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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:18 AM

Looks like the roadway to the right of the diamonds has been paved.

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:59 AM

Heavy work being done today

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:56 PM

I was late to the party.  Whut heavy work was they a-doin'?

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:09 PM

They had a truck mounted crane over the diamonds.  guessing changing out some steel.

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:51 PM

I am wondering why there still appears to be a port-a-pot partially obscured by the signal bungalow to the right of the diamonds?  Has Rochelle become a designate 'bathroom break' for both carriers? [/sarcasm]

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Posted by MMLDelete on Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:37 PM

Can you guys access the web cam on your phones?

I tried the link way back at the beginning of this thread, and I just get an error message.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:13 PM

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Can you guys access the web cam on your phones?

I tried the link way back at the beginning of this thread, and I just get an error message.

I have never tried with my phone - fact of the matter, I don't want to deal with forums on my phone.

I am fat thumbs on the phone's keyboard and it isn't worth my frustrations.

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, October 26, 2020 8:58 AM

The larger truck is back again amid the flurries 

edit: as I hit post it just left .. :(

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Posted by rdamon on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:08 PM

Are these ties along the right side of the ROW?

Reminded me of the speeder parking tracks.

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Posted by Jjohnieray on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:31 AM

An I can remember when this post was really active.I guess they are too many new interest sites.I sure liked it when Rochelle was the one. Is the yard here closed.Merry Xmas All.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:47 AM

rdamon

Are these ties along the right side of the ROW?

Reminded me of the speeder parking tracks.

 

 

I'm guessing that they might be supports for the construction of a new set of diamonds, to take place Goodness-only-knows-when.  That litte stretch of UP Track 1 just this side of the diamonds (just shy of the concrete ties) looks pretty rough.

I wonder how those flange-bearing diamonds in Deshler are doing, and whether something like that would be useful here.  If they lessen the pounding, it might stretch out the service life.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:27 PM

CShaveRR
I wonder how those flange-bearing diamonds in Deshler are doing, and whether something like that would be useful here.  If they lessen the pounding, it might stretch out the service life.

The Deshler diamonds have just undergone a renewal of the wear parts.  Trains are back up to the 40 MPH timetable speed (E-W) after a long period of 25 MPH.

From what I've seen, the diamond has required only an occasional bolt tightening since its installation almost two years ago.

And the only noise you hear from the diamond is a soft "whir."  Any banging is due to adjacent insulated joints for the signal system.

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, January 4, 2021 7:24 AM

Somebody looking for breakfast..  Quickly ran when a UP coal train hit the diamonds

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:37 AM

Jjohnieray
An I can remember when this post was really active.

That was likely when the Rochelle webcam wasn't subscriber-only.

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:55 PM

Overmod

 

 
Jjohnieray
An I can remember when this post was really active.

 

That was likely when the Rochelle webcam wasn't subscriber-only.

 

 

 

It is not subscriber only, but you do have to have a login account.

There are many more webcams out there now. and I do like the ability to rewind and watch historical footage vs. having to catch things live.

The live chat on some of the webacams hosted on youtube is also nice.

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:16 PM

rdamon
The live chat on some of the webcams hosted on youtube is also nice.

Sometimes as good as the video itself...

Several of the cams now have folks logging the trains that pass, with ancillary information like origination/destination.  

There are those who will "chase" a train through several cams.

I make no secret of my like for the Deshler cam.  There is also a cam about 30 miles south of me on a CSX line that only sees 2-4 trains a day.  It is sponsored by a weather site because it's in the middle of the eastern Lake Ontario snow belt.

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Posted by Ed Kyle on Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:07 PM

Watched Rochelle for 6.5 hours today, Jan 28, 2021. Saw 10 BNSF and 7 UP trains between 09:30 and 16:00. UP way down, it seemed.

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Posted by Ed Kyle on Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:55 PM

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Watched Rochelle for 6.5 hours today, Jan 28, 2021. Saw 10 BNSF and 7 UP trains between 09:30 and 16:00. UP way down, it seemed.

 

A couple weeks later it was back to "normal".  On February 10 there were 9 UP and 6 BNSF trains during a 7-hour daylight period between about 11:00 and 18:00.

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Posted by Ed Kyle on Monday, February 15, 2021 4:52 PM

Today (February 15) at least 9.5 hours passed before a UP train, a westbound stack train, finally showed up at 16:43.  The cause was apparently a CN derailment at the crossing of the UP West Line in West Chicago.   BNSF was not much busier, with only four trains passing during that time, between 10:44 and 13:55, two in each direction.

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:57 PM

Looks like our Sticky on this thread has expired ..

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:37 PM

   They need to use Gorilla Glue.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:07 PM

   Beautiful "blue" right now.

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Posted by dh28473 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:06 PM
Is the cam still there or hass the page moved?
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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:46 PM

Still there .... just looks like this now with Chrome

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:06 PM

dh28473
Is the cam still there or hass the page moved?

No link on the revised Chrome display of the forum.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Friday, March 5, 2021 11:06 PM

dh28473
Is the cam still there or hass the page moved?
 

   They made changes that affected the way I got to it, but here is the new path (at least one way) I found:

From the "Trains Magazine" forum at the bottom (used to be at the top), click on "Photos & Videos".

This brings up a "404 Error" page, but at the top there are headings. Under heading "Videos & Photos" a menu appears.  Click on "Webcam--BNSF & Unon Pacific In Rochelle".  There it is.

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Posted by JC UPTON on Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:50 AM

Which railroad is the "senior" at Rochelle?

from the Far East of the Sunset Route

(In the shadow of the Huey P Long bridge)

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:00 AM

Paul of Covington
 

 

dh28473
Is the cam still there or hass the page moved? 

 

   They made changes that affected the way I got to it, but here is the new path (at least one way) I found:

 

From the "Trains Magazine" forum at the bottom (used to be at the top), click on "Photos & Videos".

 

This brings up a "404 Error" page, but at the top there are headings. Under heading "Videos & Photos" a menu appears.  Click on "Webcam--BNSF & Unon Pacific In Rochelle".  There it is.

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

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, March 8, 2021 6:27 AM

JC UPTON

Which railroad is the "senior" at Rochelle?

 

 

CNW was first then the CB&Q came later.

 

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Posted by JC UPTON on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:54 AM

rdamon

  

JC UPTON

Which railroad is the "senior" at Rochelle?

 

 

 

 

CNW (UP) was first then the CB&Q (BNSFcame later.

 

 

Thanks

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(In the shadow of the Huey P Long bridge)

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