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illinoiscentral
December 6th, 2008, 10:36 PM
:D Illinois Central is the best railroad hands down. I want to see more of the IC in Trainz. How about the route from Chicago to Effingham Illinois? Trains like the SD40-2 or the Gp40. The branch lines, diamonds at Tuscola or the yard in Champaign, industries in Mattoon, the list goes on. point blank,Illinois Central needs to be in Trainz soon,and NO CANADIAN NATIONAL!!!:cool:

StorkNest
December 7th, 2008, 12:00 AM
There are IC locomotives around.
As for a route, you will probably get suggestions to make one (people will help) and/or you could use a similar one. Search DLS through the link above using "granger" and "prairie" with description checked and Layouts selected.

Hot_Box_Detector
December 7th, 2008, 09:50 AM
:D Illinois Central is the best railroad hands down. I want to see more of the IC in Trainz. How about the route from Chicago to Effingham Illinois? Trains like the SD40-2 or the Gp40. The branch lines, diamonds at Tuscola or the yard in Champaign, industries in Mattoon, the list goes on. point blank,Illinois Central needs to be in Trainz soon,and NO CANADIAN NATIONAL!!!:cool:

IC: Can't help with IC lines in the state of Illinois, but I do have all of Shelby County, Tennessee ( Memphis ) including IC Johnston yard ( my former workplace) with the new hump & the now gone IC South yard. South yard, if you don't know, is where the famous Casey Jones picked up his locomotive before his ill fated run of April,4,1900. The IC lines in Shelby county extend from "Woodstock" on the north side of Memphis where the "Fulton district" single track from Chicago splits into the belt line that runs to the east and the Memphis district that runs thru downtown. The Memphis district is primarily used by Amtrak. These lines come together at the west end of Johnston Yard at "West Jct" and continue via the "low line" to the new intermodal facility near the coal fired power plant in Ensley bottoms. It continues to the south and again converges into a single track at Lake Cormorant, Mississippi. My map ends there.

I could bundle it onto a CD and mail a copy if you are interested.
Warning, it is a pretty raw work in progress.

illinoiscentral
December 7th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Thanks to all of you on the information!:)

Ferrous
December 8th, 2008, 08:23 AM
Search on the DLS for "Indiana Western" and "Watseka Kankakee" (can't remember if they're amphersands or just and's) by gfisher...those two routes (which can be merged together, as I have done) are some pretty durn nice (fictional or semi-fictional) representations of IC territory. :wave:

Also, I don't know if anyone's mentioned it, but magicland at protrainz.com has a (payware) City of New Orleans/Panama Limited set, kind of like the one on the DLS, but a whole lot nicer. :D

sparky15
December 8th, 2008, 01:44 PM
http://icgphotos.com

I'm an IC fan also. Have a look here. This guy has a ton of info that may help.
Hot Box Detector, I would like to see your route also. It does sound very interesting.

StorkNest
December 8th, 2008, 02:10 PM
More specific on locomotives.
Depending on which Trainz you have, you may already have PhilC's SD70. If not, http://www.worldoftrainz.com/Pages/Locomotives/EMD/SD70.htm note there is 2 versions.
TPR has a SD40 by CNR http://trainzproroutes.com/downloads/index.php?act=view&id=291
There's 2 IC SD40-2s by sureshot28 (AuthorID #55290) on DLS, #6030 and #6072.

LGBMATT
December 8th, 2008, 07:47 PM
:D Illinois Central is the best railroad hands down. I want to see more of the IC in Trainz. How about the route from Chicago to Effingham Illinois? Trains like the SD40-2 or the Gp40. The branch lines, diamonds at Tuscola or the yard in Champaign, industries in Mattoon, the list goes on. point blank,Illinois Central needs to be in Trainz soon,and NO CANADIAN NATIONAL!!!:cool:

Do you have Magicland's IC Panama Limited which is on the DS?

sparky15
December 9th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Sorry, should have stated that link was for prototype info. On the DLS CincySouthern has a few IC locos. Sorry if I got the name wrong. Also, I believe RRMods has some IC GP40's. Have a look there.

StorkNest
December 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Sorry, should have stated that link was for prototype info. On the DLS CincySouthern has a few IC locos. Sorry if I got the name wrong. Also, I believe RRMods has some IC GP40's. Have a look there.
CincySouthernRwy, KUID 45588 (polite fix:) )
RRMods has TRS04 versions of 2 ICG GP35s (GP35icg_pack.cdp) and 2 IC GP40s (GP40ic_pack.cdp) http://www.rrmods.com/trs04.shtml
Also TRS06 updated IC GP40s http://www.rrmods.com/loco.shtml

sparky15
December 10th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Thanks for the fix and the links, very much appreciated. Also didn't know about the GP35's. Heading over to check them out now. Thanks.