Sunday, February 3, 2019

Route Progress Index - Grotto

Here are a few new progress screenshots, this time towards the eastern end of the non-electrified section between Everett and Skykomish.

Lumber mill at Grotto

Index with the old lumber and shingle mill in the background

Close-up view of the Index-Galena lumber mill

Friday, January 25, 2019

Route Progress Sultan - Gold Bar - Reiter

It's been a while since the last progress report, so here are some new screenshots of our recent work on the western expansion (Skykomish-Everett) of the Cascadian route.

Sultan, WA, GN Depot

lumber industry near Sultan

another lumber spur, just a bit further east

Gold Bar, WA, yard and wye

spurs in Gold Bar

along the original alignment between Gold Bar and Index, on the north side of the river

the gravel pit at Reiter

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Depots Everett - Grotto

Here ars some more previews of our west expansion of the Cascadian route. This time we've built new depot models for all the stations. We couldn't find prototype information for a few of the small depots (Baring, Index, Reiter, Gold Bar, Sultan) so we used other real GN designs for them.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Route Progress Skykomish-Everett

Here are some screenshots highlighting the track changes in and around Everett on our backdated version of Stevens Pass. You'll notice that there was a lot more to do for the railroads back then. Three railroads were in town, the GN, the NP, and the MILW, serving many more industries and spurs than there are today.

From south (Lowell) to north (Delta Jct.):

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A Scenic Ride in the Late 1920s

Sit back and enjoy this ride on the GN Cascadian Route from Skykomish to Berne in late 1928. The second Cascade Tunnel is nearly completed, this is during the last weeks of operation on the original line via Tye and through the first Cascade Tunnel.