Crossrail Construction At Hayes And Harlington (gwe)

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  1. elarthur

    elarthur Well-Known Member

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    Just thought some of you would be interested to see the current state of construction of the new Hayes and Harlington station. 20210208_103807.jpg
    Taken this morning by myself. A massive difference to the version shown on the GWE route. For reference, I was facing West South West from the station North side.
     
  2. jackmc2007

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    the route in tsw is set 2015
     
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    elarthur Well-Known Member

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    That is correct. I only mention GWE as this is to identify location to those who are unfamiliar.
     
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    ahh ok lol. Yeah the route has changed alot. down at reading the game has the old track layout. IRL its so much different
     
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    That's nothing- the whole middle of the Main Spessart Bahn route is gone! The summit of the ramp at Heigenbrucken was bypassed in 2017 by the simple expedient of boring a 2.6 km tunnel through the top of the mountain. (Which means, incidentally, that MSB was already obsolete when released).
     
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    it isn’t obsolete, it is just set in an earlier time period. Just like GWE is set during the time period of transition. This has been a consistent source for discussion in TSClassic as people seem to want to compare TS routes to their current topology. Sort of glad there is no attempt to keep routes in step with the updated configurations, MSB would be really boring with the new tunnel. :)
     
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    I probably shouldn't have said "obsolete;" say, rather, "historical "
     
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    This does however raise what might become an issue down the line: the intersection of future German route releases with layering- which could lead to anachronistic rolling stock. Every TSW route is a sort of time capsule, whether deliberate as with NTP and TVL, or simply as a function of the fact that each release is locked to the time when it was developed. If, as could well happen before long, DTG releases 5th-gen Dostos, they really would be as inappropriate on the modeled MSB as Class 800s would be on the modeled GWML.
     

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