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    Default Route - Mexico City - Veracruz "FCM railroad"

    Route: Mexico City to Veracruz "FCM railroad" 470 Kms (293.75 Miles) - Google Maps terretex
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    Metlac Bridge under construction
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    Default More Screenshots... progress of route construction...

    More Screenshots... progress of route construction...

    Regards!
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    Brilliant!

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    Very nice!
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    Looking Great !!! Looks like a real interesting route.
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    Thanks for your comments,

    This is the FCM (Mexican Railroad Route) that was the first route build in Mexico around 1850´s its a very nice route...
    There are very atractive parts in the route...

    Currently the route has a intensive daily trafic with very heavy freigh trains using locmotives type AC4400, ES44DC and GEVOs (mostly) in distribuited power.

    Quick Summary of route.
    - Going South from Mexico City to Veracruz it´s very flat from Mile 0 to Mile 156, some areas with 1.5% percent but no more than that
    - In mile 30 the track passes very close to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan.
    - In mile 156 the show beggins with the route descending from a high altitud of 8208 (with the objective to finish in the port of Veracruz at sea level)
    - From mile 156 to 170 the original route had ramps of 4.1%, then in 1990´s there was constructed an alternant route at the other side of Maltrata Canyon to descend with ramps of 2.5% (average) having 32 tunnels, assigned with the name of each the states of Mexico, except the numer 4 named as "El Mexicano" with a lengh of 2miles having a smoke extraction system in the North portal,

    Note: Green Arrow New path, Yellow Old path & Current Highway
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    addional in this area (mile 156 to 170) there are 3 bridges, the most significant is the bridge 2 "Vaqueria" located between portals north and south of tunels 13 and 14.
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    In mile 190 there is located Metlac Bridge (300ft long and 1300 ft of heith) that is a new modification of original route to pass the Metlac Canyon, the original route used to round the canyon to keep going south
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    In mile 208 route was modified from original path to pass the Atoyac Canyon with a impresive Tunnel-Cover Viaduct-Bridge (all in one) that receive an Latin Award for the arquitect design.
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    The ramp of 2.5% (Average) that started in mile 156, ends in mile 218,

    Route ends in the Port of Veracruz mile 293


    Regards!!

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    This sounds quite interesting. I can't think of any other routes set in Mexico off-hand

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    Thats awesome looking dude! Be nice to run something new. Glad to see content being made for MSTS/Open rails.

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    Awesome awesome awesome! I was seriously considering doing this route myself at some point (albeit just the modern Distrito Acultzingo mountain portion) but very glad to see someone doing the whole line! Ferrosur's operations on this route, to me, are one of the most impressive heavy haul freight operations in North America today. I'm also very glad to see Pico de Orizaba is visible!
    ~Sean Kelly~

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