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  1. Just another bitterly cold night on the railroad....

    Just another bitterly cold night on the railroad.

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  2. Some scenes from 1970s Canada... ...

    Some scenes from 1970s Canada...

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    I rounded out my time of Mactier this month by...

    I rounded out my time of Mactier this month by running Honda #2, CP T60. It was my first time running a full length Honda turn, and I must say it was really enjoyable!

    Coming down Mactier to...
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    I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Because of...

    I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Because of the time of the year I have been neglecting updating the screenshot forums. But here is my return on 434 back to West Toronto a few days ago.
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    The last round trip on Mactier of the season...

    The last round trip on Mactier of the season started as a 435 with an SD40-2 trio.

    Leaving Toronto
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    Our turn and burn was a monster intermodal 112. ...

    Our turn and burn was a monster intermodal 112.

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    Meeting...
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    When I ran this following round trip, a major...

    When I ran this following round trip, a major snow storm hit Southern Ontario. But despite the weather, the trains keep a rollin!

    It was near whiteout conditions leaving Vaughan, the sander was...
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    I did a double header with 115, my return trip...

    I did a double header with 115, my return trip was 104.

    Departing Mactier
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    It's the Most Wonderful Time for Mactier

    Greetings everyone!

    Its been a long time since I've posted an independent photo thread. Every December a good friend of mine and I run ORTS exclusively on the Mactier subdivision. Its become a...
  10. Some photos along the Scenic sub, a beautiful...

    Some photos along the Scenic sub, a beautiful fall route. Hope to do more activities in the mid-2000s along this route.

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  11. Open Rails Surfliner 2.3 Activity Pack Vol. 2 Released

    Hello again everybody,

    Today the file library has been added to with my second installment of activities for Jeff Farquhar's Surfliner 2 (now 2.3) route. The 10 activities include trips spanning...
  12. Some screenshots from a couple runs the past few...

    Some screenshots from a couple runs the past few days.

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    My last run on Cima Sub for the time being was...

    My last run on Cima Sub for the time being was this hefty loaded coal train, CUWLX. 15000 tons over Cima Sub is not an easy task, particularly keeping to speed restrictions down the 2.2%+ grade from...
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    This morning's run was the ILASC galloping across...

    This morning's run was the ILASC galloping across the desert.

    Pumping the brakes up at Yermo to depart.
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    Approaching Manix, I-15...
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    Last night / this morning, we took the ZNPLA west...

    Last night / this morning, we took the ZNPLA west with one of "Miss Katy's" leading.

    Leaving Arden, we had the MNPWC following us out of town....
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    Charles and Carlo, I never really thought...

    Charles and Carlo,

    I never really thought about this but it makes a lot of sense. Thank you both!

    EK
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    Hello, The Acela "Light" was never a real...

    Hello,

    The Acela "Light" was never a real service, but an interesting concept! The current Acela trains are a fixed 6-car consist, the only separation that can occur is at the end of the passenger...
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    ORTS Sky Environment // Sunrise, Sunset

    All,

    I figure this is the best place to ask this question, and probably more of a development side of things, but is there any way for a user to modify the sky environment? Particularly referring...
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    This evening, got "called" for an M-WCNPB to...

    This evening, got "called" for an M-WCNPB to Arden.

    Getting ready to pull from Yermo.
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    Near Field siding, the sun starting to...
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    Came back to Yermo on an Autorack train bound for...

    Came back to Yermo on an Autorack train bound for the LA/LB area.

    Coming through the bridge just east of Basin after meeting an eastbound....
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    I'm used this empty to get familiar with the...

    I'm used this empty to get familiar with the route. Interestingly enough, the train handling on this route is very similar to MLT's Rogers Pass that I ran early this year (ruling grade up to 1.3% WB...
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    Different route, same area. So I figure I can...

    Different route, same area. So I figure I can keep it on the same thread!

    My maiden voyage on Jeff Farquhar's Cima Subdivision from Yermo to Arden. We took a coal empty this morning to Arden,...
  23. Dave, After running Jeff Farquhar's Surfliner...

    Dave,

    After running Jeff Farquhar's Surfliner 2 route and now his UP Cima Sub, I've noticed that he includes detector audio in his routes.

    Full disclosure, I'm not sure how it all works (I'm...
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    One last surfliner trip is Amtrak 565 last Sunday...

    One last surfliner trip is Amtrak 565 last Sunday morning.

    Leaving San Diego
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    Carlsbad...
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    Earlier this week we took 768 south from Goleta...

    Earlier this week we took 768 south from Goleta to San Diego

    The ubiquitous RVs and Campers along the Pacific Coast Highway at Rincon Beach. Known by the railroad as Seacliff....
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