The Gregarious Railfan
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the publisher of RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.      
Chatsworth, CA  91311  (population, 41,255 (2000))                                Mini Guide

GPS:   N 34.25247, W 118.59931       Google map

Scanner:   Metrolink  160.545 [29]

Railroads:   Metrolink (Southern California Regional Rail Authority), Amtrak, UP locals

FRA Info:   Crossing Inventory Report for SCAX, Chatsworth Station Ped. CX,   PDF   

Description:   Chatsworth is a neighborhood in the northwestern San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.  It has
traditionally been a favorite train watching spot in the region, situated on the former SP “Coast Line” between Los
Angeles and San Francisco. The Line is now owned by Metrolink with faily heavy commuter traffic, frequent Amtrak
“Pacific Surfliners”  and several UP Local movements.  All total, close to 50 trains move through Chatsworh in 24
hours on weekdays.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:   50

Breakfast:   IHOP 21103 Devonshire St,  N 34.25735, W 118.59334

Fast Food:   McDonald's 20932 Devonshire St,  N 34.25721, W 118.58964

Ice Cream:    Baskin Robbins 20445 Devonshire St,  N 34.25739, W 118.57905

Pub and Grub:   The Rabbit Hole 22105 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA (2.3 mi south), N 34.21968, W 118.60859
    (Trippy, Campy, Alice in Wonderland themed dive bar, NOT for everyone...)
    The Star Bar 21340 Devonshire St,  N 34.25699, W 118.59644 (More standard dive bar.)

TRAINS Article:   TRAINS Hot Spots, Aug 2015

Chatsworth, CA Visitor's info; TripHobo:   

Chatsworth Railfan   
A negative person sees the glass as half empty, a positive person sees the glass as half full,
a practical person adds two shots of Bourbon, two ice cubes, and says “Cheers” - author unknown
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from TRAINS Magazine and the Internet.  I would welcome
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