Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero publishes the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
Manassas, VA 20110 (population, 41,705) Page 2
GPS: N 38.75013, W 77.47292
Scanner: NS 160.950 , 160.245 , 160.830 
Defect Detectors: MP 31.6 N (Manassas); MP 39.5 S (Nokesville)
Railroads: NS Piedmont Division, Washington District, MP 32.6; Virginia Rail Express; Amtrak
Description: Manassas is a city in northern Virginia, about 25miles southwest of Washington D.C. with a significant
number of trains passing its iconic former Norfolk Southern depot on a daily basis; including freight, Amtrak, and
Virginia Rail Express commuter trains. Todd Sestero and I traveled there together on June 4, 2016 to watch the
famed N&W #611 steam engine start an excursion. It would certainly be worth a visit to railfan if you are in the
Washington D.C. area.
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 32
Gregariousness quotient: Low to Medium
Local Breakfast: IHOP 8785 Centerville Rd., Manassas, N 38.76428, W 77.45796
Fast Food: McDonald's on Centerville Rd., N 38.76010, W 77.46183; and others on Centerville Rd.
Ice Cream: Nathan’s Dairy Bar 8948 Mathis Ave, Manassas, N 38.76161, W 77.46254
Pub and Grub: Philadelphia Tavern 9413 Main St, Manassas, N 38.75083, W 77.47140
Lodging: Best Western 8640 Mathis Ave., Manassas, N 38.76744, W 77.45752;
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