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LYDHAM MANOR FAN



Joined: 20 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: SVR Webcam Reply with quote

I know this subject will have divided opinion but could be a good debate. How about a webcam situated somewhere on the railway. For the sake of privacy it could concentrate solely on the engines and coaches. The climb out of Bridgnorth would be ideal. I am sure those of us who can not regularly attend would appreciate it although nothing could be as good as being there. It could even be sponsored by local businesses,especially those who benefit from visitors to the railway as is proven by their drop in revenue in the aftermath of the floods. It was Oldrocker who got me thinking after his comment about the use of a camera along the line in a different topic.
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Hoovers-rock



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the best way to implement this is a range of different webcams in different places. You can turn them off at night to preserve security (or leave them on for the autumn steam gala), and it would attract people to the website. You can also get controlable webcams (people on the website take control for a maximum time of about 20 seconds to a minute. other people in the queue can then take their turn).

it totally depends on how much the SVR would consider going into it as to what technology you can get. Unfortunatly i have no idea how the installation process would take place.
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yates_m



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Webcams were something that I discussed some time ago with Tony Bending.

We had thought of putting one to show the shed at Bridgnorth, which would have a security benefit as well (before the new doors were added). The problem at the time was getting the network extended to a suitable location.

The other location we mooted was on Bewdley station building facing south. This would show all arrivals/departures and be great for promoting and showing the railway in operation.

I also think we should do something at The Engine House so that visitors there know when trains are approaching Highley so they have time to get the train they need. Something like the displays on the Cross City Line or bus stops that show the actual times until the next train/bus.

The underlying problem with all this technology is funding. Most of the IT infrastructure is donated equipment. So we are likely to have to wait for some kind soul to donate some webcam units rather than lash out on new kit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The WSR have one at http://www.wsr.org.uk/webcams.htm.
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LYDHAM MANOR FAN



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Tim,I have seen that webcam but i am sure we could do better than that! I even watched that loco called Tornado on it last week!
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Andrew Ponsford



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the WSR has 3.
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ManorFan



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bodmin and Wenford has one too.
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mrmover



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What, is that one or two? Laughing Laughing
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Andrew Ponsford



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.. or three ?
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miniandi



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

. . or 4
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bowell_d



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks to be one.

The North Norfolk has four. Two at Sheringham, one at Weybourne and one at Holt.
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Stato



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its cold outside so thought about a doing UK webcam tour of heritage rail sites from the comfort of home.

Is there a list of webcams anywhere that I can tap into ???
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Rob-S



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

something like this?

http://oldsteamers.com/links/heritage-railway-web-cam-links/
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Stato



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob-S wrote:
something like this?

http://oldsteamers.com/links/heritage-railway-web-cam-links/
Thanks Rob. I found
WHR has 4 cams but 1 not working
NNR has 5 !!! but 2 are not working
C&PRR has 1
SDR has 1 and shows train depart times underneath. Like it
EVR has 1

B&WR returns in March 2013 & will run to October.
cams not working or broken link on other lines.
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cherry_p



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing to do with UK or preserved lines, but my favourite [or should it be favorite] one is http://trn.trains.com/en/Interactive/Web%20Cams/Rochelle.aspx
Lots of American freight trains!
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