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chrisracer8903
January 2nd, 2007, 09:45 PM
Yes, that's right. The first route I've ever done is being remodeled and it's coming soon. With new prototypical sessions. This route maybe the most prototypical route I've ever made! Some screenies of important areas/ landmarks on the route. For others who don't know about the route:It runs from Walbridge Yard in Toledo, Ohio, thru Plymouth, Michigan and to Saginaw, Michigan. I am modeling/ remodeling from Toledo to Wixom and the CSX Detroit Sub that Crosses/ Interchanges with the Saginaw Sub in Plymouth. I will model the CSX Detroit Sub from South Lyon siding to Rougemere Yard on the south side of downtown Detroit. The CSX Detroit Sub has trackage rights with Canadian Pacific and in Wixom: CSX shunts with a local railroad called "Coe Rail". There is also the New Boston Rail Service that runs between 2 yards in New Boston Michigan. -Chris
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nickelplateroad
January 2nd, 2007, 09:51 PM
So hot!!!!!!!!!!:eek: :eek:



NKP

drewman
January 2nd, 2007, 09:59 PM
I'm gonna show you what Kelsery Hays really looks liek, come out Sunday to Romulus.

titaniclover
January 2nd, 2007, 10:14 PM
amazing this is a must get for any CSX lovers!!!!!!

chrisracer8903
January 3rd, 2007, 01:51 AM
amazing this is a must get for any CSX lovers!!!!!!

You bet it will! It has 2 CSX Subdivisions, 2 local railroads, 3 Branchlines. An active diamond and interchange. Trackage rights with CP Rail on the Detroit Sub. Over 12 yards and many miles of mainline and it's all REAL! :D -Chris

TrainMan12
January 3rd, 2007, 02:25 AM
Cool. It sounds like it's got everything- industries, locals, switching, mainline running, interchange freights, you name it! Looks nice, keep up the good work!

Floridarailmaster
January 3rd, 2007, 03:52 PM
Very well done chris!

titaniclover
January 3rd, 2007, 04:07 PM
where can i get the old one? god thats big i will get it. freeware right?

TrainMan12
January 3rd, 2007, 07:23 PM
The old one is nothing like that. It's much shorter and uses a lot of default items. It's on the DLS.

titaniclover
January 3rd, 2007, 07:48 PM
thank you i jsut want to see it.

nikos1
January 3rd, 2007, 08:27 PM
Nice work Chris, your routebuilding skills have sure come a long way since your first version of this:D

chrisracer8903
January 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Crossing of the I&O (Former CN Flat Rock Sub) and other shots between Carleton and Romulus. -Chris
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grogstop65
January 4th, 2007, 12:42 AM
The update looks great! Keep up the awsome work:)

titaniclover
January 4th, 2007, 04:56 PM
amazing still getting. your other one went in flalsely about soulutily amizing now that i have seen how far you have gottin excelent job

chrisracer8903
January 5th, 2007, 01:56 AM
Here's some more as I work south to Toledo. Here's a funny story about building the old version back in August of 2005. My route was proto south of the CN (Now I&O) Diamond, but it was the wrong route! :p :p . I felt so dumb. lol! What I modeled was the CN Shoreline Sub. I will model that in the future seince i accedently modeled half of it. Anyway: here's my progress south to Toledo on the good CSX.

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This is up in Wixom where the Coe Rail (Former GTW Jackson Branch connects onto CSX. The former Jackson Branch (What's left of it) is owned by Coe Rail that serves 3 customers near Walled Lake and run the Michigan Star Clipper Dinner Train. The rest of the GTW line past CSX is all torn-up.

BACK TO THE SOUTH!
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Next to do now is Toledo, Ohio! -Chris

grogstop65
January 5th, 2007, 02:00 AM
Great stuff! This update is progressiving very nicely

Floridarailmaster
January 5th, 2007, 12:49 PM
haha try doing the yard I did for the EL :p

trainzmainiac2006
January 5th, 2007, 04:28 PM
wow chris, you keep geting better!:)

John

chrisracer8903
January 5th, 2007, 08:04 PM
those crossing gates, are those cloakedghosts and your running in 04, or are those for 06, and ones i haven't found out about

I did 2 things in this pic. I used LP's crossings and put Cloakedghosts stand-alone towers. I am running TRS2006. It was easier to do this so I can add that third tower infront of the I&O Crossing that activates if a train runs on the I&O Line. That area was hard to do, but it was fun. -Chris

chrisracer8903
January 6th, 2007, 02:16 AM
LP's crossings?

They are included in TRS2006. -Chris

etozorak
January 6th, 2007, 10:23 AM
Now I know I need TRS2006.

Firefighterdan
January 6th, 2007, 01:18 PM
WOW looks great Chris:D I can't wait to download this route. Will you let us know when it is ready in this thread? Thanks,

chrisracer8903
January 6th, 2007, 03:03 PM
........Will you let us know when it is ready in this thread?.............

Of coarse I will! :D -Chris

Firefighterdan
January 6th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Thanks Chris:D

chrisracer8903
January 7th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Updating: The south end to Toledo is finished. Here's some screenies of the portion of Ohio where it runs next to Ann Arbor Railroad and crosses the CN and NS Detroit Lines. -Chris

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lsstaten
January 7th, 2007, 05:36 PM
nice work chris.

Firefighterdan
January 7th, 2007, 05:40 PM
Dang Chris, You are making me drool.:o

titaniclover
January 7th, 2007, 06:10 PM
wheres the drooly face when you need it! ;)

PVincent342
January 9th, 2007, 09:19 PM
The Line looks great for any Freight lover no matter what railroad you have. Is this Payware or Freeware.:confused:


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chrisracer8903
January 10th, 2007, 06:53 AM
.........Is this Payware or Freeware.:confused:


It is freeware. -Chris

chrisracer8903
January 12th, 2007, 11:32 PM
Some final screenshots before the route is at USTrainz. It will include 3 prototypical sessions of the Q203, D736, and K309 trains.

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7 Mile road crossing in Northville, Michigan.

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This is in Northville by the Cider Mill. There used to be 4 tracks here and 1 still remains. They kept a few feet of track and kept a C&O boxcar there. I had to substitute with a Wabash Boxcar at the DLS.

Now into Detroit:

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CSX Coke Express is about to cross Michigan Avenue and Miller Road.
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Crossing over the Southfield Freeway after the Oak Yard Split.
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Crossing over the NS Michigan Line and CP Lou in the distance to the right.
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Heading into Rougemere Yard.
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This is Rougemere Yard: CSX's major yard of Detroit, Michigan. -Chris

trainzmainiac2006
January 13th, 2007, 12:13 AM
good work chris!

John

Firefighterdan
January 13th, 2007, 12:33 AM
Dang, I can't wait to download this route.:D

nikos1
January 13th, 2007, 12:33 AM
looks pretty good chris but that grade is lookin a bit to steep;)

chrisracer8903
January 13th, 2007, 12:40 AM
Apparently Michigan Avenue and the grade crossing next to CP Lou is in accurate due to my dumb charts (Ooops!), but now it's fixed and accurate. Here it is now. -Chris
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/9252/new2ca1.jpg

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WCL
January 13th, 2007, 10:22 AM
Chris...You have done an OUTSTANDING job on this route...Your work sure is up there with Grogstops...You may not capture all the detail like he does...But you sure capture all the rest....You keep up the good work :)

chrisracer8903
February 11th, 2007, 09:19 PM
CSX Saginaw Sub is now at USTrainz.com! Enjoy! -Chris

http://www.ustrainz.com/products/proto/CSXSaginaw.php

Firefighterdan
February 11th, 2007, 09:22 PM
I am going after it right now:D :D :D Thanks for your hard work Chris.:D

chrisracer8903
March 7th, 2007, 10:45 PM
I know this is old, but the CSX Saginaw Sub is now at USTrainz.com. -Chris

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/4476/csxssjo3.jpg

grogstop65
March 7th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Chris your route looks outstanding! I'm glad to see you are still with us.


I'd also like to note that, It would be nice if some people could grow up and post on topic. Kids these days...
Hopefuly the moderators will delete the off topic posts on the previous page.



Sincerely, John B
TrainzEasternRoutes Chairman
Lead Route Designer

mommy
March 15th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Hey Chris can you do a route for me? I dont have as good modeling skills as you!! I'm practicing. I don't know if you'll be able to find much maps or anything. But i live 50 feet from the RR tracks:cool:. it is the monroe sub it runs from Abbeville,SC to Hamlet,NC. It would Be Great Thanks.

I don't Know if this is the right place to post this:confused:

Martynas
March 16th, 2008, 06:37 AM
Very nice, Your build all Detroit there?:)