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  • Run8 Studios South Fork Secondary

    Run 8 Studios announces a new route for v3 -- the Norfolk Southern South Fork Secondary.

    Set in Pennsylvania, this 30 mile route depicts a line from South Fork which services three coal mines -- Huskin Run, Rose Bud and Shade Creek.

    The line climbs steeply out of South Fork on a nearly 2.4% ruling grade up to the summit. Most trains will either run in a 3X3 or 3X2 configuration, in a push-pull manner.

    Along its course up to each of these mines, there is a...
    Posted 12-08-2023, 09:41 PM
  • State of the Site - November 2023

    Happy Thanksgiving! I know we've got a lot to be thankful for in our household, and I hope everyone gets a chance to spend some time with those they care about and celebrate the good things in their lives.

    To celebrate fall a little late, I've been having some fun in the Upper Peninsula on MLT's Michigan Iron Ore route, which I've been meaning to pick up for a while.

    It's my idea of a perfect route -- not too large, and one where you can spend as little or as long as you...
    Posted 11-23-2023, 12:34 AM
  • Riding the Milwaukee Road... Sort of.

    This week, I got to combine two of my hobbies.... Off-roading and railroads.

    I've written before about some of our ATV rides in Tennessee, and we recently acquired a four seat Honda Pioneer 700 UTV to add to our off-road "toy collection".

    For those who have no idea ATV/UTV means... a "traditional" ATV (all-terrain vehicle) is a three or four-wheeler with handle bar steering and a motorcycle style saddle seat. A UTV (utility-trail vehicle) has a steering...
    Posted 11-18-2023, 05:01 PM
  • New Ad-Free Pass

    If you currently use an ad blocker and are not a paying member on the site, you may have started to see a additional message asking you to disable your ad blocker or pay for a subscription.

    I've made no secret that this site costs money to operate, and while many of our visitors have been willing to help support it through First Class Memberships or a FastPass, many more do not.

    Some of you may not see a direct value in paying for a full year membership or a one-month...
    Posted 11-15-2023, 11:33 PM
  • Rememberance Day / Veterans Day

    On this Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, in the United States we honor our Veterans. Worldwide, many nations celebrate Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on Sunday, November 12th.

    From the trenches to the oceans, islands, and deserts, Veterans answered the call when your country asked.

    You fought to protect our values, and paid a heavy price in doing so. Many continue to pay the price.

    Today, we remember those who fell in service and honor those...
    Posted 11-10-2023, 09:09 PM
  • SP Shasta Video Review

    At The Railyard reviews the TrainSimulations SP Shasta Route.
    Posted 11-06-2023, 10:44 AM

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  • eric
    Dave Edwards
    by eric

    Last night, I received an email from Dave's wife informing me that he'd passed away on Thursday.....

    Dave was a long time moderator here,...
    Last Activity: Today, 01:38 AM
  • SurvivorSean
    Railroader - Coming to early access December 2023
    by SurvivorSean

    A very timely and interesting update just hit this evening. Railroader has decided that the program is stable enough to release into early access since...
    Last Activity: Today, 01:10 AM
  • yellowdog
    Reskinning TrainSimulations SD45
    by yellowdog

    I've done a couple of reskins using TrainSimulations SD45 from the CSX Rock Runner set. This model was originally reskinned by Michele, to represent PC...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:13 PM
  • thescreecher
    How do I switch tracks in Open Rails?
    by thescreecher

    As you know, I am a beginner for open rails. Basically, I do not know where I can switch the tracks. Is there a track switcher window that can be enabled...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 08:32 PM
  • nryans34
    Installing MSTS on new windows 11 Laptop
    by nryans34

    Been away from forum a long while. Just installed MSRS on a new Levono windows 11, laptop. But on first startup to check it out..MSTS loaded up to the...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 06:40 PM
  • seagoon
    Soldier Summit - from Railfan Dan
    by seagoon

    50 minutes, in 4K. Uploaded yesterday.

    Last Activity: Yesterday, 06:19 PM
  • eric
    Bundles Are Here
    by eric

    No, it's not a State Farm commercial, but it's the next best thing.

    I mentioned adding Bundles several months back. Now, it's ready to start...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 05:59 PM
  • jefffarq
    Tim Griffin
    by jefffarq

    Apparently our colleague Tim Griffin has passed away. I don't know any details, other than "after a brief illness." Was notified on Facebook....
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 02:45 PM
  • haverfordwest
    Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic
    by haverfordwest

    Bought this earlier. I have been watching it for over a year now. In early access since 2019 and reviews are very positive and overwhelmingly positive....
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 01:49 PM
  • landnrailroader
    Knoxville Division (L&N) Progress
    by landnrailroader

    My L&N, KD Diviison (now a CSX Subdivision) is back into the working line and I am currently fluffing out the Southern branch from Knoxville to Middlesboro,...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 01:41 PM

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