Station Status Boards
A simulated Solari-type board is provided to furnish the status of Amtrak trains at any station that you choose - as if you were there - right now.
If the motion of the "split-flaps" appears slow or choppy, most likely your computer is either slow or too busy doing other things. Try a faster browser, such as Chrome. There is also an option to speed up the flipping action. Finally, there is also a static (non-flipping) option as well.
For a train which is "Overdue" (meaning that the latest expected time report has not been posted), the Solari board will alternate between showing the word "Overdue" and the last report that had been given for that train.
"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.