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Different Type Of Webcam: On Swiss Rail Locomotive

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:31 am

Found the following rather cool webcam:

http://uk.myswitzerland.com/en/loco/lok.cfm

It is fitted to the front of SwissRailways Re 460 Locomotive. The pictures are updated every 15 minutes as the train travels through Switzerland.

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RE: Different Type Of Webcam: On Swiss Rail Locomotive

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:41 am

Wow thanks for that link, im going to post it on the rail road forums I visit.
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RE: Different Type Of Webcam: On Swiss Rail Locomotive

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:44 am

Wow thats pretty cool, shame its updated so slowly though  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Different Type Of Webcam: On Swiss Rail Locomotive

Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:17 am

Bookmarked. Thanks for the link.
 
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RE: Different Type Of Webcam: On Swiss Rail Locomotive

Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:46 pm

I have talked about this cammera with some swiss train enthusiasts in switzerland and we came up with its 3 flaws.
1) It is facing one direction and the 460 seires (most swiss loco's for that matter) can be used in both directions so often you only see that back of a car.
2) the slow update time. Instant would have been neat but trying to run streaming video wirelessly off of a locomotive in not easy or cheap.
3) The software is awfull and the thing freezes or crashes all of the time. Also we noticed that the time is always incredibly wrong  Smile

Its cool none the less.

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