Pacific Northwest Corridor: Seattle - Tacoma

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  1. Passarino

    Passarino New Member

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    (Duplicate thread, has been moved to https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/pacific-northwest-corridor-seattle-tacoma.46208/ for correct subforum)

    Pacific Northwest Corridor: Seattle - Tacoma
    This route would bring the following to Train Sim World 2:
    -40 miles of mainline tracks on the PNW corridor, with an 8 mile branch exclusive to commuter service.
    -1 commuter timetable, from Seattle to Lakewood, WA (Referred to as the S Line).
    -1 intercity timetable, from Seattle to Tacoma, WA (Referred to as the Cascades Line).
    About the lines suggested:
    -Sound Transit's S Line:
    -The S Line currently operates over 47~ miles. It makes 9/7 stops, taking about 63/48 minutes, respectively.
    The S Line has an 8 mile branch from Tacoma Station that extends south to Lakewood station. This branch is exclusive to the S Line. The S Line services that have 7 stops exclude this branch from their service.
    -The S Line's earliest Northbound service begins at 04:36, and the latest at 18:30. The S Line's earliest Southbound service begins at 06:35, and the latest at 18:30. Altogether, there are 20 services each day. For timetables, some services should be split into different segments for shorter timetable options. There are also large gaps from morning services to evening services. These could be filled with variants of the regular services for more content.
    -The suggested rolling stock would be:
    -(Locomotive) F59PHI, in Sounder livery.
    -(Cab Car) Bombardier Bi-Level IX Cab Cars, in Sounder livery.
    -(Coaches) Bombardier Bi-Level Coaches, in Sounder livery.​
    -Amtrak's Cascades Line:
    -The Cascades Line operates over a much larger range, but spans 40 miles from Seattle to Tacoma, WA. It makes 3/2 stops over this distance, taking about 53/52 minutes, respectively.
    -The Cascades Line's earliest Northbound service enters Tacoma at 10:55, and the latest at 22:15. The Cascades Line's earliest Southbound service begins in Seattle at 7:25, with the latest entering Seattle at 18:10. This schedule offers 8 services, 4 of each direction. However, I think this can be expanded upon for the sake of additional content.
    -The suggested rolling stock would be:
    -(Locomotive) Siemens Charger diesel locomotives, in Amtrak Cascades livery.
    -(Coaches/Cab Car) Talgo Series 8 articulated tilting train sets, in Amtrak Cascades livery.​
    -Photos/Media of the rolling stock and route:
    Bombardier Bi-Level IX Cab Car in Kent Station
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    Amtrak Cascades Siemens Charger connected to Talgo trainset, in King Station, Seattle.
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    Footage of the Sounder going through Tacoma Dome station.


    One of Sound Transit's many F59PHIs in Seattle, alongside other consists.
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    Sounder consists in Amtrak maintenance yard, with an Orca themed paint scheme for one locomotive.
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    Sounder S Line route map.

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    This concludes my suggestion article! I hope you all enjoy it, and I hope Dovetail or a partner considers this! I have lived in this region my whole life, and always have enjoyed seeing the Sounder dash about, and hope that this gains traction. I'd love to see TSW2 give the gift of dashing about Washington state's S Line and it's evergreen beauty.

    Sources:
    Sounder Schedule: https://www.soundtransit.org/sites/default/files/documents/schedule-sounder.pdf
    Amtrak Cascades schedule: https://www.amtrakcascades.com/sites/default/files/TrainSchedule-5-24-21.pdf
    Image 1, Cab Car at Kent: https://seattletransitblog.com/2019/09/14/expanding-sounder-south/
    Image 2, Amtrak Cascades in Seattle: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/..._King_Street_Station_(Seattle),_Feb._2018.jpg
    Footage in Tacoma:
    Image 3, F59PHI in Seattle: https://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Seattle_Sounder_Commuter_Rail
    Image 4, Amtrak maintenance yard: https://www.seattletimes.com/news/northbound-sounder-service-suspended-again/
    Image 5, Sounder S Line route map: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WASOUND/bulletins/25e2b2a

     
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  3. Passarino

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    Oh thank you! Sorry, the UI on this forum kinda confused me. Do I have to repost it or can I just change the category?
     
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    You'll have to make a new forum post there, but you could probably just copy/paste everything you've already wrote here.
     
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