Take a Ride on the New Haven Railroad's Naugatuck Division

John - thank you so much for the kind words! It's really gratifying to hear that I've been able to capture the some of what made the New Haven unique. Your posts have also been a huge help for me in getting back up to speed with Trainz after being away since the TS2009 days.

Maxxp09 - I hope I can get to a point where it can be released. I've been trying to be mindful about using assets that are primary from the DLS or built-in routes in anticipation of eventually releasing the route, but there's still a lot of missing scenery at the moment.
Speaking of unfinished scenery...a few shots from some WIP areas near Stratford on the mainline and at Seymour on the Naugatuck Line:


Your route is absolutely amazing !! I lived most of my life in the Naugatuck Valley and have walked, researched, and photographed this line from Devon to Winsted and you have recreated the line perfectly. I do historical presentations of the New Haven RR at historical societies in the area, and your route is incredibly accurate. The screenshots of Derby Junction and Shelton are remarkable !! Even down to the background houses. That is exactly what that area looks like from photos I have taken and seen.

The track you used is perfect for that route. If you don't mind me asking, what procedural track and ballast ground texture did you use for your route?
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I just saw this thread and already love it! This right here is the closest line to me, the Waterbury Line (though I do more often use the New Haven line if I travel by rail), and I really love seeing this interpretation of the area in NH ownership. I really love seeing what you've done with it so far, and I wish you the absolute best of luck with progress!
Thank you so much for the kind words, leader2302, ApproachMedium, and SRKing783!

It's really great to hear that the towns look good - those have definitely been the challenge when it comes to balancing perfectionism and making progress.

@leader2302 - the procedural track set is the AREA track by trainboi1, which is on the DLS. I've mostly been using the "dirty grey" ballast version, but have also been using the cinder ballast for industry tracks and yards. It's a great fit for any steam- or transition-era route.

I haven't had too much time to work on the route lately, but here are some shots from the mainline at Milford, where I had been working on filling in scenery over the past few months:



Going incredible still! Fall's been my favorite season for a while now, so I'm happy to see more fall shots. Great job with the route so far, keep it up!