Nov 29, 2014
Nov 27, 2014
At the beginning of the Bloomfield Branch in Hartford, which starts at the wye next to Union Station, is a district of various light industries. About a good dozen customers with rail access can be found here, and a lot of scenario potential on a complex track network. Beyond this area the branch line soon changes its character fundamentally, exiting Hartford's suburbs and turning quite rural quickly, with only a couple of sidings in Bloomfield and one industry along the way to the terminus at Griffins.
Nov 21, 2014
Nov 17, 2014
This video was shot during a full length run of the version 2.0 mainline of the Springfield Line, running with a Budd RDC from Springfield Union Station to Hartford Union Station. While the route is still a work in progress (which is obvious in some parts of the video), our overall progress is quite good. The branchline to Griffins and the outer parts of Hartford still need some more attention though.
Nov 15, 2014
A first glance at Hartford Union Station with the most important surrounding scenery in place -- a few buildings here and there and a lot of clutter are still missing. The two double tracks are of the Springfield and Highland Divisions, heading around the bend to the right side of the picture (where Albany Ave. tunnel will follow next). Exiting to the left, under the road bridge in the background, is the branch line to Bloomfield and Griffins, which serves several industries in the Hartford area, a freight house in Bloomfield, and then quickly becomes rather quiet and rural.
Nov 10, 2014
On the fist day he set buildings, streets and bridges...
...on the third day he set everything else (phew).