Horseshoe Curve – Altoona, Pennsylvania


Who We Are

What is virtual railfan?

Enjoy trains from coast to coast from the comfort of home, welcome to Virtual Railfan!

We're looking for new locations!

Do you know of a location that would like to host a webcam?  Virtual Railfan is always looking for new, high traffic or scenic locations for new cams.  Are you looking to reach millions of viewers each and every month?  Perhaps you’re a city or town looking to add some different ways to attract people and tourists to your destination? 

No matter your goals, Virtual Railfan can provide a state of the art setup for your location that will allow you to reach a global audience with viewers from over 170 countries.

In order to expedite your suggestions, the location should have the following:

  • At least 50 trains per day or more.
  • An internet connection with at least 10mbps of upload speeds.
  • A well lit area with little to no major visual obstructions.

If you think you have a location that may fit all or some of the criteria above please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Who We Are

About Us

Virtual Railfan, INC was founded in late 2009 as Folkston Webcam and re-branded in 2014 and officially launched as Virtual Railfan, LLC.

Virtual Railfan is made up of train buffs just like you.  We all have full time jobs doing what we love.  Mike Cyr and Justin Cornell work for Jointed Rail Productions making high quality content for the TRAINZ railroad simulator.  They are located in Athens, TN and Sweetwater, TN respectively.  Mike Tippins is highly experienced senior airline captain currently flying the latest in aviation technology, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  He lives with his wife outside of Dallas in the great state of Texas.  Our team is dedicated to bringing you the best of the best.  

Our support team led by Kevin Yutz is the best in the business.  Kevin is no stranger to keeping things running smoothly.  While his full time job is keeping things moving in the logistics industry, Kevin also keeps us running smoothly as well.  Kevin resides outside the greater Philadelphia area with his wife and huge outdoor G scale railroad.  

If you enjoy our live chats on the site and on our YouTube channel then surely you’ve met some of our moderators.  This silent army is the only thing between a nice family friendly environment and total and complete chaos.  Our chats are a welcomed relief to all of the negativity available in abundance on the web.  We are very lucky to have such a team of dedicated folks who help to keep Virtual Railfan running smoothly and make sure it’s a welcoming place.  

Please stop by and say hello, we’re glad you’re here.

The Virtual Railfan Team.

people are talking




I started watching your cams on YouTube.  I was amazed when I signed up for my annual membership.  This is by far the best railcam network available.  I really look forward to seeing what you all do next.

Martin F. – Viewer
Salt Lake City, UT

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