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Thread: Rio Grande Southern V4 Released

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    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Default Rio Grande Southern V4 Released

    Today the Rio Grande Southern V4 Route has been released and is ready for download in the File Library. The original route, RGS V3, by Jonathan Lewis was the bedrock for this updated railroad. Many excellent modelers have helped me to recreate this little piece of Southwest Colorado History and I am proud to present the railroad to you for your enjoyment.
    Depots by Paul Charland. Snowsheds and rail components by Derek Miller. Mines by Paul Gorski and Chris Gerlach. Hotels and gas stations by Tim Muir. Locomotives by Bill Pratt and Captain Bazza. Freight cars by Bill Pratt and Tom Werb. Trestles and Motors (Galloping Geese) by Tom Werb. Just to name a few. See the credits list in the documents folder in the RGS V4 folder in ROUTES.
    Activities provided are a little different from what you're used to. Rather than work cars in and out of spurs by the MSTS assigned consist numbers, we move cars like the prototype with Spur Checks of the various yards showing what cars are there by car number and instructions to either hold them there or pull them to specific destinations. Switch Lists show the cars in your train and where they are to go, again, by D&RGW and RGS car numbers. These lists can be found in the instructions in the documents folder. A bit more realistic operation.
    Helpers will have to be cut in and out when climbing the mountain passes, putting the Alt-F9 functions of ORTS to good use.
    I hope you will enjoy operating this route as much as I have enjoyed bringing it to you.
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    Herb Kelsey

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    Join Date
    Feb 2013
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    Thanks Herb, much appreciated.

    Cheers, Gerry
    It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.
    Forever, ridin' drag in railroad knowledge.

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    This has been here throughout the Pandemic and I never discovered it until last month. Wow, I mean wow! Love it madly. Thank you, Herb. I just did a post in Train Simulator Enthusiast group on FB, showing Goose No. 3 in action. I guess it's now at Knotts Berry Farm. You had to do a lot of research for this. Was it you who built the "MyMaps" Google map depicting the route? That has been a great resource, too. I'm basically a Run8 fan, so I appreciate good detail and good physics, and of course car forwarding.

    One question. Are you going to someday include the SRR? I rode the Durango & Silverton a couple of years ago. On my bucket list is one more ride with the grandkids, hopefully.

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