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I'm not talking about the loco numbers, I am curious how some of you get the manifest train number? Is there a special website available? Or is it simply you have an "in" with a RR employee who provides you with the info?.
I have seen the manifest train numbers in numerous train magazine articles. I suppose the writer got the information from the railroad. But is there a way for the average railfan to get this information?
There are many ways to find out. Some users had created websites that list train symbols for a variety of railroads. Then others (like myself most of the time) simply listen in on their scanners to hear which train is which.
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