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bownasterm
12-13-2006, 02:37 AM
What is the best way to track rare train movements across the US? Are there any insider email lists that inform people of train movements?

Frederick
12-13-2006, 05:11 AM
Sometimes railroad employees share information from company computers, and some railroads allow you to use an automated telephone number to track locos.

Here is a site that has the current locations of some UP locomotives: http://www.drgw.net/locotrace/newtrace.php?s=smart

Tåg
12-13-2006, 05:29 AM
Sometimes railroad employees share information from company computers, and some railroads allow you to use an automated telephone number to track locos.

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Wow thats a great way to get fired or even get jail time. There is a former UP conductor doing serious prison time because he posted his train lists (including hazmat) on a railfan site.

SD70MACMAN
12-13-2006, 06:12 AM
BNSF used to have a GREAT equiptment tracking system that was open to the public. But because of "terrorism" they put it, and a lot of cool stuff, behind the login wall.

Frederick
12-14-2006, 01:37 AM
Wow thats a great way to get fired or even get jail time. There is a former UP conductor doing serious prison time because he posted his train lists (including hazmat) on a railfan site.

...not that I was endorsing it in any way.

PLEzero
12-14-2006, 02:16 AM
Try Yahoo! groups. They are an effective way to get good train information on local movements.

http://groups.yahoo.com/

Also, try talking to other local railfans. They are a good way to get to know others as well as help share train information.

mute
02-26-2007, 09:43 AM
I dont think BNSF even tracks any of their trains. Well it doesnt seem like it... lousy extra board.