The Alphabet Route

Lehigh & Hudson River Railway


Microsoft Train Simulator


ROUTE LOCATION

The route is located at train-sim.com.

ROUTE INSTALLATION

It is not possible to provide a direct link to the file library at train-sim.com. The file library is free, but does require each user to create a user name and password. To access the route, from the main web page at train-sim.com choose the file library link found at the top of the web page. For users not already registered, follow the on screen instructions for registration. Once logged into the file library, choose "Search File Libraries". On the next page under the "Search only file section:" choose "MSTS Routes" from the drop down list box. In the "Search for text" edit box type "L&HR" without the double quotes, then select the Start Search button. The search engine will then list the 6 zip files that the end user will need to download to their personal computer. I'm attaching the routes installation instructions to this email. The end user will also have to download and install xtracks.zip and newroads.zip, both also found in the file library at train.sim.com before using this route. There is also a activity 6 pack in the file library named lhrv46pk-1.zip that has been created for the route. The activity pack does require several downloaded and it does contain a list of engines and rolling stock required. I also would like to mention that train-sim.com contains many helpful forums for installing and troubleshooting MSTS routes, rolling stock etc.

ROUTE INFORMATION

The first route is a 1940's version of the route before the railroad replaced the semaphore signals with color light signals.  The route runs from the NYNH&H yard at Maybrook NY to the PRR's Martins Creek yard at Brainards, NJ. The railroad consist of single track with passing sidings. There are 5 active online interchanges:   New York, New Haven & Hartford RR, Maybrook NY. New York Ontario & Western RR, Burnside, NY. Erie RR, Greycourt, NY. New York Susquehanna & Western, Sparta Jct, NJ Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, Port Morris, NJ via trackage rights over the DL&W's Sussex branch.   The major yard, engine house and fueling facilities for the L&HR are located at Warwick NY.

File List ====== 1940_lhr.zip 1940lhr5.zip 1940lhr6.zip 1940lhr7.zip    

The second route is a 1968 version of the L&HR and reflects all of the changes that have taken place since 1940. Some of the changes are, the semaphore signals have been replaced with color searchlight signals, a number of passenger stations along the route have been closed and removed, the Sussex branch has been singled tracked, the Erie's Montgomery branch has been removed South of Campbell Hall, NY and the NYO&W has been removed.   The route runs from the NYNH&H yard at Maybrook NY to the PRR's Martins Creek yard at Brainards, NJ. The railroad consist of single track with passing sidings. There are 4 active online interchanges:   New York, New Haven & Hartford RR, Maybrook NY. Erie RR, Greycourt, NY. New York Susquehanna & Western, Sparta Jct, NJ. Erie Lackawanna, Port Morris, NJ via trackage rights over the EL's Sussex branch .   The major yard, engine house and fueling facilities for the L&HR are located at Warwick NY.

File List ====== lhr40.zip lhr40a.zip lhr40a-1.zip  

INSTALLATION INFORMATION

Installation instructions can be found with the files in the train-sim.com library.



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