Chatsworth, IL

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Chatsworth has two short line railroads running through it: The Bloomer Line and the TPW.

The Bloomer Line is a seasonal rail, so it mainly has trains at harvest season. They do run a GP9 commonly.

The TPW has about 1-2 trains a week.

Both railroads are very friendly, and will not go crazy about railfans. Also, the diamond for these railroads is in the middle of town.

(NOTE: To my knowledge, the signal in Chatsworth is broken, and always shows a red signal. I've seen trains go through all the time with the red signal on.)

Slightly out of town, going west to Fairbury, there is a semaphore signal. Not sure if it operates, but it looks pretty cool amid all the old, rusted out signals with the shattered bulbs. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.