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Rochelle strobe
Posted by PATRICK GRIFFITH on Monday, June 8, 2015 8:46 PM
When watching the Trains camera at the Rochelle diamonds I have noticed that the second pole line pole west of the diamonds along the BNSF has a white strobe very high on the pole that is activated very intermittently. I can't figure out a pattern for its use. Anybody know what this is for?
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Posted by tree68 on Monday, June 15, 2015 8:58 PM

Strobes sometimes don't synch well with video cameras - the flash is so quick that if the scan isn't in the right place camera will miss it.

I'd opine that the strobe is on a tower in the distance which is coincidentally aligned with the pole.  Haven't been able to find said tower yet, but if it's new, it may not show up in the satellite images.  

Edit:  the FCC database shows a recently granted permit for a tower at  41-54-11.0N  089-06-05.6W.  If that has now been built, it may answer the question.

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Posted by JC UPTON on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:37 PM
That Lat / Long seems to be in UP's Global III facility, SW of the diamonds....

from the Far East of the Sunset Route

(In the shadow of the Huey P Long bridge)

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, June 22, 2015 8:22 PM

You're right - must have pulled the wrong set.

Try this one:  41-55-10.0N 089-07-04.0W

That's north north east of the Global III tower.

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Posted by JC UPTON on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:00 AM
Yes, and almost due west of the diamonds........

from the Far East of the Sunset Route

(In the shadow of the Huey P Long bridge)

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