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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 3:11 PM

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Apparently it is only 'active and viewable' if one is a digital subscriber.

The Rochelle webcam is available free to any user. Trains.com or magazine subscribers will get unlimited views.

https://www.trains.com/trn/subscription-plans/

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:58 PM

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Apparently it is only 'active and viewable' if one is a digital subscriber. 

The Rochelle webcam is available free to any user. Trains.com or magazine subscribers will get unlimited views.

https://www.trains.com/trn/subscription-plans/

As a print subscriber - this is what I get!

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:25 PM

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As a print subscriber - this is what I get!

 

I had the same thing, but I scrolled down, clicked on the pause - play button a couple of times, and I got the live feed.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:02 PM

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As a print subscriber - this is what I get! 

I had the same thing, but I scrolled down, clicked on the pause - play button a couple of times, and I got the live feed.

I am not seeing a 'pause/play' button to click on.

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:30 PM

This is the link I use:

trn.trains.com/videos/webcams/2014/09/bnsf-and-union-pacific-in-rochelle-il

Edit: looks like we still cannot post local links

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:19 PM

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This is the link I use:

trn.trains.com/videos/webcams/2014/09/bnsf-and-union-pacific-in-rochelle-il

Edit: looks like we still cannot post local links

Which gets me to the same location I posted.

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Posted by Ed Kyle on Monday, April 19, 2021 8:06 AM

My guess at a Rochelle train count, based on many hours of observation over many days, is eye opening.  I have UP at 29-32 plus or minus, BNSF at 24 plus or minus, during recent weeks.  Early this year, UP regularly ran fewer trains than BNSF across the diamonds.  UP numbers appear to have grown a little recently.  

In 2018 I logged an average of 46 trains per day on UP, 24 per day on BNSF.  There are fewer coal trains since then, of course, but that does not account for all of the UP difference.  Proviso used to make a swarm of manifests, now it only sends out one I've been told.  There also seem to be fewer intermodal trains.

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Posted by Peoria Rocket on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:12 PM

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My guess at a Rochelle train count, based on many hours of observation over many days, is eye opening.  I have UP at 29-32 plus or minus, BNSF at 24 plus or minus, during recent weeks.  Early this year, UP regularly ran fewer trains than BNSF across the diamonds.  UP numbers appear to have grown a little recently.  

In 2018 I logged an average of 46 trains per day on UP, 24 per day on BNSF.  There are fewer coal trains since then, of course, but that does not account for all of the UP difference.  Proviso used to make a swarm of manifests, now it only sends out one I've been told.  There also seem to be fewer intermodal trains.

 - Ed Kyle 

 

Do you think the new line on the old GM&O line through Bloomington  may be pulling some of that intermodal off the Rochelle line? New yard near Joliet and a good number of trains coming through on that line between Amtraks, a number of trains coming through at night. It is single track for much of its' length, though.

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:22 PM

Closing of Global III in 2019 probably did not help

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Posted by Ed Kyle on Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:46 PM

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My guess at a Rochelle train count, based on many hours of observation over many days, is eye opening.  I have UP at 29-32 plus or minus, BNSF at 24 plus or minus, during recent weeks.  Early this year, UP regularly ran fewer trains than BNSF across the diamonds.  UP numbers appear to have grown a little recently.  

In 2018 I logged an average of 46 trains per day on UP, 24 per day on BNSF.  There are fewer coal trains since then, of course, but that does not account for all of the UP difference.  Proviso used to make a swarm of manifests, now it only sends out one I've been told.  There also seem to be fewer intermodal trains.

 - Ed Kyle 

Do you think the new line on the old GM&O line through Bloomington  may be pulling some of that intermodal off the Rochelle line? New yard near Joliet and a good number of trains coming through on that line between Amtraks, a number of trains coming through at night. It is single track for much of its' length, though.

 

There are a few trains out of Global 4 on the old GM&O, but then again the Sunset Route train count has also fallen from a few years back.  I think longer trains explains some of the difference for all UP lines.  That and the big loss of coal traffic - and the closed Proviso hump.  Proviso used to build two North Plattes, two Des Moines, a Council Bluffs, a Clinton, a Madison years ago, etc..  Now it makes one train I think.

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Posted by Ladder1 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:05 PM

Global III wasnt really closed as in nothing going on there.   Lots of containers on site, and stack trains still in and out.  Nothing like it was but stuff still happening.  Wondered why a closed intermodel yard still had the big side loaders and overheads still there. 

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, May 14, 2021 2:12 PM

The VA Museum of Transportation in Roanoke has a free cam hosted on Virtual Railfan.

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