Actual start date: 12/13/19 

You are watching a live stream of Elkhart, Indiana, USA, for people who enjoy watching trains. It is hosted by the National NYC RR Museum: https://bit.ly/32HiNHo​, owned by the City of Elkhart: https://www.elkhartindiana.org/​. Get your tickets to the Museum here: https://bit.ly/2ZGUvdU​

The Friends of the NYC RR Museum are hosting a virtual fundraiser to raise funds to build a Children's Train Playhouse. We are seeking any size donation, we have a banner on camera to award our corporate sponsors. The Museum's YouTube channel will post videos throughout the month of virtual tours and information about the museum and the Playhouse train. 
Donation link: http://bit.ly/36b9118​
Virtual tours link: http://bit.ly/2UeijUM​

Youtube no longer supports multiple cameras on a single stream. We've decided to showcase the new Elkhart PTZ as a free cam. East and West static cams are available to all using the links below: 

PTZ Cam: https://youtu.be/fU81a31f5og​
East Cam Static: https://youtu.be/-ANlfwFhLIY​
West Cam Static: https://youtu.be/aZ7kVjU1jno​

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ABOUT THIS FEED: 
Elkhart is on the NS Chicago Line, the former NYC main line between Chicago and New York, originally the LS&MS. At the Conrail split, NS acquired the western half between Chicago and Cleveland, CSX the eastern half between Cleveland and New York. This line sees as many as 100 trains in a 24-hour period! CP also has track rights. Amtrak’s "Capitol Limited" (Chicago-D.C.) and "Lake Shore Limited" (Chicago-New York) also stop here twice a day per route (at the station building seen on the west camera). NS also has their largest classification yard east of the Mississippi down the road, the Robert Young Yard. Elkhart is also the location of the junction with the Elkhart & Western RR shortline, and with the Kalamazoo Branch to Grand Rapids, MI, which is leased to the Grand Elk RR. 

When’s the next train? Yeah, we get this a lot. You can figure out the next Amtrak passenger train with this handy link: https://bit.ly/2M4bFLF​ 

With the Amtrak change to a 3 day a week schedule, here are links to the adjusted timetable
Capitol Limited:
https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/olive...​
Lake Shore Limited:
https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/olive...​
Thank you J. Oliver

There’s no schedule for freight trains, but some of our more knowledgeable members will provide real-time information when it’s available. Please refrain from asking.

There is an ATCS layout available, with excellent server coverage.

There is a radio feed available to the east in DeKalb County: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/f...​

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