Barstow, California USA - Virtual Railfan LIVE

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  • Published on:  Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Actual Start Date: August 28, 2018BNSF Emergency Number: 800-832-5452This pair of cameras is located at the historic Barstow Harvey House, home of the Western America Railroad Museum and much more: http://www.barstowharveyhouse.com/Welcome to Virtual Railfan, please read this important info.You are watching a live stream of Barstow, California USA, for people who enjoy watching trains. You are welcome to join our family friendly chat, but keep in mind that there’s a community with rules already established. Please check them out below. The East (360) Camera is set to "auto IR mode", so it will be black-and-white during the night, and color during daytime.West Cam: https://youtu.be/uCNfeQHCcwcEast (360) Cam: https://youtu.be/nsMrJJaU6gkDuplication or distribution of our videos is STRICTLY prohibited without permission. Official policy here: https://virtualrailfan.com/recordingCHAT RULES:• Be polite and respectful• Please use English, we need a single language to be able to understand each other. If you’re not fluent, please use a translator such as Google Translate: https://translate.google.com• Don’t post in ALL CAPS or use excessive emojis, letters or characters.• Don’t discuss politics, religion, race, sex, violence, disturbing details about train or vehicle accidents, or anything like that. We try to be mindful of any children who may be watching. • Don't use the terms "foamer" or "foaming" in your comments or your username. Many railfans find them derogatory and offensive.• The conversation here is trains, and please remember that it needs to come first. Off topic conversation such as music, sports, jokes, etc. is fine, but it must be kept in balance with on topic.• Please keep conversations of personal issues (medical, domestic, legal, etc.) out of the chat; take it to messaging or email. Remember, you are sharing information with hundreds of people, not just those directly involved in the chat.• Don’t ask to become a moderator. It’s earned. If we’re interested in your assistance, we will contact you.• Please don’t use our chats to seek attention, stand on your soapbox, or criticize other people’s presences or contributions. This is not an exclusive club, we try hard to ensure that our chats feel welcoming to anyone who drops by.• Just be nice, it’s amazing what happens when we’re all nice to each other.THINGS THAT WILL GET YOU BANNED: • Inappropriate usernames• Profanity• Asking for subscriptions (subs)• Being intentionally disruptive, creating arguments or any other jerk-like behavior • Not following the moderators’ instructionsABOUT THIS FEED:Barstow is located on BNSF Railway's Southern Transcon, the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF) mainline between Chicago and Los Angeles.Barstow is fairly busy, both with BNSF traffic on their Southern Transcon, plus traffic of the Union Pacific Railroad (UP). This is where BNSF's Needles Sub from the east becomes the Cajon Sub to the west.The UP's Los Angeles Sub (the former Los Angeles & Salt Lake [LA&SL]) ties into the BNSF ex-Santa Fe east of Barstow at Daggett.West of Barstow at Valley Junction, BNSF's Mojave Sub diverges towards Tehachapi Pass, and is another former Santa Fe route, that also sees a good deal of UP traffic.The (default) east camera looks towards the crossovers (switches) at control point (CP) Barstow, which is a "light-on-approach" CP, i.e., the signals are dark until a train is within the adjacent/approach signal block(s).There is an ATCS layout available, but with little to no server (data) coverage.There is a radio stream available, focused on the line to the west (Hesperia/Upper Cajon): http://www.railroadradio.net/content/...When’s the next train? Yeah, we get this a lot. There’s no schedule for freight trains, but some of our more knowledgeable members will provide real-time information when it’s available. Please refrain from asking. Amtrak’s "Southwest Chief" stops in Barstow (BAR) twice daily: the eastbound #4 at 9:41 PM, and the westbound #3 at 3:45 AM (Pacific time zone).The concrete pads you see are from when there were more platform tracks here at the station (Harvey House).Amtrak Tracker: https://bit.ly/2M4bFLFABOUT VIRTUAL RAILFAN:Virtual Railfan currently has more than 40 cams from 3 countries. Visit our website for memberships, more free cams, and our own live chat. Thanks for stopping by, we’re glad you’re here! Website: http://virtualrailfan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virtualrailfan/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/virtual_railfan Know a good location for a camera? We’d love to hear! Please email us at If you have any contacts in the area, please let us know.
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