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New York Division-Bergen Line 5X: Pre-Final
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New York Division-Bergen Line 5X: Pre-Final

Description
Accurate representation of Norfolk Southern and MTA/NJ Transit service in Southern New York and Northern New Jersey. Route climbs from Hoboken, NJ, through the Hackensack Meadowlands, and finally,across the Delaware River to Westfall Township, PA. for 99.4 miles of main line running. Full, deep scenery provides an immersive setting that celebrates the rich railroad history of this line. "This route does not disappoint!"
(Please Review DLC & Route Description)
Needed Assets
  • The route uses the following DLC: Sherman Hill, Munich Augsburg, New Jersey Shoreline and both the American and European Asset packs.
  • *Munich-Augsburg is strongly recommended as so much scenery is dependent on it.
  • Sherman Hill : http://store.steampowered.com/app/208286/
  • Munich-Augsburg: http://store.steampowered.com/app/208288/
  • New Jersey Coast Line: http://store.steampowered.com/app/325970/
    Estimated Distribution of Assets
    • Track is Sherman Hill and signaling is UP Style Search Light from Sherman Hill additional Tri-Light Signaling is from the New Jersey Coast Line Route.
    • 25% buildings and 45% roads are from the Munich-Augsburg.
    • 25% Buildings and 40% roads are from Sherman Hill
    • 25% Buildings are from American/European Asset pack.
    • 25% of Truss and Plate bridges are from the New Jersey Coast Line pack.
    • 50% of Truss and Plate bridges are from the American/European Asset pack.
    • 25% of Truss, Plate bridges, 25% Buildings and 15% roads are from the New Jersey Coast Line pack.
    • The Secaucus and Hoboken Terminals are from the New Jersey Coast Line pack, integrating structures throughout the route.
    • Hoboken is custom built and NOT copied or imported from the NJCL Route!All the DLC is thoroughly used and areas transition from one type to the other and some blend all the packs. Scenery is dense on this route and you will find having these assets to be well worth it.
      Recommended Assets for Scenario Building and Operation on the Bergen Line - *Note only Sherman Hill and American Asset Pack rolling stock are placed on the route.
      • NJT F40PH-2CAT
      • Bombardier ALP-45DP
      • NS GP38-2 High Hood
      • SD70M-2 - Norfolk Southern
      • SW1500 Switcher - Norfolk Southern
      • Dash8-40C - Norfolk Southern
      • GE B36-7-Norfolk Southern Big 7s Loco Add-On
      • GP40-2 Loco Pack Add-On
      • U34CH - NJ Transit
      • EMD SD40-2 NS Bundle (JointedRail)
      Features
      • Double Track Mainline, 3-Track Mainline, Super-Elevation
      • 4 Passenger Yards: NJDOT: Hillburn, NY, Waldwick , NJ & Hoboken, NJ (2) & Port Jervis, NY
      • 7 Freight Yards: Hillburn - Suffern Yard, Ford Mahwah, Passaic Junction-Coalburg, Dundee Park, Croxton Yard, Croxton-Intermodal, Campbell Hall, Port Jervis (2) and Harlem Station in the Bronx
      • Ford Automobile Plant in Mahwah, NJ recreated from historical imagery with 13 track yard.
      • National Biscuit Corp (Nabisco) Plant in Fairlawn, NJ with 2 sidings and surrounding industrial park.
      • Over 70 Customer Sidings
      • River Crossings: Ramapo, Mahwah, Moodna Creek, Passaic , Saddle River, Hackensack. Ramapo,Walkill & Delaware
      • Grades to 1.8% represented where they actually exist on the line
      • 99.4 Miles of main-line running.
      • 6 branch lines (Piermont, Dundee Spur, NJ&NY, Carlton Hill, Montgomery and Maybrook )
      • 26 New Jersey Transit Stations
      • Includes Free Roam and Quickdrive spawns.
      • Quick Drives are stocked with Sherman Hill assets and placed using satellite imagery.
      • Deep Scenery, no less that 1250 feet on each side of the track and up to 3 miles in areas
      • Detailed Towns and Cities with accurate streets and street elevations
      • Night Lighting, extensive use of lighting for overnight operations
      • 835,002 Trees ;-)
      Interchange
      New York Susquehanna & Western RR at 2 Locations: Hawthorne. NJ (2 Tracks) and Saddle Brook, NJ (8 tracks and 3 miles of track and 4 Customer Sidings)New York & Greenwood Lake RR. Garfield, NJ (1 Track) and 4 Track Yard in Passaic, NJ on the Dundee Spur Middletown and New Jersey Railroad (2 Track) at Campbell Hall, NY
      Stations: Erie Main Line
      Port Jervis, Otisville,Middletown-Town of Wallkill, Campbell Hall, Salisbury Mills - Cornwall, Harriman, Tuxedo, Sloatsburg, Suffern, Mahwah, Ramsey-RT17, Ramsey-Main Street, Allendale, Waldwick, Ho-Ho-Kus, Ridgewood, Glen Rock and Hawthorne.
      Stations: Bergen Line
      Glen Rock (Boro Hall), Radburn, Broadway, Plauderville, Garfield, Rutherford, Secaucus and Hoboken, NJ
      Stations: Pascack Valley Line (NY&NJ Railroad)
      Wood-Ridge, NJ
      WIP Notes
      As we finalize scenery, we add more trees, bushes and grass adjacent to the track. When we're 98% done we add telephone poles and street lights. Super Detail is done on a case by case basis and is dependent on if the train driver can see the detail from the engine. This will include, signage, benches, lights on platforms and cars, debris, fencing and lighting for our industrial areas.The Minemen appreciate the work of SQK4477 for his work on his rebuild of the "HX' Draw in Secaucus as well as his incredible meadows for almost 3 miles between HX and the Pascack. Visit his amamzing route the BSRR and see his great work.
      Route Map
      https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z8qfWmntT5pI.kjEnKq_dV5cA
      Background
      On June 3, 2014 our route was recognized in the Official Rail Works Site here: http://www.engine-driver.com/article/show/3600/steam-workshop-round-up-the-latest-and-greatest-scenarios-and-routes And again on July 1, 2015: http://www.engine-driver.com/article/show/11455/workshop-route-review-the-new-york-division-bergen-line Matt Peddlesden reviews the Bergen Line on "Train Sim Live"https://youtu.be/nMUfDWA8CKUView all videos in the Bergen Line Video Haus! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVQPGyJ-tMI5_bsrJjQxrwF9jDzBhMT-3 We hope this encourages other people to try their hand at route creation. It was a great deal of work. The son had 183 hours in the game when the route started now was at over 530 hours when work started April 3, 2014 through the publish date of May 31, 2014. So that would be 347 hours of build time, including testing. As of Augtst 2019 we estimate 9950 man hours of work.Extra effort was given to topography and elevations. So the grades, while an average between stations,reflect the real - life grades along the route. Extensive use of USGS maps aided in recreating the elevations for hills, mountains and streams. Road and building placement are either dead on or within 20ft. Satellite images where used extensively as some of the buildings and track do not exist today. The large industrial area in Mahwah is the Ford Mahwah Automobile plant which closed in 1980. The way the track is laid west of Hillburn Yard is also circa 1980. What is interesting about this layout is that one could recreate the era between 1955 and 2021 by simply subtracting or adding very few bits of track and structures.I am sure the fans of this area and of the Erie-Lackawanna, Conrail, Norfolk Southern, and New Jersey Transit will appreciate the work. Carry on!
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Oct 14, 2020 @ 10:10am
Work In Progress
Minerman146
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Jul 10, 2020 @ 1:15pm
EXTEND the route to PORT JERVIS
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Needed Corrections
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Minerman146  [author] Feb 19 @ 9:10pm 
Route Update Number 239
New York Division-Bergen Line 5X: Pre-Final

Additions:
-Garfield-scenery cleanup, add new telephone poles
-Carlstadt-scenery cleanup in process
-Signal Plates (new design) MP31-33
-Signal Adjustment (position) Secaucus, Jersey City
-Other additions you should not pay any attention to at this time.
Fixes:
-Spelling Correction Middletown-Town of Wallkill was "Middietown"
-Correct QDs with Middletown - Town of Wallkill
-Add Port Jervis to West bound QDs
-Restore missing building assets: Rutherford, Jersey City, Carlstadt and Hoboken

*Note: Re-Installing the route by deleting the route folder (Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\railworks\Content\Routes\19b667f7-2759-49e0-93d8-4dadc470bceb) is HIGHLY advised.
This is much cleaner than unsubscribing.

Old file size: 337.607 MB
New file size: 337.762 MB
Minerman146  [author] Feb 17 @ 7:43pm 
Its exactly 99.5 Miles from the end of the Track at Millrift, PA to the platforms at Hoboken,NJ
rwaday Feb 15 @ 10:33am 
Do you have an estimate of how long the final route will be end to end and total track miles?
Minerman146  [author] Feb 14 @ 4:52pm 
Wedge - I got the thumbs up on then yesterday. Looking great sir!
Cpt_ Wedge Feb 14 @ 7:22am 
Don't know if you have seen them yet, but I took 844 on another journey through the Bergen. Took some ss for you Minerman
rwk9024 Feb 11 @ 9:00pm 
I guess if I wanted to add the new station platforms at Port Jervis I could. Maybe use one of the NJT platforms. Why do steam locomotives slow down and stall in this game? I tested 765 and ran a few miles out of Port Jervis toward Otisville tunnel and it slowed down and stalled. I then hooked an NS diesel and some coaches to it and same thing, I thought the diesel would provide extra power to push 765 along. I couldn’t even control the diesel after uncoupling 765. In the old MSTS you could only control one locomotive during a session, turntables didn’t work and if a route was electrified every track would have catenary over them, it was all or nothing.
Minerman146  [author] Feb 9 @ 8:32pm 
rwk9024 - 2 Points for you. 1. Go to this site and register here: https://railworksamerica.com/ this is a well developed fan site has some of the items you are looking for and guys that are happy to answer questions about getting the most out of Transimulator. 2. Based on my readings of your post, I think that you stone cold went into trainsimulator to run this route - Is that correct?
Minerman146  [author] Feb 9 @ 8:32pm 
rwk9024 - glad your liking it so far. 1. Free Roam if you spot a different train you just stop - click on that train an drive it where you want. 2. Free Roam 2 - if your default loco is ELECTRIC you migh end up with just those 2 routes, select diesel or steam and see what routes pop-up. 3. Port Jervis: I neglected to tell you that Port Jervis is modeled as it was in 1974 (note the coach yard too) this was a publicized choice I made over 2 years ago. 4. route slow to fly over - Game engine is circa 2009 on a 32 bit platform AND I have loaded the heck out of the route as well. (This is not the same as trainz!) 5. Model is not as developed as you are used to - there are newer models ( I cant compare for you - I have only read that trainz has some components that are 'better) 6. Yes you can mod/swap horns and bells by adding new sound files and modifying the model "blueprint" so the new sounds are recognized.
Minerman146  [author] Feb 9 @ 8:17pm 
busdriver666 - Many thanks sir for enjoying it all! Looking back at update #1 on 1 June 2014 to update 238 back on SATURDAY - we just keep on chugging along - once my fixes are complete this route is going FINAL!
busdriver666 Feb 9 @ 5:59pm 
I played on this route for a while so I think I should say that this is easily one of my favorite routes on Railworks and that you have done an awesome job on it. Its great that you are still updating it to this day