Hamilton Train Station – 6/19/22

If you know me at all, you know I love abandoned buildings, trains and a whole host of other things. This drone flight gave me an opportunity to combine a couple of those things into one!

I’m not sure of the age of the Hamilton Train Station, but it’s been around for a long time and unfortunately has fallen into disrepair. This is particularly unfortunate because at last check, Amtrack still does passenger service in the city. The passengers have to stand out on the sidewalk in the middle of the night to meet the train.

The building came under scrutiny recently because of it’s proximity to the active tracks (It was a train station of course!). CSX needs to run larger loads up the tracks and can’t because of clearance to the building. There was discussion of tearing it down. Fortunately there was sufficient outcry that the city considered it and I believe has decided to move the station and restore it. In any case, work has actively started at the location and I decided I wanted to capture some video of it in it’s current condition and position.

Flying the Hamilton Train Station – June 19, 2022

It’s a beautiful old building. I’m hopeful it can be successfully preserved.

I’m trying to stay on top of what’s happening to the station, so here’s some links I’ve collected. I’ll update this if I find more:

D Street Rail Overpass

I’ve known about the CSX Indianapolis subdivision for as long as I’ve lived here, but I’ve never had the chance to take a closer look at where the line goes on the west side of the river. I discovered there’s a cool underpass under D street and I decided to take a look.

This was actually an earlier flight than the bridge over the river, but I processed the videos in reverse order.

Here’s the flight path:

And the flight data:

Rail Bridge Video

A compilation of my video from yesterday’s impromptu fly by of the railroad bridge across the Great Miami River. In case you missed my previous post, I was on the way home and the sunset through the bridge caught my eye.

Here’s a map of the flight path. I’ve been using DroneLogBook.com to document my flights. I’ve found that my drone will automatically synchronize with them :). There you can map the flight, or even download a GPX of the flight path, which I did and then mapped on GPSVisualizer.com.

And lastly, here’s a graph of the altitude, speed and battery level. This is a screen shot from the Parrot app Freeflight 6. DroneLogBook will show similar data, but for some reason the data is showing negative altitude. I’m not sure why. The altitude graph shows the same shape. It’s as if the exported data is offset for some reason. I’ll have to investigate this further. Anyway, here’s the data: