Semi-official Rochelle webcam discussion thread

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:50 PM

Still seeing a lot of rocking and rolling on UP Track 2

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Posted by alpinemike on Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:53 PM

yep wow just saw about every type of car on train that came through at 150 pm pdt

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, September 01, 2017 4:07 PM

The fire pit is being used ...  Fall is here :)

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Posted by AgentKid on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:29 AM

A UP unit, followed by FIVE(5) CSX units, another UP unit, and a mid-train DPU, also UP, were working an otherwise unremarkable WB mixed consist train that crossed the daimonds at 0625 CDT.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:52 PM

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 9:37 PM

   Thanks, Balt.  That reminded me--when I was watching the Rochelle diamond replacement late into the night, I kept thinking about a local highway bridge replacement project nearby.   They're into the third year working on it.

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Posted by rdamon on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 7:24 AM

Great find ... If you look at 1:32 in addition to the elaborate drainage it looks like they have some sort of expansion joints (painted red).

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Posted by trainmaster247 on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 10:26 AM

Caught the Local passing

 

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Posted by trainmaster247 on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:22 PM

Camera down for everyone or is it just me?

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Posted by USCGR Tom on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:31 PM

Yes, it's down for me also.

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Posted by trainmaster247 on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:36 PM

USCGR Tom

Yes, it's down for me also.

 

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Darn I like using it to go with the scanner while I'm working.

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Posted by trainmaster247 on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:36 PM

Take that back it is now back up.

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Posted by USCGR Tom on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:38 PM

It's back up now, but I was having to re-boot the screen about every min., but the last time, the site is staying up.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 5:46 PM

AgentKid

A UP unit, followed by FIVE(5) CSX units, another UP unit, and a mid-train DPU, also UP, were working an otherwise unremarkable WB mixed consist train that crossed the daimonds at 0625 CDT.

Bruce

 

 

And I met that train a couple miles east of Missouri Valley IA a little over 12 hours later at 645pm. Or 1845 hrs if you prefer.

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Posted by cefinkjr on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 9:35 PM

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USCGR Tom

Yes, it's down for me also.

 

 

 

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Darn I like using it to go with the scanner while I'm working.

 

Are you using the internet to listen to that scanner?  If so, please post the URL.  Thanx

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Posted by rdamon on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 9:50 PM

This is the one I have been using ... I set the balance to just hear the right side.


http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/11742/?rl=rr

 

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Posted by trainmaster247 on Thursday, September 07, 2017 7:46 AM

rdamon

This is the one I have been using ... I set the balance to just hear the right side.


http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/11742/?rl=rr

 

 

 

 

Yep that is the same one I use, it was down for a while last year though.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, September 07, 2017 8:02 AM

rdamon
This is the one I have been using ... I set the balance to just hear the right side.

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/11742/?rl=rr

Excellent!

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Posted by MrLynn on Friday, September 08, 2017 3:58 PM

BaltACD

 
Many thanks Balt.  I added an update with a link to that UP article to my post on 'Replacing the [Rochelle] Diamonds' here:
 
 
I searched the UP site for mention of the Rochelle replacement, but found nothing.
 
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Posted by AgentKid on Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:15 PM

BNSF Rail Test Train just cleared diamonds at 1813 CDT EB. One unit, buffer car, and coach.

Hope everything is good.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Sunday, September 10, 2017 7:47 PM

Thanks, Balt, for the video on the diamond replacement at Deval!

Deval was the first Chicagoland location I visited for railfanning purposes, back in 1969 when I still was a college student living with my family in Michigan.  I was glad to see all of the action there, even if the Soo Line wasn't particularly busy back then (C&NW and MILW didn't disappoint).

For those who aren't familiar with the spot, Deval is a control point where three railroad lines meet and form a triangle.  The three-track line in the video is UP's Harvard Subdivision, known to many as Metra's UP Northwest Line.  It has very heavy rush-hour action...for me the magic time used to be at the conclusion of the rush hour, when...

...the trains that had been waiting to get across this line on the Milwaukee Subdivision (the two-track line) through here would come across.  UP and CP aren't nearly as busy on this line as their predecessors used to be--it leads from their classification yards (Proviso and Bensenville, respectively) to Milwaukee and points north and west from there.

The third side of the triangle is the single-track line of what used to be the Soo Line.  It wasn't very busy at all back in the day, but once it became the Wisconsin Central things got exciting here, with many trains making their connections over the line.  After CN took over, it was still good, and it received a big boost in action when Metra established its North Central service on the line.  I watched that business grow from scratch to a decent weekday schedule (they still don't run on weekends).  When CN took over the old EJ&E, much of the freight business dried up, going instead over the J and around the Chicago area to connections in Indiana and connections to the east, west, and south.

There was a tower there at one time, and the interlocking was guarded by semaphores on the two lines that weren't the Harvard Sub (it had color lights of CNW's unique horizontal design); those would allow someone at the plant to see what was coming next.  The tower was damaged by a fire and later demolished; I think the plant is controlled by the operator at Clybourn, close in to Chicago.

I neglected to mention that where the Milwaukee Sub (two tracks) crosses the CN (one track), the diamonds are on top of a highway underpass that takes a heavy beating.  They rebuilt everything a few years ago, but I still would be wary of walking under it when trains were going overhead.  None of these diamonds would be candidates for replacement with OWLS frogs!

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Posted by alpinemike on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:10 AM

me too     wish they could bailey yard web cam on this site but still can get on bailey yard site  pretty cool if u havnt seen it yet

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Posted by trainmaster247 on Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:27 AM

Would you look at that, we almost hit 100 pages!

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Posted by AgentKid on Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:28 PM

Had an EB UP intermodal go by at about 1420 CDT.

There was one 20' box without chassis loaded on a TOFC spine car. It looks like there is one spot, and one spot only, where you can do that and secure it to the car. Both very tricky, from a design standpoint and actual loading of the car.

I'm not sure I've seen that particular combination before.

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Posted by MJones1Pa on Friday, September 15, 2017 6:37 AM

The last several days I have been unable to get the stream to run on my devices. I get a nice real-time still picture. The "Play" button is there, but clicking on it does nothing.  Is there something new going on? Maybe a setting to change?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Posted by David Lassen on Friday, September 15, 2017 9:17 AM

MJones1Pa

The last several days I have been unable to get the stream to run on my devices. I get a nice real-time still picture. The "Play" button is there, but clicking on it does nothing.  Is there something new going on? Maybe a setting to change?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Just checked and it's working fine here in the office. So many of these problems are device-related. What devices are you using? Have you done any software upgrades in the last few days? We'll try to help but need more information.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, September 15, 2017 9:39 AM

MJones1Pa
The last several days I have been unable to get the stream to run on my devices. I get a nice real-time still picture. The "Play" button is there, but clicking on it does nothing.  Is there something new going on? Maybe a setting to change?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Working ok for me - W10 machine using Chrome browser

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Posted by alpinemike on Friday, September 15, 2017 10:55 AM
me too runs on lap top but not my ipad screen comes up with button but wont connect the Roanoke (sp) cam comes up good
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Posted by Paul of Covington on Friday, September 15, 2017 11:33 AM

  For the last month or so I have had the feed freeze-- not the time-out with the "start" button.   I can back out and re start it, but it keeps freezing again, sometimes in just a few seconds.  Sometimes it comes back with a black screen or a gray screen with the message that "Your connection may be insufficient or the camera may be temporarily unavailable."   Windows 10, Edge, and at 60mbps I think I've got enough bandwidth.

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Posted by STEPHEN J KESSLER on Friday, September 15, 2017 11:48 AM

Same issue as state by several.  Pressing the play button on the iPad won't make it open or run.  Okay for the Roanoke site.  Works fine on my desktop running IE11.  Running the latest software update on the iPad.   

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