Following on from the successful and very popular launch of the Crewe Railcam/YouTube Hybrid version, Railcam has expanded the dashboard to include the York and Peterborough multi-cam locations.
The hybrid offers the user the very best experience for a single location choice with the ability to change camera, view diagram, train information, and move between Railcam or Youtube chat without having to change the page.
All location-relevant camera choices are available to Railcam subscription holders while free to view is available for those who are registered. For a short period, one of the York North cameras has been made available to view free of charge along with the main station view from Network Rail’s Rail Operations Centre.
Peterborough will be available for fully subscribed members only and is accompanied by the Youtube chat from York as Peterborough is not currently available on Youtube.
To find out how to access the multi-cam hybrid version please read the instructions contained within Railcams previous post here.
Direct Rail Services (DRS) has named locomotive 66303 “Rail Riders 2020” in honour of the rail members club.
Originally running from 1981 to 1991, Rail Riders was reformed into the rail enthusiasts’ club it is today. It relaunched on 29 February 2020 and has had to battle Covid restrictions ever since, while all the while growing to 600 members in just over a year, and this marks the first official naming event to take place in public.
This morning (Wednesday 7 July 2021) DRS’s class 66, 66303 was unveiled at York station wearing its new nameplate to a select audience of Rail Riders members and representatives from DRS.
Chris Connelly, NTS Deputy CEO and DRS Rail Director, said: “It’s fantastic to work with the rail enthusiast community on this project and it will be great to see Rail Riders 2020 cover Britain’s railway network.
“66303 was chosen as it can cover the entire rail network and can be used on DRS’s entire portfolio of work from nuclear to intermodal, ensuring the country’s lights stay on and supermarket shelves are full.”
Simon Buxton, Rail Riders Director, added: “We’re thrilled to be working with DRS and would like the thank them for their support. It’s been a long time coming, having been originally planned for last year but to have the locomotive actually named in York station is incredible. I look forward to seeing photos of this special locomotive on social media travelling around the country.
“We’ve now got two named locomotives flying the flag for the club which is beyond my wildest dreams when I first started the process of bringing it back to life. The club will go from strength to strength over the next 12 months and the response we have received across the railway family has been outstanding.”
West Coast Railways first charter since the enforced closure due to Covid-19 is upon us, and brings steam back to our ever popular York ROC Cameras.
The Scarborough Spa Express is a firm favourite with our viewer as we get some fantastic views of steam at the historic York station, as well as the bonus of seeing the locomotive being turned on the turntable after her days work.
Thursday 30th July is the date for your diary as we see West Coast Railways return to the rails, passing a number of our cameras throughout the round trip from Carnforth-Scarborough-Carnforth, those all important camera pass times can be found below….
1Z24 Carnforth to Scarborough (Diesel hauled Carnforth to York)