BNSF has an online train tracking like what the dispatcher has called the ODIS and you can see a track diagram of the subsdivision and click on the train symbols and get detailed info on each train. it wasn't publicily available but someone told me how to sign on as a student. but so many railfan teenagers on youtube found out and slowed the system and now they changed the longin twice. the 3rd time i'm out and don't know what it is. but for a whole yr it was so much fun. found good trains i'd never see without it. shot photos of KCS Southern Belle leading a train on the BNSF Emporia sub and full Ferro-Mex consists i wouldn't have know was coming without it now life is tough once again.
I even knew when my favorite engineer or conductor was coming. not to mention downloading timetables, trackcharts, and maps. and dispatcher territory maps that helps explain why we hear on the radio "DS 4" or "DS 104" etc each number is a territory. the map helps explain where each is. took some digging to find those special maps.
now i can't look for those officer specials anymore. drats!!!!!!! that's something ATCS Mon doesn't do.
Eric Burris, KC0LDT