The Gregarious Railfan
Manassas, VA 20110 (population, 41,705)                  

GPS: N 38.75013, W 77.47292

Scanner:  NS 160.950 [56], 160.245 [9], 160.830 [48]

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

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:  Nathanís 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;

Visitor Info   
Manassas Visitor Center   
Manassas Station
611 at Manassas