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#601 Post by Larry71490 » 24 May 2020 15:24

If Dodge and Liberal are mapped US50 and US54 are a must. 54 takes you to Tucumcari. I would also map 400 to Wichita from Liberal.

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#602 Post by flight50 » 24 May 2020 21:28

Trucker_Tommy wrote:
24 May 2020 15:19
@flight50 i think I’m getting myself confused with US highways and interstates. I know the US50 is in game but interstate 50 isn’t and think it should be because isn’t it the Interstate 50 which starts in Sacramento and not the US50.
Yes you're mixing the two up a tad. Its US-50 aka US Route 50, that starts in Sacramento and goes to Ocean City, Maryland. The white shields are the US highways. The SH are oval, square rectangles are normally FM roads. The blue shields are the Interstates, loops and spurs. The green shields are the business Interstates/roads. There is no I-50 though. For some reason, the US skipped it. There are articles out on it asking why there isn't one.

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#603 Post by rbsanford » 25 May 2020 00:44

IIRC, there's no I-50 because it might be confused with US 50.

Long answer: the east-west trending US highways are numbered from north to south, putting US 50 at about the middle. To avoid confusion between US and Interstate highways (so you don't have US 90 and I-90 running alongside each other), east-west trending Interstates are numbered from south to north. This would also end up with an I-50 running across the middle of the country, but since it would run alongside US 50, no highway was signed as such.
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Re: Colorado Discussion Thread

#604 Post by Trucker_Tommy » 25 May 2020 05:47

Thank you for the answers lads. I’ll google the difference between the both.

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#605 Post by fra_ba » 25 May 2020 11:04

flight50 wrote:
24 May 2020 14:51
@fra_ba I think you are meaning East of US-385? I'd agree. Dodge City could get mapped when Kansas comes. I think getting US-50 to extend to Dodge City is good enough. I also think US-54 comes from Tucumacari so US-56 and US-160 more than likely gets squeezed out considering everything tapers down towards Dodge City. But hopefully we get US-160 from US-64 in Arizona all the way to US-385.
No, I mean this section:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Trinida ... 083485!3e0
and this one:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Springf ... 872307!3e0
but as I said before there are some interesting points like this truckstop:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.3833279 ... 367,16.62z
and this rest area:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7614951 ... 617,15.82z
regarding depots there seems to be some wind farm in the area:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7152911 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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#606 Post by Shiva » 26 May 2020 17:26

fra_ba, those you linked? I wish for those too.
Farming and or livestock depots too.
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#607 Post by flight50 » 26 May 2020 18:19

@fra_ba. In your first link, we are saying the same thing. The highlighted road you marked stops US-160 at US-385. I was agreeing that East of US-385, US-160 may not come with Colorado.

Your windmill link is pretty much the area I mentioned here back on April 1st when that Colorado blog came out. The location I spoke of is a tad South of your location though. But in this post, I gave the location of Vestes Blades America which is also in Colorado. This is the plant that we'd need to make deliveries to wind farms. If you ask me, from that plant to the US-385 locations that we pointed out, that is the perfect distance for Special Transport wind farm components.

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#608 Post by fra_ba » 27 May 2020 08:27

flight50, oh! now I got it! about your ST suggestion, that is what I think and hope too! And about that Turbine Blade factory, I hope it comes under Greely as a marked town! Just checking your link, seems there is a glass bottle factory near that Blade one! that could come with Colorado too! there are just so many important industries in Colorado!

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#609 Post by flight50 » 27 May 2020 14:45

I agree on industries in Colorado. There are 3 new ones for sure on top of existing industries. 1) livestock/meat production/processing 2) wind farming and 3) gypsum. I think there are a few more but these are the main 3 I have been talking about. Farming and oil/gas should come over. Whatever else the devs researched, we will just have to see.

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Re: Colorado Discussion Thread

#610 Post by Xaagon » 27 May 2020 23:29

I thought gypsum was already in the game. I'm pretty sure I've hauled it from Coastline Mining before. Granted, that's a cargo not an industry, and Coastline Mining could probably use a competitor.

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