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Thread: Louisville Terminal Area

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Jacksonville,, FL, USA.

    Default Louisville Terminal Area

    Name of Route: Louisville Terminal

    Version and Release Date: 1 1-28-21

    Description: Most L&N routes in/out of Louisville are included, as well as
    the Paducah & Louisville yard area. The former PRR route
    used by the South Wind is included as far as the Ohio R.

    Installation Method: single zip file

    Size of Download: less than 100mbt

    Size of Installed Route: 81 mbt

    Prototypical or ; Terminal, Switching:

    Freight or Passenger: Both until 1979, only freight after.

    Era or Genre: depends on era of route it becomes part of

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Length of Mainline:

    Length of Branches:

    Number of Branches: 0

    Number of Sidings:

    Number of Yards: 1 large, 1 small

    Mixture of Dual and Single Track: 50/50

    Level of Trackside Detail:

    Percentage of Scenery Completed: 0%

    FPS Specs, with qualifiers: Depends on rest of route it is used to create

    Activities Provided: 0

    Non-Default Consists or Rolling Stock Required in Activities: 0

    Add-In Track Sets: Xtracks, Mtracks

    Xtracks Required?, yes, Version: current

    Newroads Required?, yes, Version:

    Tsection.dat Build: 38 or later

    Freeware: Free.

    URL for More Information and Screenshots: N/A

    Known Problems: None

    Where it can be downloaded: library

    Extra information: The area around the union station on west Broadway has been wiped
    clean and the only tracks in the area are the PRR connector which
    was used by the South Wind. Further south, the K&IT line is in place
    which was used by Monon trains as a way to reach Union Station. And
    further south is the Southern (NS) line which crosses the L&N. The
    Paducah & Louisville offices are at the south end of the yard on the
    west side. On the west side of this yard there are large grain elevators.
    It would be necessary to enlarge the area of the route to the east but
    then one could add the General Electric Appliance Park. A Ford
    assembly plant is at the south side of the airport, east of Osbourne

    Designer's e-mail for more info: [email protected]
    Last edited by Nels_Anderson; 01-28-2021 at 08:52 AM. Reason: corrected title

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Jacksonville,, FL, USA.


    Title should be Louisville Terminal area, my Bad

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Jacksonville,, FL, USA.

    Cool Fixed some errors, uploaded a version 2


    Any of you that have downloaded the Louisville Terminal should discard it and
    download a version 2 which I just uploaded an hour or so ago. I guess it will
    appear on Monday.

    The error:

    We all know that you cannot have turnout points adjoining each other. There
    has to be something between them, but how much something?

    Well, I started to use this route for the north end of my next concoction which
    is planned to be the MainStem, 1st & 2nd Sub. of the L&N, i.e. Louisville to
    Nashville. Laid main track as far as Shepherdsville, about 15 miles and so at
    that point I thought it best to run an activity to seek out any issues - I found

    Mtracks crossovers have a end piece that fills in the gap opposite the turnout
    on each track and also adds a small piece on the end of the points. That
    ought to be enough to satisfy the no-no point to point issue, right --- well NO.
    If you have another turnout there, or another crossover, the distance between
    the points is less than 1 meter, looks to be about 0.3 meters. So I could create
    a path and it would show green, but when I saved it, I would get a "broken
    path error". In all but one instance I was able to use the same crossovers and
    just add space between them. 2m & 3m in two places, and 5m in the rest. In
    one instance I changed the crossover to pnt7.5d turnouts from X-tracks to
    reduce the length.

    I do not believe this situation exists in the Nashville Terminal which is less
    compact that the Louisville Terminal, but if it does, the solution is to add a
    little space.

    J. H. Sullivan

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