In Game Downloadable Content (Requires Internet Connection)Compatible with: Trainz Plus TRS22
“The Interurban is a type of electric railway, with streetcar-like electric self-propelled rail cars which run within and between cities or towns. They were very prevalent in North America between 1900 and 1925 and were used primarily for passenger travel between cities and their surrounding suburban and rural communities.
“For a few years, interurban railways, including the numerous manufacturers of cars and equipment, were the fifth-largest industry in North America. By 1930, most interurbans in North America were gone with a few surviving into the 1950s.
“Many interurbans did substantial freight business. During the 1920s freight revenue helped offset the loss of passenger business to automobiles. A typical interurban freight train consisted of a powered box motor pulling one to four freight cars.”
The Wattz & Voltz Interurban Railroad represents an interurban railroad where freight has become the primary traffic, with an occasional passenger service.
The railroad links the towns of Wattz, Ohmz, Ampz and Voltz. There is on-street running at all four towns. Up on the Hertz Plateau is a log camp, dry sort yard and saw mill. Wattz has a thriving industrial area, an interchange with a Class 1 railroad and a railroad barge ferry.
Freight movements include boxcar deliveries to the numerous factories and warehouses, log movements to the saw mill and the wood chips mill, wood chips to a paper and printing factory, and the delivery of coal and gasoline.
The layout uses the PBR procedural track, PBR textures, TurfFX grasses and SpeedTrees. The layout is fully seasonal, with season changes to the ground textures and trees. Included are 4 sessions, plus a 'free drive' session to learn the route.
A second version of the layout, "The Wattz & Voltz Railroad" which is setup without the overhead wires, is also included with a further 4 sessions, plus a free drive session to learn the route.
For further information about the layouts and sessions see my thread in the Trainz Payware Forum.
|Platforms Supported:||PC & MAC|