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MP15 in a CSX consist New Webcam

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MP15 in a CSX consist New Webcam
Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, September 07, 2017 5:18 PM

Found a new site on youtube called Virtual Railfan Live (DEMO) I know a lot of us are also video railfans.   Rochelle IL is OK, but this adds some variety.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOIkT9bq-1N2BvrsBjhNlag

A CSX local in Folkston GA with a MP15 as the 4th engine. 

Sorry the modern era, is not my era so all the newer engines look the same to me, but the MP15 stood out.

They have webcams in GA VA KY MO TN PA.  There is a scroll bar at the bottom of the video, so you go time travel backwards! 

There is a chat feature, which is interesting, in that some people know exactly when the next train will appear or how long it will be delayed.  I don't know how they know that. 

People in the UK have an app where they can punch in the number of a train and find out where it is in real time.

edit CSX  6451 2323 6101 1174  two SD40-2, a slug and the MP15AC

 

 
 
 
 

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Posted by Atlanta Railfan on Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:04 PM

What is the present train frequency through Folkston GA?  What are the busiest times of day and days of the week for train watching there?  My wife will be with me and is interested in shopping in the area and Antique shops in particular.  Any suggestions?  Is the bed and breakfast Folkston Inn a good place to stay?

Thanks

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, October 22, 2017 8:31 PM

Looks like an interesting site, Henry.  I'll have to check it out!  Model railroading / train cam watching season is quickly approaching here in WI.  Trainfest, in Milwaukee is 3 weekends away, and that pretty much sets me into the modeling season.

Maybe the MP15 was being "moved" somewhere.

Mike.

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Posted by wjstix on Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:53 PM

Although they're often referred to as switchers, MP-15s are/were actually 'road switchers' and as such could be used in general freight train service. After the Soo Line - Milwaukee Road merger in the early 1980's, typical power on the wayfreight running by my house was a Soo high-nose GP-9 back to back with a Milwaukee MP-15.

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Posted by rrinker on Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:59 PM

 Weren't they available with both types of trucks, or were all MP15's the same?

  There are a few sites you can listen on the railroad scanners - can't find my link right now but I did have one that has all sorts of scanners, not just railroad, but defintiely has a lot of railroad options.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:31 PM

rrinker
There are a few sites you can listen on the railroad scanners

https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/

You have to pick the precise area.  Rail traffic in the areas surrounding Baltimore is only listed on the Baltimore city area.

I do not have a scanner but I have listened to the above.  I am disappointed by the noise, static, the 1/2 a conversation that you can hear.  It really isn't much better than my short wave radio from 50 years ago.

Some of the locations I know but some are a mystery.  Track 2 could be a lot of places. 

Evidently there is money in subscription webcams.  There is another video producer where you can find "free" samples on youtube, that change weekly. 

 

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

By the Chesapeake Bay

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