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Usa: Cheyenne To Laramie Union Pacific

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by 038spartan, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. 038spartan

    038spartan New Member

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    This route would include the Union Pacific route of Cheyenne to Laramie on their Overland route. As well as a few good freight locomotives and passenger locomotives. Such locomotives could include the Union Pacific GTEL third generation Union Pacific GTEL 3rd Gen.jpg , Union Pacific Big Boy steam locomotive Union Pacific Big Boy.jpg , UP 844 Union Pacific 844.jpg , and perhaps include the UP SD90MAC Union Pacific SD90MAC.jpg . I will include all the different sources that were used for the following attached images and map of the suggested route: Screen Shot 2018-08-28 at 6.18.08 PM.png The length of the route would be about 48 miles in between Cheyenne and Laramie.

    Some services that could be included would be some steam excursion trains with 844 and 4014 along with optional freight service with the steam engines. And for the GTEL and SD90MAC would be freight including intermodal containers, grain cars, coal cars, or refrigerator cars.
     
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  2. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    What about an ES44AC or ET44AC for heavy freight, a 3GS21B Genset switcher, and maybe an SD40-2 or SD45?
     
  3. GT46PAC

    GT46PAC Active Member

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    Only 48 miles?
     
  4. 038spartan

    038spartan New Member

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    48 miles if you go straight from Laramie to Cheyenne. There are lines that go to industries in the area that increase the size.
     
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  5. GT46PAC

    GT46PAC Active Member

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    Your idea is nice!
    Lets see.
     
  6. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    Sherman Hill in TS2018 is enough. It's literally the only route made for modern Union Pacific, so its been way overused, and I am tired of it. I want to have Union Pacific somewhere other than the line I've driven over 100s of times with dozens of locomotives.
     
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  7. 038spartan

    038spartan New Member

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    Another Union Pacific route I had an idea for was the Wasatch Range between Weber and Echo canyons in Utah. I'll do some research on it.
     
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  8. LeadCatcher

    LeadCatcher Well-Known Member

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    But Sherman Hill redone in the great graphics of TSW would be something to behold. The majesty of the area seen in real life can not be described - the term "Big Sky" country is very appropriate for the entire high plains region as it runs the front range of the Rockies. Not saying I wouldn't mind other UP routes but Sherman Hill in TSW graphics would be a buy for me for sure.
     
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    NorthRail1 Well-Known Member

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    As pschlik said, Sherman Hill was very overused in TS1 and a different UP route should probably be created instead. In my opinion something like Cajon Pass (which wasn't used as much in TS1) or the Moffat Tunnel Subdivision (which wasn't featured in TS1) should be made for TSW before this route.
     
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  10. 038spartan

    038spartan New Member

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    I guess my main desire for TSW is for something Union Pacific.
     
  11. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    Cajon Pass is part of the BNSF transcon. The UP route just a few yards away through the Palmdale cutoff is not appreciated much, but it's also not very interesting. If one were to do Cajon Pass, it would be senseless to not make it a BNSF route.
     
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    Which brings us to the whole BNSF issue...
     

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