New Railcam on the Melbourne Metro Rail Network

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
We have a request for a new railcam in the ideas sectgion at: https://www.railpage.com.au/ideas/railcams/add-a-webcam-on-the-metro-netw requested by a user.

I have two positive points to communicate.  Melbourne wireless has capacity in the Melbourne area so backhaul to the network would not be a problem.  Access is available from several major points around Melbourne.

I have available radio equipment which could connect the site to the Melbourne Wireless Network completing the connectivity.

I have some spare or available IPCAM equipment which could be used for the new service.

My thoughts are we should (with the assistance of users here) find a location which will cover the Qube Maryvale and also the BHP Long Island train as a minimium.

So I am now open to suggestions on locations.  It would be preferable to have the location on a building which is adjacent to the rail line and one which also has some height.

Where possible please provide google reference for google map.

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  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
And due to red tape we can't place a camera on government or catholic asset's like schools and church's.



EDIT: I have setup a Google map of ideas of where we should put a webcam PM me if you want to add
PM with the latitude and longitude, link https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zt4_uF0v0Ilc.kLscvJ0zG2cY
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
And due to red tape we can't place a camera on government or catholic asset's like schools and church's.



EDIT: I have setup a Google map of ideas of where we should put a webcam PM me if you want to add
PM with the latitude and longitude, link https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zt4_uF0v0Ilc.kLscvJ0zG2cY
X'Trapolis-904M

Thanks for your work on this one.  Much appreciated.

917 High Street Armadale will work but will only look (from the google map) in the UP direction which could be into the sun a lot.  What is this building?  Might be possible from the NW corner.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
917 High Street Armadale will work but will only look (from the google map) in the UP direction which could be into the sun a lot.  What is this building?  Might be possible from the NW corner.
bevans
Is there anything stopping you from putting one in both directions?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Is there anything stopping you from putting one in both directions?
s3_gunzel

No however there could be shadowing or lack of depth prior to the bridge which is between the proposed site and Armadale Railway Station.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Ahh right, I see...
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
917 High Street Armadale will work but will only look (from the google map) in the UP direction which could be into the sun a lot.  What is this building?  Might be possible from the NW corner.
bevans
I just saw the street view pics and it looks a tree and billboard is in the way.
With the billboard it looks like the owner is willing to put something like this.
Maybe with this camera this will revive the failed 'TramCam' project.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
With the billboard it looks like the owner is willing to put something like this.
X'Trapolis-904M
The site owner will have been paid several thousand dollars by the advertisers for that billboard. I don't think our donors would be very happy if their money was used in a similar capacity.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The site owner will have been paid several thousand dollars by the advertisers for that billboard. I don't think our donors would be very happy if their money was used in a similar capacity.
michaelgreenhill
Then I think we have better chances with the railfan shop then.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The railfan shop has moved from the city ?
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The railfan shop has moved from the city ?
freightgate
Yep in about 2011, i used to go there all the time before that
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yep in about 2011, i used to go there all the time before that
X'Trapolis-904M

What Pin is the railfan shop on your map?
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
What Pin is the railfan shop on your map?
bevans
The one on the far east,
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
OK, doing some research now.

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