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    Default What are the best freeware routes?

    I know this has been discussed in the past but I thought it was time for an update. If I were to download, say, three freeware routes from the file library, what three should I get?

    Opinions greatly appreciated.

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    Default RE: What are the best freeware routes?

    There are a heck of a lot more than three good freeware routes. So we don't have to go fishing, what are your preferences?

    Bill

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    Default RE: What are the best freeware routes?

    >There are a heck of a lot more than three good freeware
    >routes. So we don't have to go fishing, what are your
    >preferences?
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    >Bill

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    I have MP 3.1, Ohio Rail, and NCR presently.


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    Default OHIO RAILS????!!!!!!!!!

    Just so you know, Rich Garber's favorite route is the Port ogden & Northern. :o

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    Default Routes

    Hmmmm

    East River District NS action in the east. As someone stated earlier you can almost hear the GE's echo off the mountains.

    Crawford Hill nice short western route Most certainly has the feel VERY well done route.

    Conrail Indy - VERY nicely done lots of detail nice midwest feel

    NEC 4.0 - Is a good one too. Actually 4 routes, CSX freight, Amtrak NEC and two transit routes.

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    Default RE: What are the best freeware routes?

    1. Whitefish 3 or 5 or whatever we're up to
    2. M&M
    3. Florida Funnel, Short, highly detailed.

    Also, East River is a very good one.

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    Default RE: What are the best freeware routes?

    OK CBB, I'm going to try to limit the list to three.

    1. Lehigh Valley V2

    2. NS East River District

    3. BNSF-UP Columbia Gorge

    Bonus: (an oldie, but a goodie) Newark & New Jersey Railroading

    Cheers,

    Bill

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    Default RE: What are the best freeware routes?

    CSX M&M is right up there with the payware ones.

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    Default RE: What are the best freeware routes?

    As was said elsewhere, There are a lot of good freeware routes out there. But if you actually want to use them you need activities and for me the best three out there based on good execution of the route and enough activities to keep you interested for more than a day or two are (in no particular order):

    Crawford Hill. Short but one of the best looking routes around with many good, varied and stable activities.

    Marias Pass 3.1 Much improved over the default route plus a lot of varied activities.

    Rollins Pass. A pretty and historical route with a good variety of activities plus the opportunity to try out the long vanished pass from before the days of the Moffatt Tunnel.

    There are others out there that are good as well - M&M, NECv4, Conrail Indy, Lehigh V2. Whitefish, Sweetgrass - which I haven't explored as much or I haven't seen as many activities as I'd like. For someone just starting out the three above are easy to install and use. Get them up and running and if you get hooked the rest will follow.

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    Default RE: What are the best freeware routes?

    In addition to Garber's previously mentioned route, I would also suggest his East Metro route...EMRR.


    Regards,
    Erik Pierson
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    www.sacramentolocomotiveworks.com

    Erik Pierson
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