La Grange, Kentucky USA – Virtual Railfan LIVEMay 27, 2021
Started streaming on July 11, 2017
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This is a live stream of La Grange, Kentucky USA, for people who enjoy watching trains. You are welcome to join our family friendly chat, but keep in mind that there’s a community with rules already established. Please check them out below.
Audio feed for the CSX LCL Sub: Thank you, Ken!
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ABOUT THIS FEED:
The town of La Grange, Kentucky, in Eastern Kentucky, is located on the CSX LCL Subdivision, at milepost 26.8. The LCL Sub is the former Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N) “Short Line”, originally the Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington Railroad.
On the (default) north camera can be seen the signal at the south end of La Grange siding, at milepost 27.0, and the siding is 8,330 feet in length (the north end of the siding is at milepost 28.8).
In regards to that signal and approaching northbound trains, if the train is lined into the siding the signal with have a red-over-lunar (white) aspect, and if it’s lined through on the main track the signal with display either a green-over-red or yellow (amber)-over-red aspect.
The town gets 20-25+ CSX freight trains daily. It’s a designated quiet zone, but the crew can use the horns at their discretion. The speed limit for trains as they enter the street-running portion is 10 miles per hour (MPH), until the engines have cleared said street-running, at which point they are allowed to increase their speed to 20 MPH.
There is no Amtrak service here. The last regularly scheduled passenger train on this line was the L&N’s “Pan-American” in 1971.
There is an ATCS layout available, but there is no server (data) coverage available, as CSX has transitioned away from radio code line (RCL) for switch-and-signal control, to satellite for switch-and-signal, with cellular/telephony backups. RCL is essential for ATCS data availability.
There are 2 cameras available. The default camera faces north, and the other camera faces south. Desktop users can use the suitcase icon at the bottom of the video to toggle between the cams. For other devices, you can access the South cam here:
When’s the next train? Yeah, we get this a lot. There’s no schedule for freight, but some of our more knowledgeable members will provide real-time information when it’s available. Please refrain from asking.
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