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Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2014, 11:54:39 PM »
The countryside.

Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 05:08:40 AM »
Would this curve be okay for trains going 70+ mph or would that be pushing it a bit?

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2014, 08:27:41 AM »
The baseboard complete the freeway interstate, I-6.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2014, 08:29:15 AM »
The town Hicksondale.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2014, 08:31:27 AM »
More screenshots of Hicksondale.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2014, 09:01:03 AM »
This is the Hicksondale Silokomplex. It opened in 1942 during World War II with the Eastmont Northern Railroad the only way to get the grain in and out of town, decided to place an on-site industry directly next to the mainline rather than force the railroad to spend money on building a brand new branch line. Following the war, the town nearly doubled in size over the next 10 years from 900 to 1800 with the baby boomer generation and the suburban movement. Business was at an all-time high during the 1950s and much of the 1960s but became stagnant in 1968 and with railroads downsizing and reducing their services as a result of the gov't abandoning them in favor of the airplane, interstate and trucking businesses, were forced to cut back on services and remove low density and profit lines.

During the 1970s the amount of trains that served the silokomplex sharply went down from two or even at sometimes, three runs a day depending on the season to just Monday thru Friday with a single round trip and by the end of the 1970s only served the industry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The 1980-1981 recession proved to be fatal to the business as it closed shop down in 1982. By the time these screenshots were taken in 1992, the only thing these tracks were used for were storing of excess and unneeded rail cars that weren't being used for an extended period of time or where at the end of their useful life. A few times a year, you can see a railroad crew throwing the switch to the industry siding to store rolling stock on the four tracks that were built to handle the high number of grain cars and numerous trips the railroad made during the course of its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s. It's unclear whether or not it will ever be brought back to life.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2014, 01:43:43 AM »
More screenshots.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2014, 01:46:09 AM »
Earlier in the route. River and farms.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2014, 10:24:48 PM »
More progress.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2014, 10:25:13 PM »

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2014, 07:46:03 AM »
Been away for awhile due to school. At least I made some progress. My first siding has been complete. Just 120 more baseboards before I reach my next city.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2014, 09:40:33 AM »
Once again crossing I-6.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2014, 09:41:39 AM »
Siding into the Colquitt Industrial Complex and the town of Colquitt.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2014, 09:42:07 AM »
One more shot of the town.

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Re: Manningham Subdivision- WIP
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2014, 09:43:10 AM »
Colquitt Industrial Complex.