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Railfan Site w/ Freight Train Timetables??

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Oi Vei, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Oi Vei

    Oi Vei Member

    Joined: Jan 13, 2005 Messages: 567 Likes Received: 4
    Just curious if anyone knew of either a railfan or a freight company website that features fairly accurate and up-to-date timetables for specifically East Coast and Midwest freight companies and freight lines. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
    Not gonna happen, 'Maybe' pre-9/11 you coulda stumbled on something but now all sensative rail information isnt publicly available.
    You'll have to go down to the yards a few hours a day and make notes like the rest of us
     
  3. GoldenTouch

    GoldenTouch Member

    Joined: May 1, 2005 Messages: 617 Likes Received: 0
    even that is starting to prove difficult in places
     
  4. shai

    shai Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 17,602 Likes Received: 707
    get a crew change...
     
  5. sunrise red

    sunrise red New Jack

    Joined: Jul 28, 2005 Messages: 91 Likes Received: 0
    in Canada you can get them.
     
  6. nineteen eighty-four

    nineteen eighty-four New Jack

    Joined: Oct 11, 2004 Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0
    do you know which ones exactly?
     
  7. YourSistersAssCookie

    YourSistersAssCookie Banned

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005 Messages: 924 Likes Received: 0
    Big Brother is watching.
    he just doesnt give a shit about graffiti.
    Not enough money involved for our beloved American government.
    just my outlook
     
  8. midas_ups

    midas_ups Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2005 Messages: 211 Likes Received: 0
    i asked about this, and they told me the best thing to do is ask the sadass trainspotters who stand at stations all day long, aparently theyre more on the ball than railworkers.
     
  9. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,986 Likes Received: 311
    Not many railroads are on a specific "schedule" everyday. Ns tries to be, but to be on "schedule" trains have to leave within a two hour window, either way, from their desired point. I work right off a line, and tracked trains for about a month, never the same times. The yards around here finish work, when they are done, no set time, its not that easy.
     
  10. midas_ups

    midas_ups Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2005 Messages: 211 Likes Received: 0
    ye, thats true, alot of the trains in areas with express trains run around their timetables, fitting in between them. thats why you always see them waiting for the lines to change when express trains speed thru.
     
  11. BENCHER

    BENCHER Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2005 Messages: 470 Likes Received: 0

    YEA, I HAVE UP-TO-DATE "TIMETABLES" FOR 2 LOCAL YARDS IN MY HOOD, AND THE TIME THAT STUFF ACTUALLY RIDES OUT/IN ARE NEVER THE SAME TIMES. I TRY TO SEE HOW MUCH THEY USUALLY DIFFER FROM THE TABLES, BUT IT'S ALWAYS DIFFERENT WEEK TO WEEK SO THEY HONESTLY DON'T REALLY HELP LOL.

    JUST GOTTA KNOW WHICH DAYS DURING THE WEEK THAT SHIT RIDES THE MOST, THEN JUST WAIT IT OUT....
     
  12. DrakeFive

    DrakeFive New Jack

    Joined: Nov 14, 2005 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    Most big yards have at least one tall, tower like structure. Just walk up to the tall building, someone will come out to help you shortly.
     
  13. 83.

    83. Member

    Joined: Jun 16, 2004 Messages: 390 Likes Received: 0
    haha. just be sure you tell them youre waiting to hop a train. theyll cook you a 2 inch steak while you wait.
     
  14. trainfinder22

    trainfinder22 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 30, 2006 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 0
  15. ~>MooseKnuckle<~

    ~>MooseKnuckle<~ Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2006 Messages: 515 Likes Received: 2
    dont know that there is any such thing as an 'accurate' timetable for freights. just go to the tracks and wait. thats your best bet. and make sure you are at least 10 feet outside the track grade. inside 10 feet is rr property and considered tresspassing - a serious charge these days - trust me on that one.
     
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