Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Centreville Military Railroad

... The Centreville Military Railroad had the distinction of being the first railroad ever constructed specifically for military use.
First put into use in February 1862 and abandoned a few weeks later, the railroad fed supplies to the Confederate encampment in Centreville.
Approximately 5 and a half miles long, it veered off from the junction of the Orange and Alexandria and Manassas Gap railroads in Manassas, coming to an end somewhere near the intersection of route 28 and highway 29. Continued

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