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August 1st, 2009, 10:09 PM
(Mods - the images that follow might be 1024 pixels wide, but they are highly compressed, to less than 90KB, to minimize bandwidth.)

Hi --

In the early to mid-1900s North American Traction Railroads came in all shapes and sizes, were electrically powered with a grimy run-down industrial appearance, like this:






Those who find some appeal in my more recent routes (IndustRail, HarborMaster) should have an immediate affinity with this type of railroading. They certainly appeal to me and so I have some preliminary thoughts for a new route, tentatively named "Downtown Traction Company".

I've searched the Download Station without success for suitable locomotives and track. The track, in particular, must be low-poly with irregular ties.

If anybody can assist I'd be most grateful.


August 1st, 2009, 11:43 PM
Awwww, Phil, This is the type of model RRing and Trainz RR I have wanted to model for a long time, but find few if any assets.

Many years ago there was an article in Model Railroader about an O guage traction line and I spent many nights dreaming.

To think of all the traction lines that were junked out in the name of "progress" that cities like Seattle are now spending Billions of $$$ to try and replace.

Thanks Goodyear, GM and Standard Oil:(

November 18th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Which Railroad operate the engine visible in the second picture ?

November 18th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Hi Taurus--

I downloaded those images from:


Sorry, but I don't have the time at the moment to go back and search through the site again, but that image is there, somewhere.


November 18th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Gotta love traction.

Hi, Phil -

There are a couple of boxcab electrics on the dls; one L&PS and the other CN. Grogstop65 had a small generic motor but I don't know if he released it to the general public.

I am trying to convince Jaleel to release a small switching motor that he made for me. Could be soon.

Other than that, we'll wait to see what tume does. Or the rest of you talented creator-types.


November 18th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Hi Boco --

I went ahead and did a traction route anyway. See here:


and here:


Of all the routes that I've done, this little one provides me with the most enjoyment.

The steeple cab is by Justin.


November 19th, 2009, 10:27 AM
That would be Illinois Traction System Class D numbers 70-74, rebuilt from Class C.

November 19th, 2009, 12:51 PM
I'd love a B & C motor. I have a Suydam brass model if you needs pics and also drawings.



November 19th, 2009, 01:21 PM
I'm considering making either a steeplecab or Baldwin motor sometime in the future.

November 21st, 2009, 08:42 PM
Hey Taurus that paticular locomotive (or power car ?) was run on the Sacramento Northern. Locomotives on the DLS that come close are the
Ee_3_3_dirty by locovapeur, kuid2:182970:134:1.
Also CNR boxcab by whitepass, kuid2:58422:20:1. Now the only thing I did to the CNR Boxcab was switch out the interior to kuid:-10:168. A built in interior for the SAR/SAS 6E1 it has the controls on the right side and matches the typical internal Boxcab layout pretty well.

Best Regards,
Gato Rail

January 21st, 2010, 10:14 PM
Are any of those are the DLS?