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Offline TrainFreak1994

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New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« on: October 27, 2018, 08:32:25 AM »
A new route being updated that I started on sooner than I expected to. This is actually the third time doing this route. I tried once back in 2010 with TS 2009 WBE, the second being in 2015 with TS12. That route I still have but much needed changes had to be made due to unrealistic track grades and needing to ensure my helper points wouldn't mess up my grade crossings. Which is why I put the TRC crossings in place where helpers are stationed to avoid those problems. Here's some screenshots of my route starting in Heitmann, which is a helper base for eastbound trains on the west end of the pass who need extra help. Westbound trains offload their helpers here before heading into the valley.










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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 08:34:12 AM »



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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 08:37:49 AM »
Tomorrow is when the real work begins. I'll be installing a continuous 1.6% gradient from the first baseboard after Interstate 60 passes over my main line to Paxson, Northland.

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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2018, 02:35:56 AM »
The climb has commenced.




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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2018, 02:42:55 AM »




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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2018, 05:42:50 AM »
More work to be done tomorrow.

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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2018, 10:21:30 AM »
Not much progress today as I spent most of it watching football and the world series. Back on the grind tomorrow though.




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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 07:49:13 AM »
Sorry for the lack of updates. Progress has slowed down some what but I'm moving along.




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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
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Re: New Garrard Pass Route - WIP
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2018, 06:38:55 AM »
The city of Paxson where the 1.6% grade ends for eastbound trains and increases to a 1.8% incline just past the east end of Paxson Siding. Westbound trains have a decline from a 1.8% drop in grade to running flat throughout Paxson before descending a lighter 1.6% gradient. Here are some photos.