Train webcams

Colonel Oct 2, 2000

  1. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Does anyone here watch traincams?
    I have watched the Techahapi traincam and dunsemere traincam at Trainorders but the traincam I watch mostly is from train magazine at www.trains.com
    The trains traincam is situated at Rochelle Illinois where the Union Pacific crossed BNSF.
    Does anyone know of any other good traincam sites?

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  2. Maxwell Plant

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    I live close enough to Rochelle, I get to go there inperson at times and watch the action up close. As a matter of fact, I'm going there next Saturday for Trains Magazine's 60th Birthday Party from 10 AM to 3PM CDT. If any of you are going, I'll see you there. I'll wave HI on the camera too! Galesburg, IL. has one, but I can't remember how to get to it. There might be a link posted somewhere on this site in either the CB&Q or Rail events Forums. Little Giant might know...

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  3. Jack Doran

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    I don't know of a webcam here in Galesburg. At least I have not found or heard of it yet. I live right on the east end of the yard just a little past the amtrak station. But have not seen a site for a camera and I go everywhere in Galesburg.

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  4. Alan

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    I sometimes have a look at the Tehachapi cam, but not a lot of detail is evident, and I tend to soon get fed up of waiting for the pics to load.

    Also visit the Trains one at Rochelle, but rarely get to catch a 'live' train, so end up viewing the last six images.

    The ones at Fullerton get a bit more action, but then, there are, I think, five cameras!

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  5. Colonel

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jack Doran:
    I don't know of a webcam here in Galesburg. At least I have not found or heard of it yet. I live right on the east end of the yard just a little past the amtrak station. But have not seen a site for a camera and I go everywhere in Galesburg.

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    Found it! http://www.willissteel.com Look for the webcam at the bottom of their directory.

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    The Aransas Odessa & Western, a division of the BNSF

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    I tried that website and nothing came up. I will try it again later. I got "this page can't be displayed" logo.

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    I also enjoy the "Trains" Rochelle webcam; it refreshes every 4 or 5 seconds and as there are so many trains passing the location you have a good chance of seeing a train if you can spare 7 or 8 minutes uninterrupted time to watch.

    Just a pity that the image size is not a little larger; I don't understand why this cannot be done but no doubt there is some complicated technological reason.

    I love those long, long UP and BNSF freights; we have nothing like that in the UK and even a jumpy minuscule image from a webcam is exciting when you realize that you are actually watching a live American train at that moment in time!

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  11. Jack Doran

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    FOUND IT! I know were it is located at too! It is funny I had NO clue that we had a webcam in are town. I travel this town inside and out. I travel from the yard to Burlington,Ia. To Alpha and south to Beardstown, IL. Thats a lot of area and I was unaware of it. I must of checked at all the wrong times. Our server up here resets alot. Thats probabaly why I did not get in.

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