VNHR What is this?

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VNHR What is this?

Unread postby SD40Australia » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:12 am

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Any idea, near Windsor Locks Airport, a few properties like this.
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I first noticed this when I did the scenario from workshop "Airport Shuttle".

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... le+windsor

I got the scenario because I saw Matt playing it on youtube, his video is on the workshop scenario page.

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Re: VNHR What is this?

Unread postby SD40Australia » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:53 am

A big hint I just found a scenario doing Tobacco......
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Re: VNHR What is this?

Unread postby GreatNortherner » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 am

Those are indeed tobacco tents. The Connecticut valley was big on producing tobacco back in the time our route is set in.
Here's the whole story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_shade_tobacco - a brief summary is also in our manual.

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Re: VNHR What is this?

Unread postby SD40Australia » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:59 pm

GreatNortherner wrote:Those are indeed tobacco tents. The Connecticut valley was big on producing tobacco back in the time our route is set in.
Here's the whole story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_shade_tobacco - a brief summary is also in our manual.

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Thanks Michael.

I should travel up into CT next time I visit the US.

I have never seen a tobacco crop before. But I am not sure I would have seen them on the Amtrak between NY and Chicago.....


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Re: VNHR What is this?

Unread postby BillS » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:21 pm

Daniel, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The tobacco industry, in the Connecticut Valley, is mostly long gone. Haven't been any active tobacco farms (as far as I know) for many years. My understanding is that the tobacco that was grown there was the leaf that went around d the outside of the cigar. When i was a kid, back in the 50's-60's, my family vacationed there, along the Long Island Sound, and can remember the fields of tobacco and the unique drying barns that they had. There are still remnants, of some of the drying barns. The fields of tobacco were covered with a linen-type material to reduce sunlight. It was really interesting. There was a corny movie made, not sure when, about love and romance along the Connecticut River Valley, with the emphasis on the Tobacco Industry. It starred Tab Hunter as the son of a rich Tobacco Farm Owner, who used to wander down to Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and chase the girls at the Terra Mar Resort (Real Place, used to hang out there and had a thing for a gal that worked in the coffee shop). Also, found memories of the heavy New Haven RR traffic on the coastline. At the time, it was a major route between New York City, New Haven, Providence, R.I. and Boston, Massachusetts.
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Re: VNHR What is this?

Unread postby SD40Australia » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:56 am

That's ok, I couldn't see much on Google Earth.

Appreciate thew info though. I thought tobacco was mostly grown down South or in the Caribbean. Maybe a misunderstanding on my part.

But yeah those 'covers' in the route had me wondering what they were.

You mean the coastline along the Atlantic or along the route which is represented in TS2017 on the river/lake?

Next time I am in the US I am doing some cross country anyway. I have always wanted to do some road trips of some distance there (especially LA to Vegas-Denver and thru NM to Texas, doing a bit of rail fanning at the same time-and National Park hikes). I have done so in Australia and love every minute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySpDPQlYEt4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr-J0cJwcmA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wvCUjnwyrQ

This video is by an American of some sort and entertaining-well produced- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhCKwRL6Nac

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