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Re: New railcam in RS territory

Tom Roise
 

I’m partial to junctions with multiple roads and preferably a short line for variety. I’m very bored with the same ol GE MODEL or SD model flying by.

That leaves maybe Texarkana and dallas junction. Reunion tower would be nice, but yes a lot  of auto noise. 

A fun one for variety sake would be Pittsburg. But, they need to face the junction to include the feedmill. For switching interest. KCS and UP. But boring motors.

I used to watch a lot in saginaw as well. But only BNSF. Average train volume. Declining coal. Seasonal grain and a lot of cofc/tofc.

I was in temple last two weeks. BNSF only again. Average train volume. A lot of overhead grain heading to export.

Tom Roise


On Oct 26, 2020, at 9:55 AM, Jim King <jgking@...> wrote:



I’m more partial to rural locations with trains moving at speed. Saginaw might be pretty good. I don’t know enough about the traffic at Temple.

 

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From: Dan Loy
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 9:40 AM
To: Jim King
Subject: RE: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

Good Mornin Guy’s! How about Saginaw and Temple?

 

Dan

 

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From: Jim King
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 8:45 AM
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

One of the great things about Big Sandy is the nature of the junction provides a variety of trains and movements, including the use of connecting tracks. You also get to see trains at track speed, and there is sufficient traffic to maintain interest, including the occasional Amtrak. To my thinking, these factors are the key components of a good location for a VR camera. So…based on track speeds, train variety, frequency, connecting movements and Amtrak, what other sites in RS territory would offer this combination? I’ll offer….

 

Milano – a junction of two different railroads with trains moving at speed with adequate frequency; but no connecting tracks or Amtrak

 

Rosenberg – three different railroads, Amtrak, frequency; not sure about connecting tracks or track speeds

 

How ‘bout a camera on the Pavilion at Flatonia?

 

Other suggestions? If we found the right location, we might have enough Railspotters to raise the funds to get it going.

 

--jk

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:30 PM
To: mardechris@...
Cc: bwasinger@...; Dennis Hogan; Skip Waters; RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

Never knew big sandy had a camera ??

 

I used to railfan there every week ten years ago when I covered East texas

Tom Roise

 

 

On Oct 25, 2020, at 3:40 PM, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:



$4,000 to $5,000 are their estimates for installation.  We have discussed a couple of locations on the Depot and near the Ginocchio for cameras.  It is $3,000 a year to keep the cameras free after the first year.  They will still be available to the paying VR customers if you choose not to pay that cost.  

 

I feel this would be a huge benefit to the Marshall Depot Museum and the local area.  The data for the first five weeks of cameras at Big Sandy is impressive.  

-Total Views: 637,800

-Total Hours Watched: 88,000 (10 years!) 100+ Viewers at any given moment.

Plus, I have seen comments from many people who have gone to visit Big Sandy who would have not visited without the Virtual Railfan cameras and website bringing attention to them.  

 

Marde

 

On Oct 25, 2020, at 12:36 PM, bwasinger@... wrote:



According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

 

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

 

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

 

Bill in OKC

 

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!

 

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:

 

 

What kind of costs are we talking about?

 

Skip Waters

Dallas, Texas

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:

 

 

I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

 

Marde

 

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.

 

 

 

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Re: New railcam in RS territory

Jim King
 

I’m more partial to rural locations with trains moving at speed. Saginaw might be pretty good. I don’t know enough about the traffic at Temple.

 

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From: Dan Loy
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 9:40 AM
To: Jim King
Subject: RE: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

Good Mornin Guy’s! How about Saginaw and Temple?

 

Dan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jim King
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 8:45 AM
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

One of the great things about Big Sandy is the nature of the junction provides a variety of trains and movements, including the use of connecting tracks. You also get to see trains at track speed, and there is sufficient traffic to maintain interest, including the occasional Amtrak. To my thinking, these factors are the key components of a good location for a VR camera. So…based on track speeds, train variety, frequency, connecting movements and Amtrak, what other sites in RS territory would offer this combination? I’ll offer….

 

Milano – a junction of two different railroads with trains moving at speed with adequate frequency; but no connecting tracks or Amtrak

 

Rosenberg – three different railroads, Amtrak, frequency; not sure about connecting tracks or track speeds

 

How ‘bout a camera on the Pavilion at Flatonia?

 

Other suggestions? If we found the right location, we might have enough Railspotters to raise the funds to get it going.

 

--jk

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:30 PM
To: mardechris@...
Cc: bwasinger@...; Dennis Hogan; Skip Waters; RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

Never knew big sandy had a camera ??

 

I used to railfan there every week ten years ago when I covered East texas

Tom Roise

 

 

On Oct 25, 2020, at 3:40 PM, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:



$4,000 to $5,000 are their estimates for installation.  We have discussed a couple of locations on the Depot and near the Ginocchio for cameras.  It is $3,000 a year to keep the cameras free after the first year.  They will still be available to the paying VR customers if you choose not to pay that cost.  

 

I feel this would be a huge benefit to the Marshall Depot Museum and the local area.  The data for the first five weeks of cameras at Big Sandy is impressive.  

-Total Views: 637,800

-Total Hours Watched: 88,000 (10 years!) 100+ Viewers at any given moment.

Plus, I have seen comments from many people who have gone to visit Big Sandy who would have not visited without the Virtual Railfan cameras and website bringing attention to them.  

 

Marde

 

On Oct 25, 2020, at 12:36 PM, bwasinger@... wrote:



According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

 

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

 

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

 

Bill in OKC

 

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!

 

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:

 

 

What kind of costs are we talking about?

 

Skip Waters

Dallas, Texas

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:

 

 

I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

 

Marde

 

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.

 

 

 


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Tom Roise
 

Valid points. I’m still waiting for my first train in Big Sandy. 

Tom Roise


On Oct 26, 2020, at 8:56 AM, Jim King <jgking@...> wrote:



I’ve seen the camera at T55. Some may love it but it doesn’t do much for me. Too much distraction with all the freeway traffic, no track speed, and I don’t like the camera placement. At Big Sandy, I like the fact that you can listen for the distant horns and look for the headlights of approaching trains. At Tower 55, not so much…

 

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From: Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 8:49 AM
To: Jim King
Cc: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

You left out tower 55. I believe there may be one there, but it is $ wall protected??

Tom Roise



On Oct 26, 2020, at 8:45 AM, Jim King <jgking@...> wrote:



One of the great things about Big Sandy is the nature of the junction provides a variety of trains and movements, including the use of connecting tracks. You also get to see trains at track speed, and there is sufficient traffic to maintain interest, including the occasional Amtrak. To my thinking, these factors are the key components of a good location for a VR camera. So…based on track speeds, train variety, frequency, connecting movements and Amtrak, what other sites in RS territory would offer this combination? I’ll offer….

 

Milano – a junction of two different railroads with trains moving at speed with adequate frequency; but no connecting tracks or Amtrak

 

Rosenberg – three different railroads, Amtrak, frequency; not sure about connecting tracks or track speeds

 

How ‘bout a camera on the Pavilion at Flatonia?

 

Other suggestions? If we found the right location, we might have enough Railspotters to raise the funds to get it going.

 

--jk

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:30 PM
To: mardechris@...
Cc: bwasinger@...; Dennis Hogan; Skip Waters; RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

Never knew big sandy had a camera ??

 

I used to railfan there every week ten years ago when I covered East texas

Tom Roise

 




On Oct 25, 2020, at 3:40 PM, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:



$4,000 to $5,000 are their estimates for installation.  We have discussed a couple of locations on the Depot and near the Ginocchio for cameras.  It is $3,000 a year to keep the cameras free after the first year.  They will still be available to the paying VR customers if you choose not to pay that cost.  

 

I feel this would be a huge benefit to the Marshall Depot Museum and the local area.  The data for the first five weeks of cameras at Big Sandy is impressive.  

-Total Views: 637,800

-Total Hours Watched: 88,000 (10 years!) 100+ Viewers at any given moment.

Plus, I have seen comments from many people who have gone to visit Big Sandy who would have not visited without the Virtual Railfan cameras and website bringing attention to them.  

 

Marde




On Oct 25, 2020, at 12:36 PM, bwasinger@... wrote:



According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

 

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

 

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

 

Bill in OKC

 

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!

 

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:

 

 

What kind of costs are we talking about?

 

Skip Waters

Dallas, Texas

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:

 

 

I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

 

Marde




On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.

 

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Re: New railcam in RS territory

Jim King
 

I’ve seen the camera at T55. Some may love it but it doesn’t do much for me. Too much distraction with all the freeway traffic, no track speed, and I don’t like the camera placement. At Big Sandy, I like the fact that you can listen for the distant horns and look for the headlights of approaching trains. At Tower 55, not so much…

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 8:49 AM
To: Jim King
Cc: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

You left out tower 55. I believe there may be one there, but it is $ wall protected??

Tom Roise



On Oct 26, 2020, at 8:45 AM, Jim King <jgking@...> wrote:



One of the great things about Big Sandy is the nature of the junction provides a variety of trains and movements, including the use of connecting tracks. You also get to see trains at track speed, and there is sufficient traffic to maintain interest, including the occasional Amtrak. To my thinking, these factors are the key components of a good location for a VR camera. So…based on track speeds, train variety, frequency, connecting movements and Amtrak, what other sites in RS territory would offer this combination? I’ll offer….

 

Milano – a junction of two different railroads with trains moving at speed with adequate frequency; but no connecting tracks or Amtrak

 

Rosenberg – three different railroads, Amtrak, frequency; not sure about connecting tracks or track speeds

 

How ‘bout a camera on the Pavilion at Flatonia?

 

Other suggestions? If we found the right location, we might have enough Railspotters to raise the funds to get it going.

 

--jk

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:30 PM
To: mardechris@...
Cc: bwasinger@...; Dennis Hogan; Skip Waters; RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

Never knew big sandy had a camera ??

 

I used to railfan there every week ten years ago when I covered East texas

Tom Roise

 




On Oct 25, 2020, at 3:40 PM, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:



$4,000 to $5,000 are their estimates for installation.  We have discussed a couple of locations on the Depot and near the Ginocchio for cameras.  It is $3,000 a year to keep the cameras free after the first year.  They will still be available to the paying VR customers if you choose not to pay that cost.  

 

I feel this would be a huge benefit to the Marshall Depot Museum and the local area.  The data for the first five weeks of cameras at Big Sandy is impressive.  

-Total Views: 637,800

-Total Hours Watched: 88,000 (10 years!) 100+ Viewers at any given moment.

Plus, I have seen comments from many people who have gone to visit Big Sandy who would have not visited without the Virtual Railfan cameras and website bringing attention to them.  

 

Marde




On Oct 25, 2020, at 12:36 PM, bwasinger@... wrote:



According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

 

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

 

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

 

Bill in OKC

 

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!

 

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:

 

 

What kind of costs are we talking about?

 

Skip Waters

Dallas, Texas

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:

 

 

I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

 

Marde




On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.

 

<F6D40163D6614943A3C8302C351A9172.png>

 


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Tom Roise
 

You left out tower 55. I believe there may be one there, but it is $ wall protected??

Tom Roise

On Oct 26, 2020, at 8:45 AM, Jim King <jgking@...> wrote:



One of the great things about Big Sandy is the nature of the junction provides a variety of trains and movements, including the use of connecting tracks. You also get to see trains at track speed, and there is sufficient traffic to maintain interest, including the occasional Amtrak. To my thinking, these factors are the key components of a good location for a VR camera. So…based on track speeds, train variety, frequency, connecting movements and Amtrak, what other sites in RS territory would offer this combination? I’ll offer….

 

Milano – a junction of two different railroads with trains moving at speed with adequate frequency; but no connecting tracks or Amtrak

 

Rosenberg – three different railroads, Amtrak, frequency; not sure about connecting tracks or track speeds

 

How ‘bout a camera on the Pavilion at Flatonia?

 

Other suggestions? If we found the right location, we might have enough Railspotters to raise the funds to get it going.

 

--jk

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:30 PM
To: mardechris@...
Cc: bwasinger@...; Dennis Hogan; Skip Waters; RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

Never knew big sandy had a camera ??

 

I used to railfan there every week ten years ago when I covered East texas

Tom Roise

 



On Oct 25, 2020, at 3:40 PM, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:



$4,000 to $5,000 are their estimates for installation.  We have discussed a couple of locations on the Depot and near the Ginocchio for cameras.  It is $3,000 a year to keep the cameras free after the first year.  They will still be available to the paying VR customers if you choose not to pay that cost.  

 

I feel this would be a huge benefit to the Marshall Depot Museum and the local area.  The data for the first five weeks of cameras at Big Sandy is impressive.  

-Total Views: 637,800

-Total Hours Watched: 88,000 (10 years!) 100+ Viewers at any given moment.

Plus, I have seen comments from many people who have gone to visit Big Sandy who would have not visited without the Virtual Railfan cameras and website bringing attention to them.  

 

Marde



On Oct 25, 2020, at 12:36 PM, bwasinger@... wrote:



According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

 

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

 

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

 

Bill in OKC

 

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!

 

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:

 

 

What kind of costs are we talking about?

 

Skip Waters

Dallas, Texas

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:

 

 

I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

 

Marde



On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.

 

<F6D40163D6614943A3C8302C351A9172.png>


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Jim King
 

One of the great things about Big Sandy is the nature of the junction provides a variety of trains and movements, including the use of connecting tracks. You also get to see trains at track speed, and there is sufficient traffic to maintain interest, including the occasional Amtrak. To my thinking, these factors are the key components of a good location for a VR camera. So…based on track speeds, train variety, frequency, connecting movements and Amtrak, what other sites in RS territory would offer this combination? I’ll offer….

 

Milano – a junction of two different railroads with trains moving at speed with adequate frequency; but no connecting tracks or Amtrak

 

Rosenberg – three different railroads, Amtrak, frequency; not sure about connecting tracks or track speeds

 

How ‘bout a camera on the Pavilion at Flatonia?

 

Other suggestions? If we found the right location, we might have enough Railspotters to raise the funds to get it going.

 

--jk

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:30 PM
To: mardechris@...
Cc: bwasinger@...; Dennis Hogan; Skip Waters; RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] New railcam in RS territory

 

Never knew big sandy had a camera ??

 

I used to railfan there every week ten years ago when I covered East texas

Tom Roise

 



On Oct 25, 2020, at 3:40 PM, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:



$4,000 to $5,000 are their estimates for installation.  We have discussed a couple of locations on the Depot and near the Ginocchio for cameras.  It is $3,000 a year to keep the cameras free after the first year.  They will still be available to the paying VR customers if you choose not to pay that cost.  

 

I feel this would be a huge benefit to the Marshall Depot Museum and the local area.  The data for the first five weeks of cameras at Big Sandy is impressive.  

-Total Views: 637,800

-Total Hours Watched: 88,000 (10 years!) 100+ Viewers at any given moment.

Plus, I have seen comments from many people who have gone to visit Big Sandy who would have not visited without the Virtual Railfan cameras and website bringing attention to them.  

 

Marde



On Oct 25, 2020, at 12:36 PM, bwasinger@... wrote:



According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

 

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

 

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

 

Bill in OKC

 

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!

 

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:

 

 

What kind of costs are we talking about?

 

Skip Waters

Dallas, Texas

 

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:

 

 

I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

 

Marde



On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.

 


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Tom Roise
 

Never knew big sandy had a camera ??

I used to railfan there every week ten years ago when I covered East texas

Tom Roise


On Oct 25, 2020, at 3:40 PM, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:


$4,000 to $5,000 are their estimates for installation.  We have discussed a couple of locations on the Depot and near the Ginocchio for cameras.  It is $3,000 a year to keep the cameras free after the first year.  They will still be available to the paying VR customers if you choose not to pay that cost.  

I feel this would be a huge benefit to the Marshall Depot Museum and the local area.  The data for the first five weeks of cameras at Big Sandy is impressive.  
-Total Views: 637,800
-Total Hours Watched: 88,000 (10 years!) 100+ Viewers at any given moment.
Plus, I have seen comments from many people who have gone to visit Big Sandy who would have not visited without the Virtual Railfan cameras and website bringing attention to them.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 12:36 PM, bwasinger@... wrote:


According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

Bill in OKC

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!


On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:


What kind of costs are we talking about?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:


I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: New railcam in RS territory

mardechris
 

$4,000 to $5,000 are their estimates for installation.  We have discussed a couple of locations on the Depot and near the Ginocchio for cameras.  It is $3,000 a year to keep the cameras free after the first year.  They will still be available to the paying VR customers if you choose not to pay that cost.  

I feel this would be a huge benefit to the Marshall Depot Museum and the local area.  The data for the first five weeks of cameras at Big Sandy is impressive.  
-Total Views: 637,800
-Total Hours Watched: 88,000 (10 years!) 100+ Viewers at any given moment.
Plus, I have seen comments from many people who have gone to visit Big Sandy who would have not visited without the Virtual Railfan cameras and website bringing attention to them.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 12:36 PM, bwasinger@... wrote:


According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

Bill in OKC

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!


On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:


What kind of costs are we talking about?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:


I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Bill Wasinger
 

According to the VR site, sponsoring an existing cam on their platform runs $3500 a year and sponsoring a new camera runs $5,000 a year.

That said, I saw the Dunsmuir, CA Depot is doing their own railcam stream, though I have no idea how much it costs to put your own stream on YouTube.

Another, more affordable option would be a Google Nest outdoor cam and purchase of a Nest Aware subscription (which is $10/month I think). One could then host that stream on their own site (though it would lack the viability of a YouTube stream).

Bill in OKC

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!


On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:51:50 AM CDT, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:


What kind of costs are we talking about?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:


I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Skip Waters
 

What kind of costs are we talking about?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:


I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: New railcam in RS territory

mardechris
 

I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: TSRR diesel power issue?

Everett Lueck
 

Lack of sand one way or another.    I have been there when it has happened before.   

 As Gerald said, no sand or plugged sand delivery pipes, but it can also be humidity and the sand in the sand boxes has picked up moisture and then will not move.  

It is surprising how little wetness it takes on how little a grade to prevent train movement.  It is also surprising how little sand it takes to sustain movement in that situation.  


On Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00:35 PM CDT, Gerald Hook <gah333br@...> wrote:


Either an inexperienced engineer, an empty sand box or clogged sand pipes.

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of C A Buster
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:56 PM
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: [Railspot] TSRR diesel power issue?

 

I enjoyed last Friday's TSRR Rusk Diesel Roundup trip and the seating in the Presidential Car 1511 was a comfortable means to visit with my grandson and his wife (their four-year anniversary celebration).  Halfway into the trip, while still going up a minimal grade, we entered into a heavy rain shower, and to my surprise, the single diesel engine repeatedly lost traction and we had to stop, reverse a little and try again multiple times.  We ultimately made it to the Palestine station and there, they added another diesel engine, which served the train just fine on the return back to Rusk.  So what happened?  Surely any diesel engine could navigate a wet track with such a light six-car load.  Was the event indicating problems with the drive wheels?  Is this a common occurrence?  


Re: Logging in the Jemez Mountains (NM)

Dennis Hogan
 

A more comprehensive history of logging railroad operations in the Jemez:
http://npshistory.com/publications/usfs/region/3/santa-fe/cultres9/contents.htm


Logging in the Jemez Mountains (NM)

Dennis Hogan
 

It should be pretty this time of year in the Jemez Mountains.
https://jemezvalleyhistory.org/?page_id=908

Circle K map


San Marcial NM

Dennis Hogan
 

Very thorough write-up here about Santa Fe operations at San Marcial (before and after the flood):

http://socorro-history.org/HISTORY/smarcial/sanmarcial_railroad.pdf


"The Maggie"

Dennis Hogan
 

The Golden Spur Saloon in Magdalena NM hosts a fine collection of images at its website:
http://goldenspursaloon.com/contacts.html

Check out the recording of "Here Comes the Santa Fe" on that website!


Springdale ark

Tom Roise
 

Just took a look at the huge Tyson plant in this city sitting right in the railroad tracks.
It looks like they no longer use rail?
Yet the tracks are full of older Diesel engines? Blocking the main??
What’s the story here???

Thank you for responding.

Tom Roise


Rail Cafe

Dennis Hogan
 

Check out this place next time you're railfanning the BNSF out near Belen NM.
https://www.facebook.com/HubCityBrewingCompany/

That Green Chile Cheeseburger looks mighty tasty!

Pete's Café also looks like a winner:
https://www.petescafenewmexico.com/about-us/


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Dennis Hogan
 

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: TSRR diesel power issue?

Tom Roise
 

Sorry I missed it. Did not know about such an event?

Tom Roise


On Oct 24, 2020, at 9:55 PM, C A Buster <cbustertx@...> wrote:

I enjoyed last Friday's TSRR Rusk Diesel Roundup trip and the seating in the Presidential Car 1511 was a comfortable means to visit with my grandson and his wife (their four-year anniversary celebration).  Halfway into the trip, while still going up a minimal grade, we entered into a heavy rain shower, and to my surprise, the single diesel engine repeatedly lost traction and we had to stop, reverse a little and try again multiple times.  We ultimately made it to the Palestine station and there, they added another diesel engine, which served the train just fine on the return back to Rusk.  So what happened?  Surely any diesel engine could navigate a wet track with such a light six-car load.  Was the event indicating problems with the drive wheels?  Is this a common occurrence?  

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