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Camden Route Data
BVE FAN

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The Camden Line, NSW, Australia, circa 1963
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Route by Paul Woozley, Australia (Copyright on all original work).

Most of the objects, artwork, and sound are my own work.

I hope you enjoy this route.

You may use, modify or distribute my objects, artwork and sound.

I only ask that you do not claim the credit for my work.

Some textures were obtained from the internet and are believed to be public domain. Some objects were modified or based on the work of others. I give credit especially to Mr Gaku, as several objects were based on his ideas.

Credits: Mr Mackoy, Mr Gaku, and my Wife for her endless patience. Thanks also to Vern & Barney for their good work. Also John Oakes Book and Rollingstock Videos.

Route Notes:
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You may need a fairly fast computer to get a decent frame rate.

This route works best with my 30 Class steam loco. Others may not handle the steep grades :-)

The 'rollercoaster' Campbelltown to Camden route is a long closed line that had the steepest adhesion grade in Australia. Often trains would have multiple attempts at climbing the hills. The train crew (3) sometimes outnumbered the passengers. The curves were very tight in places (5 chains).

The train stopped only at Narrellan and the terminals on a schedule. The other stops were on the demand of passengers. This route simulation stops at all stations. The schedule is based on the real one, although I have not included the 10 minute wait at Narellan.

You will find stopping at some stations tricky, eg Maryfields needs power almost until the stop point. Others need careful brake work.

Landmarks
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Maryfields - platform serving a Franciscan Monastery.

Kenny hill - platform named after a local Doctor circa 1834

Sydney Water supply channel crossing - 60 km long, gravity flow

Curran's Hill - platform named after an early settler

Narellan - Station, Coal Loader and goods yard

Grahams Hill - halt named after local resident

Kirkham - halt boasted a milk shelter

Elderslie - another halt

Nepean River - bridge crosses

Camden - Dairy Farmers Milk Siding, Goods shed, and station

Statistics
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Campbelltown is 67 km South of Sydney, elev 213 ft

Camden is 12.6 km from Campbelltown (along the line), elev 222 ft

Steepest Grade 1-in-19

Sharpest Curve 5 chains (1 chain = 66ft radius)

Highest Point 450 ft approx

Opened 1882 (tramline)

Closed 1963 (1962 last passenger revenue run)