Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor

 
 
Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor Marker image. Click for full size.
January 6, 2019
1. Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor Marker
Inscription.  The Fort Belvoir Military Railroad (FMBRR) was constructed in 1918 when Camp A.A. Humprheys was made a semi-permanent cantonment as the U.S. entered into World War 1. The two main objectives for the FBMRR were to bring supplies and troops to camp for its rapid construction and war mobilization and to train engineer troops on the building of railroads, bridges, and other facilities essential to the U.S. war effort in France.

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
Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 11, 2019
2. Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor Marker
during railroad yard switching procedures. The FBMRR passenger service was discontinued after the Korean War but the railroad remained in use moving supplies until the last locomotive left Fort Belvoir in 1993.
 
Erected by Fort Belvoir.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is on Fort Belvoir. Restricted Access. 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); 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); Slavery and Belvoir (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, World I
 
FMBRR loading ramp, near the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 11, 2019
3. FMBRR loading ramp, near the marker.
This is Facility No. 604, the 21st Street loading ramp.
 
More. Search the internet for Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2019. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. 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.
Paid Advertisement