Pohick Road Crossing

Pohick Road Crossing (HM2DB9)

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.735', W 77° 9.574'

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The Fort Belvoir Military Railroad (FBMRR) was constructed in 1918 when Camp A.A. Humphreys was made a semi-permanent cantonment as the U.S. entered into World War 1. The two main objectives for 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 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.
HM NumberHM2DB9
Placed ByFort Belvoir
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Date Added Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312234 N 4287059
Decimal Degrees38.71225000, -77.15956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.735', W 77° 9.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 44.1" N, 77° 9' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9012 Backlick Rd, Fort Belvoir VA 22060, US
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