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Fostoria Railroad Park

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

    check out my railfan pics of the Chicago area at: http://swchicagorailfan.rrpicturearchives.net/
  • 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. 

    Carl

    Railroader Emeritus (practiced railroading for 46 years--and in 2010 I finally got it right!)

    CAACSCOCOM--I don't want to behave improperly, so I just won't behave at all. (SM)

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

    Eolafan (a.k.a. Jim)
  • The chatroom moderatorss have finally banned the camera itself????

     

     

    "Dude, please stop.  You're giving me second-hand shame."

  • 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.

    stay safe

    joe

    Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt wants your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(pending retirement as champion in 2014!!)

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

    check out my railfan pics of the Chicago area at: http://swchicagorailfan.rrpicturearchives.net/
  • 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

    Railroader Emeritus (practiced railroading for 46 years--and in 2010 I finally got it right!)

    CAACSCOCOM--I don't want to behave improperly, so I just won't behave at all. (SM)

  • 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).

    Eolafan (a.k.a. Jim)
  • 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.

  • 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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