six miles long and nearly half a mile wide, handled 6,000 freight cars a day in the 1940s and had 1,600 people on the payroll.
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