The Farragut West station is typically the first metro most players encounter. The station is located to the east of Super-Duper Mart and north of Wilhelm's Wharf, across the river from both. The area consists of an open plaza with the station entrance and a small wharf along the river at the bottom of a short flight of steps, with a small stash of ammunition and medical items kept by raiders.
Initially there are only three raiders patrolling the wharf on the metro side of the river. However, when the player first approaches the stash at the end of the wharf (from swimming across the river or by descending from the station plaza) two super mutants will spawn on the opposite bank, one of which will be armed with a big gun of some sort. Once the super mutants appear they will continually skirmish the raiders, as both parties regularly respawn.
Additionally, the mid-point of a patrolling random encounter is centered in front of the metro entrance, which can add further chaos to the already conflict filled location.
A Duck and Cover! in an abandoned camp under an intact bridge (slightly past the broken one with raiders). Turn around after leaving the station and head northwest. The skill book is sitting on a table with 2 frag grenades.
A Nikola Tesla and You in a room with a terminal and safe, across a walkway from the area where power generators and feral ghouls are enclosed by a fence. It is in the safe.