Semi-official Rochelle webcam discussion thread

239283 views
3287 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    May, 2003
  • From: US
  • 13,704 posts
Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:27 PM

AgentKid
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

So find an 'average trainsit time' and multiply it against the 5M tons per day figure.

         

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

  • Member since
    January, 2002
  • From: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 3,970 posts
Posted by blhanel on Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:57 AM

Olympic unit acting as one-unit wonder this morning...Rochelle

  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: wilsonville, or
  • 36 posts
Posted by schmaltz on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3:02 PM

I just watched the longest train I ever remember seeing. It was a mixed freight with two units up front and one in the middle. I wish i had timed it. It was on UP.

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:27 AM

Our sticky expired .. :)

  • Member since
    December, 2001
  • From: Northern New York
  • 18,188 posts
Posted by tree68 on Monday, December 04, 2017 3:36 PM

rdamon

Our sticky expired .. :)

It's back!

 

LarryWhistling
Resident Microferroequinologist (at least at my house) 
Everyone goes home; Safety begins with you
My Opinion. Standard Disclaimers Apply. No Expiration Date
Come ride the rails with me!
There's one thing about humility - the moment you think you've got it, you've lost it...

  • Member since
    September, 2014
  • 5 posts
Posted by CLIFF COLE on Monday, December 04, 2017 10:00 PM

I do appreciate the updated camera view, but wish I could see the completesignal in the upper right hand corner as it would add to the enticement of the movement of west bound trains.

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:07 PM

Wow .. never thought it would be a odd thing to see a EMD Unit on a BNSF train ..

 

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:33 PM

The two Olympic sister units are back together and heading east ...

  • Member since
    August, 2008
  • From: Calgary AB. Canada
  • 2,200 posts
Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:01 PM

Worse than the problem we saw last winter with not being able to get the switch to the spur open, would be the problem I just saw getting the switch closed again on maniline trackage.

After judicious use of steel toed work boots and actually jumping on the mechanism the trainman finally got the result he wanted at 1146 CST.

I presume it is more than the switch appearing to be closed, but also getting favourable indications on the signals. At 14ºF, was it contraction of the mechanism or the electrical contacts?

Bruce

 

So shovel the coal, let this rattler roll.

"A Train is a Place Going Somewhere"  CP Rail Public Timetable

"O. S. Irricana"

. . . __ . ______

  • Member since
    January, 2002
  • From: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 3,970 posts
Posted by blhanel on Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:06 AM

Looks like they're working on that switch this morning...

  • Member since
    May, 2003
  • From: US
  • 13,704 posts
Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:59 PM

blhanel
Looks like they're working on that switch this morning...

They will be working on the switch every week of the year - sometimes more than one day a week.

         

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • 3 posts
Posted by LEK2 on Friday, December 15, 2017 7:20 AM

BaltACD
blhanel
Looks like they're working on that switch this morning...

They will be working on the switch every week of the year - sometimes more than one day a week.

 

Night work on the switch...

Night work

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Friday, December 22, 2017 10:08 AM

Just watched a Eastbound BNSF train hauling a lot of snow :)

 

Left some at the diamonds

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • 139 posts
Posted by LithoniaOperator on Saturday, December 23, 2017 7:28 PM

I am new here, and tried to access the webcam for the first time. I got an error message. I subscribe to Classic Train but not Trains; is that the problem?

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Saturday, December 23, 2017 8:23 PM

No ... and Welcome!!

 

Check your browser and security settings. I have had luck with Chrome on a W10 Machine.

 

  • Member since
    April, 2007
  • From: Iowa
  • 2,820 posts
Posted by Semper Vaporo on Saturday, December 23, 2017 8:34 PM

If you can post here, then you should be able to view the webcam.

Works for me in Windows 10 with both IE-11 and Edge.

Right now, 8:30 in the evening (CST) all I see are two LARGE orange circles (looks a lot like the moon).  The camera keeps trying to focus on anything it can, and fails miserably when it is dark.

What error message did you get?

 

Semper Vaporo

Pkgs.

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Allen, TX
  • 1,199 posts
Posted by cefinkjr on Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:54 PM

Logged on at ~2150 to see your "moons".  Yeah, I saw a couple of bright white lights but the interesting thing was that I caught a WB BNSF train going about as fast as any train I've ever seen there.  I could only hear it and see the occasional reflection off the side of a car (container?).  Then the FRED sailed by and, I swear, it only blinked 4 times before it disappeared and everything got quiet.

Chuck
Allen, TX

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:24 AM

Picture is a little snowy now!!

  • Member since
    May, 2003
  • From: US
  • 13,704 posts
Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:17 AM

rdamon
Picture is a little snowy now!!

Yes it appears snowy - and there seem to be a number of small birds flying around - suspect a grain car going through had been leaking.

         

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

  • Member since
    December, 2001
  • From: Sunny (mostly) San Diego
  • 1,628 posts
Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Sunday, December 24, 2017 11:53 AM

rdamon

Picture is a little snowy now!!

 
Anybody else hearing Bing Crosby while looking at the webcam today?
  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 11:47 AM

Bit of color on this cold day ..

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2002
  • From: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 3,970 posts
Posted by blhanel on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 6:43 PM

Assuming there was a UP unit leading, then there were four Class 1's represented in seven units on one EB train.  Cool.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • 44 posts
Posted by BtrainBob on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:00 PM

Crew is working on the diamond today - in 3degree weather.  

 

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Friday, January 05, 2018 9:05 AM

Showing -8F with a couple of the big trucks there today.

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Friday, January 05, 2018 9:16 AM

UP's snowblower!!

  • Member since
    June, 2001
  • From: Lombard (west of Chicago), Illinois
  • 13,061 posts
Posted by CShaveRR on Friday, January 05, 2018 9:44 AM

Thank you!  That's the machine we saw on the tracks when we got there (sometime after 1:00 p.m. yesterday), except that it was on the other track.  Guess I couldn't have gone over and checked it out, after all, with all of those trucks parked there.

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)

  • Member since
    January, 2002
  • From: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 3,970 posts
Posted by blhanel on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:08 PM

Just caught UP 1982 headed west, second unit of a trio leading an intermodal.

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • 3 posts
Posted by Nuttyrr on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:26 AM

Any info on Rochelle today?  seems to be a train stopped with crossing bells sounding for over an hour ?

 

[/quote]

  • Member since
    January, 2002
  • From: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 3,970 posts
Posted by blhanel on Monday, January 22, 2018 4:43 PM

Looks like things are about to get very interesting weather-wise in Rochelle...

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Marietta, GA
  • 1,025 posts
Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Some Hy-rail activity ... noticed things were noisy yesterday on BNSF Main 1

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy