Centerville RailCam

This digital camera refreshes the image every few seconds.
To spot a train, click on Day at a Glance.
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37260 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, California 94536
Centerville RailCam

This is a live view of the train tracks, looking from the Fremont/Centerville Depot. The train that arrives facing this camera, is heading towards San Jose or Oakland, depending on what route it takes when it reaches Newark. The one going in the opposite direction, facing the OIC Photo Spot Cam, is heading towards Stockton, Sacramento or Oakland.

Both Amtrak California and Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) trains serve the Fremont/Centerville Depot. Amtrak trains offer frequent and direct service seven days a week to destinations such as San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento and Auburn, as well as many places in between. ACE trains are commuter trains, running only Monday through Friday. ACE runs three trains from Stockton to San Jose in the morning, and from San Jose to Stockton in the evening.

Fremont is a city in California which was formed from the merger of five smaller communities: Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles, and Warm Springs. Fremont is located in the southeast area of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County. The city is named after John Charles Frémont, "the Great Pathfinder."

Fremont is the fourth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. It had the largest Afghan population in the United States in 2001 and still has a large Afghan population today. The best-selling novel The Kite Runner was based partly in Fremont’s Afghan community. The diverse city demographics includes many Asian ethnic groups, including Indians, Chinese, Taiwanese, and other Asian groups, concentrated most heavily in the Mission San Jose District.

The recorded history of the Fremont area began on June 9, 1797 when Mission San José was founded by the Spanish Missionary Father Fermin de Lasuen. The Mission was established at the site of the Ohlone native village of Oroysom. It prospered, eventually reaching a population of 1,886 inhabitants in 1831.

From 1912-1916 the Niles section of Fremont was the earliest home of California's motion picture industry. Charlie Chaplin filmed several movies in Fremont, most notably "The Tramp."

Fremont was incorporated in 1956, when five towns in the area came together to form a city. Fremont became more industrialized in the 1950s and 1960s. The 1980s brought an automotive assembly plant of Toyota and General Motors called NUMMI. A boom in high-tech employment in the 1980s and 1990s, especially in the Warm Springs District, caused rapid development in the city.

Fremont is the sister city to Elizabeth, South Australia and Fukaya, Saitama in Japan.

The pictures are stored throughout the day. To view the stored pictures, click on Day at a Glance and look through the displayed thumbnails. Then click on the one you like. To see the time the picture was taken, allow your computer mouse to hover over the thumbnail. If you don't see the picture you are looking for, you can often find it in Time Scope. You can also save the picture and email it as an attachment.

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