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New York Division-Bergen Line Walden

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New York Division-Bergen Line Walden

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 to the Wallkill River in Orange County, NY. for 68.3 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 :
  • Munich-Augsburg:
  • New Jersey Coast Line:
    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.
    All the DLC is thoroughly used, 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
    • Double Track Mainline, 3-Track Mainline, Super-Elevation
    • 4 Passenger Yards: NJDOT: Hillburn, NY, Waldwick , NJ & Hoboken, NJ (2)
    • 7 Freight Yards: Hillburn - Suffern Yard, Ford Mahwah, Passaic Junction-Coalburg, Dundee Park, Croxton Yard, Croxton-Intermodal and Campbell Hall.
    • 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 60 Customer Sidings
    • River Crossings: Ramapo, Mahwah, Moodna Creek, Passaic , Saddle River, Hackensack. Ramapo and Walkill
    • Grades to 1.8% represented where they actually exist on the line
    • 69.3 Miles of main-line running.
    • 6 branch lines (Piermont, Dundee Spur, NJ&NY, Carlton Hill, Montgomery and Maybrook )
    • 24 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
    • 681,790 Trees ;-)
    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
    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
    On June 3, 2014 our route was recognized in the Official Rail Works Site here: again on July 1, 2015: Peddlesden reviews the Bergen Line on "Train Sim Live" route is a father-son creation. The son played the game and the father got called in to work on Google Maps. Then, they both got the idea to build a real-life version of the HO Scale Layout they had in the basement. It should suffice to say that TS2019 is vastly larger than what can be done with scale models.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 Novmeber 2019 we estimate 8000 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 2014 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.
Popular Discussions View All (13)
20 hours ago
Work In Progress
Dec 2, 2018 @ 1:12pm
Nov 23, 2018 @ 8:41pm
Needed Corrections
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BVERailer Jan 11 @ 6:45pm 
I was gonna say, lol, I thought I was going crazy for a second there!
Minerman146  [author] Jan 11 @ 5:34pm 
SD45 in Sherman Hill ? I was wrong wrong and wrong. Its a DTM add on.
BVERailer Jan 11 @ 2:22pm 
It does? I don't think it does.. I just know it comes with an SD40-2, SD70M, ES44AC, SW10, and UP Gas Turbine.. unless I completely miss it every time I scroll through my list of trains in Quick Drive
Minerman146  [author] Jan 10 @ 5:35pm 
BVErailer - I have been thinking about what you suggest. Looks like the B40-8 (Raton Pass) and the SD45 are the best candidates. RE the SD45, remember Sherman Hill comes with one.
BVERailer Jan 5 @ 5:16pm 
Gotta see if I can find the time to make some more NYS&W reskins.. lets see what I can do:

-3014 (tried it, too many complications on the SP SD40T-2)
-SD40-2 (Probably gonna end up doing this one)
-Geep (40/38, not sure the complications of the texture map on the DTG GP40 pack or RSC GP38 pack)
-SD60 (already done)
-SD45-2 (don't have the SD45 yet, but may make 3618 if I get it)

All I got. If you got any ideas, feel free to PM me! :)
Minerman146  [author] Jan 5 @ 4:28pm 
"Nailed It" is THE best thing to hear - Thanks YTZ Flyer!
YTZ.Flyer Jan 5 @ 9:49am 
Just came back to TS after a little break,
and WOW, you've really nailed it, this route is so excellent!
Keep it up man!
Tnanks for this!
Minerman146  [author] Dec 31, 2018 @ 6:08pm 
=) Thanks Sir. We go the distance!
Buffalo Railfan Dec 31, 2018 @ 6:00pm 
Thanks, its nice to see a route dev still working on 1 peace of art!
Minerman146  [author] Dec 31, 2018 @ 5:49pm 
Good to hear from you again Buffalo - you were here on day 1 !