I started to build this route because Northbrook is my favorite place to watch trains but ended up expanding the route. This version V2.5.5 Is about 20 miles of Mainline track goes from Rondout to Glenview. Im always working on extending and any help would be greatly appreciated. THIS IS IN A BETA VERSION SO IT IS NOWHERE NEAR COMPLETION. THE ROUTE DOWNLOADABLE NOW HAS TRACK CONNECTED EVERYWHERE.
UPDATE V2: Im suspending the original (first) route that I published here and am making a new one with correct mesuarements from google earth. This version is shorter (for now) but its miles better. Smaller details were added and more functionality have been added. Both versions will be availible down below for download but later down the road the old version will be removed so if you want it get it soon. Pictures of the route are updated to the new route. New route only includes N-Glenveiw (somewhat) to Northbrook.
ALSO IS IN EARLY BETA.
UPDATE V2.1: More extentions to the new version. More work was done at Northbrook and N glenview to make it more appealing and added an early version of Lake Cook road. All playable.
UPDATE V2.2: Lake cook road finished and extended almost to Deerfield station and did some more fixes and added some other stuff around thr route. Next update is Deerfield! Also next update the old version will be removed completly so get it soon if you want it.
UPDATE V2.3: Deerfield finished and added some more to N glenview. added some pedestrian crossings at Lake Cook Road. Extended the UP Line that extends from the Metra line for some CP freight, It will be decorated last or very long from now. Next update is Glenview! Last of all, old version was removed. Not really that big of a deal because it doesnt even work for most people. if you didnt get it you didnt miss out, trust me.
UPDATE V2.35: Man is glenview a piece of work. The reason this update counts as half a version and not and a full new version is because Glenview is not fully finished. This part has definetly taken me the longest and theres still so much more to do. I am also going on vacation this week so I wanted to release a new version before then. But even though its the hardest part what i have done is so much better than the V1 version its unbelievable. So enjoy this half update and Ill finish glenview in a week and a half or so and ill release it as soon as possible.
UPDATE V2.4: So apparently I had more free time than expected so I took the oppitunity to finish up glenview. Took forever but It looks so good. Now you can run Metra, Amtrak Hiawatha service, and CP freight all on the line. Next update will be Lake forest and a little more details south of glenview.
UPDATE V2.5: Lake forest is here! This part also took a bit which is why you havent seen an update in a bit. Updated pictures of Lake forest will be in the mod gallery on this page. Next update will either be Rondout (not a station) its where the Metra line splits off from the CP or Amtrak Hiawatha line or Golf You can choose in the comments if you want.
UPDATE V2.5.1: Yes this is still a work in progress. I added a very early version of rondout, meaning I just got the track layed down and some bare scenery. I wanted to get an update out but ive been so busy with school and other activities ive had no time. This is mostly to let people know its not cancelled. I dont know when this wil be done. Also added a thumbnail to the route when you go to it in the build tile.
Update V2.5.25: Got some decent work done at Rondout and made the route quick drive compatible, heres how to do a quick drive correctly.
You will see four departure options when you uselect the route: Glenveiw Outbound, Rondout (Metra), UP Line Departing, and Rondout AMTK Departing. If you to drive Metra towards chicago select Rondout (Metra) the furthest you can go is to Glenveiw Southbound. If you want to drive a metra coming from chicago select Glenveiw Outbound the furthest you can go is Rondount (Metra) DO NOT SELECT Rondount (Amtrak/Freight) as you arent driving either of those. If you want to drive an Amtrak coming from chicago select Glenveiw Outbound the furthest you can go is Rondount (Amtrak/Freight). DO NOT SELECT Rondount (Metra) as you arent driving a Metra. If you want to drive an Amtrak going to chicago Select Rondout AMTK Departing and select the one destination option. If you want to drive a freight fot now there is only Southbound options. Select UP Line Departing and select the one destination option. IF THIS IS CONFUSING LEAVE A COMMENT AND ILL GET BACK ASAP.
Update V2.5.5: Making a daily update because I was gone for so long. Some good detail work on the other side of rondout and fixed some other stuff around the route, Speed limits, added night lighting to the whole route, and fixed some quick drive bugs. All mainline track is 79 MPH and the splitoff at rondout is 25 MPH. This is where the Amtrak Hiawatha route splits off to miluakee but I will not be making that section.
Update V2.5.75 Rondout is almost complete with some little finishing touches to add in the final update. Not really much to say but I just added more scenery and signals.
Update V2.6: Rondout finished! Now the transitions from lake forest to Rondout is bare but I have a feeling not many people care about that, I will still get around to that in the future.
BNSF Chicago - steam app/website
MontanaHiLine - steam app/website
Northjersycoast - steam app/website
Marias pass - steam app/website
RCAP - Railworks website
Miami - steam app/website
Make sure you have all the required DLC and drag into your Directory folder. For most people: (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\RailWorks)
The route can be found in the build tile and its named: MDNL V2
Any help/suggestions is always appreciated. This is a huge project so leave a comment if willing to help.
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About this mod
- 5 Apr 2022
- 13 days ago
- Train Simulator Classic
- Type of content