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#1 City of Miami

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:18 PM

My bookmark for the real time train tracker doesn't work anymore. The link on Amtrak.com works fine though. Does someone have the url for the direct link again?  Thanks.



#2 PRR 60

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

I tried, but it did not work. Still working on it.

 

I used the link on the train status detail from Status Maps, and it is not working.  I'm now at a loss.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:38 PM

Looks like its "broke"...my saved link and the link from Amtrak Status Maps.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

This link to the routes page just worked for me.


Edited by leemell, 20 October 2013 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:54 PM

This link to the routes page just worked for me.

What were talking about is a direct link to the tracker map withOUT having to go through amtrak.com.


John...

22,913 miles on the Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder and Capitol Limited.

More miles on the Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink, White Pass and Yukon Route, Grand Canyon Railway, Napa Valley Wine Train, Fillmore and Western and private railcars with LARail.com

6489 more miles booked

 

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:12 PM

I rarely use bookmarks but I do use Favorites a lot. Sometimes when I favorite a lave-updating site it dosen't work when I click it again. I have to save the URL to a Word document then copy it over every time I want to use it.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

They seemed to have redesigned the site as to not allow direct linking. If you view the frame that pops up, you get a 404.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:47 PM

They seemed to have redesigned the site as to not allow direct linking. If you view the frame that pops up, you get a 404.

 

Hmm, direct linking works for a lot of these live-update sites, but I'm not sure about the Amtrak Train Tracker. I'm not planning an Amtrak trip, so I don't need to use it.


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

I had to remove the links from the Amtrak Status Maps and the individual train listings because the links no longer work.  Amtrak has changed it so that you have to go through Amtrak.com to get to their train tracker.

 

I'm looking for a way to reactivate the direct links but frankly, I need help figuring out how to do it.

 

Also, I'd appreciate it if someone could post this over at TO: http://www.trainorde...d.php?4,3215412

 

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

The train tracker is looking for an HTTP Referer of http://www.amtrak.com/home.  There are browser plugins that allow you to specify the referer that you want to send to a particular site.  I just tried one called Referer Control in Chrome that seems to work fine.  If you want to try it, your settings should look like this:

 

referer.png



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:30 PM

The train tracker is looking for an HTTP Referer of http://www.amtrak.com/home.  There are browser plugins that allow you to specify the referer that you want to send to a particular site.  I just tried one called Referer Control in Chrome that seems to work fine.  If you want to try it, your settings should look like this:

 

referer.png

 

That's a good start.  But how do I set up a link on an existing page with HTML or javascript to set up that referer without using a plugin?

 

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Old: Lake Cities Express (EL), Montrealer (AT), Laurentian (D&H)

RBBB: St. Petersburg - W. Palm Beach, Lakeland - Atlanta, Baltimore - NYC, Rochester, NY - Hartford, Albuquerque - Salt Lake City, Denver - Chicago

Modern: Ocean (VIA), Silver Star, Capitol Limited, Texas Eagle, Autotrain, Carolinian

 


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:36 PM

I can't even access it now from Amtrak.com. It is currently unavailable. CJ

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

I can't even access it now from Amtrak.com. It is currently unavailable. CJ

 

It just worked for me.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:24 AM

Working for me now on home computer. Need to try on ipad again. CJ

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:46 AM

it's not working for me and im on chrome on my computer.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:01 AM

The member-provided link to the train routes page is still working fine on my ancient Mac with Safari and no plug-ins enabled except javascript.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:46 AM

The train tracker is looking for an HTTP Referer of http://www.amtrak.com/home.  There are browser plugins that allow you to specify the referer that you want to send to a particular site.  I just tried one called Referer Control in Chrome that seems to work fine.  If you want to try it, your settings should look like this:

 

referer.png

Using the plugin, is the url to get to the tracker still the following:

 

http://a248.e.akamai...rttl/index.html

 

?

 

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jb


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Old: Lake Cities Express (EL), Montrealer (AT), Laurentian (D&H)

RBBB: St. Petersburg - W. Palm Beach, Lakeland - Atlanta, Baltimore - NYC, Rochester, NY - Hartford, Albuquerque - Salt Lake City, Denver - Chicago

Modern: Ocean (VIA), Silver Star, Capitol Limited, Texas Eagle, Autotrain, Carolinian

 


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:01 AM

Using the plugin, is the url to get to the tracker still the following:

 

http://a248.e.akamai...rttl/index.html

 

?

 

Thanks,

jb

 

 

I just use http://www.amtrak.com/trainlocationmap.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:15 PM

Dang IT !! One more rather annoying new problem  with this new so called "FIX" is that

NO more LIVE GPS train status.

The data for Everything seems to be DELAYED 30 minutes at least--if not more.

Prior to this annoying so called software FIX Trian data info WAS current within 5 to 10 Minutes.

Nice going Amtrak you seem to have ruined what was a very cool train info too.

THe stupid Police state "Security Theather nonsense claims another victim .

--- Daniel



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:41 PM

 

Dang IT !! One more rather annoying new problem  with this new so called "FIX" is that

NO more LIVE GPS train status.

The data for Everything seems to be DELAYED 30 minutes at least--if not more.

EDIT for some eastern trains the data seems to be within 5 to 10 minutes.

EDIT other california and western trains GPS data seem to be about 30 minutes old

Prior to this annoying so called software FIX Train data info WAS current within 5 to 10 Minutes.


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