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IRM Live Webcams
The Illinois Railway Museum has four permanent webcams overlooking train operations, a webcam overlooking our CTC display board which shows the position of trains on our demonstration railroad, and a seasonal webcam aboard the Happy Holiday Railway train.

The Spaulding Tower webcam faces East overlooking the station tracks and mainline. The Car Line/Barn 9 webcam faces North towards the Central Avenue Pavilion overlooking Yard 9 and the streetcar line. The Mainline webcam faces West overlooking Yard 2, the mainline and the station tracks. The Car Line Junction webcam is mainly used by the dispatcher to make sure the powered switch is clear before remotely operating it via CTC control board in Spaulding Tower. We have added a feed for that camera as well.

You have two frame rate settings to choose from, an 8 second refresh interval and a 2 second refresh interval. The 2 second refresh should only be used on broadband connections of 128kbps or faster. The 8 second interval appears to be reliable down to 28kbps. The default is 8s/f, to view the higher frame rate, click the 2s/f link on the top right of the webcam page.

Spaulding Tower Webcam
353154695 frames sent since January 1st, 2004.

Car Line/Barn 9 Webcam
200208067 frames sent since July 1st, 2004.

Mainline Webcam
286673648 frames sent since August 1st, 2004.

Car Line Junction Webcam
88566602 frames sent since May 20th, 2006.

CTC Signal Board
57528506 frames sent since April 25th, 2005.

Santa Train Webcam
1377748 frames sent since August 14th, 2009.
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