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chrisracer8903
January 13th, 2007, 10:57 PM
Seince I am finished with the CSX Saginaw Sub that covers almost all of Western Detroit. I now move to one of my older routes: The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. It's coming back and being remodeled to my newer standards: new track, grass, more textures, and better trees. This route will go from L.A. Union Station, next to the L.A. River, over the fly-over, thru Hobart Intermodal Terminal, thru Anaheim, thru Laguna Beach and onto Mailbu on the former ATSF. All stations are industry interactive. There is UP, BNSF, Metrolink, and Amtrak lines and former ATSF and SP. It runs thru city, suburbs, industrial, hillsides, and coastal regions and it's all prototypical! This route is for west coast/ commuters/ and freight operators!

Some screenies:

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/3456/hobartzt8.jpg
A couple locos crossing the Surfliner at Hobart and heading to Long Beach.
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/5193/downtownxl7.jpg
Here's an Amtrak train heading from Union Station (L.A. in the distance.) and heading thru Hobart.
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/581/hobartsouthff2.jpg
Looking south of the diamond.
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1984/main1tu4.jpg
South of Hobart.
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8971/main2rq7.jpg
A veiw of the L.A. skyline in the distance.
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2723/norwalkus2.jpg
A random shot north of Norwalk. -Chris

WCL
January 13th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Pretty good :)

Tokkyu40
January 14th, 2007, 12:59 AM
I have the current layout. I'm all set to be suitably impressed with the upgrade.:D
It would be nice if someone did some reskinned cars to match the locomotive, wouldn't it?
Keep up the good work!

:cool: Claude

chrisracer8903
January 14th, 2007, 02:12 AM
Thanks you two. This route is gonna be great (And a fairly long one)! It would be nice if Magicland could reskin his GO F59PH and Coaches into a Metrolink skin because Surfliner serves Metrolink. If somebody could give me some maps, railroad information, and train symbols and timetables would be nice. Here's a teaser for ya:

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6669/montebellogp4.jpg
UP local out of Commerce, picking-up a hopper on the Wye onto the old Montebello Industrial Lead in Montebello, California.

titaniclover
January 14th, 2007, 10:12 AM
looks good. cant wait for this one. some of my relitives live in that area.

tyard
January 14th, 2007, 05:17 PM
Lets not forget that Amcal surfliner uses F59phi's (They're streamlined f59s), and sometimes P40-42s. And someone should make surfliner cars, and I think someone is.

amtrak514
January 14th, 2007, 08:13 PM
Lets not forget that Amcal surfliner uses F59phi's (They're streamlined f59s), and sometimes P40-42s. And someone should make surfliner cars, and I think someone is.
Jeff944 will be making the Complete surfliner train, F59PHI, and the cars and in amtrak surfliner and metrolink paint schemes, once he gets the surfliner route for MSTS from me he'll start on the project but I need a file sender that is free and sends 600 megabyte files so if someone can send me a link to a website you'll have the Surfliner train sooner
Thanks amtrak514
P.S. the route looks good chris!!!

chrisracer8903
January 14th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Here's an update. The Fly-over, L.A. River storm drain, and downtown Los Angeles including Union Station. Take a look!

Los Angeles River:
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/3115/la1of0.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4963/la2rp0.jpg

L.A. Union Station:
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/3343/la3mr0.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7251/la4la4.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3070/la5jk5.jpg

Enjoy! -Chris

seany55520
January 15th, 2007, 07:48 AM
How come there is no water.

nikos1
January 15th, 2007, 10:48 AM
How come there is no water.
because there isnt any in real life, the LA "river" is basically a big concrete ditch with little water http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1822385/2/istockphoto_1822385_los_angeles_river.jpg
need to use a concrete texture though Chris;)

titaniclover
January 15th, 2007, 11:08 AM
i have the predicescor to this and its looking loads better already i cant wait for it!

chrisracer8903
January 15th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Will you guys please stop with the MSTS version. :mad: I dont want 40 useless posts about the MSTS version like I got when I made the first version of this. Also: why do you still care when I got the TRS version in the works? :D -Chris

WCL
January 15th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Nice job there Chris on the route :)....Keep up the good work....[/LEFT]

AJ_Fox
January 15th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Hey Guys

Please keep your posts on topic. Off topics posts have been removed.

AJ

Zorronov
January 15th, 2007, 06:51 PM
If somebody could give me some maps, railroad information, and train symbols and timetables would be nice.

Hi Chris. I live in Irvine, CA and recently took a very nice ride on the Surfliner from the Amtrak station in Irvine down to San Diego and back. My wife and I are planning on taking the Surfliner up to Santa Barbara soon. I'll see what I can do about some timetables and such. Keep up the fine work! :)

Z

Zorronov
January 15th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Here's a pic. Hey...I've got a timetable in my hand! Not to worry I'll get another one.

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/48/surflinerdo3.jpg

Please ignore the big belly...I'm working on it. :)

Fred

WCL
January 15th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Why do you need a TT when ya can just go here:

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Route/Vertical_Route_Page&c=am2Route&cid=1081256322013&ssid=132

Or ya can use this one here:
http://www.train-sim.com/cgi/zview?cm=view&fn=32/surftime.zip&an=SURFLINER%20TIMETABLE.txt

SURFLINER TIMETABLE

This timetable is taken from the official Amtrak publication,
effective April 28, 2003. This timetable features schedules
from Los Angelas to San Diego.

Not each and every train is featured here, just a few in each
direction.

SOUTHBOUNDS:

TRAIN: 562 564 768 774 582 590
---------------------------------------------------------------
Los Angelas 6:05a 7:20a 9:40a 12:25p 4:10p 7:35p
Fullerton 6:37a 7:52a 10:12a 12:57p 4:42p 8:07p
Anahiem 6:49a 8:02a 10:23a 1:06p 4:51p 9:16p
Santa Ana 7:01a 8:11a 10:32a 1:15p 5:00p 9:25p
Irvine 7:12a 8:24a 10:43a 1:26p 5:14p 9:36p
San Juan Cap. 7:26a 8:42a 11:02a 1:40p 5:31p 9:50p
Oceanside 7:57a 9:14a 11:34a 2:13p 6:00p 10:21p
Solana Beach 8:12a 9:31a 11:49a 2:28p 6:17p 10:36p
San Diego 8:55a 10:10a 12:25p 3:10p 7:00p 11:20p

Trip time 2h 50m 2h 50m 2h 45m 2h 45m 2h 50m

NOTES:
* Trains 562, 564, 582, and 590 are Los Angelas to San Diego
trains only.

* Train 768 originates in Goleta Ca., at 6:35 am with 12 stops
prior to LA.

* Train 774 is a Central Coast Surliner train, originating
in Paso Robles Ca. at 6:45a, with 15 stops prior to LA.

* Train 768 stops at San Clemente Pier at 11:08a Apr-Oct.



NORTHBOUNDS:

TRAIN: 763 565 769 775 583 589
----------------------------------------------------------------
San Diego 6:12a 7:05a 9:30a 12:00n 3:00p 5:50p
Solana Beach 6:45a 7:38a 10:03a 12:33p 3:33p 6:23p
Oceanside 7:00a 7:55a 10:18a 12:49p 3:52p 6:38p
San Juan Cap. 7:31a 8:30a 10:49a 1:23p 4:23p 7:25p
Irvine 7:47a 8:44a 11:05a 1:37p 4:37p 7:39p
Santa Ana 7:58a 8:55a 11:17a 1:50p 4:48p 7:55p
Anaheim 8:07a 9:04a 11:26a 1:59p 4:57p 8:04p
Fullerton 8:16a 9:13a 11:36a 2:08p 5:08p 8:13p
Los Angelas 8:50a 9:50a 12:15p 2:40p 5:45p 8:50p

Trip time 2 h 48m 2 h 45m 2 h 45m 2 h 40m 2 h 45m 3h

NOTES:
* Trains 763, and 769 are San Diego to Goleta trains.

* Trains 565, 583, and 589 are San Diego to LA trains only.

* Train 775 is a Central Coast Surfliner train, and terminates
at San Luis Obispo, Ca. at 8:30pm.

* Train 583 stops at San Clemente Pier at 4:13 pm Apr-Oct.

WCL
January 15th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Heres your map

http://www.amtrak.com/images/maps/pacificsurfliner.htm

Heres some pix

http://www.railserve.com/jump/jump.cgi?ID=17255

chrisracer8903
January 18th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Updates!

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6541/spupme3.jpg
UP freight waits for a Metrolink train to pass into Fullerton Station where this train will come-off the UP and onto the former ATSF rails to the "LA Times" plant.
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/6845/bnsfew7.jpg
Baretable train thru Norwalk.
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9647/siteqs0.jpg
Outside of Norwalk Station. -Chris

ish6
January 19th, 2007, 08:29 AM
great shotz!

But where are the car manufactures and factories that Detroit is so famous for?:)

Ish

drewman
January 19th, 2007, 03:33 PM
You can find a lot form DMDRAKE, or any large, run down building, steelmill, or anything that looks rusty. Lots of dirt, grass is a luxury for us in Detroit, lol. - Drewman

chrisracer8903
January 19th, 2007, 10:22 PM
UPDATE: Working on the Anaheim area! :D -Chris

train15
January 20th, 2007, 01:33 PM
Ok we will...The other one was still on topic about the MSTS Surfliner though....I didn't see what was wrong with it but ok :)....I guess its only TRS Surfliner talk from now on....:)
dear chirs i wonder if you will be redoing the cima sub route it is a nice route it works for me im a big fan of the up and bnsf i like the flags on there side they are the best looking flags ive seen please let me know thanks.

chrisracer8903
January 20th, 2007, 01:35 PM
dear chirs i wonder if you will be redoing the cima sub route it is a nice route it works for me im a big fan of the up and bnsf i like the flags on there side they are the best looking flags ive seen please let me know thanks.

Yes I will in the future. That route is big and would take awhile, but it will be done! -Chris

VirtualBeechGrove
January 20th, 2007, 01:38 PM
ohhh, now i have to go and finish my F59phi to run on this route. I know sbourget and i are working on the capitol corridor cars, i would make surfliner cars for this route if i had enough materials.

Corey

train15
January 20th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Yes I will in the future. That route is big and would take awhile, but it will be done! -Chris
thanks for getting back with me sounds great.

chrisracer8903
January 20th, 2007, 10:05 PM
ohhh, now i have to go and finish my F59phi to run on this route. I know sbourget and i are working on the capitol corridor cars, i would make surfliner cars for this route if i had enough materials.

Corey

Cool! Hope on AIM or MSN Messenger. I have a few questions that you could help answer for me. :) -Chris

chrisracer8903
January 23rd, 2007, 05:31 PM
Some more pics as we follow the Amtrak "San Diegin" from LA to Anaheim on a hazy evening. :D -Chris

http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/662/8th7re.jpg
Going next to the L.A. River and by the Metrolink 8th Street Yard.
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3017/flyover7br.jpg
The Flyover (REALLY exhists)! Crosses L.A. River, BNSF, and UP lines.
http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/877/yardly2ie.jpg
Thru Commerce and Montebello.
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8018/anaheim15ps.jpg
Thru Anaheim!
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8199/anaheim26iz.jpg
Heading twords Irvine to San Diego. -Chris

grogstop65
January 23rd, 2007, 05:56 PM
Cool pics!

trainzmainiac2006
January 23rd, 2007, 06:16 PM
I love it!

John

VirtualBeechGrove
January 23rd, 2007, 08:15 PM
Cool! Hope on AIM or MSN Messenger. I have a few questions that you could help answer for me. :) -Chris

Im on :)
Corey

PVincent342
January 24th, 2007, 04:54 PM
The Surfliner Cars ar ethe Same as California Cars but in a different paint scheme so it would just be a reskin.

chrisracer8903
January 24th, 2007, 09:39 PM
Here's a PREVEIW VIDEO of the route! Thanks to Nikos1 for the video! Shows Aneheim to L.A. Union Station! :D -Chris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM1qyonwQuc

chrisracer8903
January 29th, 2007, 10:22 PM
UPDATE: Been working MAJORLY on this! Here's some pics!


http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6493/upyrn5.jpg
Here's a UP Local on the Anaheim Branch waiting for an Amtrak train to cross.
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2704/stadiumqs8.jpg
Anaheim Station next to Anaheim Stadium.
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/6262/cpcollegezc2.jpg
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1306/atsfhv1.jpg
The Old ATSF Santa Ana Junction.
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/4104/stanacy8.jpg
Departing Santa Ana Station.
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/3985/irvinevm2.jpg
Irvine Station.
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4207/sanjuanib5.jpg
The wonderful town of Laguna.
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/6315/beachap2.jpg
We made it to the Pacific Ocean!
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/533/beach2xs2.jpg
Looking south following The Pacific Highway to San Diego! That's all for now. -Chris

UnionPacific4526
January 29th, 2007, 10:28 PM
Where did you get the Amtrak P42's in that last set of photos?

chrisracer8903
January 29th, 2007, 10:34 PM
Where did you get the Amtrak P42's in that last set of photos?

It's at ProTrainz.com for free. It's the P42 Pack. -Chris

UnionPacific4526
January 29th, 2007, 10:47 PM
Thanks Chris, just got them.

ethandude
January 29th, 2007, 11:12 PM
Very nice Chris.:):D:)

Ethan:)

chrisracer8903
February 5th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Here's a needed update! Some random pics between San Juan and San Clemente. -Chris

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/4199/cal1yj6.jpg

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9387/cal6dz4.jpg

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3812/cal7id4.jpg

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/2564/cal8sc4.jpg

drewman
February 7th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Dude, your route made my computer crash cuz it was going so fast!

AJ_Fox
February 7th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Hey Guys

Once again let me remind you to keep your posts friendly and on topic.

AJ

drewman
February 7th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Well i got Chris to release the route. Tonight has brought up a good point. Dont let constructive critism hurt you. Dont let someone bully you. and mainly , This is just a game so get over it!

WCL
February 7th, 2007, 09:00 PM
Well thats good :)

UnNerved
February 7th, 2007, 09:16 PM
I'm locking this thread because even after being cautioned by a moderator you guys can not seem to keep the drama private. Any attempt to continue this discussion on this forum will most likley result in infractions being handed out.

Thanks.