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    Station stop: Deer Park, MD. Home of the famous Deer Park Spring water served on all the B&O passenger trains. The Deer Park station was demolished in the 1950s.
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    Great article about the original and pure Deer Park water: http://teaching.msa.maryland.gov/000...1957-1edit.pdf
    Last edited by longiron; 10-28-2017 at 11:34 PM.
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    Mountain Lake Park helper station where two B&O Q-4b's were stationed to assist coal & merchandise trains eastward to Altamont
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    Chris, you've said this route is set in the transition era. Do you have a specific date or date range targeted? (I'm thinking ahead about what BLWZT rolling stock should be made to compliment it).
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    I'm working off a 1936 track chart. Buildings are representative of 1946/47. Things really didn't start to change until mid-1950s when dieselization was complete and all steam related facilities were eliminated.

    At that time, track was massively changed because coal transport was in permanent decline, local shippers went to trucks and passenger operations were drastically cut. If you want more detailed information I'm certainly willing to share it with you.
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    Work continues west of Deer Park towards Altamont, so a few scenes leaving the area.

    Looking back at the Mountain Lake Park helper area
    LeavingMLPHelper.jpg

    Nice shot of the Deer Park B&O water bottling plant - yes, it's the real Deer Park water.
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    The town of Deer Park
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    Last edited by longiron; 11-13-2017 at 09:50 PM.
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    Lots of work left to do on the landmark Baldwin-designed station.
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    Oakland!
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    Marc - 3DTrains - Home of the Feather River and Sherman Hill routes for MSTS

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    Yessir.
    I'm going to spend some polys & time on a realistic model of this iconic structure. Contacted the architecture firm that did the remodel and they were nice enough to send me their elevation drawings. Here's an example:
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    Great! Taking initiative pays off!

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    Good to see a well done American route under construction. This is a route I am quite familiar with having done most of the preliminary work for PTC on it. With the further decline of coal, and wrecker Harrison in charge, this line may well be on the chopping block as far as the current CSX management is concerned. Of course the line from Clarksburg west was abandoned years ago. Is this route going to cover Cumberland to Grafton or?

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