CNO&TP 3rd District
CNO&TP (Cincinnati, NewOrleans & Texas Pacific) part of NS, 3rd district (or subdivision)
Version 1.0 - April 12, 2011
Location: Tennessee, East-Central area
Route Length: Approx. 85 miles, with 6 miles double track at north end, and 10 miles at south end, 7 sidings
Description: Runs from Oakdale, TN to Chattanooga (Boyce area)
Major Yards: 2
Height averages abot 600 Ft. ASL
Install: Download only part, CNOTP3A.ZIP, unzip to a temporary directory, and copy the CNOTP3
subdirectory to your MSTS routes directory. No installme.bat is required, but first use will
generate track buffers
Download: 120 Mbt.
Size Installed: 316 Mbt.
Length of Mainline: Approx. 85 miles
Number of Branches: 1, not full scenery yet
Number of Sidings: 7 (all TCS controlled sidings, but switches are manual)
Number of Yards: 2
Level of Trackside Detail:
Controlled and Permissive signals, crossing devices, buildings, siding names
Amount of completed scenery: est. 75%
Performance: Win-7, 8Gbt, ATI card w 1/G memory, up to 70fps, however route
was also tested on less pretentious machines and ran well. It was not developed
on a BIN equipped machine, but runs fine on one that has BIN
Activities Provided: 2 generic, both freight (although one says passenger)
No non-default equipment requred:
Add-in TrackSets: X-tracks and NewRoads, tested on Tsection.dat build 38 and 41
Developer: Dudley Evans: email@example.com Dudley is a proud resident of the great
state of Tennessee, where the assister was born and grew up, though about 130 miles west
of the CNO&TP.
Assister & Uploader: J. H. Sullivan (landnrailroader) firstname.lastname@example.org
General: The CNO&TP was built by the City of Cincinnati in the late 1800s and is still owned by that
city. It is leased to NS and the current lease runs for another 15 years or so. This is the southmost
end of what was often referred to as "the rathole" because of numerous tight fitting tunnels. Only 4
remain now, and two are included on this route. A third tunnel is on a branch of this route, actually
a remnant of the former Tennessee Central Rwy. gone since 1969 but never forgotten.
Passenger service ended with the last run of the "Royal Palm" in 1968 but if you wish to run a
passenger train, many steam excursions ran on this line with the 4501, 611, and others. There is
also a special train run every year, usually in the fall, for the benefit of the directors, all of whom
are citizens of Cincinnati. It usually uses the executive "F" units, several office cars, and a theatre car.
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