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Fostoria Railroad Park
Posted by SWChicagoRailfan on Sunday, June 12, 2011 9:17 PM

I discovered the Fostoria rail cam today and I'm digging it even though the picture isn't that great. I wish Rochelle's was more like this. Anyways, does anybody know where the Fostoria Railroad Park is in the building process? has it even started? I heard the 1st phase was to be completed in 2011 but info on updates seems to be few and far between. I definitely would like to visit this area one day soon.

 

Scott

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Posted by SWChicagoRailfan on Sunday, June 12, 2011 9:29 PM

Sorry, for the double post, not sure how it happened. Powers that be, please remove.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, June 13, 2011 1:23 AM

Land has been cleared; things are planned. Beyond that I know nothing.

Nothing, that is, except for the fact that if you're waiting for a park to be finished before you pay the place a visit, you're missing out.  Go as soon as you can--there are plenty of grade crossings from which to watch plenty of trains!  Then, if and when a park is completed, go again, with memories of "before" to compare it to. 

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Posted by SWChicagoRailfan on Monday, June 13, 2011 11:32 PM

Agreed. I will be going before the end of the summer. I might rent an RV...anybody know of any good campgrounds in the area?

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Posted by eolafan on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:09 PM

When I try and log onto the Fostoria Railroad webcam all I see if a notification of it being "off line"...what gives????

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:37 PM

The chatroom moderatorss have finally banned the camera itself????

 

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 7:10 PM

the park had a grant to be built but what the govt gives the govt takes away.The c&o cantelivers are being replaced near "F" tower.As far as camping goes there is a campground in Van Bruen ohio(rt 613) or better yet hook your camper up in deshler ohio.

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Posted by SWChicagoRailfan on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:23 PM

Camera works fine for me and about 107 other viewers as of 9:23pm CST. Good action tonight.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:43 PM

eolafan

When I try and log onto the Fostoria Railroad webcam all I see if a notification of it being "off line"...what gives????

Jim, they changed addresses recently...try this one:

http://www.greatlakeslive.com/F-town_CAM_1.html

Carl

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Posted by eolafan on Thursday, June 16, 2011 7:20 AM

Thanks Carl, that worked just fine...I have to agree with the sentiments of others that the Fostoria webcam with it's ability to go "full screen", along with the view and the "live sound" mic is a far superior webcam installation and experience to that on the TRAINS site, although I do enjoy our TRAINS webcam it obviously could be improved greatly (with all due respect and appreciation).

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Posted by rucker33a on Sunday, June 19, 2011 9:51 PM

I was just at Fostoria for the first time a couple of days ago (16-17 June 2011) for ~ 18 hours. A great location. No physical progress on the rail park. All that exists at the proposed location is a picnic table and a recently serviced porta-john. The old buildings have been torn down so that you can get a clear field of view of all three lines. Still a lot of places to sit to view all/most of the action.  There is a parking lot to the north of the old B&O station near the Rail bar (location of the web-cam) and the wireless internet signal is strong enough to tap into. I was first exposed to ATCS by a couple of gentlemen from Indianapolis while sitting in the lot and they were using the internet connection from the Rail bar. I am not sure if the new rail park will have any internet access. The entire town seems to support rail-fans (pizza joint, hotel and even the police as long as you stay within the designated areas). The local CofC has a pamphlet that shows the public access areas.

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Posted by SWChicagoRailfan on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 8:50 PM

I am DEFINITELY bringing my laptop for some ATCS action. I purchased a car charger so I don't have to worry about the battery dying.

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