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

rdamon
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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