Semi-official Rochelle webcam discussion thread

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Posted by Jjohnieray on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:41 AM

Roanoke Web Cam    Saw my first Amtraq at the new station this AM. 1 loco and nine cars. Fit in station good.Is this AM stop the only one.?.Nice  looking cam.

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Posted by STEPHEN J KESSLER on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:53 AM

JJohnieray, that was train 156.  It originates in Roanoke.  Left on time at 8:40 AM EST.  Noted it had a private dome car on the rear.  

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Posted by MKT Dave on Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:29 PM

Just watched a BNSF EB with a ditch light out, Where does BNSF do maintenace?

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Posted by blhanel on Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:09 PM

It'll probably get taken care of at Eola Yard in Aurora.

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Posted by AgentKid on Monday, November 13, 2017 7:09 AM

It is as foggy as I have ever seen it at 0705 CST.

I'm not sure what Tree or the other meterological types on the forum might think, but I am putting visability at about 2 to 2.5 autoracks past the diamond.

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, November 13, 2017 7:13 AM

AgentKid
...but I am putting visibility at about 2 to 2.5 autoracks past the diamond.

Well, that's probably the most unique way to measure visibility I've ever encountered...

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Posted by MrLynn on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:09 AM
Just tried opening the webcam. I get the miles and the text at the bottom, but just a black screen. Did someone leave the lens cap on? I'm using Safari on an older MacBook Pro, OS 9.5.3. Has been OK, though the refresh arrow stopped working months ago (have to reload). But what's with the black screen? /Mr Lynn
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Posted by Norm48327 on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:14 AM

Except when it's down I've not had a problem viewing it in Firefox.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:36 AM

Has been working fine for me all morning... (Winders 10, IE-11).

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Posted by cefinkjr on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:38 AM

MrLynn
Just tried opening the webcam. I get the miles and the text at the bottom, but just a black screen. Did someone leave the lens cap on? I'm using Safari on an older MacBook Pro, OS 9.5.3. Has been OK, though the refresh arrow stopped working months ago (have to reload). But what's with the black screen? /Mr Lynn
 

That may be related to the signal break-up I'm seeing this morning.  It's OK until I go to full screen but then I see black strips across the image that jump around.  Each "strip" only lasts for a fraction of a second but it seems to be continuous.  Probably atmospherics.

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Posted by MrLynn on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:40 AM
Working now! Maybe a bandwidth issue--too many fans logging in? /Mr Lynn
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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:45 AM

Good reception here at the Crossroads of the West.

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, November 13, 2017 11:02 AM

That looks like quite a party at the fire pit now--a fire has been started, and it lokks as though the threee are going to cook a meal.

I hope Rochelle does not have an anti-woodburning ordinance.

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, November 13, 2017 11:13 AM

Sisters got split up ...

 

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Monday, November 13, 2017 11:50 AM

   Thanks again, Semper, for your tips on getting back to IE-11.   The cam is working fine, and I got back a couple of features that were lost with Edge, like double-click to toggle into and out of full screen.

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:21 PM

Looks like the local is still fighting with the switch .. Not listening to the dispatch feed, but looked like lively discussion.

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:34 PM

rdamon

Looks like the local is still fighting with the switch .. Not listening to the dispatch feed, but looked like lively discussion.

 

I just got back from my lunch. Apparently the local people were successful in their fight. 

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:36 PM

Just watched a elderly couple slowly cross both tracks ...

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, November 13, 2017 7:52 PM

Larry, 

tree68
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...but I am putting visibility at about 2 to 2.5 autoracks past the diamond.

Well, that's probably the most unique way to measure visibility I've ever encountered...

Larry, that's just one of the ways we used to gauge it on our little bump-at-the-center-of-the-world.  The other was was which switches we could see down the hill to.  When the Tower A operator couldn't see his own switches outside, it was curtains.  At night we'd put lighted fusees on the trailing end of the cars to see if we could track them past a known point.  Then we could release the next car in that direction.

 

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Posted by Jjohnieray on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:30 AM

Thank you.Always good to know.Read where the train is parked at nite ..This cam kept me entertained this past summer. alright. Ray

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:35 AM

Layer of frost makes it look like they installed concrete ties overnight ...

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:46 AM

BNSF Crews are back out looking at the switch ... Local went through earlier

 

EDIT: They did not stick around long ...  

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Posted by xjqcf on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:58 PM

Deggesty

 

 
rdamon

Looks like the local is still fighting with the switch .. Not listening to the dispatch feed, but looked like lively discussion.

 

 

 

I just got back from my lunch. Apparently the local people were successful in their fight. 

 

 

 

Sorry for the late response to this. They didn't have have problems with the switch, the DS told them to close up behind them becase he needed track 2 to run trains; usually they they leave it open until they finish their work and return which typically takes 15 - 30 minutes. After they finished their work the stopped clear of the switch and a trainman walked to the switch. He waited until two westbounds passed then opened the switch so they could proceed east.

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:31 PM

Watching someone in all black walking around the diamonds .. I do not see a RR vehicle nearby ..

 May be waiting for a ride ..

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:40 PM

Well .. they have now walked out of the camera view

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Posted by trainmaster247 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:46 PM

This seems to be a common issue now little do they know they are on camera.-

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:28 PM

Just saw a WB intermodal on BNSF with mostly UPS boxes clear the diamonds at 1319 CST. He had just met an EB with roughly the same consist.

This got me to thinking, has anyone ever seen a number on how many tons of "stuff" are on US or NA rails on a typical day? Not counting the tare weights of the cars and loco's.

Good thing we havw skilled MOW forces to keep the whole thing from sinking into the ground.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:41 PM

AgentKid
Just saw a WB intermodal on BNSF with mostly UPS boxes clear the diamonds at 1319 CST. He had just met an EB with roughly the same consist.

This got me to thinking, has anyone ever seen a number on how many tons of "stuff" are on US or NA rails on a typical day? Not counting the tare weights of the cars and loco's.

Good thing we havw skilled MOW forces to keep the whole thing from sinking into the ground.

Bruce

Somewhere between the AAR and the Department of Commerce, someone keeps such statistics.

         

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:05 PM

BaltACD
Somewhere between the AAR and the Department of Commerce, someone keeps such statistics.

Thanks for that tip.

I looked at the AAR webpage, and the way they phrase it is, "each day railroads deliver 5 million tons of goods."

So, I guess now I know.

Bruce

 

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:10 PM

So, 5 million tons out each day must mean five million tons in, but that wouldn't account for the weight of goods in transit.

Looks like it is back to the drawing board.

Bruce

 

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