> Maybe some of you McLean kids can give us some
> info on the meet bus. I was a Burke/West
> Springfield kid so I have no memory of this one.
> It is supposed to be a historic pic from Tysons.
> Looks like two old school buses connected back to
> back. Googled Tysons meet bus and got nothing
Here is what I have come up with so far. It would appear that the "Meat" Bus was a meat packaging facility on the Northeast side of the intersection of Rt 7 and Rt 123. Here are some sites that mention it.
Memory is a fickle thing. I said Marshall HS in a previous note, but I meant Langley HS.
The Crystal Pistol was a real "bucket of blood." Diagonally across Rt. 7 was an old gas
station and welding shop that sat on an angle. This was when Rt. 7 was TWO lane.
Just to the west and back across 7 was the Meat Bus, a meat packing place.
They used an old bus as a store front.
The "Lodge" at Great Falls was the original GF&OD/W&OD Ry terminal. The trolleys made
a loop around it. The building was gone by 1965. November 9, 2008 at 6:25 PM
The northeast corner of the intersection of Routes 7 and 123 is
the original Tyson's Corner, so named for Tyson's Meat Locker
situated at that spot. Hard to believe, but until the late 1960's
there was nothing else for at least a mile in any direction from
there except farmland. Oh, and the Crystal Pistol, a blood-bucket
topless bar next to the meat locker. That's the place I always wondered about.