Category Archives: Latest News

This section contains the latest news and announcements from the VRF team. You can also look for service updates and maintenance windows.

Tower 55 mic added

Tower 55 cam now has a full audio setup. Mike Tippins traveled to Ft. Worth last week to install a brand new mic system on the Tower 55 cam. Now you can hear the trains pounding the diamonds as they make their way through the interlocking. Be sure to stop by and check out the improved setup. We hope to add a scanner feed later this year as well.

Welcome to the Horseshoe Curve!

Welcome to the world famous Horseshoe Curve! Our cams are now live from the curve, enjoy 360 degree views from the park. This will be cam #16 and the 2nd cam in the state of Pennsylvania. We have 3 more locations totaling 6 new cams on the way.

CSX OCS @ Ashland, VA.

CSX OCS heads north on the RF&P at Ashland, VA.

Construction is complete!

Photo by Kevin Yutz


Construction at the world famous Horseshoe Curve is now complete. Our crew will be departing on Saturday morning and heading up to the curve for the installation on Sunday. We're very excited to see this project nearing completion. Once again you will be able to watch trains traverse this engineering marvel as the climb up and descend the Horseshoe Curve.

What is Virtual Railfan?

Love trains? This is the place for you! Welcome to Virtual Railfan. We bring the trains to you.

Car drives into train

Amtrak train preparing for a station stop in Ashland, VA hits a SUV that failed to stop for the lights and gates. SUV struck the train and then bounced off into a building across the street.

Final RBBX Train @Ashland, VA

The curtain falls on 146+ years of the greatest show on earth.  The final "purple" train heads south, it's final journey home.  Goodbye Friends!

New viewing option available

This morning one of our members asked if was possible to watch other cams while also viewing the DVR. At the time this wasn't possible, however this was a great idea and resulted in a new viewing options for Supporting and AD Free members. You can now watch a Multi Cam 2X2 HD option with one of the slots being the DVR.

YouTube LIVE!

Be sure to check out our YouTube channel and subscribe. We will be selecting random new subscribers that will win a free top level membership just for subscribing!

Last Red Unit

This is the very last Red Unit Circus train you will see. It's seen here passing our live cams in Ashland, VA at 03:58am on May 11, 2017. Thanks for a lifetime of memories from the greatest show on rails.