• Palmer railcam,

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by Firetiger58
 
Does anyone know what happened to the Palmer,MA camera?
  by NHV 669
 
Technical issues, it seems.
  by NHV 669
 
Correction: it appears that the cameras coming down was the result of a business decision by Steaming Tender ownership, per a comment by the channel that runs the feeds. Can't say that was a very wise choice on their end.
  by Train60
 
Could be that they noticed a drop in the number of people stopping by the restaurant to watch trains (in person) and then eating lunch or dinner.

If people want the cameras to return they should let the owners of the restaurant know this (phone, email, on the restaurants Facebook page, in person, etc.) since its safe to say they won't return unless people push for their return.

In my view it was probably a mistake to take down the cameras, since they probably provided a certain amount of free advertising for the restaurant.
  by Matt Johnson
 
Just noticed it was gone. I wouldn't have ever known about the restaurant had it not been for the railcam.

Could it have been seen as a security or privacy concern? I could see arguments both pro and con for the cam there. Otherwise, yeah, seems odd.
  by Matt Johnson
 
Per a comment on youtube:

S T said there were numerous false alarm calls to fire & police referencing camera