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Union Pacific's Triple Track Mainline In Nebraska

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by treid09, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. treid09

    treid09 Active Member

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    In June of 2018, my Dad and I took a trip to railfan Union Pacific's triple track mainline, known as the Kearney Subdivision. This route defies imagination, as it sees easily sees 80 to 100 trains per day! It is triple tracked between North Platte and Gibbon, Nebraska. The line features high speeds, tons of crossovers, and plenty of signals. There are no significant grades for trains to conquer, as it in the Nebraska plains, but the real challenge comes in train handling. The length of trains vary, but several are well over one and a half miles long! The length of these trains means that some of them have mid-train DPU's (remote helper locos). There were several times that I would watch as an intermodal train thundered by at 70 mph with three or four engines on the front and two in the middle. Dovetail has already created top-notch Union Pacific equipment for this route. Another feature that would make this route unique is the world's largest classification yard in North Platte: Bailey Yard. At 8 miles in length (you read that right, 8 MILES), it is far too big to be featured in the route, but a portion of the east departure yards could be modeled. The Kearney Sub is world famous route and would be a fantastic route to have in TS. Having railfanned it, let me give a piece of advice: if can ever go, GO! It is the definition of big-time US railroading and the heartbeat of the US rail network. (I tried to add some of my pictures taken on the trip, but the stupid file uploader won't work, so I recommend Googling the line.)
     
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  2. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    You can upload pictures anywhere on the net and then link them via URL...

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    Like this (from my steam profile)
     
  3. treid09

    treid09 Active Member

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    ARuscoe: Thanks for the tip! I will.
     
  4. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    An 8-mile yard would be so awesome! I'd like this route. If DTG makes this, I'd like a UP Genset, GP60, and ET44AC or SD70ACe-T4. This could be cool for Train Sim World, too.
     
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  5. Average_Joe57

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    This section of the main Transcontinental route would be a fantastic addition! We have Donner Pass and Soldier Summit and I think we could use more pieces of the UP's Transcon.
     
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  6. C 70015

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    I do think it's about time for a new union pacific route especially one that travels at high speeds
     
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  7. treid09

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    Definitely.
     
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    JGRudnick Active Member

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    This would be an awesome addition to TSW!
     
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  9. treid09

    treid09 Active Member

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    I can only dream...
     
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