Phase One Progress
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Phase One Progress to December 2016
Five of the 7 return loop tracks were actually built in 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand, as part of the first Denver's Railroads layout. They have since been moved, first to Brisbane and now to Townsville in North Queensland, Australia and increased to the 7 tracks in today's layout.
Both Denver Union Station and Rio Grande's North Yard were also built as part of that first layout but have since had their tracks torn up and removed to make way for the new layout.
The Golden Branch (including the Coors Brewery) was built as a separate stand alone DC layout, based on the Argentine Central Railroad, while I lived in Brisbane. Since moving the layout to Townsville they have been incorporated into the larger DCC Denver's Railroads layout and the Argentine Central branch has been altered and re-positioned as the D&RGW Aspen Branch.