Dry Brook & Esopus Valley RR

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JointedRail content is currently supported ONLY in Trainz 12 Build 61388 thru current Trainz: A New Era versions. Items may require connection to the N3V download station for dependencies.

Route by Approach Medium.

 

Description

This item is for Trainz: A New Era ONLY.

The Dry Brook and Esopus Valley is a fictional railroad heavily inspired by the beauty of the Catskill Mountains in New York and the romance of the Ulster and Delaware railroad that graced it’s grades.

The route takes place in the early 1990’s after a group of rail enthusiasts successfully lobbied Conrail to reactivate the line for freight and limited tourist excursions following 15 years of abandonment by Penn Central. Much of the trackage had fallen into disrepair and much of it remains out of service or abandoned all together. But following years of refurbishment, the Dry Brook and Esopus Valley was in service as an official short line.

Beginning in downtown Esopus, this 15 mile branch line passes through busy streets, farms, countryside and challenging mountain grades, before terminating at a major washout. Industries include, scrap, lumber, candy, general goods, grain and gravel. Successfully bringing a loaded gravel train down the 2.5% grade into the Esopus Valley will challenge even the best engineer. There’s even a limited tourist excursion into the mountains (Available at K&L Trainz).

You can learn more about the history of this fictional line and watch it’s construction at: youtube.com/approachmedium

History and tourist expansion pack: youtube.com/user/stevelerro

Content included:

DB&EV Graffiti RS1

DB&EV GP9

DB&EV Graffiti SW1500

DB&EV Ortner Gondola’s

DB&EV Caboose

3 Sessions: Gravel Run, Local Switching & MOW

Make sure to also download the dependencies from the Download Station !

4 reviews for Dry Brook & Esopus Valley RR

  1. QuentinJericho (verified owner)

    Fantastic route, the rolling stock and the scenery are perfect, the attention to detail is incredible. I recommend watching the K&L trainz video on the history of the line, really adds to the immersion.

    I however have an asset that comes up as faulty / incompatible (ATLS Lights USA DD TRS2019) but this doesnt impact the gameplay at all.

  2. Howie (verified owner)

    This is a great route. I’ve been keeping up with the build series since the beginning and have seen it go from nothing to this amazing route. It’s got plenty to do: switching, locals, and passenger (with the optional K&L Trainz locomotive). I am looking forward to whatever Approach Medium does in the future.

  3. Brian (verified owner)

    Wonderful route! It portrays the northeast US very well.

  4. Mkultra (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful route 10/10. Missing some crossings for some reason however.

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