Name of Route - CSX Western and Atlantic Subdivision (Calhoun Holdout)

Version and Release Date - Version 2.0.031607. New versions are posted roughly every two weeks.

Description - MSTS Model of the middle section of this CSX subdivision in northwest Georgia. Current version runs from just south of Calhoun, Georgia, to downtown Dalton, Georgia. Includes about 4 miles of Norfolk Southern Atlanta North Division, running parallel from Carbondale to Dalton.

Installation Method - Single File Download. Unzip to ROUTES folder within MSTS

Size of Download - 40 Mb

Size of Installed Route - 237 MB

Fantasy, Prototypical, or Freelance Operations - Prototypical. Default MSTS objects used for most part, but are slowly being replaced by custom built TSM objects found on Prototype.

Freight or Passenger - Freight.

Era or Genre - 80's to present.

Location - Northwestern Georgia, USA

Length of Mainline - Current version, 25 miles. Plans for future route versions to cover distance from Atlanta to Chattanooga.

Length of Branches - NA.

Number of Branches - NA.

Number of Sidings - 1.

Number of Holdouts - 3

Number of Yards - 2 small intermediate switching yards, located at Abutment and downtown Dalton.

Industries:
Kerry Food Coatings (McDaniels)
Huntsman Chemical (McDaniels)
Gold Kist (Calhoun)
C&A Fibers (Calhoun)
Dow Chemical (Resaca)
3 Generic Industries in Dalton
Abutment Holdout Bulk Transfer Yards

There are two more small industries and two bulk transfer yards on the Norfolk Southern. NS is accesable via interchange at Dalton.


Mixture of Dual and Single Track - 80% Single Track, 20% Double for passing or holdouts.

Level of Trackside Detail - High in town areas. Most of route runs through rural areas of trees and farmland.

Amount of Scenery Completed - 80%

FPS Specs, with qualifiers - 15-30 FPS, P4 3.02GHZ Prescott, 1G Ram, 512MB Nvidia GeForce 7600GS. NOTE: This performace is in Windows XP. Frame rates decrease and flickering dramatically increase in Windows Vista.

Activities Provided: None at this point. Way freight pickup to be included in next release.

Non-Default Consists or Rolling Stock Required in Activities: None.

Add-In Track Sets: X-Tracks 3.18.

Tsection.dat file used: Unknown

Payware or Freeware: Freeware, commercial usage or re-distribution requires author's permission.

URL for More Information and Screenshots: www.smmrailphotos.net/vmrr/vmrr.html

Known Problems: This is a relatively young build, started in December. Milepost are not correct, used for track laying purposes only. Abutment yard tracks are not marked.

Where it can be downloaded: www.smmrailphotos.net/vmrr/csxwasub.html - will not upload to Train-Sim until route has "matured" under thorough testing.

Other:
- All switches, except for Resaca passing siding, are manual.
- Feedback is more than welcome, especially from those who are familiar with the area being modeled or CSX train operations.