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trainenthusiasts mom

Hinsdale, IL

#1 Jan 12, 2007
Does anyone know if there is anywhere I can find a freight train schedule for the BNSF? My 3 year old is wild about trains, but it is completely hit or miss if we ever see a freight train. Any help or ideas would be appreciated. We live in Willowbrook and often visit the Hinsdale railroad station. Thanks!
Ramona
Andrew Barchifowski

Warrenville, IL

#2 Nov 4, 2007
Talk to Kevin Vahey, he seems to know alot about BNSF trains.
Amtrakdavis22

Sacramento, CA

#3 Jan 10, 2009
Ya does anyone know Union Pacific schedules for Davis, CA?

“Professional hobo”

Since: Jan 09

Houston,TX and Sioux Falls,SD

#4 Jan 26, 2009
Freigh trains really don't run on schedules. It with them too is hit and miss when they are called out, then once aboard their train, they have to get their track warrant read to them and then they read this back, etc, etc, etc....
If you are at the tracks, look up and down the tracks and see what the signals are showing. If there are no lit signals, then "usually" no train is in the area, if the signal is yellow or green, you may be in luck if you have patiants...
If it's red, then still you might be in luck, but depending on where you are, the red signal may only mean nothing on CTC.
The signals look almost like traffic signal poles along the streets.
mike f

Grand Forks, ND

#5 Feb 18, 2009
i love train also. i would like to know more about everything about the inside of the cabs. could someone give me some info. i go crazy on trains,

“Professional hobo”

Since: Jan 09

Houston,TX and Sioux Falls,SD

#6 Mar 27, 2009
go to:
www.webook.com/project/rail-cars-that-hoboes-...
Then click on "Locomotive units".
mike f wrote:
i love train also. i would like to know more about everything about the inside of the cabs. could someone give me some info. i go crazy on trains,
the source

Burbank, CA

#7 Jun 5, 2009
hi, i liv in l.a. ive hitch hiked all over cali but im tryin to get to taos, nm for the rainbow gathering. i want to hop a train from union station to santa fe. any info on how i can do this efficiently (w/o jumpin on the wrong 1) i can leave anytime tween june 25 and july 1 this year. please help...anything???!!!
the source

Burbank, CA

#8 Jun 5, 2009
o ya, if u wanna contact me, u can find me @ www.myspace.com/calvincanibus or email @ createdestructiondestroycreati on@yahoo.com
thnx
Kelly

United States

#9 Oct 10, 2009
I'm in St Cloud MN and one freight train has kept us waiting for 45 minutes now to allow other freighters to pass on the other set of tracks. What BNSF doesn't understand is that due to construction, it has completely shut down the entire city. Hundreds of motorists are stranded along multiple crossings. What should be done is that they should time these crossings in the country where it effects fewer people. This is miserable.
Debra

Watertown, SD

#10 Nov 30, 2009
I here you St Cloud. This railroad goes through the main highway that I have to cross to get to work. It doesn't matter if I'm early to work if the train is across the tracks I'm sunk. I have been late for work because these trains. It would be nice to have a schedule so a person could get there really early to avoid these occurrences. My place of work has no sympathy what so ever. Like I can fly over the train.
Vangie Nicklow

United States

#11 Dec 8, 2009
Who can I contact to find out about a train schedule for a line that runs through Robbinsdale, Minnesota?
Sheila Collier

Walnut Shade, MO

#12 Feb 9, 2010
I would love to find out the train schedule for Reeds Spring Mo. My sister is getting married in March outside and we live right by the tracks. Can anyone help me PLEASE??????
Random

Palm Desert, CA

#13 Mar 5, 2010
Shoestring wrote:
Freigh trains really don't run on schedules. It with them too is hit and miss when they are called out, then once aboard their train, they have to get their track warrant read to them and then they read this back, etc, etc, etc....
If you are at the tracks, look up and down the tracks and see what the signals are showing. If there are no lit signals, then "usually" no train is in the area, if the signal is yellow or green, you may be in luck if you have patiants...
If it's red, then still you might be in luck, but depending on where you are, the red signal may only mean nothing on CTC.
The signals look almost like traffic signal poles along the streets.
Is there any better way of knowing where it's going other than north or south bound
shane

Wentzville, MO

#14 Mar 9, 2010
Kelly wrote:
I'm in St Cloud MN and one freight train has kept us waiting for 45 minutes now to allow other freighters to pass on the other set of tracks. What BNSF doesn't understand is that due to construction, it has completely shut down the entire city. Hundreds of motorists are stranded along multiple crossings. What should be done is that they should time these crossings in the country where it effects fewer people. This is miserable.
they dont care about car traffic and will tell u that there were in that city berfore cars.
ben

United States

#15 Mar 12, 2010
you can go to the rail depo at 4 51 am the will be a bnsf pasing throw
Roger

Missoula, MT

#16 May 5, 2011
I need to leave Missioul MT head orlando FL any way of finding freight schedule?
Surj

Eureka, CA

#17 Jun 3, 2011
bro missoulu is really easy to get out of i think UP goes through there so just wait at the hop out and call in the unit number if you have a phone it will tell you where you are going. There is no set "schedule" that trains run by so just look for a siding or a 2 mile or if your feeling ballsy hop strait out of the yard.
KAB

Bakersfield, CA

#18 Aug 10, 2011
I have an employee who rides a bike to work. They have to cross two separate intersections approx. 500 feet apart where there are train tracks. At least once a week,at approx. 10:20m pacific time, I receive a call that they will be late because of the train. How can I find out if a train is truly there. Sometimes I can here the wigwag dinging other times no.
Rudy Toottoot

Saint Cloud, MN

#19 Dec 3, 2011
If not a schedule of passing freight trains, can someone furnish information in gereral terms, in weekly terms, about the freight train cycle.
We have noticed that there is little rail traffic on some days, not a one for hours; on other days there is a train passing about every 20 minutes, or at least twice per hour.
What are the cycles of railroad freight dispatch.
Dispatch: the accent is ALWAYS on the second syllable.
Thank you.
Angie Alcarez-Garcia

Fairfield, CA

#20 Mar 16, 2012
Hello I'm looking for a person name Mike Smith that works for Union Pacific trains in Sac,I need to find him. Thank You.

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