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#1 Gingee

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:17 PM

Taking the Texas Eagle tomorrow and trying to find out if it is running on time. Where do you look to see if they are on time?

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:30 PM

Click here,,,, My link .....then click the status tab and enter your info....

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:51 PM

IIRC there was also a thread that contained a link to a page giving train arrival times for a certain period of time. Does it still exist?

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:54 PM

Thanks. Will check it tomorrow.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

Taking the Texas Eagle tomorrow and trying to find out if it is running on time. Where do you look to see if they are on time?


I check here.

http://www.dixieland...pl?mapname=West
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:21 PM


Taking the Texas Eagle tomorrow and trying to find out if it is running on time. Where do you look to see if they are on time?


I check here.

http://www.dixieland...pl?mapname=West


Unrelated to the topic at hand, an observation- just now when I checked that map, every single train is showing in green suggesting they all are running on time or almost on time. Feels good to see such a good day on Amtrak's western LD network :)

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:01 AM

There's also this little-known feature on Amtrak's website where you can check the status of a given train. It's secretly hidden behind the "status" link on the home page.
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 02:45 AM



Taking the Texas Eagle tomorrow and trying to find out if it is running on time. Where do you look to see if they are on time?


I check here.

http://www.dixieland...pl?mapname=West


Unrelated to the topic at hand, an observation- just now when I checked that map, every single train is showing in green suggesting they all are running on time or almost on time. Feels good to see such a good day on Amtrak's western LD network :)


Yeah, I noticed that on the map as well. I was especially surprised to see that #50, the Cardinal, was running very early through the Northeast Corridor and arrived into New York at 8:46pm, 1 hour and 10 minutes early!!

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:32 AM

There's also this little-known feature on Amtrak's website where you can check the status of a given train. It's secretly hidden behind the "status" link on the home page.


Yes, but status only tells you current status, while Amtrak Status Maps gives you the whole picture. I only use Amtrak status for projected arrival time.
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:50 AM

Not many freight trains operate on Christmas so Amtrak usually has complete right-of-way.



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