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Pennsylvania Railroad Sandusky Line - 1950s

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by Buynot, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Buynot

    Buynot Well-Known Member

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    The Pennsylvania Railroad's Sandusky Line is a 111.4 mile route that runs from Sandusky,Ohio south to Columbus. The line was mainly a freight line, with the PRR's large 2-10-4 Texas type locomotives heading up many of the trains on the line, as well as a variety of 2-8-2, and 2-8-0 freight locomotives plus the occasional K4. At one point during the tail end of the steam era, the PRR leased several Texas types from the Santa Fe as motive power as a result of a shortage of motive power. Along the way the line crosses over the C&O, B&O, NYC, and even shares trackage rights with the NKP at Sandusky (I may be wrong on that last bit). In later years, after the end of steam, the Baldwin Sharknoses, GP9's, F Units, and various other diesels would head up trains on the Sandusky line. I think this route would be a nice addition to Train Simulator as it could make for a nice change of pace from all the branch lines, mountain passes, and passenger routes and let's the player open their locomotive up with some high speed freight runs on relatively flat land. What are your guys' thoughts? Is this a good idea or does it sound too boring?
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  2. Marcus

    Marcus New Member

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    Now that would be great idea! A J1 would be awesome too, and would fit the Horseshoe Curve route as well.
     
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    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    What about PRR's M1a/b Mountains?
     
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    Buynot Well-Known Member

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    Those would make for some great additions too!
     
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    Random Railfan Well-Known Member

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    That's an awesome idea! There's no way DTG will build all 111 miles, so maybe 50 or 60 miles would be more realistic for them. But still, I absolutely love to push steam engines really hard and get them to high speeds. I would also love to run heavy freight trains with a 2-10-4!
     
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