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Date: 02/09/20 16:08
Track-A-Train kaput
Author: GenePoon

Probably those who use Amtrak Track-A-Train and the other train-tracking services that are dependent on the same database already know, but they're kaput.  Went out in the wee hours, Sunday.

Current T-a-T display for 3(8) shown, and Transitdocs current map.


Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/20 17:53 by GenePoon.

Date: 02/09/20 16:15
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: steamloco

Just show up 30 minutes before advertised time and wait 6 hours on the Crescent.

Date: 02/09/20 16:20
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: dan

dixieland still works

Date: 02/09/20 16:38
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: GenePoon

Track-A-Train and Transitdocs use the GPS telemetry feed.  I believe Dixieland uses Amtrak train status reports which, when the telemetry feed goes down, can be backed up by conductor, agent and host railroad reports. 

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/20 17:49 by GenePoon.

Date: 02/09/20 16:42
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: mundo

Can this be blamed on Anderson ?   Maybe he just found out about a useful system.

Date: 02/09/20 18:42
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: PHall

What will you avid Amtrak watchers do now for entertainment?

Date: 02/10/20 09:50
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: DevalDragon

They may have to outside and watch trains in person. The horror!

Date: 02/10/20 16:28
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: JimBaker

Appears to be still down this afternoon, February 10, 2020

I use transitdocs.com as my go-to Status locati8on.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA

Date: 02/10/20 16:53
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: GenePoon

The Amtrak GPS tracing system had been on at times, but only sporadically and very briefly. Certainly not usefully.

Date: 02/11/20 15:45
Re: Track-A-Train kaput
Author: GenePoon

Looks like it's back up.

Fingers firmly crossed and wood smartly knocked on.

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