Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Pohick Road Crossing
The 4.51 mile standard-gauge railroad was built largely by combat engineers, with some assistance from civilian workers and soldiers from other branches. From January to July 1918 they laid track from the railhead junction near Newington to the center of camp. The railroad included three industrial sidings for more efficient loading and unloading. Southwast of this spot, the largest siding ran parallel to the main line and served the warehouse district. It extended approximately 0.75 miles to end just north of 21st Street.
Erected 2018 by Fort Belvoir and the Federal Highway Administration.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRailroads & Streetcars • War, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 38° 41.809′ N, 77° 8.755′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Backlick Road and Beulah Street, on the right when traveling west on Backlick Road. Located on Fort Belvoir (Restricted Access). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9012 Backlick Road, Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warehouse District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Water Storage Tank 188 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Treasury Building Column Sections (approx. half a mile away); The Staff Sergeant John D. Linde Visitor Center (approx. 0.6 miles away); Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor (approx. ¾ mile away); ‘Thermo-Con’ House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Facility 1433, Rail Bridge (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2019. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 5, 2019. 2. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.