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Video Cameras at Rail Sites

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by KaBar2, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,128 Likes Received: 66
    I read in the [/I]Houston Chronicle today that the City of Houston is going to start installing video cameras at intersections frequently blocked by trains. The concern here is mainly that Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains often block intersections on Houston's mostly blue-collar East End, especially near the Houston Ship Channel and in the rail corridor south of Union Pacific's Englewood Yards.

    So far, they have installed two, one at the intersection of Lawndale and Telephone Road (on a north-south feed line from Englewood to New South Yards) and one at the 5900 block of Market, near McReynolds, which is in the rail corridor south of Englewood.
    There will be a total of eighteen cameras in the first phase, but it will take until mid-May to install them all.

    Trains will no longer be permitted to enter Houston city limits without a "clear path to the railyard." Holding areas have been established to prevent trains from blocking traffic in four major areas-- the Galleria, the East End, the Third Ward, and the Fifth Ward. Union Pacific sends roughly 112 trains a day through Houston.

    Exactly where these "holding areas" are located was not specified. Sounds like it's time for some recconnaisance.
  2. graffkid15

    graffkid15 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 13, 2005 Messages: 69 Likes Received: 0
    alot of switcher yards and stations in newyork have video survallence like conrail like and union pacific
  3. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    sounds like houston might have a few new "spots."
    there are cameras in a yard we hang out around. 2 of them.
  4. NeCrOpHeLiAc

    NeCrOpHeLiAc Elite Member

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  5. robJ

    robJ Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 385 Likes Received: 0
    yeah, theres more then 2 in that yard. funny thing is people keep tryin to paint there, its going to be good laugh when they get busted, and try put the blame on something else other then the cameras seeing them.
  6. reks@DehT

    [email protected] New Jack

    Joined: May 26, 2005 Messages: 32 Likes Received: 0
    so what happens if you get spotted on camera?
    does the bull rush to that spot or what?
  7. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,128 Likes Received: 66
    Under normal circumstances, the bulls don't waste time patrolling yards where there hasn't been any problem. They concentrate on yards where people are damaging property, breaking into railcars, vandalizing standing units, etc.
    But, with the advent of the video surveillance camera, the central surveillance office dispatches either bulls or HPD to whatever location they see people trespassing.

    The trick is to figure out how to avoid appearing on their video screen, i.e., locate the cameras and move only in areas not under surveillance, move only in dark shadows, wear clothing that doesn't easily lend itself to video imaging, avoid unnecessary movement and so forth. Kind of turns a carefree paintbomb run into a Mission Impossible episode, though.

    If you avoid doing anything to bring down the heat, most likely you won't attract their attention. USE A SCANNER TUNED TO THE BULL FREQUENCY AND THE POLICE DISPATCH FREQUENCIES. If you monitor their radio broadcasts as a matter of course, you'll eventually be able to figure out what's going on.
  8. __ __ __ __

    __ __ __ __ Elite Member

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    the yard i frequent has a camera that remote controlled... but when i talk to one of the yard workers they said they dont worry about people painting the trains, only the engines, and the camera was there to watch the traffic of the trains mostly...

    so i guess u have to know the yard u paint..
  9. gutterpunk

    gutterpunk Member

    Joined: Aug 3, 2004 Messages: 387 Likes Received: 0
    yeah....the key is to know the yard you paint i would say. watch that shit and don't be stupid.
  10. dems

    dems New Jack

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  11. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,128 Likes Received: 66

    Yeah, turn off the caps lock.