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Thread: Northern California's Historic Shortline in ORTS

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    Default Northern California's Historic Shortline in ORTS

    Just a few scenes over the last 2.5 years of this route I have been working on...I will update as I can, once I get RE back up and running on Windows 10 (UGHHHH). Right now I am working on re-skins, etc., for the route.

    Post 1/2 on 1/26/19.

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    Post 2/2 on 1/26/19.

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    Looks like a really nice route in the making. Cool traction, too
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    Thanks Chris! The traction is based off Tim Muir's PE Cars.

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    Getting the route editor working on Windows 10 may or may not work successfully, but you can switch to TSRE to continue: http://koniec.org/tsre5/

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    Quote Originally Posted by conductorchris View Post
    Getting the route editor working on Windows 10 may or may not work successfully, but you can switch to TSRE to continue: http://koniec.org/tsre5/
    Already jumped into the TSRE5 to continue...It's nice but has some getting used to. I will say I miss MSTS-RE but this new TSRE5 is definitely the icing to the ORTS cake!

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    Frank, what shortline is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muskokaandtahoe View Post
    Frank, what shortline is this?
    Dave, It's my take on the NWP between Hopland and San Francisco, YES San Francisco!, as well as other points HAD the NWP not gone the way it did...

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    It seems like you are having a great time finishing this project Frank. Your work is amazing.

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    Nice to see somebody working on the south end (south of Ukiah) of the NWP, or at least something with that flavor.

    The final version of the North Coast route in the library covers the north end nicely, with good scenery, from Ukiah to Eureka/Arcata with a few branches - 1980s/90s era but if certain scenery features are ignored (freeways etc. that were built in the 1950s-70s) it could easily be used for earlier scenarios.

    A "south end" route could have many possibilities for era. Big track changes for NWP occurred mainly in the late 1930s (when the narrow gage and southern Marin 3rd-rail traction lines shut down after the GG Bridge opened; Marin freight service continued though the 1970s), 1950s-60s (Sonoma Valley tracks went away, end of passenger service south of Willits), 1970s (P&SR and Tiburon branches torn up, end of all passenger service), 1980s-90s (probably the nadir, with total shutdown by the late 1990s), and late 2010s (new-NWP short line freight and SMART commuter DMUs, restoring Marin passenger service to San Rafael and (soon) Larkspur ferry terminal).

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