Chiloquin Oregon Railroad Webcam

Chiloquin Oregon Railroad Webcam

Chiloquin, Oregon Railroad

Located between Klamath Falls and Crater Lake National Park, Train Mountain Railroad is the longest miniature hobby railroad in central Oregon, United States.

Interesting Facts About Chiloquin Oregon Railroad

• Elevations at Train Mountain varies from it’s lowest point 1,300 m at South Meadow, to over 1,400 m at it’s highest point at Steiger Butte.

• In the 2004 Guinness World Records acknowledged Train Mountain the “Longest Miniature Hobby Railroad” with more than 40.6 km of total track. Since then the railroad has added an additional 16 km of new track.

• In 2005 Train Mountain was featured by way of an Oregon Public Broadcasting video, “The Dream” as tribute to the railroad’s late founder Quentin Breen.

• Train Mountain Railroad Museum features full-sized antique railroad rolling stock as well as several other historic exhibits including the well-known 1923 100-short-ton antique, steam-powered, rotary show blower.

• In 2012 Train Mountain celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and featured an international miniature train meet known as the “2012 Triennial.”

• Klamath & Western Railroad, a non-profit corporation located east Train Mountain and competitively operated prior the founding of Train Mountain as, “Over The Hill Live Steamers” offers free public rides and has a collection featuring several collector’s items on exhibit including Southern Pacific Station’s Train Order Semaphore Signal.

• Train Mountain is primarily operated and maintained by member volunteers.

• Train Mountain uses a centralized traffic control computer switching and signal system. Status of this system can be viewed at Friends of Train Mountain website.

Chiloquin Oregon RailCams

Updated every 30 seconds, the Chiloquin Oregon RailCams features four cameras showing 7-1/2” gauge live streams in Chiloquin, Oregon.

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Alpacas have been domesticated for more than 6,000 years. In many civilizations, the fleece of the alpaca was used as a sign of socioeconomic status. You couldn’t wear clothing made from this fleece unless you were either royalty, a noble, or carried some other elite status.

They are related to llamas and other similar animals, but they are also related to camels that are found in Africa and Asia.

Interesting Facts About Alpacas

#1. Alpaca fleece is prized because it has many superior qualities. It is extremely water-resistant and mimics cotton in many aspects. This makes it warmer to wear in cooler climates. It is also heat-resistant, meeting the standards of Class 1 fibers without needing any additional treatment. It lacks the itch of wool thanks to its lack of lanolin, which means it is also a hypo-allergenic product as well.

#2. Alpacas have only two primary species that are recognized in the world today: Huacaya and Suri. Hyacaya alpacas tend to have fleece that is extremely dense, which gives them an appearance that can only be described as “wooly.” Suri alpacas tend to have a fleece that grows longer and with curls that are not as tight.

#3. The textile industry recognizes 16 different colors of alpaca fleece. Blended colors can be made from combining two or more different colors together. This means most alpaca clothing products contain little, if any, textile dyes.

#4. Llamas and alpacas can be bred together. Their offspring is called a “huarizo,” which will produce even longer fleece than either parent.

#5. A curious trait for alpacas involves how they go to the bathroom. Alpacas don’t just drop waste everywhere like most other animals. They use a communal pile instead where everyone in the pack goes. This makes it possible to house train the animal.

#6. Alpacas are not as social as llamas, so they can be kept on their own. They’re often sold in pairs, however, and usually paired with the same gender. Selling breeding pairs is an uncommon practice because this limits the genetic potential for the buyer in time.

#7. Alpacas hum just like cats will purr. They do this any time they are experiencing an emotion. Even negative emotions, such as worry, can cause an alpaca to start humming.

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Some alpaca farms allow for visitors to stop by whenever they wish. If a farm is not close to you, then viewing an alpaca webcam like these is your next best option. Because most webcams are setup by independent private farmers, the streams may not always be consistent or available.

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Alpacas may have useful fleece, but it is their personalities that draw people to them.