Semi-official Rochelle webcam discussion thread

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Posted by dh28473 on Monday, June 24, 2019 8:46 PM

Is it down

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, June 24, 2019 8:46 PM

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:03 AM

The webcam is working fine on this Tuesday morning. As always, we suggest updating the Adobe Flash Player plugin and trying a different browser, such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

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Posted by dh28473 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:50 PM
I upgraded to google chrome works now thanks
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Posted by Mark F on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:35 AM

Anyone have a name for the woodchuck that is living under the top of the steps on the right hand side?

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Posted by retsignalmtr on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:37 PM

Woody would be a good name. I have a pair of woodchucks living under my garden shed for a couple of years. I call them Mr. Woody Chuck and his Wife Gloria.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:09 PM

How about "Bury" -  "B" for BNSF, "U" for UP, "RY" for Railways... and it lives mostly underground.

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Posted by MKT Dave on Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:50 PM

Hey 'Trains' Are you able to put up on the Rochelle Cam page the number of ppl watching the cam at any given point?

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Posted by rdamon on Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:39 PM

Saw the woodchuck the other morning ..  Thinking Warren or Uncle Warren would be good since he is on the BNSF side.

UP4014 will be in Rochelle at the park Tuesday 7/30 9:45am-10:30am

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

 

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Posted by steve24944 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:39 AM

Web Cam Down ??

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Posted by steve24944 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:29 AM

Got the web cam now

had a setting blocking access

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Posted by CShaveRR on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:29 AM

I'm getting it fine...but am dismayed at the number of people on the tracks for the 4014.  It's probably in town now, but as far as I know, the other main line and the tracks of the BNSF are still live, or at least should be regarded as such.

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Posted by steve24944 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:30 AM

Lot of people to see Big Boy

Lot of people on the tracks.  Suprised I do not see UP officals moving them off.

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Posted by steve24944 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:35 AM

Just saw a BNSF Loco with box car and what looked like a old RR passanger coach

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:12 AM

The 4014 departs and so does the crowd.

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:12 AM

OS Rochelle. Passenger Extra 4014 West by at 11:11 CDT.

BWM

 

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:38 AM

steve24944
Just saw a BNSF Loco with box car and what looked like a old RR passanger coach

That was a BNSF track inspection train. There is automated equipment in the coach and I have heard various resons for the covered hopper being there. It may be for braking purposes, the right number of brakes for the tonnage involved. It may be to have the right number of axles to correctly operate the signal system. Or it may be a buffer car to separate the equipment in the coach from the vibrations of the locomotive.

In any case, it seems to come over both tracks about once a month. At some point today it will go back over the other track, unless it was already by earlier this morning.

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Posted by blhanel on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:05 PM

Crazy crowd!  Grabbed a shot off the webcam...

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:35 PM

AgentKid
It may be for braking purposes, the right number of brakes for the tonnage involved

A single coach can be quite slippery - I'm going with brakes.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:51 PM

tree68

 

 
AgentKid
It may be for braking purposes, the right number of brakes for the tonnage involved

 

A single coach can be quite slippery - I'm going with brakes.

 

I'm going with assuring correct operation of the signal system.  Especially crossing signal circuits.  

Our version of GCOR requires train and engine moves of 12 physical axles or less to not occupy a crossing until it's known the protection is working and in a position (gates) to provide protection.  

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:25 PM

jeffhergert
I'm going with assuring correct operation of the signal system.  Especially crossing signal circuits.  

Probably both...

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:25 PM

jeffhergert

 

 
tree68

 

 
AgentKid
It may be for braking purposes, the right number of brakes for the tonnage involved

 

A single coach can be quite slippery - I'm going with brakes.

 

 

 

I'm going with assuring correct operation of the signal system.  Especially crossing signal circuits.  

Our version of GCOR requires train and engine moves of 12 physical axles or less to not occupy a crossing until it's known the protection is working and in a position (gates) to provide protection.  

Jeff

 

 

I was thinking someone in the coach really likes pistachios  Stick out tongue

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Posted by blhanel on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:53 PM

Was down by the UP transcon today waiting for 4014- watched a hi-rail truck come through and activate the C St. SW crossing gates.

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Posted by Ladder1 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:08 PM

Second main line was shut down while 4014 was in town. 

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Posted by AgentKid on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:24 PM

rdamon
I was thinking someone in the coach really likes pistachios

Earlier this year, when I was reading the TRAINS article about the Golden Spike ceremony, I got a laugh when they decribed a boxcar that travelled with the officials private car as a "Provision Car". A great 19th Century name.

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:18 AM

Looks like the Rochelle local has a new engine.

HLCX 1065 with 7 cars just cleared the BNSF mailine at 1015 CDT.

I don't know how the unit runs, but the paint job looks pretty good.

Bruce

 

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