May 20, 2015

Springfield Line Progress

Here's a quick update on what has been happening on the route lately. We don't have anything ground breaking to report at this point, we just wanted to show that the route is still being worked on.

Working our way south from Hartford, around MP 36:
  • road building has reached Quarry Jct (just north of Meriden, MP 20)
  • signaling, markers and speed limits have been placed up to North Haven (MP 7)
  • rudimentary scenery is in place to Newington Junction (MP 31)
A couple of screenshots of our recent work are below.

Berlin, CT, looking north

Meriden, CT, and its small yard, looking south

May 17, 2015

Boston & Maine RDC Now Available

The Boston & Maine Budd RDC Expansion Pack is now available at the Golden Age of Railroading website.

This add-on consists of RDC-1, -2, -3 and -9 models in the 'McGinnis' livery of the B&M railroad. It is a free expansion pack for the payware New Haven Budd RDC Pack #1 from Trains and Drivers that  is available here.

May 13, 2015

Coming soon: B&M Budd RDC

We will soon release the Boston & Maine Budd RDC pack that some of you have been requesting for a long time now. The B&M pack will include four cars, RDC's 1, 2, 3, and 9 in McGinnis colors.

The B&M cars will be a free expansion pack to the existing New Haven RDC Pack that is available from Trains and Drivers.

May 10, 2015

"Night Freight Make-up", New Scenario by Tom Pallen

Tom Pallen has released a new scenario for the New Haven Springfield Line at RailworksAmerica.
"Description: A freight train departs Hartford for
Springfield every night at 9:00 PM. Tonight, you
have the honor of putting that train together."
 You can download the scenario in the file library at

May 6, 2015

New Scenario: Amtrak Train 143

You can download a new scenario for the Springfield Line from the Golden Age of Railroading website, in which you will be in charge of Amtrak Train 143, the Northeast Regional (Springfield - Washington, DC), from Springfield to Hartford.

Playtime is approximately 40 minutes and the scenario uses the real world Amtrak timetable of 2015.

The New York - New Haven and P42 DC Empire Builder DLCs are required to run this scenario.

Some Progress in Hartford

Some minor progress south of downtown Hartford. There are four mainline tracks in this area, but they belong to two separate divisions: the double-tracked Springfield Line parallels the also double-tracked Highland Line for several miles south of Hartford.