Semi-official Rochelle webcam discussion thread

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:35 PM

Fully updated Chrome and a black screen.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:46 PM

Tonight, though really dark, it is working in Internet Explorer (can see street lights and car headlighs/taillights).

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:41 PM

   Semper, is there a reason you are still using Explorer?  Some years ago, when Edge  was still new,  I had problems using it for the cam, and when MS took away my access to Explorer, you showed me how to get it back.  Later, (after revisions?) Edge started working, but Explorer had problems, so I've been using Edge for some time.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Friday, January 3, 2020 12:40 AM

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   Semper, is there a reason you are still using Explorer?  Some years ago, when Edge  was still new,  I had problems using it for the cam, and when MS took away my access to Explorer, you showed me how to get it back.  Later, (after revisions?) Edge started working, but Explorer had problems, so I've been using Edge for some time.

I like the old layout of the controls and parts of the display in IE.  I also visit a couple of web sites that still do not work (well) in Edge (as of the last time I tried them, which, admittedly as been a while).

But mainly because I am a grouchy old man that does not like the "better ideas" that get put into new programs that just don't fit my way of doing thngs.  There is always some new programmer that wants to make things their way, just because they want to make things their way.  I go by the adage that just because you CAN do something is no reason to actually do so.  And so far, the cosmetic changes from IE to Edge are just that, they dood it that way just cuz they could, not because it added any functionality or improved the operation, and a lot of it is a step backward in useability.

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:24 AM

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...and a lot of it is a step backward in useability.

I maintain that they  monitor which features people use the most and take those features out in the next "upgrade."

I'm still running Vista and do the bulk of my browsing in Chrome.  I don't even bother with the Rochelle cam any more as there are more interesting cams available that will work on my current set up.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Friday, January 3, 2020 2:18 PM

   Semper and Tree:   I generally feel the same way.  I still miss XP.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Friday, January 3, 2020 7:52 PM

Safari has given me few problems in the five or so years (at least) that I've used it.  Checked tonight, and it seems to be functioning, even in the dark.

(We need floodlights there that the crews and neighbors won't complain about!)

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, January 3, 2020 8:51 PM

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(We need floodlights there that the crews and neighbors won't complain about!)

I've been to Deshler at night with the current lighting set-up.  If you're sitting at the park, you wonder if there's enough light to see the trains, but if you look at the diamond cam, the trains are well lit.  I don't think the crews have a problem with it.

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Posted by blhanel on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:26 PM

It would be much cheaper to put in a good quality camera.  If you happen to catch Railstream's Rochelle camera, you'll see that there's plenty of light at night to figure out what's going on.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:10 PM

Has Rochelle been restricted to Subscribers only?

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Friday, January 31, 2020 8:18 AM

Does not seem to be restricted at this time.

 

But I have another question.

Recently I have noticed that, during the night there is a pool of light on the ground on the extreme right side of the image ffrom something just off the scene to the right.  Maybe it is new, or maybe I have just noticed it because of the snow on the ground.  I considered maybe it was a new city street light, but I also wonder if it is a light on the side of a control bungalow.

Last night and again this morning I noticed that the light goes out when an eastbound U.P. train with the headlight on, gets close.  And this morning I noted that it went out when it started to get light out at sunrise.  This leads me to believe it has a photocell controlling when it is on and the train headlights are sufficient to make it think it is daytime and the light turns off.

Does anyone know what this light is?  Is it a streetlight or a light on a RR control box, or ???

 

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:44 PM

   I was wondering what happened to this formerly "sticky" thread and found it on the second page.  Apparently it has become "un-stuck."

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:39 AM

The stickys expire and need to be refreshed by the mods.

same happened to the rules

 

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Friday, February 14, 2020 2:41 PM

   Has anyone else had trouble accessing the Rochelle cam today?  Instead of the live cam, all I get is a "dead" picture from long ago.  In the past, I've occasionally had to sign in separately from the forum sign-in, but it doesn't ask for that now.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, February 14, 2020 3:00 PM

Yeah I get nuthin' ... that's a first for me! 

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Friday, February 14, 2020 3:57 PM

 

There is a problem with the Rochelle webcam and are working on fixing it.

 

 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

 

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Posted by blhanel on Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:11 PM

Keeping fingers crossed that the camera died and will need to be replaced WITH A BETTER CAMERA...Wink

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:48 PM

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Keeping fingers crossed that the camera died and will need to be replaced WITH A BETTER CAMERA...Wink

Put is on YouTube like Virtual Railfan has done for Horseshoe Curve and other sites.

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, February 17, 2020 8:49 AM

The webcam is back up.

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Posted by alphas on Monday, February 17, 2020 10:02 AM

I can't get it as usual on Firefox but can get it on Microsoft Edge which is a first since I got my Windows 10 computer.   Anyone have any suggestions?

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, February 17, 2020 11:05 AM

As always, we recommend using Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome and keeping your Adobe Flash Player plugin up to date.

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