I think we have stalled a bit on completing the rail system. I know I have, one of the problems being that resource donations kind of dried up, so any builder needs to gather supplies too. I'm feeling a bit energized again and thought of doing some more. We need an updated to do list. I'll start, can others add to it and let's see if we can knock some of them out?
Update: Below is a verified list of things to do and who is doing them
UPDATE: All major work done. Rail system fully functional.
DONE: ENE-FNE -
needs bridge or supports over water. Track lighting in this section also needs completed, supports needed for northern half of line.
DONE: WNW-FNW - i
nstall track lighting. (IMO overhanging trees need to be cleared from the line to finish mob proofing)
DONE: FNW Station -
needs redstone installed. Has been dug out for redstone.
FW Station - low on minecarts
FW-W line, light level falls to 5 just before going down into station, x=-2134, met a zombie there. A glowstone or two here would be good.
DONE: WNW Station -
needs redstone installed, has been dug out.
FS-SSW line - the World's Longest Covered Bridge has dubious (i.e., none) supports. Perhaps the builder used high strength steel. At any rate, I think it violates the mandate of no unsupported structures on the railway. This is offered as my opinion only. Not a dictate for action.
SSE Station - Redstone access pretty hard to spot since the doors are the same sandstone. If you don't happen to spot the sign you'll never find it. If I had the mats I would have added some more signs to it - players need to be able to easily find it to get a cart for example if things go wrong.
S-SW line has torch lighting. Is that the final intention or temporary until glowstone could be added?
Central-E line - there is an illegal connection at x=1338. Connections to the rail lines are to be at stations only. qwox, is this your doing?
FE-ENE line, first tunnel after leaving FE station, mobs are able to drop down and get on track at right side of tunnel, a creeper came down to greet me there. More fencing? x4001, z-290
NNW-FN - torches have been placed between each flowstone light, probably rightly so - someone figuredd out that with the light spacing as it is the light level falls low enough for mob spawning. Should we just put glowstone near where the iron supports are for all the lines?