Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Strasbourg, Alsace, France.
    Posts
    31

    Default New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    A new prototypical Route will soon get released : it is an industrial branch, built 1962, from Crescent-Junction (38.952°N -119.803°W) to Potash (near Moab, Utah, 38.513°N -109.655°W), on the Colorado river.
    I discovered this Route with TrainMaster (also exists for Trainz). Many websites, maps and satellite pictures gave me motivation to build it for MSTS, in order to see how the canyon and its steep rock faces would render in the lower third of the line, and discover as a rail tourist an area which I will probably never see in reality. The line is 37 miles long, now all finished and decorated. 2 acts with some traffic will allow runs in both directions. I used Robert Fontaine's Quebec Berms, which allowed also to build the parallel road.
    Thanks to all Freeware contributors ! Enjoy !






















  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.
    Posts
    2,182

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    Wow! I must say, that looks really good! I like those rock faces very much. :)

    May I recommend though to use better rolling stock rather than that crappy default BNSF locos??? Just a suggestion though! :+

    Keep up the good work!
    Cheers,
    Sebastian


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia.
    Posts
    3,228

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.


    >that crappy default BNSF locos??? Just a suggestion though!

    They arnt crappy!! LMAO

    Awesome looking route mate!! All the best with it!!

    >Mike Forster<
    Perth, Western Australia

    [email protected]


    http://www.trainweb.org/aussiepix

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.
    Posts
    2,182

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    They ARE!!! They are causing great pain to me sore eyes!!! It is not funny, dude! :+
    Cheers,
    Sebastian


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    .
    Posts
    867

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    Looking forward to it...

    Which RR normally runs on it? BNSF?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Strasbourg, Alsace, France.
    Posts
    31

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    >Looking forward to it...
    >
    >Which RR normally runs on it? BNSF?

    Pictures and text that answer your question :

    http://www.drgw.net/trips/report.php?tr=HLP4.2

    RRene

  7. #7
    USRailFan Guest

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    Union Pacific

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.
    Posts
    144

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    RRene,

    I was out in Moab, Utah about three weeks ago and drove most of the potash route from Crescent Junction (at Interstate #70) to the Moab Salt plant, including all of Utah #279 through the most spectacular scenery by the Colorado River. At MP 31 (6 miles from the plant) I parked the car and walked up to the infamous cut. That cut has been made through 75 vertical feet of solid rock by the way, maybe a quarter of a mile in length (the photo doesn't do it justice). Outstanding! The rails had a little shine on them but not much. I see where the potash local runs the route about once a week (Fridays, according to the web site in an earlier reply), so that explains that.

    The cut:
    http://www.drgw.net/trips/trips/help...00-400x600.jpg

    Can't wait to see the route. Great job. Thanks.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Strasbourg, Alsace, France.
    Posts
    31

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    Thanks for your interest in this Route. I wanted to test MSTS-capabilities of rendering extreme terrain, canyons or deep cuts. Result rather deceiving : from a few hundert meters distance, slopes show at 45°, and the coarse terrain resolution in MSTS does not really allow narrow cuts. But researching info round this Route allowed me to discover this area, as it was the case for Whitefish 5/6/7, or european HOR-GEO-elec, to get released soon.
    Regards !
    RRene

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    .
    Posts
    802

    Default RE: New route from Crescent-Junction to Potash.

    Looking forward to this...the line was by far the best route included in the first graphic TrainMaster program from back in early '01, though I was turned off by the graphics on the other routes, this one was the masterpiece of that program, and of course looking much better in MSTS.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->