Route Proposal: Ns's Washington District From Alexandria To Orange In The 1990s.

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  1. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    This route runs along flat land from Conrail's Potomac Yard in Alexandria to Orange, Virginia. In addition to numerous VRE commuter trains from Alexandria to Manassas and Amtrak's Crescent & Cardinal, there is heavy freight traffic on this route. Ranging from intermodal trains(some of which originate and terminate at Van Dorn Street yard in Alexandria), roadrailers, general merchandise, empty and loaded coal, locals(based out of Manassas and Alexandria), and stone trains.

    Here are the various freight locomotives along the route: https://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=422457
    https://www.railpictures.net/photo/512644/
    http://www.railpictures.net/photo/6888/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/429812358168006168/
    https://www.railpictures.net/photo/7675/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/429812358179373823/
    And the numerous VRE/Amtrak engines:
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...ay_Express,_Crystal_City,_VA_(6615841505).jpg

    https://www.pinterest.com/xbowler/virginia-railway-express-vre/

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4953360

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amtrak_406_F40PH_Phase_III_Paint_Scheme_(6121785963).jpg

    https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showthread.php?317516-Amtrak-p42/page3

    And the various VRE/Amtrak stops:
    https://es.qaz.wiki/wiki/Backlick_Road_station

    http://wikimapia.org/781998/Virginia-Railway-Express-Burke-Centre-Station

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/429812358168909585/&size=53.2KB&p=vre+manassas+park&oid=67d02a77204ff1bd4c2ef16b8084c5e6&fr2=sa-gp&fr=yfp-hrmob-s&tt=Manassas+Park+VRE+station.+Photo&b=0&ni=50&no=8&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=cOrf2dlOOLYI&sigb=M1cwMYipQp.L&sigi=aXEUVn4b45G2&sigt=TsO5haA7A4HH&.crumb=IL0LYEJ.HpN&fr=yfp-hrmob-s&fr2=sa-gp

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/afagen/43678443514(Manassas Station)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_Run/Airport_(VRE_station)

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/8348059@N02/8544207443(Rolling Road VRE)


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  2. dedh98mosqueto

    dedh98mosqueto Active Member

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    I love the diversity in the servases and the ability to finally have a NS engine that we don't need to make in the livery editor.
     
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  3. chargers1321

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    This would be a very fun addition, also a beautiful part of the state
     
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  4. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    Which is a major plus.
     
  5. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    Yes, indeed. Powell Junction and yard, Van Dorn Terminal, Cedar Mountain Quarry, Robinson Terminal, Vulcan Materials in Springfield and Potomac Yard will be fun to switch.
     
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    MetrolinkF125#916 Well-Known Member

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    This is a very interesting route, I’ll take any modern North American freight route, problem is that DTG might not be able to get a license from VRE, and if they don’t then we can’t have those trains since they won’t make any unbranded content, unless a third party chimes in...
     
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  7. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    Skyhook Games or Rivet would work
     
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  8. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    Updated to include photographs.
     
  9. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    I agree wholeheartedly. Not to mention full of high speed running and switching services
     
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    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    And of course, Mirant Power Plant in Alexandria gets coal trains.
     
  11. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    And believe it or not, this would tie in perfectly with the first part of the RF&P route as far as AF interlocking.
     
  12. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Skyhook Games is a better choice because the community has enough of Rivet Games due to Arosa Line and Island Line. If you are wondering what is the island line known for DTG Protagonist Sam Colonel Failure Train Races
    First Up is Class 377

    Second is 1999-2006 M7 vs 1950s Class 101 Daisy DMU

    Some locomotives can receive reskin
     
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  13. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    Skyhook Games would definitely be better.
     
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    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly and I can see this happening since some Union Pacific locomotives for Cane Creek getting a reskin into Norfolk Southern Railroad. The old name for it was Norfolk and Western & Southern Railway United States.
     
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  15. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    Not to mention Skyhook would help with the MARC equipment on the Cap/Met/Old Main Line route I proposed.
     
  16. csxfan#8403

    csxfan#8403 Active Member

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    And those engines look really nice. The SD40-2s would definitely get reskinned for sure.
     
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    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely correct and you do have this problem on SPG SD-40s lack horsepower even two of those at 6000hp will still not let you climb up this route needs a High horsepower diesel locomotive that can layer onto SPG
     
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  18. csxfan#8403

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    Exactly right.
     
  19. csxfan#8403

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    Not to mention South of Manassas is where the high speed action really begins.
     

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