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Semi-official Rochelle webcam discussion thread

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Posted by blhanel on Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:29 AM

Something big happening at the diamonds today?  Lots of MoW gathered on the north side!

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Posted by CShaveRR on Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:52 AM

Saw 'em there yesterday, too.  If business is down, this would be a good chance to get some work done.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:30 PM

CShaveRR
Saw 'em there yesterday, too.  If business is down, this would be a good chance to get some work done.

Traditional railroad scenario - business down, furlough everybody, especially those that maintain tracks all they do is spend money on materials - ties, rail, spkes, tie plates etc. etc etc.

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Posted by blhanel on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:12 AM

Anyone else having problems accessing the webcam lately?  The past few days I've been getting the gray screen of disconnect, telling me either my bandwidth is insufficient (it's not) or the camera is down.

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Posted by Rambo2 on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:14 AM
Same here
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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:57 AM

All i get is the spinning flower icon.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:20 AM

I'm getting the same thing you're getting, Brian.  It's been like this for a couple of days now.

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:25 PM
We are looking into some problems with the webcam. At this time we don't know when it will be fully operational again.
 
Thanks for your interest.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:22 PM

Brian Schmidt
We are looking into some problems with the webcam. At this time we don't know when it will be fully operational again. 
Thanks for your interest.

Investigate the squirrels in the neighborhood...they will chew up ANYTHING!

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Posted by blhanel on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:42 PM

Brian Schmidt
We are looking into some problems with the webcam. At this time we don't know when it will be fully operational again.
 
Thanks for your interest.
 

Thank you for letting us know!

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Posted by rdamon on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:40 PM

It must be wearing a facemask.

 

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Posted by ROBERT BATTAGLIA on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:58 AM

OhiocoalRR

Not working for me today?  Is upgrade complete?  I have black screen with distances to Porviso etc, but no cam feeds nor past pictures available??

 

OhiocoalRR

Not working for me today?  Is upgrade complete?  I have black screen with distances to Porviso etc, but no cam feeds nor past pictures available??

 

OhiocoalRR

Not working for me today?  Is upgrade complete?  I have black screen with distances to Porviso etc, but no cam feeds nor past pictures available??

 

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:59 AM

I wonder if maybe with the Covid-19 shutdowns, maybe someone turned off power to the area?  Or someone needed to charge their smartaleckphone and found a convenient socket by unpluging the camera's power supply?

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:01 PM

As of Wednesday afternoon the Rochelle webcam is back online. If you're having trouble viewing it, make sure the Adobe Flash Player is up to date on your computer and try Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge for your web browser.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:41 PM

   Thank you.   I missed it.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:54 PM

Need to set the focus to infinity and turn off auto-focus... passing trains confuses it.

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Posted by Rambo2 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:34 PM

Shes up and running

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:12 PM

Tuned in just as the guy in the Kubata pulled up to the crapper and went in.  That was it for me... I'll be back much later.

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Posted by Onetrack49 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:52 PM

Thanks! "A bad train-watching is better than a good day at work"!! Oh, wait, I forgot that I retired on 2-28-20.  

A bad day engaging in trainwatching (or in mobile law enforcement radio communication eavesdropping) is better than a good day at work! <;)
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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:19 AM

Rambo2
Shes up and running

And continues to run for a extended period of time.

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Posted by Ed Kyle on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:13 PM

I've been monitoring the webcam for long periods this week, and, wow.  Over 26.3 hours I logged 27 UP and 17 BNSF trains, 24 hour averages of only 24.6 for UP and 15.5 for BNSF.  That's about half as many as ran here not long ago.  Yikes.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:50 PM

Ed Kyle

I've been monitoring the webcam for long periods this week, and, wow.  Over 26.3 hours I logged 27 UP and 17 BNSF trains, 24 hour averages of only 24.6 for UP and 15.5 for BNSF.  That's about half as many as ran here not long ago.  Yikes.

There are those who keep a count at Deshler.  Lately the daily count has struggled to get to 40, whereas before it was running up as high as sixty on a daily basis.  

I think things are starting to pick up, however.  Some trains that had been dropped are apparently starting to run again.

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Posted by JimH on Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:57 AM

It looks like UP is running less trains but longer trains.  

Anyone catch the UP train that came thru earlier this week that had two cabooses? I was wondering if anyone had anyinfo on the cabooses.  Where they were coming and where they were going. 

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Posted by Jjohnieray on Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:57 AM

Is this road project,a railroad project.Where the road there,is it rail property ,Seems like a long time to shut a road down.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:11 PM

Considering the street has multiple private driveways and it is labeled as 2nd Ave, I think it is a city street repaving project.

I think any proper street/road construction calls for a base to be put down and left to settle for a period of time, then the paving put over it so they don't have to come back and redo it next year.  Thus that period of settling appears to be a "why is it taking so long" complaint to those that don't understand the need for a good foundation and it is cheaper to let the base settle than to run heavy machinery over and over it trying to compact it.

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Posted by rdamon on Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:53 PM
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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Sunday, July 5, 2020 4:56 PM

Looks like they have exceeded the bounds of what was approved!

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, July 20, 2020 3:22 PM

I was looking for more information on the construction and found this image of the police patch.

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Posted by alpinemike on Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:34 PM

nice

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Posted by Jjohnieray on Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:01 AM

alpinemike

nice

 

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