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Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2016, 07:05:12 AM »






Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2016, 07:11:15 AM »






Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
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Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
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Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2016, 07:53:17 AM »
The Ewart Oil Refinery opened for business on April 20, 1920 and the railroad began serving the industry on the 24th of that month, just four days later. The refinery was hit hard during the Great Depression and even some considerations to close the plant surfaced but it remained in operation for the duration of the 1930s and made a strong recovery during the 1940s and generated carloads of diesel, petro, and aviation fuel for the Eastmont Railroad while consuming a great deal of unrefined, raw crude oil from the Oil Field Plant in Harper, Eastland. Several run through main line manifest trains stop to pickup or set out cuts of tank cars for the industry or a local train is dispatched to and from the two oil industries. The coal and water tower in Ewart serves the switch engines, main line passenger, freight, and local trains that arrive and depart Ewart. The roundhouse has a total of 43 stalls and houses the Eastland Rocket passenger locomotives, main line freight, local, and yard engines.

Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2016, 07:55:32 AM »
I've completed 3 out of the 6 cities on the line and that leaves me with 1/2 of a completed route with 50% progress. Some more work left to be done in the upcoming days.

Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2016, 01:30:33 PM »
I'm halfway to my next town, Mayweather.






Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2016, 06:43:10 PM »
How are you guys liking the progress so far?

Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2016, 04:35:29 AM »
The interlocking tower is placed at what is known as Braunson Junction north of Ewart and south of Mayweather. The north/south main line is the Eastmont Northern's Eastland Rocket and the East/West main line is the Mixondale, Lawson Heights & Southern (MLHS) route. Trains can only travel across the diamond at 20 mph maximum speed. When a train is approaching the diamond on both lines depending on what kind of train(s) are coming and the direction of the train determines which train will get the right-of-way and cross the diamond first.

Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2016, 04:33:56 PM »
The town of Mayweather.










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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2016, 04:40:40 PM »
I've completed four out of six cities that will be covered on this route. That's 2/3 of the project which is now 66% done. More to come.

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2016, 04:16:19 PM »

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2016, 04:16:41 PM »

Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2016, 09:07:15 PM »
Some more progress. Sorry it's taking me so long to get it done. Hopefully y'all will enjoy it.














Offline TrainFreak1994

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Re: Eastland Rocket - WIP
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2016, 09:14:16 PM »
The town of Ingleton.