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Rock Island

Discussion in 'Content Suggestions & Proposals' started by hdnandell, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. hdnandell

    hdnandell New Member

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    Could we at some point in the future get a Rock Island railroad route? I'm getting tired of every US route being Union Pacific and BNSF. Have it be set in the late 60's early 70's so you could drive some of the Rockets from stop to stop going from Chicago to the rest of the Midwest. 3788.1040701380.jpg fe5cdcc478e6236b1b6f241bce39bc02.jpg index.jpg
     
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  2. NEC Railfan

    NEC Railfan Active Member

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    I agree, where is the 60s in train sim!!!
     
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  3. andrew.umlauft1

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    We need more Midwestern routes just like the Rock Island.
     
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  4. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, any fallen flag route set in the US would be welcomed. Only issue I see hindering any progress would be licensing, while anything related to UP would be fairly easy to obtain, others could be harder to pursue (Lost the B&LE route due to the CN license not extending to the B&LE...)
     
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  5. andrew.umlauft1

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    Rock Island was never bought out by other railroads. It just quit on its own. Licensing would not be an issue.
     
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  6. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    I was stating Fallen Flags in general, as we do have that Rock Island GP9 in the GP9 pack, so Dovetail can get the branding for it, its just a case will anyone actually work on a route for it (Be it 3rd party or Dovetail themselves)
     
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  7. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100%. Either here or in Train Sim World
     
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  8. elyonpc

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    This is not entirely true. Most of the rail lines went to Union Pacific. Apparently the company still exists as the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad LLC.
    https://rockislandrail.com/trademarks-&-licensing
     
  9. andrew.umlauft1

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    Most of the lines eventually ended up on the UP. Rolling stock, cabooses and locomotives were divided amongst other railroads.
     
  10. andrew.umlauft1

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    Except for the bay windows, they went to the UP.
     

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