[aprssig] AMTRAK mobile from DC to Minneapolis via Toledo Oh

Karl W4KRL W4KRL at arrl.net
Mon Jul 16 14:24:53 EDT 2018

May I suggest keeping a low number of rail-related symbols: steam, diesel,
electric, passenger, commuter, excursion, and freight.

This past weekend I made a round-trip from Manassas to Roanoke with
tracking by APRSdroid on my cell phone. Connectivity was by T-Mobile and
Amtrak Wi-Fi. Here is a partially successful attempt to display the trip on
Google Maps:

The data was exported from aprs.fi

*73 Karl W4KRL*

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 1:46 PM, Andrew AB9FX <ab9fx at aprs.pl> wrote:

> I think there are different factors to specify a train category, mainly:
> type of engine, and type of operation. Which are universal for all the
> world. Beside of these factors there are operators which are almost
> uncountable around the world.
> Locomotive Engine:
> Steam, Diesel, Electric.
> Train category:
> Commuter, subway, city transportation, suburb, long distance, sleeping,
> express, high speed, special event, freight, shunting, armored, etc.
> Across European countries, very common are following categories of
> passenger trains: InterCity, ICE (InterCity Express), EC (EuroCity), Regio,
> InterRegio, Night Train.
> 73
> Andrew AB9FX
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