Yup... think more western than the Alleghenies and even the Ozarks... but not TOO far west.
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! Good job Doug! Did you dig the clues out of the paragraph I typed above? For all the others... here's the abundant clues I left in my closing paragraph above. (Clues are in uppercase.)
"There is a theme that runs CENTRAL throughout the entire concept, even though I've intentionally removed any CITY and location names by hiding the markers and photo-shopping out the lats/lons. I could probably end up talking until I'm BLACK in the face and you still won't be able to guess it. However, if you study the clues like a HAWK... it just may become CLEAR. If not, then I guess you're up a CREEK without a paddle!"
Clues in order as implanted:
Ain't I clever?
That was fun.
Now, as for the route...
You all know me by now: I have this "thang" for old time trains n' mountains. Some of my most favoritest mountains be the Rockies. And one of my most favoritest things among those Rockies was the narrow gauge lines that plied them.
SOOOO... I'm on a Colorado narrow gauge kick. Namely, a Colorado Central RR kick... and it's NOT MY FAULT.
It's Charlie and Jared's fault.
See the thread linked below to see where the blame lies. THEY were the ones that fanned the Colorado narrow gauge fires in me again..http://www.elvastowe...ma/page__st__90
As you will learn in the Elvas Tower thread above, I also have the Gunnison Line DEM'd and track is 100% complete from Cimarron to Montrose. It was that fool Blue Mesa Reservoir that really put the whammy on that route idea. (Never mentioned it here... mainly because the reservoir issues killed it dead.)
BUT... the above linked thread rekindled my desire to further one of my Colorado narrow gauge route projects, and the Colorado Central won out over the others.
So, for now... the Colorado Central it is!!
Hope to reach Central City soon... and once I do... it's time to tackle the city of Golden.
All fer now!