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    Trying To Identify This Route...

    Some time ago I found a North American trolley/interurban route which would have made an ideal study for a train sim route. Unfortunately... I never kept a record in my notebook, I can't remember the name and Google Fu has entirely failed me tracking it down again. So if anyone can help, here's what I can remember...

    It was a rural trolley route, possibly a standalone unconnected system.
    Standard gauge, electrified.
    East of the Rockies.
    Paralleled a river for much of its length.
    Did not have a huge lifespan, possibly gone by the 1920's (I only traced its course on very old topo maps).

    If anyone can help me, I will return the favour by firing up TSRE/DTG RE or Trainz and having a go at building it.
    Vern.

    #2
    Where did you see it, Vern, on You Tube, or, somewhere else on t'internet? Would it be an idea to go into your history in Windows and see if you can see something like it, unless you clear your history/bookmarks out regularly, of course, in which case it won't keep that URL link.

    Cheerz. Steve.
    i7 10700k 3.8GHz Eight Core CPU, Gigabyte Z590 AORUS ELITE AX, 32GB RAM, nVidia RTX3060ti 8GB, WIN10 PRO 64-bit. 10xTB in HDDs total.

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      #3
      Please understand that in the United States beginning in 1906 over 15,000 miles of electric Interurban lines were constructed, most of which were abandoned by World War Two. That's in addition to hundreds of miles of rural trolley lines that were part of big city trolley systems, and electrified steam railroad lines that in some ways resembled Interurbans. And, most of all of these were East of the Rockies.

      So, given all the possibilities, this may be a very tough question to answer!

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        #4
        It was a long time ago Steve and I happened on it quite by chance, so no hard record of it anywhere!

        @dcarleton Yes exactly the problem... I’ve gone through Wikipedia and a couple of other sites with a comprehensive listing of trolley routes and not been able to identify it so far. However I shall persist with my endeavours.
        Vern.

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          #5
          That's a great pity, Vern, good luck with your searching, then.

          Cheerz. Steve.
          i7 10700k 3.8GHz Eight Core CPU, Gigabyte Z590 AORUS ELITE AX, 32GB RAM, nVidia RTX3060ti 8GB, WIN10 PRO 64-bit. 10xTB in HDDs total.

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            #6
            I'm wondering if you're referring to the red arrow route.
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            Cory Duguid
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              #7
              Not thinking about the Springfield Terminal are you Vern?



              Paul :-)

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                #8
                Originally posted by charland View Post
                Not thinking about the Springfield Terminal are you Vern?



                Paul :-)
                Sadly, no. It was very rural.

                Not the Red Arrow either but appreciate the suggestions.
                Vern.

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                  #9
                  Have a look at the TIER route by Paul Charland?

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                    #10
                    there was 50+++ or so mile route ran through remote parts wv back in those days thinking from weston wv to maybe fairmont?

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                      #11
                      I read this as you are looking for a real route. However, if you are referring to an MSTS route that was popular, might it be the London and Port Stanley?

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                        #12
                        No it was a real life self contained route around 15 miles or so; I'm still looking...
                        Vern.

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                          #13
                          How about the Iowa Traction Railroad?

                          Description and pictures of the Iowa Traction Railroad (IATR) in Mason City, Iowa


                          Paul :-)

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                            #14
                            Two comes to mind , Des Moines and Central Iowa and the Ft Dodge line
                            Todd
                            Iowa Chicago and Eastern Mason City Sub

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
                              No it was a real life self contained route around 15 miles or so; I'm still looking...
                              What state was it in?

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