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The Sherwood- D.C. Railway is Underway!

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_marsh_

**HELP**

Sorry I havent updated recently, but I have been addictit to Modern Warfare 2 (so much fun!) Anyway.... when I open cities in my region, after playing for a bit, the whole game will crash back to the desktop. And the bigger that the city open is, the faster the game will crash.
For ex... a new city I just started in rual contryside, will take about 5 min. before it will crash. However Central Baltimore will take about 5 sec. after I open the city. Any Ideas???

_marsh_

Carpithian

                                        Carpithian

The town of Carpithian is located in what is considered, North Estern Baltimore.

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Carpithian is a quaint little town, however, it has the largest downtown out of any other city in the Baltimore region.

( aside from Central Baltimore of corse 21.gif)

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Mosaic Time!

(the words in the pic. pretty much explain it2.gif)

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-The REAL location of the Carpithian Lighthouse.-

I placed in that location so the Mosaic could look nicer3.gif

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However it does look much better on Bean Point.10.gif

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And just for an extra pic, the south-eastern end of the town.

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Thats All For Today!

Don't Forget to Comment!

_marsh_

                                               Baltimore Railways

Baltimore Railways is continuing on, this time, it is building its Turraunt stop, then to be countinued on to D.C.!

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Turraunt County is system of 3 towns, consisting of North, South, and Central Turraunt, with S. Turraunt being the smallest, and Central Turraunt the largest. All of which border the Sherwood Sate Forest and are slightly South of the town of Sherwood.

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Central Turraunt is a bustling comunity, with a Downtown consisting of 3 stores, and a small reginal bus station. However, Turraunt

will grow more, due to the fact that it is another location for one of the stops on the Sherwood-D.C. Railways!

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The site for the station was chosen, a small plot of land beetween Herys and Donalds Farms. However, the station site was to be built on top of the Jhonsons and the Vladamiers homes, who had 1 month to move out.15.gif

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The homes were buldozed, a station built, trees cleared,and the route layed.

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More trees were cleared and more track layed.

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The rail continued through the Sherwood State Forest, which was allowed to be built so that overpriced Dinner Trains could run beetween

Sherwood, Topaz, and Turraunt.

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After the line was completed, buisness in Turraunt rose. A few houses were built next to the station, and some more shops were built including,

Batteries That Don't Work R*US

Kevins Krappy Kassets, and

Toms Overpriced Souviners

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And along the previously "undeveloped" peninsula, a small comunity set up. The Jhonsons and the Vladimeirs were also givin new

homes here.9.gif

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Hopfuly the new station will lead to more development in the future!18.gif

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Blue: Completed Track

Green: Track Under Construction

Red: Future Construction/ Rout Not Planned Out Yet.

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Untill Next Time!

_marsh_



The Sherwood-D.C. Rail has progressed further. The Topaz stop is now under construction and should be operational within 2 weeks.Folks will be able to travel from Sherwood to Topaz, make a slight increase in buissness for the small towns.

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Topaz is a very small town, close to Sherwood, and also bordering the Sherwood State Forest. Currently the only buisnes in Topaz
is Quintuple A, ( Alvans Awesome Ass Auto Apliances) and it turns in a good profit.

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Part of the Sherwood-D.C. Rail through Topaz is currently complete. The rail cuts through some small farms then goes over a
small stream.

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It then starts to go through the Sherwood Forest. This is currently the completed segment, and will go to the nerby town of
Turraunt, then eventualy on to D.C.

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But as we spoke the Topaz Station was being constructed and the tracks bieing layed. The spot for the station that was chosen
was on the edge of the amall town, and also at the buisiest intersection, which would make it easier for "out of town" sims to find it.

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Finaly the station was completed, and with it came more buissnes for Topaz. Joeys Used Cars and Jordesons muffelers were built next
to the new station.(looks like Quintuple A has some compitition 6.gif) A regional bus stop was also built to provide easy transport from
town to towm.

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The rail spur was then connected to the main line at an intersection near Wallies old farm.

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Hopefully this will make Topaz grow even more!

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Thanks For All Ur Comments!

Untill Next Time!

 

 

 

 

_marsh_


(First I wan't to ask, can anybody make a "Baltimore Railways" image for me? It would help alot since I don't know how to make that stuff.)


                                                       Sherwood to D.C.

The region of Baltimore has great ambitions, currently, it is Baltimore Railways, the only rail company in the Baltimore Region. Currently it has a plan to connect the town of Sherwood, (including a few other towns on the Sherwood Peninsula) to the United States capitol of Washington D.C.this would in-turn, create huge opritunities for Sherwood, and also Central Baltimore across the Bay.

Currently, the plans for the railway.

Red represents the main line,while yellow represents "spurs" to the naboring towns.

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The rail line was voted to start in Sherwood. It has grown alot for such a short time, or perhapes it just "looks" like it grew alot, due to the fact that the city has to grow "around" the Sherwood State forest nerby.

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Developers found the perfect spot to build the line, a small ridge that cuts through the town, probably caused by an earthquake thousands of years ago, that houses were never built on, because they had a steep grade. However, it did create a nice "natural park" through the town.

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A spot for the station was also chosen, close to the pontoon so folks can esily get to Central Baltimore.

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First the trees were cut down and a station was constructed.

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Next a "path" for the rail was built and the station was completed.

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Finaly the line was built,

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Through the outer "suburbs" of town.

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It curved around the farm to another road crossing in an outer suburb.

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"Cut" through a small hill by the suburb.
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And finaly went on to the nerby town of Topaz.

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Hopefully the railroad will make Sherwood and Baltimore develope even more!

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Blue- Phase 1- complete
Yellow- Phase 2- incomplete
Red-Phase 3- incomplete


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Thats all for today!
Untill next time!



_marsh_

**TEASER**

I hav'nt updated in a while since i hav'nt had the chance, so for now, a few region shots,

also.....

Baltimores pop. has hit 39,551 !

Central Baltimores pop. 19,736!

Central Baltimore,

(sorry for the fact that there are no buildings, i just noticed it now(im not very observant))

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The Central Region

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Full region veiw.

(does anybody know ho to get it so you have a HUGE image?)

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UPDATE COMING SOON!

_marsh_

Due to the jobs created by Koff Lumber and also the new water tower, Central Baltimore has grown alot since you saw it last,

in fact it almost doubled in size! 10.gif

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Penn station, partly the reason for all the growth. It provides an cheap alternative to driving all the way to Koff, and also is much faster.

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The school has more students then ever, and has also recently added a new feild for sports.

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A Farmers market was recently built, offering fruits and vegtables for all ages! And to your far left, you can see that the city is starting

to build up, with Baltimores tallest building at a whopping 3 stories!3.gif

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Poor Richards Petting Zoo is dooing better then ever! Poor Richard is no longer poor, and infact is looking into bigger

buissness opritunities!

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Thanx For All Your Support!

Untill Next Time!

_marsh_

To Your Axes!

Well, the bill for the logging was passed. Its been about 2 months now, and phase 1 of the logging is complete.

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The logging is in full swing and does not look like stopping.

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The logs are all piled next to the station for easy shipment.

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Or they are brought to the newly constructed South Koff Sawmill, to be shipped out. A new train station has also been constructed to
allow easy acsess for workers.

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Hope you all enjoyed!

 

_marsh_

To Chop, Or Not To Chop?

Koff Lumber Co. , the largest company and overall Job maker in all of Baltimore. It is pretty much.... no... it IS the driving force 

behind the growth of Baltimore. The reason I am telling you this, well it's true, and also, there is a new bill out in the Baltimore 

region, and everything following this is it. The Co. is sending out to all citezens of Baltimore(you) since they have the majority of t

he voting power.......

                                                                             Koff Lumber Co. Bill

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                Dear sir or mad'em of Baltimore,

      Koff Lumber Co., the driving force behind Baltimore, and also the largest orginization there. Recently we have constructed

the largest spur off the Baltimore Rail Line,

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( The "Koff Spur" through "North Baltimore Forest")

And also have created jobs for over HALF the population of Central Baltimore with our fine Lumber Company, which, may

we add, have the finest working conditions in all of the Baltimore region,

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(The "South Koff" Lumber Yard)

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(Workers in the "South Koff" operation)

     So today, we are asking you to vote FOR this bill. The bill gives "Koff Lumber" the go-ahead for phases 1 & 2 of

our operation at "South Koff" Lumber yards. (not to be confused with our much lager, "Koff" operation to the north)

This, in-turn, would creat 2-times as many jobs as there currently are, and also make a slight "boom" for Baltimores economy, and any animals in the area, would safely and humanely be removed from the area.However, if this bill does'nt get passed, it WOULD save the animals habitat, but, since there would be no more trees to cut down, the economy would suffer, people would stop imigrating to Baltimore, and Baltimore would no grow any more.

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( The areas under reveiw)

So, when in the voting booth on Febuary 5th, vot IN-FAVOR of this bill, (Proposition 81-256)

                                                                                                                               Sincerly, South Koff Logging Co.

_marsh_

Sherwood

Tody lets take a look across the bay from Baltimore, Let's look at Sherwood.

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Sherwood is alot wealthier than other cities in the reigion, however it dosnt look it.

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Its wealth is from Clams. Clams have been being dug for quite some time now, and is bringing in a good profit for the city.

These muddy beaches the some of the only areas in the reigion that are desirble for clams.

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Since Sherewood is isolated from most other areas in the reigion, the only way out is by this small ferry pontoon.

(This is also the only way the clams can be shipped out.)

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Sherwood is also home to the regions one & only millionair, who is also the mayor of Sherwood, suspicious???.... naaaa.........

He is also currently being accuesd of stealing city funds.... hmmm....

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Here you see the nices houses in the region. (As voted by the Baltimore Times) They have a beautiful veiw of the only freshwater

lake near Sherwood.

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Sherwood is also home to Baltimore's first Protected Land Reserve, Sherwood State Forest. Here you see the Ranger Station

Set up on the edge of it. (sorry bou't the menue)

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Until Next Time

_marsh_

Turn On The Water!

Baltimore is growing, and so are demands. Water being one of them.

This is Baltimore.... see the problem?

Well you should'nt. To see the problem we have to go past that,

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Here it is! There is no water and there are over 4000 people in the city!

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A Well was soon built, along with a water tower directly above it, to store the water for future use.

The site that was chosen was the edge of a farm near the new school. It was the perfect spot, due to the proximity to the school

(which needs it most) and also its the relitive center of the city. 

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However, not everyone got running water. Baltimore needed it most, and the growing town to the slight east, just had to wait.

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Thanks Everyone!

Untill Next Time!

_marsh_

Baltimore Beginnings

Baltimore is already a booming tow in the small time it' been "alive" but is slowly but shurly growing, and as some news reporters say,

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Baltimore Today

V                         V

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Baltimore is very small, but is in fact the largest city..... i mean town..... in the region, however it is growing rapidly, and already has its first school. (Even  Though it's only a small 5 room school hose)

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All the residents are still quite poor, and the farms are slowly getting overtaken by the rapid housing growth.

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A popular atracction in Baltimore is Poor Richards Petting Zoo, which was set up to entertain the young children in the city

and makes them quite happy. The parents also enjoy it.

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A small area north of the town has had expanseve industrial growth. Mostly due to the new rail that was built through the

small town, making buisness explode.(sorry for grid)

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The rail had to cut its way through alot of farms though.

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And a small "sattilite" town northeast of Baltimore.

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Thats all for today!

Questions? 42.gif

Coments? 49.gif

Hatful Messagges for me "Throwing Away" Tropicana?  26.gif

_marsh_

After the loss of Tropicana I was devestated, but now my computer is fixed. However I have decided to go in a different direction with my CJ, a Natrual Growth city, like CSGdesign's NATRUAL GROWTH. I know its not going to be as impressive as Tropicana, but i just feel like take a different approch. So yea.

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Downtown Time Line

This spot will contain pics from central Baltimore, and will be updated regulary.

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(sorry for no bulds.)^^^^^^^^^^
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The Modds/ Downloads I've been Using

Auckland Water Texture

Olympic Coast Tree Controller

Rual Veriety Pack
(A bunch of different farm lots to "mix things up" a bit)
CSGdesign's Basic Ferry Pontoon 
( A smaller alternative to the large ferry station, mostly for smaller towns.)
Sam, Street Add-on Mod
(Replaces specific streets with dirt, brick, asphalt, gravel, parking,)
Functional Landmarks
(Gives landmarks jobs)
Bridge Height Mod
(When you creat a bridge it is level with the land you draged it at)
Stage Limits Mod
(Res. Skyscrapers apear later and Com. Skyscrapers apear earlier)
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Now.... Current Reginol Veiw! , will be updated regulary! (sorry for unopened cities34.gif)

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