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Thread: The Scenic Columbia River Gorge. *Large Screenshots*

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    Cool The Scenic Columbia River Gorge. *Large Screenshots*

    The scenic Columbia River Gorge is located on the Southern Washington/Northern Oregon borders between Portland,OR and Vancouver, WA to Maryhill, WA and Biggs Junction, OR and points east to UP's Hinkle Yard and Pasco, WA(BNSF). The route will deplete the area from around Portland/Vancouver to East Control Point at McCredie(MP 157.7/BNSF and Heppner Jct, OR/UP). I have track laid on the far most eastern edge of the route on the Washington side(BNSF) from McCredie to about 3 miles west of Roosevelt, WA. About 15 miles of mainline track so far. There is minimal scenery on this route so far but, I am still testing out textures and foliage for the eastern end(The drier side of the route), as you will see in one screenshot. Hope you all enjoy the shots.

    First few shots are from around Roosevelt, WA of the Republic Services Garbage Intermodal Facility and of BNSF Train Q-PTLCHC9-20A passing by. Hope to be able to one day have 48ft and 20ft garbage containers as a scenery objects and as a railcar product for well cars.








    And some more shots of the Q-PTLCHC9-20A east of Roosevelt heading towards McCredie. The 3rd shot shows how diverse the hillsides are on the Washington side and the 4th shot shows the area that I have been testing out textures near the Pine Creek Treaty Fishing Area.






    I know there isn't much scenery at all but it's a WIP. Thanks for looking and enjoying the shots.

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    Some shots showing some of the progress on the UP Portland Sub(Oregon Side) and BNSF Fallbridge Sub(Washington Side)

    Here on the UP Portland Sub the Q-RVHK-02 races east towards Boardman, OR and points east to Hinkle. Shots are from around Heppner Jct.





    Here are some shots of the Q-PTLCHC6-04A racing east towards Pasco, WA.





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    Looking good so far; that's an ambitious route!!

    Curtis

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    Very awesome.

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    Some newer shots from the UP Portland Sub. Did some grade work on it.

    UP 1996 leads the ZBRG2-07 between 143.3 and Heppner Jct. The speed limit here is 70mph for trains that don't have speed restrictions from System Special Instructions.









    UP train GSETKH-06 heading West from Heppner Jct Siding.




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    Some progress of Union Pacific's Albina Yard in Portland, OR. First shot shows what I got done yesterday(8/8/2015) and the second shot shows what it currently looks like(8/10/2015)



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    Love it !

    I can't wait to fill that up with 4000 railcars, and 40 locos, and watch my framerates plummet to 0.05 FPS.

    I am a great fan of huge yards, and have several of them !

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    Slick, nice track work, Kai.

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    Indeed- that yard is looking great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pencil42 View Post
    Indeed- that yard is looking great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by applegathc View Post
    Slick, nice track work, Kai.
    Thanks guys. The yard is at 99% finished now. Just got to finish up some industrial track and it'll be 100% complete track wise. Currently working south towards UP's Brooklyn yard and BNSF/UP's Lake Yard.

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    That's some nice Yard work, looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wawasoo View Post
    That's some nice Yard work, looks good.
    Thanks. Just wait until you see the Lake Yard track work when I share the screenshots later on today.

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    Some shots of Amtrak Train #14 leaving Portland and UP's Lake Yard transfer between Lake Yard and CP 0.5 heading back to Albina Yard.





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    BNSF/UP's Lake Yard track work is 100% complete.


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    I should pay you, and set you to work on the 5 mile long Altoona Yard(s) ... nothing is ever finished !

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