Today is the day. I'm announcing my first real route project.
It has been a struggle to set up the Terrain and the Markers as you might have noticed from my forum posts.
Today I placed my first decals in the route and so I thought it's time to announce the project.The Feather River Canyon - UP's Canyon Sub
I could not better describe the route as Aaron Bentsen from 7ideaproductions:
"...In the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. Standing high upon a bluff, a deep canyon opens up below us, carving through the granite rock, carpeted in green vegetation.
On it's floor, the North Fork of the Feather River twists and turns as it flows westward to meet Lake Oroville.
Winding along it's banks are two steel rails that for the past 100 years have served as a gateway to the West.
A daily parade of trains make their way through the route, rich in history and beautiful scenery. - Welcome to the Feather River Canyon."
If you want to get an impression what the route has to offer, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mreIpIPPlq0
I will cover the entire Canyon between Oroville and Portola which is about 120 miles.
Later the route might be expanded a few miles to Greenville which is a part of BNSF's Gateway Sub, joining the UP Canyon Sub at Keddie on the famous Keddie Wye.
The Feather River Canyon has to offer a great variety of scenery and also of trains.
Actually a UP line (WP before the merger in 1982), there are numerous BNSF trains running through the Canyon via trackage rights.
Untill 2009 the line had been the route for the UP stack trains which now run over Donner Pass.
So enough for today. Updates will follow.
Comments and suggestions are, of course, welcome.P.S. My help-request for Asset-creation (especially bridges) is still valid. So please, if you want and can help, P.M. or mail me. Thank you.