Do trainspotters know when there's going to be a train?
November 18, 2012 8:27 PM Subscribe
Can I know in advance when a train will pass by a location? How do trainspotters do it?
I'm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
posted by RobotHero to travel & transportation (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For a video project, I'd like to set up a camera on a tripod and record the entire length of a train passing by.
There's a track not too far from where I live, but I'd rather not spend a really long time waiting for a train to arrive. (Especially since it's winter, now.) So it would be very nice to know in advance roughly when one will pass by.
I've found some things on the VIA Rail site
for when passenger trains will arrive in Winnipeg, but only for the train coming from Churchill and the route between Toronto and Vancouver, while the tracks where I live head south from the station. I think I would need trains coming from the States and I don't know which companies to check for that.
There should also be freight trains, but I don't know where I would look for schedules for that.