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Railfan Site w/ Freight Train Timetables??

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Originally posted by onesecondple@Nov 11 2005, 10:51 AM

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.

 

 

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....

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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.

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Originally posted by DrakeFive@Dec 22 2005, 07:31 PM

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.

 

haha. just be sure you tell them youre waiting to hop a train. theyll cook you a 2 inch steak while you wait.

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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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