Tag: Anacostia River

Wreck of the Crescent Limited train on the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Flood waters from a storm undermined the bridge's pilings, which led to the crash on August 24, 1933. The engineer died in the wreck. (Library of Congress)

Train Plunges Into The Anacostia. Passenger Swims to Safety and...

This is a guest post by GoDCer from Poolesville, Jack (the guy that tipped us off to some great stories, like the decapitated convict). On...
a wild dog (source: the Internet)

Kingman Island Squatter Eaten by Wild Dog

Yowza! This is a crazy story that lives up to the title, albeit a brief story. I came across this in the Washington Post...
O Street pumping station (JDLand)

Three Things About the O Street Pumping Station

Your second major stop on the WABA "Down the Tubes" bicycle ride on Sunday is going to be the O Street Pumping Station, down...
Bridge suicides headline

Three Bridge Suicides in 24 Hours

I came across a sad and shocking article in the Washington Post from Saturday, July 20th, 1946. Three men jumped to their deaths off...
Nacotchtank - Captain John Smith's map (1612)

Why Is It Named Anacostia?

Curious why it's named Anacostia? Check out the history which goes back to Captain John Smith in the 17th century.