The C&TL&F's Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge is a classic timber railroad with a twist. Rather than hauling logs to a mill, the iconic Comstock short line carried cut timber and cordwood from the log mill uphill to be flumed to Carson City. The three Baldwin 2-6-0s working the line hauled 90-ton trains to the summit, switching with two locomotives at a time to work around the lack of passing sidings. This route portrays the narrow gauge in 1887, a year before #3 was sent Bijou, CA, and mere months before the second mill at Glenbrook burned down. The line is nine miles long, with a ruling grade of 3% including a switchback that can accommodate no more than 6 cars. This route is modeled in TRS19 SP4 and is designed with high performance computers in mind.
The route contains a wide variety of custom stock and scenery. Make sure to get everything in the Dependencies section, and reference the directory provided.
Operational Note: There are no double-ended sidings or "loops" at either end of the route. To make a complete trip, it is necessary to operate two trains. The following locomotive must leave its train on the mainline and proceed to the turntable, while the leading locomotive brings all twelve cars in to be loaded or unloaded.
Trainboi1 - Model and route work
Itzemmyjane - DEM route import
Ferroequine - Historical consulting, information, flatcar model and ground textures
Craig Hoefer - Google Earth route profile
Pencil42 - Historical consulting and structure models
t28 - Lobster smack, SS Tahoe (not yet included for era reasons), fSpy instruction