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Is Live Camera from Crewe Station, UK of interest?

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It's a great learning opportunity for North American railfans. The one at Crewe is great for activity, but I love the ones near Dawlish Beach for "watchability". Great scenery plus trains - what more could one want? (I'm a member of Railcam.UK though.)
 

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The one at Crewe is great for activity,
All is quiet on the western front LOL ! - Of course it is 02:15 am in the morning there.

but I love the ones near Dawlish Beach for "watchability"
Is there a LINK for that ?
And other points of interest ?
 

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Is Live Camera from Crewe Station, UK of interest?

Love to watch the British trains... thank you for the idea of following with railcam live observations!

For me it recaptures the dream... back in the late 60's when I jaunted off to traverse the 'big pond' Britrail Pass in hand and backpack. Regardless of how many complaints there were about the Britrail Service... for me it was paradise 😇

Enjoy the British trains! 🤩😍🤩

 

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Not a RailCam......but I've been watching these Driver-Eye videos of the Liverpool-Manchester-Leeds-York area I've visited several times on trips to the UK. Its steeped in rail and industrial history and archaeology with viaducts, tunnels and canals......and an area I hope to get back to once this thing is over with!!

There are different types of YouTube media. The ones that are actually 'live' have a 'live' notification in a red box or 'live' next to a red dot... Like below:

 

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Those who've been to the UK already know this, but the big eye-opener for North American railfans viewing these British videos is the staggering number of passenger trains they have - even through smaller communities. Long-distance trains, regional trains, local trains and commuter trains. As a passenger, if you miss a train there chances are there will be another one along shortly - not the next day (or 3 days later).
 

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Those who've been to the UK already know this, but the big eye-opener for North American railfans viewing these British videos is the staggering number of passenger trains they have - even through smaller communities. Long-distance trains, regional trains, local trains and commuter trains. As a passenger, if you miss a train there chances are there will be another one along shortly - not the next day (or 3 days later).
Well said... many of us railfans are jealous and wish there were more trains here! :rolleyes:
 

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Railroads are thriving in other parts of the world as well... as this is being written it's 4:30am at Shinjuku Station Tokyo... not much going on... but if you get up at midnight hankering for some train viewing... it's noon there!;)

 

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Not a RailCam......but I've been watching these Driver-Eye videos of the Liverpool-Manchester-Leeds-York area I've visited several times on trips to the UK. Its steeped in rail and industrial history and archaeology with viaducts, tunnels and canals......and an area I hope to get back to once this thing is over with!!

Absolutely love those Driver-eye videos. Have you seen the ones from the Scandinavian far north??? Not to be missed!

 

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Dawlish Beach, on the busy south coastal mainline. Lots of passenger trains:

It looks like there's only one track. When I was there in 1985, it seemed like the line was double tracked. I also did the walk along the promenade along the tracks from Dawlish to Dawlish Warren.

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This is in Dawlish itself. June 1985.
 

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There are two tracks. Westbounds use the track closest to the water and two trains frequently pass at the camera location, which is attached to a nearby B&B. Great pic btw.
 

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There are two tracks. Westbounds use the track closest to the water.......
And something you always had to be mindful of.....the lefthanded running. On my trips to the UK.....there were a couple of times I saw my train stopping at the opposite platform from where I was standing! And when walking....at an intersection look right before stepping out!
 

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Below are links to a 3 part Drivers-Eye Video covering the route between Leeds-Settle-Appleby and crossing the Ribblehead Viaduct. In High Def with great colour on a sunny summer day!

On my trips to the UK....I've always fit this very scenic route in:




 

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Below are links to a 3 part Drivers-Eye Video covering the route between Leeds-Settle-Appleby and crossing the Ribblehead Viaduct. In High Def with great colour on a sunny summer day!

On my trips to the UK....I've always fit this very scenic route in:




While I couldn't find a Drivers-Eye Video from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth... this almost fills the bill. Drop dead gorgeous scenery... especially on a rainy day! Enjoy! 🤞 ;)

 
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