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Who we are

Virtual Railfan is the premiere provider of LIVE train cams from some of the busiest spots on earth.  Our camera network captures hundreds of trains per day from all over the world.  No matter where you are and what you’re doing Virtual Railfan will bring the trains to you!  Come and see what millions of railfans are talking about, sign up for a membership today.

The Virtual Railfan Team




Virtual Railfan is dedicated to providing THE best live streaming experience to railfans across the globe. No matter what kind of trains you prefer, or you just want non-stop action, we’ve got you covered!

If your location is on the tracks and you’re hungry for more visitors, or you’d just like the world to know about ya, Virtual Railfan offers the most unique and effective marketing tool out there!

Last year alone, we nearly doubled the number of locations we offer. We have no intention of slowing down!

We offer the best HD equipment in the best possible position to catch the action. Our goal is to make you feel track side, whether you’re on your mobile device or watching on a widescreen television.

We only use top-of-the-line cameras, equipment, software and hardware. And we upgrade regularly as technology advances.

Our subscribers have access to our entire network of cams. Our annual members enjoy an ad-free experience, 1-hour DVR Playback, Up to 30 days of on demand video, Live Chat, Multi-Cam Players, Exclusive Live Events and more!

We pride ourselves on ensuring that your railfan experience is the best it possibly can be, and we appreciate your feedback!

Between our website and the viewers who watch some of cameras on YouTube, we average more than 14 million eyeballs every month.

Why spend $25,000 a year for a small ad in a tourism guide, when for less than a fifth of that you can reach YOUR niche on a global scale

From visitor logs to retail testimonials to the conversations we witness in our chats, Virtual Railfan is driving railfans to our locations. 

Because technology constantly evolves and improves, we ensure that our equipment reflects the latest and greatest, and kept in tip-top shape.

Our locations are our top focus, always. If they aren’t well-supported by our services, Virtual Railfan couldn’t survive. We wouldn’t exist without them, frankly!

From the news desk...

2019 Year in review

Website vs YouTube Memberships

Website vs YouTube Memberships Dear Railfans, We know there’s been some confusion over the new YouTube Membership options. YouTube provides some

2019 Year in Review Released!

2019 was an epic year for Virtual Railfan! Extraordinary engines from around the country, derailments, a train separation, races, meets, power

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