The C&O Alleghany Mountain route is a first edition of my depiction of the 1975 era C&O Alleghany Division. This edition includes 37 miles on the winding 0.6% grade western slope of Alleghany Mountain where the main action is pulling 100 car coal drags to the crest of the Appalachian Mountains which divide the state of West Virginia from Virginia. My priority for this route is to depict the area as accurately as possible from my childhood memory and historic documentation using only the default game content and user-created freeware assets available for Railworks.
While my creation is highly scenic with a wide variety of landscape items, there is also plenty of action to be found. Besides the heavy freight run-thrus, there is lots of local freight movement going on, opportunities for passenger train fun, liberal [un]loading facilities to enjoy and plenty of switching to do in the cramped and busy small industrial yards along this mostly double-track route. While the track infrastructure is complete, there is still a good bit of scenery to place. It's been a big job but I am hoping to release this by Christmas.