Peninsula Corridor San Francisco To Gilroy - Extension From Gilroy To Salinas - In Progress

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  1. leebrompton

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    Hello,

    Just a quick thread to announce my brand new project which extends the "Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco to Gilroy" route further to the South.

    Progress so far is as follows...
    - All control points between San Francisco and Gilroy named.
    - More portals added to the route to aid AI traffic scheduling.
    - Track speed changes along the entire length of route from San Francisco to Gilroy - tested and works.
    - Signalling updates in some areas (some old Tri-signals have been replaced in the real world with modern 3 aspect lights).
    - Grade Crossing track fillers all corrected (most were not aligned with the tracks).
    - Missing pedestrian crossing gates added.
    - Track speed signs added in various locations.

    - Reworked all the original Gilroy route activities to work on this updated route - includes consist fixes** and adds some additional AI traffic where able to.

    **All Caltrain trains now have fully functioning front and rear lighting.
    **Most Caltrain consists in real life are now a locomotive plus 6 cars - now reflected in the sim also.


    New Items added as part of the in progress "Monterey County Rail Extension" project.
    https://www.tamcmonterey.org/monterey-county-rail-extension

    - New turnback siding at San Jose Diridon (south of the station) - complete.
    - Proposed through tracks added at Gilroy Caltrain station - complete.
    - The new proposed Pajaro/Watsonville station and town scenery - complete.

    Still to come..
    - Stage 2 - Track and scenery to Castroville and the proposed new Caltrain station.
    - Stage 3 - Track and scenery to Salinas and the proposed new Caltrain yard by the current Amtrak station.

    As for track and scenery progress - I have reached MP99 (just south of Watsonville) on the "UPRR Coast Sub" route, including all yards and sidings up to that point from Gilroy.

    I'm not sure yet when to release this project on to the steam workshop as I had 2 plans for it...

    1) Release each stage in turn - I could release stage 1 now as I'm already on stage 2.
    2) Release the full thing when I reach Salinas.

    Some shots of work done so far...

    ROUTE PROGRESS 20210915180557_1.jpg

    OLD VIEW OF GILROY
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    NEW VIEW OF GILROY
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    LOGAN
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    PAJARO/WATSONVILLE CALTRAIN STATION
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  2. leebrompton

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    Pajaro/Watsonville station during daylight hours 20210915181708_1.jpg

    Watsonville Junction
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    Approach to MP99
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    That is looking good keep going and hope aventully you release your work :)
     
  4. leebrompton

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    A long way to go yet, but thanks! I'm heading over to Canada for a while in a couple of days so won't be back working on anything sim related until late October.
     

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