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Location for New RR
« on: April 17, 2014, 07:43:28 PM »
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Is there a location that incorporates mountains. I have rolling stock for UP,SP & ATSF. I would like to know what part of the country I can Model. Transistion perod

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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 08:39:19 PM »
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California, Cajon Pass....

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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 09:17:36 PM »
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The American West, c. 1945-1955.

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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 10:08:58 PM »
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I think Sodor has mountains.  Definitely transition-era.
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 10:14:49 PM »
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Is there a location that incorporates mountains. I have rolling stock for UP,SP & ATSF. I would like to know what part of the country I can Model. Transistion perod

I've read that almost the entire western third of the country has mountains...

Can anyone confirm?   :trollface:
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 10:16:14 PM »
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I think Sodor has mountains....

Louisiana has a mountain - Driskill mountain. It's 535 feet high.


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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 10:24:36 PM »
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California, Cajon Pass....

Transition era? Oooo... not really. Closest SP came to Cajon* was where they crossed the ATSF in Colton - the Cutoff wasn't done until '67. Colton Tower (crossing) was actually the only point where you could view all three on "home" rails outside of the terminal complex in downtown L.A., "home" being used loosely because UP was trackage rights on ATSF from Barstow to Riverside.

Interesting question because there really wasn't any other location where you'd see all three in that era. Yes, SP+ATSF through Tehachapi, UP+ATSF through Cajon, but nowhere with the three. What makes it even more frustrating is they didn't share or otherwise "pool" power in those days. Unless it was an outright emergency such as major line washouts, you would simply not see foreign power. You just didn't. UP had run-through arrangements with SP on certain expediters (Salinas Valley reefer blocks, for instance), but that was by specific contract and typically involved assigned equipment.

* - Wellllllll... there was the ex-PE San Bernardino/Redlands line that ran mostly parallel with the ATSF 2nd District. It crossed the UP/ATSF in Berdoo.
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2014, 10:27:15 PM »
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Tehachapi.  You can do any era from today back to 1865, and it's all SP/ATSF for transition.

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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 08:16:14 AM »
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stock from SP/UP/ATSF would be comfortable from the Pacific Coast throughout the West on any of the railroads in the transition era.  A preponderance might look out of place on Northern Pacific or Great Northern but most anything else seems fair game.  Focusing on what locos you prefer, operational fitness and running charachteristics of available (or kitbashable) power might be a more fruitful endeavor...
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 10:30:00 AM »
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I've read that almost the entire western third of the country has mountains...

Can anyone confirm?   :trollface:

Confirmed. I can see them from here.
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2014, 10:56:01 AM »
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2014, 11:36:48 AM »
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I think Sodor has mountains.  Definitely transition-era.

I don't believe that SP, UP or ATSF ran on the Island of Sodor at the same time. I think it was always just one RR at a time.
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2014, 01:53:11 PM »
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Is there a location that incorporates mountains. I have rolling stock for UP,SP & ATSF. I would like to know what part of the country I can Model. Transition period

Well, lets see. You don't indicate what locomotives you have only rolling stock, which generally translates to freight cars and since freight cars can go any where, I suggest Sandpatch. Those big sixes will look pretty sweet pulling and pushing those freight cars up Sandpatch grade. Of course another option would be Saluda grade, at one time the steepest mainline grade in North America. Of course I'm not sure what power the Southern used on Saluda during the transition period.
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 02:13:01 PM »
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Re: Location for New RR
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2014, 03:33:18 PM »
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OK, in all seriousness...  If you're looking for a location for your new railroad, I suggest the basement if you have one.  Another idea might be a spare bedroom.
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