Albion Railcams

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Railpage has acquired a site at Albion next to the railway line. A camera installation is planned but very little work has been completed thus far. A radio link from the site looks possible but is yet to be tested.

Some test images:

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  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
although i am far from an expert installing and running this camera will be hard from that side of the tracks.  how are you going to prevent the camera from recording metro services which will pass through?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Successful radio testing was completed yesterday into the Albion site.  The site will be added to the Melbourne Wireless Network sometime over the next week.
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Successful radio testing was completed yesterday into the Albion site. The site will be added to the Melbourne Wireless Network sometime over the next week.
bevans


@bevans will this new setup cover trains which do not enter the Melbourne yards?  is this the idea?
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The idea was to get the SG trains on camera the camera is kinda dud now so don't expect to see the camera anytime soon
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
@bevans will this new setup cover trains which do not enter the Melbourne yards? is this the idea?
8077


Correct.  This is definitely the idea. This camera will cover all SG trains to and from the Albion area.  It will also handle BG freight but we will need to take the sparks out of the feed if we go to far.

The camera equipment has been purchased as has the radio and routing equipment.  Two cameras will be installed.  One will be a new model PTZ which I have been testing.  This will allow us to send images to the RP network from different angles.

I am excited about this project as it encompasses much of what we have already learnt but also some new features.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The Albion project sounds like an advancement on bunbury street. What will the new ptz do ?

I can see how this new setup can cover through services but how many of these are left running via Melbourne ?

I personally believe there is enough coverage in Melbourne. Are there plans for Sydney and Adelaide. I know this must be expensive to install and maintain but I am sure we could contribute to the cost.

I would like to see bunbury upgrades to a better quality camera as the image has become quite dull as pointed out by @8077.

Somewhere on the northeast up this way or better make it southern NSW.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Albion project sounds like an advancement on bunbury street. What will the new ptz do ?

I can see how this new setup can cover through services but how many of these are left running via Melbourne ?
freightgate


I will leave the issue of traffic to @Michelle12 but the cameras themselves are a combination of the existing HD at Gheringhap and also the new PTZ = Pan, Tilt, Zoom meaning you can move the camera around remotely.

This will be the first PTZ on the