Louisville & Nashville Dixie Route: Nashville, Tn To Chattanooga, Tn

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by Daniel Gibbs, May 26, 2021.

  1. Daniel Gibbs

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    I would like to send a route proposal to DTG and the 3rd party route builders: part of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad's Dixie Route, running 151 route miles from Nashville, TN to Chattanooga, TN.

    Originally run by the Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railroad, the L&N took over the route after buying out the NC&StL in 1957. Several passenger trains served the route, including the famous Dixie Flyer and Dixie Limited. Sadly, many of the L&N's passenger trains had been discontinued prior to 1970. The L&N was bought out by the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1982, and a short time later, the SCL merged with several other railroads and became the Seaboard System. The Seaboard System finally became CSX in 1986. The section of the Dixie Route from Nashville to Chattanooga still runs today under CSX's Chattanooga Subdivision.

    The route shall be set during the early diesel era of the L&N. The route shall include the classic EMD F7, EMD FP7, EMD SD40-2, and EMD GP38-2 as the main road power, as well as the EMD GP7 and GP9 for both road power and switching duties.
     
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  2. NEC Railfan

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    I like the idea, and the fact this could come easily since all the rolling stock already exists, but I also feel that would inhibit it selling as well. Perhaps swap the SD40-2 with an SD35 as something new to add to the table and would probably rope people in a bit more. Or even some Alcos.
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    Though perhaps these would work better as a DLC.
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    DTM could probably do the SD35 as well as the other ALCO's. He's known for making vintage equipment.
     
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    And not to mention, for a change, it would definitely be nice to see some routes in Tennessee! Tennessee is one of the few states not in TS yet.
     
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    Well besides Miami and the Monroe sub, I honestly can't think of any more South-eastern routes.
     
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    I've got numerous ones in mind, as I do live in the southeast!
     
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    You mean as in ones released in TS?
     
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    I have numerous southeastern routes in mind that SHOULD be brought to TS is what I was saying.
     
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    Oh I get it now, and I do want to see some southeast routes come to fruition as well, particularly Norfolk and Western, the RF&P, and the Southern even.
     
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    Speaking of The L&N, I will also love to see The L&N/Southern( Now CSX/Norfolk Southern ) Line from Atlanta to Chattanooga.
     
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    A bit of a stretch, but it's about the same length as Marias Pass.
     
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    The RF&P Sub is available on the Workshop, although it is set in the modern era.
     
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    I did forget to mention something. It would be nice if DTM could make some ALCO Centuries like the ones you pictured. But there's a problem on that. He doesn't have any ALCO 251-12 nor any ALCO 251-16 sounds, and it's difficult to find anyone who can (or is willing to) snag some accurate ALCO 251-12 and -16 sounds.
     

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