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RW&A Lakeside Route

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Railworks America presents the Lakeside Route



As you may know, Railworks America moved from a shared server to a dedicated server because we just got too busy and were using up too many resources of the server. This move came with a significant price increase. In order to help keep RWA going Rick Grout of G-Trax and Michael Stephan of Golden Age of Railroading and Jim Friedland and Wayne Campbell got together and created this route for us. Your donation for this package will ensure that it will.

The route is set in the 50's. It is a shortline connected to 2 major roads. It is 13 miles long and has many industries to deliver to and pick up from. There are also 4 passenger stations/stops. All of the assets were created by the route builders, so nothing external is required to run this route. An RS-1 ALCO as well as rolling stock were built for the route. There are diesel facilities and also steam facilities.

In order to have an AI structure for the major roads, a loop was created around the entire route just for AI to use. Portals are also on the actual Lakeside route. Scenario writers should have all they need to create nice scenarios with some interaction with the AI.

A few scenarios come with the route, some freeroams and some standard. The Lakeside route is also Quick Drive ready.

A manual for the route and RS1 has been created by Rick Grout. A map of the route with high details has been created by Rick Foss. These are both installed to the Manuals folder of your Railworks installation with all the other manuals. A reskin kit is also available for the RS-1. It contains Photoshop PSD file with layers and descriptions of the parts.

Rolling Stock included:

3 - RS1s - RWA and 2 liveries for AI usage

1 - woodchip gondola

1 - 36 foot MOW boxcar

15 - 40 foot boxcars - in ATSF, BM, CBQ, CEI, CNW, GN, LV, MILW, MKT, NKP, NP, NW, PRR, RI & UP liveries

6 - 40 foot DS boxcars - in ATSF, CBQ, NP, NYC, RI & SLSF liveries

2 - Cabooses - RWA and Grey

1 - Cattle car - 4 options - Loaded, loaded with open door, empty and empty with open door

8 - Flat car loads - cable, crates, I-beams, logs, pipes, rails and 2 timber loads.

3 - Gondola loads - coal, coils and gravel

2 - 55 ton hopper - RWA covered and MILW open

1 - 70 ton hopper - MILW open

3 - Ore hoppers - RWA, MILW and GN

1 - Pickle car

6 - Reefers - GN, MILW & NP - open or closed states

1 - Tank car - OTLX


SPECIAL NOTE: Seems people with gmail or AOL email address are not getting the link email from railworksamerica.com. It is going to their SPAM folder. You should get an email with a link to download the route as soon as your Paypal process goes through. This should be almost instantly. Check your SPAM box please. If you do not get the link email within 24 hours then contact me through the contacts page and I will help sort things out for you.

AOL NOTE 2: If you have an AOL account, from anywhere in the world, and you do not receive the email containing your download link with in an hour or so then you have to email me. My email address is on your Paypal invoice. Or the Contacts Menu Item above here. Most of the AOL purchases have bounced back the Download Link Email the site sends, which is using my email address. It appears that after you send me an email from your AOL account, the link can then get through if I resend it. The first one has been bouncing back with errors for 72 hours.


For a $15 donation you get everything listed. Please help support Railworks America.


Click the Buy Now button to purchase the RW&A Lakeside route 



1. Download the route RWP file and save it in a secure place on your hard disk – just in case you might have to reinstall the route at a later time.

2. Now install the RWP file with Train Simulator's Package Manager. To access that tool, launch utilities.exe in the main Train Simulator installation folder.

3. Note: You can find utilities.exe by right clicking on the Train Simulator 2014 title in your Steam Library, selecting Properties, and then clicking the “Browse Local Content” button on the “Local Files” tab.

4. Once the Utilities are running, go to the Package Manager Tab, click the Install button, browse to the file from step one, click Open. The package will be installed now, after which you can run your new route in the game!


Click this button to download the Map and Manual for a preview. These are also included in the route installation.


Click this button to download the free repaint kit for the RS 1. UPDATED: June 22, 2014




Here is a free download of the Pere Marquette Berkshire. It was intended to offer this as Donationware, but Rick decided it was too out of date and considered it a "Legacy" product. This installs to the route's folder structure. Three scenarios also come with it so you can drive it on the route right away.

Click this button to download the free Pere Marquette Berkshire.



Buzz painted us an F7 A/B in RW&A livery.

Click this button to download the RW&A F7.



Harry Adkins painted up more rolling stock.

Click this button to download his repaints of the gondolas.


Click this button to download his repaints of the tank car.




Added June 1, 2014

Click this button to download the Reefer Pack 01 by Harry Adkins.


Click this button to download the Reefer Pack 02 by Harry Adkins.




This wooden reefer is by Michael Calvin and some helpers. It is a repaint of Great Northerners reefer in RW&A livery. It also comes with a repinting kit.

Click this button to download the Wooden Reefer.


More scenarios can be downloaded from the  RW&A Lakeside Scenarios  section of the File Library.

More addons can be downloaded from the RW&A Lakeside Addons section of the File Library.





If you are not interested in the route and would just like the RS-1 model click this button. Please NOTE: The RS-1 is included with the route you do not have to purchase it seperately except if you do not want the route and ONLY the RS-1. The stand alone RS-1 is for a $10 donation.


Click this button if you only want the RS-1 and NOT the route.


ATTENTION Route Developers and Re Painters. Be sure to read the copyright information in the manual. Some of the assets included with the RW&A Lakeside route are classified as FREEWARE that you can use in your own routes. Some of it however is copyrighted and is not freeware. To make repaints of the assets requires you to not include the geo files with your repaint. Other assets "allow" you to reference them with your route, but not include the actual assets with it. These copyright rules must be followed as they are what the authors of the route have specified. The manual has all of the details, please read it to avoid any problems in the future.



Please note: This Pay Pal account is used for more than one website.
You will see a reference to Virtual North Eastern railroad.
Your charge card would be billed from VIRTUALNORT.


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