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#1 Tumbleweed

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:50 PM

I'm sure I seen a phone number to call using a cellphone to check train status......using the keypad,you could enter the train number and see if it was on time or how late it is....but I can't find it again....anyone know what it is? :help:
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:54 PM

1-800-USA-RAIL
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:54 PM

Google.com > Amtrak.com > 1-800-USA-RAIL

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Over 50,000 people just like you recently signed a petition to expand high speed passenger rail in the United States of America.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:02 PM

Found out via PM the number is text to 41411 Amtrakstatus Station code train number.....i.e. amtrakstatus oma 6
California Zephyr LNK-DEN(RT), DEN-GJT (RT), OMA-CHI(RT) 2/11, Capitol Limited CHI-WAS (RT) 2/11
Silver Meteor WAS-WPB (RT) 2/11, Empire builder FAR-CHI (RT) 3/12, CL CHI-WAS 4/12
SM WAS-WPB 4/12, SM WPB-NYP 4/12, LSL NYP-CHI 4/12, EB CHI-FAR 4/12, EB FAR-CHI 4/13, CL CHI-WAS 4/13
SM WAS-WPB 4/13, SM WPB-NYP 4/13, LSL NYP-CHI 4/13, EB CHI-FAR 4/13, SM WPB-NYP 2/14, LSL NYP-CHI 2/14
EB CHI-FAR 2/14, EB FAR-CHI 2/14, CZ CHI-DEN 2/14

Miles as of Feb 2014......23, 279', Future Plans....Coast Starlight and SW Chief

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:31 PM

Oh, I thought you were talking about calling, not sending text messages. Glad you got what you were looking for.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:52 PM

Me too!Posted Image After all, the OP did write

I'm sure I seen a phone number to call using a cellphone to check train status

not "a text number"!Posted Image
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead!

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:58 AM

Me too!Posted Image After all, the OP did write


I'm sure I seen a phone number to call using a cellphone to check train status

not "a text number"!Posted Image

Well, Tumbleweed did say "cell phone" and "keypad" ...

I used 41411 a lot going to/from last Gathering. I put station codes on the pocket time table. It was real interesting to compare Amtrak's predictions with actual arrival times, and also to watch how predicted times changed during the trips. It was also handy when I wanted to know where we were and the GPS was out of juice (or in the sleeper charging).

So thanks very much for writing the script for us, MisterToad!

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:44 PM


Me too!Posted Image After all, the OP did write


I'm sure I seen a phone number to call using a cellphone to check train status

not "a text number"!Posted Image

Well, Tumbleweed did say "cell phone" and "keypad" ...

Yes that is very true. But many times while at the station railfaning, I use my cellphone to check the train status - and use the keypad to call 1-800-USA-RAIL!Posted Image
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead!



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