Semi-official Rochelle webcam discussion thread

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Monday, May 28, 2018 4:44 PM

Cal Zepnyr #5 came through with UP power on the point at 4:42 CDT.  Second Amtrak unit under power, or at least smoking like a Dash-9.

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Posted by AgentKid on Monday, May 28, 2018 4:57 PM

Somethings up on UP. A Mixed Consist train just cleared the diamonds EB with what I think were two five unit well cars loaded with double-stacks. I wonder what the story behind that is?

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Posted by kenotrainnut on Monday, May 28, 2018 5:54 PM

Amtrak eastbound (Zephyr?) just rolled through with UP power. Something wrong on BNSF?

Edit: Never mind. Just read the earlier discussion regarding derailment in Iowa.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Monday, May 28, 2018 5:56 PM

Go back to the previous page of this thread and read the last few posts!

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:47 AM

Suprised the Deshler, OH diamonds were not replaced over the weekend.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:28 PM

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Suprised the Deshler, OH diamonds were not replaced over the weekend.

The 4th is more of a shut down than Memorial Day.  Of course financial decisions can affect various projects.  Doing the replacement on Memorial Day weekend would put those costs into the 2nd Quarter.  Doing it the 4th of July weekend will put the costs into the 3rd Quarter.  Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.

         

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:22 PM

Good Point ...  always follow the $$$

Did not know if the weather in Florida was a factor.

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:27 PM

What's on the "line-up" for passenger trains this afternoon?

People in the know will get the part in quotes, and what is the modern name for such a thing. MOW forces would still need to know.

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Posted by shunter on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:51 PM

If one lives on the 'other side' of the International Date Line, you need to work night shift to see the daylight view.

How about some way to replay the daylight images?

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Posted by traisessive1 on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:41 PM

AgentKid

Somethings up on UP. A Mixed Consist train just cleared the diamonds EB with what I think were two five unit well cars loaded with double-stacks. I wonder what the story behind that is?

Bruce

 

Nothing is up. That happens all the time. 

10000 feet and no dynamics? Today is going to be a good day ... 

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:37 PM

It is always nice when there there are photographers to alert you when and where the next train is ...

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Posted by AgentKid on Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:46 PM

I was thinking the same thing.

What I was wondering though is, are they expecting something in particular?

Like that UP business car train that went to NJ? When is that thing expected back, and where will it be routed through?

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:55 PM

Interesting point ... I would expect a bigger crowd for that ...

 

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Posted by xjqcf on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:54 AM

AgentKid

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Like that UP business car train that went to NJ? When is that thing expected back, and where will it be routed through?

Bruce

 

 

 

It came through Rochelle on Tuesday about 2:00 pm on Track 2 (closest tlo the cam, so no other train to block it unlike the eastbound trip) Of course it was a going away shot so not as impressive.

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Posted by Paul3 on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:38 AM

Nice flooding this morning on the webcam.  I wonder how much rain they got?  The weather map shows heavy rain all morning right over Rochelle.  The water was up to the bench seats near the firepit; I figure that's almost 2 feet of water.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, June 15, 2018 12:45 PM

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Nice flooding this morning on the webcam.  I wonder how much rain they got?  The weather map shows heavy rain all morning right over Rochelle.  The water was up to the bench seats near the firepit; I figure that's almost 2 feet of water.

Fire pit still seems water logged.

         

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Posted by Ladder1 on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:00 PM

We got almost 3 inchs in about 3 hours this morning,  was interesting. 

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:38 PM

Just saw a WB BNSF intermodal train clear the diamonds at 1329 CDT, and it raised an interesting question that can be answered hear or maybe it needs its' own thread.

There was a 5 unit spine car with only two 20' pup trailers on it, one at each end. This is the second time in three days I have seen something like this. Who bears the cost for the wasted space, the shipper, the car leasing company, or the RR? Somebody has got to be losing money somewhere.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:47 PM

Could be the other way 'round... maybe they were having to move the 5 unit spine car to someplace that needs it and found 2 containers to go along with it, thus making revenue as back-haul on an otherwise no revenue equipment redistribution.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:59 PM

AgentKid
Just saw a WB BNSF intermodal train clear the diamonds at 1329 CDT, and it raised an interesting question that can be answered hear or maybe it needs its' own thread.

There was a 5 unit spine car with only two 20' pup trailers on it, one at each end. This is the second time in three days I have seen something like this. Who bears the cost for the wasted space, the shipper, the car leasing company, or the RR? Somebody has got to be losing money somewhere.

Bruce

You can only load the traffic you have on the cars that are available.  Wasted space is part of the cost of doing business.  There are rules on how cars must be loaded - the specific content of those rules I am not familiar with.

         

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Posted by tcwright973 on Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:23 AM

Not much happening here for quite awhile. Everybody too busy with summer activities I guess. I look in on the rail cam once or twice a day, & its been quite awhile since I've seen anyone in the rail park either. It hasn't been shut down, has it?

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:58 AM

There are people there right now (7/22/2018 10:58 AM)

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:03 AM

Unfortunately, the picture freezes about a minute after opening the page.  But I can only tell that because the little girl there is hopping around and get froze in mid-hop... the two adults are both on their cell phones (one talking and the other texting) and thus are hardly moving.

 

Edit:  Freezing problem seems to only occur using Internet Explorer... I had the video open in both IE-11 and Edge in winders 10 and IE keeps freezing but Edge does not.

 

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:31 PM

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Edit: Freezing problem seems to only occur using Internet Explorer... I had the video open in both IE-11 and Edge in winders 10 and IE keeps freezing but Edge does not.

    Very interesting.  About six months ago, I had the same problem in the opposite direction: it would freeze in Edge but not IE-11.   When MS took away my access to IE-11, you helped me get it back.   They apparently fixed Edge, and I haven't needed to use IE-11.   Maybe they put the bugs from Edge into IE-11.

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Posted by MKT Dave on Monday, July 23, 2018 12:21 AM

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There are people there right now (7/22/2018 10:58 AM)

Railstream, a paid cam at Rochelle is free until the 26 July, watching both cams, the park was packed all day yesterday and today, with a set of canopy's set up with BBQ's (lots of smoke from one, I assume a BBQ) and everthing. dozens of tri pods set up on the UP side of the park today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOQ5kaBzzdo

I believe it's $14.00 a month and Rochell is part of that

package, if theres a cheaper, I have seen it beyond Trains.com.

 

 

 

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Posted by MKT Dave on Monday, July 23, 2018 7:45 AM

Sorry about the last post, I wasn't trying to endorse railstream, just the topic was 'is the park closed', was just trying to show that the park was being used by a lot of folks.

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, August 17, 2018 3:34 PM

https://rochellenews-leader.com/article/nippon-sharyo-confirms-closing-of-rochelle-facility

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Below is the statement from Nippon Sharyo regarding the closure of its Rochelle facility:

“For more than a year now, Nippon Sharyo has been reducing its workforce at the Rochelle plant to meet a decreased workload around the company’s North American operations. The closure of this plant is the final step in that process. While this is not the outcome we would have wanted, and are disappointed for our staff and the community, we are heartened that most of our former employees have been able to find employment elsewhere. 

 The closure of this facility comes after years of dedicated work by company leaders and employees to deliver the 130 Bi-Level Passenger Rail Car. Ultimately, the complexity of the project prevented Nippon Sharyo from successful completion of this project. This result brought significant losses, which severely impaired our financial conditions to the extent that we can no longer build rail cars at the Rochelle factory.

 In the months ahead, Nippon Sharyo will be preparing a sale of the factory and its assets. We will work with the relevant parties to ensure that is a smooth process, and one that will ultimately benefit the community. We also want to express our gratitude to the City of Rochelle for its exemplary partnership over the past several years. The city’s leadership and the community have provided an excellent location for our North American manufacturing operations, and we thank them for welcoming our company over the past decade.”

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, August 17, 2018 5:47 PM

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https://rochellenews-leader.com/article/nippon-sharyo-confirms-closing-of-rochelle-facility

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Below is the statement from Nippon Sharyo regarding the closure of its Rochelle facility:

 The closure of this facility comes after years of dedicated work by company leaders and employees to deliver the 130 Bi-Level Passenger Rail Car. Ultimately, the complexity of the project prevented Nippon Sharyo from successful completion of this project. 

What an admission of FAILURE by a manufacturing organization.

         

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Posted by cefinkjr on Friday, August 17, 2018 5:47 PM

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Ultimately, the complexity of the project prevented Nippon Sharyo from successful completion of this project.

I can't imagine an American company ever making such an admission.  Even if true, most would tap dance around the situation and blame anything, even the weather, rather than admit something was too complex for them.

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Posted by Ladder1 on Friday, August 17, 2018 9:06 PM

The State of Il screwed Nippon.  They kept changing the agreed upon specs.  Then had a rebid that included "new jobs in Il."  Nippon could not bid again.  The new winning "bidder" is going to build a new plant in the Pullman district in Chicago.  Even though the Pullman district is a Heritage site. 

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