Name of Route: Black Canyon

Version and Release Date: Version 2, March 19, 2016

Description: This is not a complete route, it is a partially sculpted, bare bones, version
of the D&RG narrow gage through the Black Canyon, west of Gunnison, CO. It is intended
to be used by others to provide a missing link that is now under 100M of water in two reservoirs.
To accomplish this, topo maps from 1954 or so, were overlaid on Google Earth to digitize
the River. Then maps from 1904 & 1908 were overlaid to digitize the railroad. Then the track
was laid, first on the flat surface of the lakes, and then the grade was inserted. The track is all
there, but only a few sidings are in place with a copy of the sketch provided the ICC in
1950/51 to accompany the abandonment request. The route has been rough sculpted through
the entire length of the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Note that I did not cut away all of the lake, and
left a steep drop, 100 meters or more out from the short. This is to allow the user to sculpt
the shore lines as desired. Track is sculpted about 1/2 way through the Morrow Point Reservoir
but the canyon there is so steep and narrow that I figured it best for the end user to complete
that adjustment.

Installation Method: 1 zip file, approx. 160Mbt.

Size of Download approx.: 160Mbt.

Size of Installed Route: 250 Mbt. approx.

Prototypical or Freelance Operations; Mainline, Branch, Switching: No operations provided

Freight or Passenger: Both once operated on the line, but none are provided.

Era or Genre: 1880 to 1950

Location: Central Colorado, west of the Continental Divide

Length of Mainline: 30 miles more or less

Length of Branches: 0

Number of Branches: 0

Number of Sidings: 2

Number of Yards: 0

Mixture of Dual and Single Track: 0

Level of Trackside Detail: none provided

Percentage of Scenery Completed: %0

FPS Specs, with qualifiers: as it is, very fast FPS

Activities Provided: none

Non-Default Consists or Rolling Stock Required in Activities: none

Add-In Track Sets: none

Xtracks Required?, Version: current version

Newroads Required?, Version: no

Tsection.dat Build: current, but I use a non-default, created by RRiter

Payware or Freeware: Free. Custom objects restricted use. Freeware

URL for More Information and Screenshots:

Known Problems: none

Where it can be downloaded: Train-Sim library

Extra information:

Only default objects are in the route except for X-tracks items. Only narrow gage
track is used.

Designer's e-mail for more info: [email protected]