The installation of the Mount Lofty Railcam has really been fascinating. Many Railpagers would be aware that the climb across the range through Mt lofty has always been a major challenge ever since the line was constructed and further evidenced by the development of 'superpower" steam locomotives in the famous Webb era of South Australian Railway's development. There have been a number of interesting books and articles written over the years about the challenges of operating this railway, but for me having had the opportunity to have ridden both as a passenger on various lines and a number of years ago in the cab of The overland, getting real time information via the Railcam is really fascinating.
It's amazing really how even heavier and longer trains are able to traverse the railway but as we see from this thread it continues to be a piece of railway that continues to pose a significant headache for rail operators. Thanks to those who bring us the Railcam and more particularly for the interesting bits of operational news and photos that go with it.
It makes me think that having a Cowan Bank Railcam with its intensive passenger and reasonably busy freight operations might be another Railcam site to develop.