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Thread: Are There Any North American Tram/Streetcar Routes Out There?

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    Hi All,


    I was just wondeirng if anyone knew of any North-American themed tram/streetcar routes for '04. I know there isn't a lot of N.A. tram/streetcar content out there and I'm building a mini route of sorts that links up with my mostly rail route at the moment. I am using 04 and using Andi's wonderful streetkit but am running into some confusion trying to get the one way lanes to work (sometimes I look towards other routes for inspriation and clues ).

    Besides, it'd be great to know if there were any out there!



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    Hello my friend, there is an excellent streetcar/tram network available in the Toronto layout on the DLS. I think it is VTPR Complete SP3 by TorontoTrainz on KUID 80372, it was originally a UTC route but was upgraded to SP3 and it worked OK on TRS2004, I haven't tried it in TRS2006 though....

    This is the only streetcar layout I can remember at the moment, it is great though rumbling thru the streets of Toronto clanking the bells....

    Cheerz. ex-railwayman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-railwayman View Post
    Hello my friend, there is an excellent streetcar/tram network available in the Toronto layout on the DLS. I think it is VTPR Complete SP3 by TorontoTrainz on KUID 80372, it was originally a UTC route but was upgraded to SP3 and it worked OK on TRS2004, I haven't tried it in TRS2006 though....

    This is the only streetcar layout I can remember at the moment, it is great though rumbling thru the streets of Toronto clanking the bells....

    Cheerz. ex-railwayman.
    Beware of the fine print for this route... ALL Xtra Content Required IS Available On Our Website.. that website is no more

    gisa... I have done the Halton County Radial Railway, a working streetcar museum in Ontario. kuid 41078:1000808

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    one of my favorites, Harrison Eastern

    kuid: 94817: 101091

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    If someone could do the BART system in San Francisco,
    that would be grand
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    Or the heritage line, with all the PCC cars.

    Claude

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    Here in Yoo Ess Ey, trams are call Buses, so that may help your search. I'd like to see some old Philly/Suburban PTC or Red Arrow PCC cars myself.

    Chugging Along

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    Thank you all for your kind suggestions! I will give some of these routes a go...

    Do any of you use andi's streetkits to make multilane roads? I'm kinda confused about how to set it up for us "North American" types...@@

    I'm still irked that they hadn't thought of making multilane roads when they made 04...I wish there was another way to go about that...



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    If someone could do the BART system in San Francisco,
    that would be grand
    BART or MUNI? Isn't BART the transit/Metro type line? Though that said I've just checked out some MUNI images on the NYC World Subway site and the newer trams look like full size trains running down the street!

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    Try this route out. It is a nice little interurban line created by Gfisher.
    http://uslw.net/downloads.php?action=view&id=301

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    It's nice to see that others like transit/tram/bus routes. I usually design my own using any and all items available from Download. Trams/Streetcars are Canal, Desire, Streetcar, TTC PCC and few other PCC's There are LRV's mostly European design along with European Streetcars, but can be adapted for NA design. There is a Polish site (http://www.ptram.eu/) which has a group of trams. Some are dated, most will work on TS2010, (2012 unsure). Most streetcars/cablecars and buses have compatibility problems on TS2012. I am disappointed that the NonReal PCC that came with TS2012 do not work on TS2010.
    I am always hoping there a people out there who can design vehicles, updated for transit systems, acutally put out a request on the Freeware site for this.

    Downloaded the VTPR Complete SP3 and it crashed the TS2010 (running on W8/Laptop)
    Last edited by paperpusher; September 3rd, 2013 at 10:55 AM. Reason: found additional notes

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    Quote Originally Posted by paperpusher View Post
    It's nice to see that others like transit/tram/bus routes. I usually design my own using any and all items available from Download. Trams/Streetcars are Canal, Desire, Streetcar, TTC PCC and few other PCC's There are LRV's mostly European design along with European Streetcars, but can be adapted for NA design. There is a Polish site (http://www.ptram.eu/) which has a group of trams. Some are dated, most will work on TS2010, (2012 unsure). Most streetcars/cablecars and buses have compatibility problems on TS2012.
    I am always hoping there a people out there who can design vehicles, updated for transit systems, acutally put out a request on the Freeware site for this.
    I was able to operate Pietr's fine in TS12. They needed some fixing, the usual stuff, but they work fine.

    I agree they look fine on North American routes. In particular, they are similar to the new Boston Breda units.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...lectedIndex=13

    The green ones especially, of course for our Green Line.

    Right now I'm planning an urban trolley/tram route that is loosely based on the MBTA. It's in the planning stages right now, so there won't be an pictures for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J33 View Post
    If someone could do the BART system in San Francisco,
    that would be grand
    -J33
    I think that has been done...
    Bart, francis90km, <kuid:264917:1008>
    ...on the DLS, I tried it, but you need to supply the cars to run on the tracks.

    Description from the downloaded route:

    The BART story began in 1946. It began not by governmental fiat, but as a concept gradually evolving at informal gatherings of business and civic leaders on both sides of the San Francisco Bay. Facing a heavy post-war migration to the area and its consequent automobile boom, these people discussed ways of easing the mounting congestion that was clogging the bridges spanning the Bay. In 1947, a joint Army-Navy review Board concluded that another connecting link between San Francisco and Oakland would be needed in the years ahead to prevent intolerable congestion on the Bay Bridge. The link? An underwater tube devoted exclusively to high-speed electric trains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdkoester View Post

    Hi great map where did you get the PCC in the first pic?

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