Australian Route?

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  1. miniyob#9243

    miniyob#9243 New Member

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    Hi DTG
    If it isn't too much to ask for could we please get an Australian route, possibly from somewhere in Sydney or even rural NSW/VIC. I don't believe it would be too hard as you have already made routes outside of America, England and Germany so maybe it's time to go down under and drive some real muscle.
    Thanks.
     
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  2. tallboy7648

    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    What Australian route would you like to see
     
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  3. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    For me how about Main South Line Sydney Central Station down to Campbelltown via Granville & Liverpool. I did that routing in September 2002. At 8pm AEST 6pm AWST trains to Liverpool NSW require a change at Granville Platform 2 for Cityrail South Line to Campbelltown from Sydney Central Station Or Town Hall.
     
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    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    What trains run on the line?
     
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  5. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Currently, it's CityRail Sydney trains A & B sets [​IMG]
    K sets

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    T sets
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    Lastly the M set
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  6. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    Australian routes are amongst my favourite in MSTS/OR, whether it’s Coals To Newcastle heading north from Sydney or one of the others. Something like Moss Vale to Unanderra would be a nice choice too, good scenery and challenging grades but you would probably need to add a bit of the Main South either side of Moss Vale, maybe include some of the quarry branches.
     
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  7. tallboy7648

    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    Those trains look nice
     
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  8. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    I've actually been on one of them T set Granville to Town Hall and Town Hall to Liverpool NSW via Granville
     
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  9. jolojonasgames

    jolojonasgames Well-Known Member

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    Like Dutch routes (my greatest wish to see) Australian routes are often requested, and for good reasons. I have good hopes one will come soon, though I'd have no idea which. I don't know a lot about Australian railroads, so I'll wait until something is announced before I make up my mind about whetere I'd be interested. I hope for you all that they'll come!
     
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  10. Noel

    Noel New Member

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    An Australian route would be great,especially Sydney trains..
     
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  11. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Combine 1.067m Gauge with Sydney Commuter Rail you are going to get Perth and Brisbane commuter rail system. That includes the 2001 opened railway line to Brisbane Eagles farm Airport opened in 1988
     
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  12. jedi247

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    For heavy freight, we could get a Pilbara Iron Ore route with an EMD SD70ACe, GE AC6000CW, SD90MAC, or C44-9W. The AC6000CWs were scrapped and replaced by SD70ACes.
     
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  13. bentanklover

    bentanklover New Member

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    I also would like to see the V/Line electric loco from Geelong to Melbourne, as seen in last pic. With N class and GR class locomotives. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    With a Geelong to Melbourne route including the 2 stations:[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  14. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Melbourne Victoria and if you are looking for a western Australia route look at my suggestion the Mandurah Line.
     
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  15. pogboyw21

    pogboyw21 New Member

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    I would like to see the Puffing Billy Railway in Train Sim, I think a narrow gauge route in Train Sim would be so good. Also it’s a very popular steam railway, and and a lot of people want steam in Train Sim
     
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  16. jamesbaby286

    jamesbaby286 Well-Known Member

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    I agree Puffing Billy would be an awesome addition and would be very popular. There's a nice thread for Puffing Billy here!
    https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/puffing-billy-railway-in-train-sim-world.14526/
     
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  17. JellyScrub

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    I would wholeheartedly back anything Australian. But I am a bit biased towards NSW since I live there haha. Once steam comes out I would love to see the 3801 (see my profile pic lol).
     
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  18. xi haoyu china

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    I would not be interested in australian route at all but if they have fast train then I may look at it..
     
  19. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    How about Western Australia check my suggestion the Mandurah Line.
     
  20. paintbrushguy

    paintbrushguy Active Member

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    Just a heads up, CityRail was disbanded in 2013
     
  21. xi haoyu china

    xi haoyu china Active Member

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    australia has fast train?? or all slow
     
  22. JellyScrub

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    We don't have anything crazy fast. 160 km/h is the fastest I believe.
     
  23. jackmiller1234567890

    jackmiller1234567890 Active Member

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    That would be somewhat correct but just so you know the Electric Tilt Train in Queensland during a trial run in 1998 managed to reach a speed of 210 km/h (130 mph) but while in passenger service the Train does not run faster than 160 km/h (99 mph) other trains that run in Australia that reach 160 km/h (Which is the highest speed in Australia as of now) include the Transwa WDA/WDB/WDC class, V/Line VLocity, XPT and Diesel Tilt Train. While in passenger service these trains only operate 160 km/h they can only be classed as higher-speed rail, not high-speed rail.

    Queensland Rail Electric Tilt Train
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    Queensland Rail Diesel Tilt Train
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    Transwa WDA/WDB/WDC class
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    V/Line VLocity
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    New South Wales XPT
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    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail_in_Australia
     
  24. jamesbaby286

    jamesbaby286 Well-Known Member

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    That's crazy. I didn't know that both the maximum speed and the maximum operating speed of Queensland's Tilt Train and Victoria's VLocity was the same. 210kmh max, 160kmh operating. I just assumed that because the tilt was electric and has tilt technology it would have been allowed to run faster.

    I've added this thread to the list of Australian proposals and suggestions under the general discussion category found here: https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/australian-proposal-suggestion-master-list.41526/
     
  25. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for telling me about that I got it stuck on my head because I was in Sydney New South Wales September 2002. If set on that year M Set featured on the posters L,R & S sets are prevalent then the 1980s C,K,T & G sets alongside V sets built that decade. Had 8143 Western line Granville to Paramatta
     
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  26. bentanklover

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    My fav steam loco, grew up loving it because it looks sleek, powerful and fast, so glad they did a 4th resto on it!
     
  27. nwp1

    nwp1 Well-Known Member

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    I’d be extremely excited to see any Sydney route, for instance to Kiama in the South or to Newcastle in the North. Bondi Junction to Cronulla or Hornsby to Katoomba.

    The scenic railway from Cairns to Kurunda would be fantastic too.
     

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