Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor
The 4.51-mile, standard-gauge railroad was built largely by combat engineers, with some assistance by 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 warehouse district buildings and Facility No. 707, just north of this location, were oriented in a linear layout for railroad accessibility. THese building were directly associated with the supply storage, repair, and maintenance of the railroad to the south of this location. Railroad facilities were used by Belvoir Research, Development and Engineering Center to test rail equipment by simulating various shock types that would be placed on it
Erected by Fort Belvoir.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Railroads & Streetcars • War, World I.
Location. 38° 41.201′ N, 77° 8.455′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on 21st Street west of Lowen Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on Fort Belvoir. Restricted Access. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. ‘Thermo-Con’ House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Warehouse District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Water Storage Tank 188 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Treasury Building Column Sections (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pohick Road Crossing (approx. ¾ mile away); William Fairfax and His Son, George William Fairfax (approx. ¾ mile away); Fairfax Family Cemetery (approx. ¾ 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 13, 2019. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 13, 2019. 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.