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Date: 06/30/20 11:24
Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: mully

Not sure how new but looking at them one is at Fort Madison Iowa and looks very busy
The other is at Galesburg Ill

Cam anyone provide info on these lines? Just curious from someone in the East

Gary

Posted from iPhone



Date: 06/30/20 12:47
Re: Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: Spoony81

mully Wrote:
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> Not sure how new but looking at them one is at
> Fort Madison Iowa and looks very busy
> The other is at Galesburg Ill
>
> Cam anyone provide info on these lines? Just
> curious from someone in the East
>
> Gary
>
> Posted from iPhone

The Galesburg, IL cam is right by the Amtrak station on the ex CB&Q/BN trackage. You will see Illinois service Amtrak trains along with the California Zephyr and Southwest Chief, Road freights to Chicago on the Mendota Sub or north to LaCrosse, WI on the Barstow sub which veers off just east of the cam. You will also see yard jobs that pull out then reverse back into the yard.

The Fort Madison, IA cam is on the ex ATSF line and is today part of the BNSF Transcon. It is a very busy double track line hosting lots of freight and the Southwest Chief. The cam at La Plata, MO is on the same line. BNSF owns the swing bridge across the river with the auto traffic on the top deck and the double track RR on the bottom. River traffic has the priority so it opens to let them through. The other track closest to the camera is the ex CB&Q/BN  Hannibal Sub (K-Line) from St Louis to Burlington, IA. It hosts mostly coal traffic



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Date: 06/30/20 13:22
Re: Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: 4thDistrict

The Galesburg cams came online on June 25th and are available for anyone for about three more weeks. Then it will be available only to paid subscribers of Virtual Railfan. If a sponsor steps up at an annual cost of $3,000, then it will remain open to non-paid subscribers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et-3-BMSv38

The Ft. Madison cam came online on June 26th and is sponsored by the Kingsley Inn, which owns the building the cam is attached to. It is available to non-subscribers as long as that sponsorship remains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc5ViXfb6x0

 



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/20 13:25 by 4thDistrict.



Date: 06/30/20 16:55
Re: Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: ATSF160

Both cams are also available for a short time for free on YouTube. After this introductory period, there are some rotating live cams on YouTube, as well as edited videos compiled by Virtual Railfan.



Date: 06/30/20 16:56
Re: Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: goneon66

both cams have great views.........

66



Date: 06/30/20 20:29
Re: Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: kbmiflyer

Ironically, when looking north / east the Galeburg cam is pointed right at the same ex ATSF line that goes through Fort Madison, but it is out of view.  There is a small city park about a 1/2 mile north of the station that sits a the interesection (flyover) of the ex ATSF line, the ex CB & Q Barstow sub, and the ex CB &Q Mendota sub.  All are now BNSF.



Date: 07/01/20 08:00
Re: Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: cabman

Thank you Kingsley Inn for sponsoring the Ft. Madison cam.  It is one of my favorites especially for it's rotating action and picking up subtle things like the trains in the distance through the tree in the park.  Better keep that baby trimmed!



Date: 07/01/20 08:04
Re: Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: Spoony81

cabman Wrote:
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> Thank you Kingsley Inn for sponsoring the Ft.
> Madison cam.  It is one of my favorites
> especially for it's rotating action and picking up
> subtle things like the trains in the distance
> through the tree in the park.  Better keep that
> baby trimmed!

That should be a great winter cam with the barge traffic down and the leaves off of those trees



Date: 07/01/20 18:45
Re: Two new Virtual Railfan camers
Author: mully

I agree thanks to them for hosting. I looked at their website. Would like to make a trip there

Gary

Posted from iPhone



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