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ASMAD update - improvements to connecting trains search


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#21 John Bobinyec

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 05:07 AM

Another place where this kind of thing happens is Albany when an eastbound Empire Service train is late from Buffalo.

 

Potentially, this can also happen on Mondays at IND when 51 is late and IP's equipment is to deadhead to CHI.

 

For these "extra" movements to be shown on ASM and accessible in ASMAD, Amtrak needs to record them in ARROW, and I have to find out about it and set up the ASM system to follow it - before Amtrak's 5-day window of on-line data expires.

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 06:39 PM

Another place where this kind of thing happens is Albany when an eastbound Empire Service train is late from Buffalo.

 

Potentially, this can also happen on Mondays at IND when 51 is late and IP's equipment is to deadhead to CHI.

 

For these "extra" movements to be shown on ASM and accessible in ASMAD, Amtrak needs to record them in ARROW, and I have to find out about it and set up the ASM system to follow it - before Amtrak's 5-day window of on-line data expires.

 

jb

 

For the record, your task should be easier these days. There are a slew of alerts that are now generated if the tracking systems think something isn't tubed correctly. It isn't foolproof and you still have to wait for confirmation from an offending terminal, but at least CNOC can initiate a call to find out what is happening.


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#23 John Bobinyec

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:23 PM

What's "tubed"?

 

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Old: Phoebe Snow (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, Southwest Chief, California Zephyr, Lake Shore Limited

 


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:23 PM

I had some requests for minor updates to the "Missed Connections" checker on ASMAD.
 
With the usual caveats that Amtrak data can sometimes have errors, I color-coded the good connections as green and missed as red.  Ambiguous data suggesting a likely miss is orange.  Otherwise unknown is gray.  
 
You can also set the threshold for the amount of time between trains for a good connection.  For example, the default is 5 minutes but you can set it to 10, 20, etc should you want more "cushion" between arriving and departing trains. 
 
Also, sometimes the resulting table has rows of incomplete data.  There is now a choice to hide those rows if desired.
 
Attached is a screenshot of the Lakeshore Limited (49) to the Texas Eagle (21) at CHI with the link. 
 
Hope it proves helpful.  I am grateful to both Amtrak Status Maps and ASM transitdocs for the source data.
 
 

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#25 willem

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:00 PM

Thank you.






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