Dec 5, 2012

Recent activity in the Springfield area...

The Boston & Albany yard in West Springfield...


Residential neighborhood of 'Triple Deckers' and other homes near the B&A yard...


Springfield skyline as viewed from West Springfield...


Springfield skyline as seen from rooftop of industrial building near Union Station...


 

Oct 14, 2012

Bradley Field at Night

The area around Bradley Field (Windsor Locks International Airport) at night... and also the first screenshots taken in the new Train Simulator 2013.




 





Jul 15, 2012

West Springfield Power Plant

This small power plant is in West Springfield on the bank of the Connecticut River, at the end of a short industrial spur branching off the B&A's huge West Springfield Yard.

 
 

Turntable


(still work in progress)

Jul 6, 2012

Shade Grown Tobacco

Shade grown tobacco used to be a big business in the Connecticut valley. Travel back in time on the Virtual New Haven railroad and you will find many tobacco barns and shaded fields along the tracks, where the leaves for wrapping many fine cigars came from.


May 21, 2012

Union Station

A first in-game screenshot (legacy mode) of the Springfield Union Station. The model is still a work in progress, as is most of downtown. We based this model on the old Victorian station building, which got torn down in the first half of the 20th century to make way for a bigger -- and much less fancy -- new station building. Back in our modeling time frame, three railroads served this station: the Boston & Albany (New York Central system), the Boston & Maine, and the New Haven.


May 8, 2012

300 - and counting

Over three hundred custom and scratch-built scenery assets are already part of the route. And there's still more to come! A brief 'best of' collection:


 

Feb 20, 2012

Depots

Got some models for the missing smaller depots installed today. From top to bottom: Windsor Locks, Warehouse Point, Suffield.

Windsor Locks Canal

Still a work in progress, here is a first glance at the mill buildings at Windsor Locks Canal.

Feb 15, 2012

Random Screenshots

... from the more or less completed parts of the route (South Springfield to Warehouse Point). Still a long way to go.



Feb 13, 2012

A Not-so-Round House


The NH squeezed a lot of railroad yard onto the limited space available between downtown Springfield and the bank of the Connecticut river. That resulted not only in a pretty fascinating track layout but also this peculiar "cut off" roundhouse.