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The '''House Hold Rail Road''' is a [[w:Commuter rail|commuter rail]] service between Cribston and Èadalqa. The HHRR main line has three stations: [[Èadalqa station|Èadalqa]], [[Monmouth station|Monmouth]], [[Parliament Hill station|Parliament Hill]]. House Hold Rail Road uses Bachmann's EZ Track. The operation will cover 50 feet of rail line. The project is a joint venture between the regions of [[Satago]] and [[Saytók]] with support from the federal government as well. The service launched on 9 October 2021.
[[File:Amtrak P42 -85.png|thumb|The view of a House Hold Rail Road P42 Locomotive from the lower level of a bilevel coach on one of House Hold Rail Road's demonstrator trains.]]
 
==Service==
Most weekday HHRR trains run local eastbound from Èadalqa to Parliament Hill in the early afternoon, with some connecting northbound bus service. This traffic pattern is reversed in the evening rush.
[[File:HHRR P42 in the yard.png|left|thumb|235x235px|A House Hold Rail Road test train at Èadalqa station, the western terminus of the line, with former Amtrak [[w:P42DC|P42DC]] {{Abbr|No.|Number}} 203 leading]]
Most weekend HHRR trains also run local eastbound in the morning, then express in the afternoon, stopping only at Èadalqa and Parliament Hill. Westbound service is reversed. This is because Monmouth only has a platform on the eastbound track, and thus switching is needed to platform a westbound train.
 
About 2/3rd of HHRR trains stop at Monmouth. After 6pm on Weekdays, 8pm on Saturdays, and 11:30am on Sundays HHRR operates all trains on track 1 thus allowing all train to stop at Monmouth, however this results in trains running every half hour instead of every 15 minutes. Trailblazer Buses except HHRR tickets for it's service to Cribston. These joint Trailblazer-HHRR tickets must be purchased at a ticket office in either Parliament Hill or Èadalqa.
 
Almost everyone who travels past Parliament Hill is going for non-work related reasons. A small number of those who use the bus connections are [[w:Extreme commuting|extreme commuters]] who live in the southern part of the country in Bismarck or New Denmark.
 
Although HHRR is largely privately funded, it is operated by the House Hold government. A September 2021 estimate that HHRR was near 50% privately funded.
 
During the 2022 election House Hold Rail Road will operate the special "Rails to the Polls" service. Candidates and party representatives will be on board train and riders can ask questions. The final stop on the train will be the national early voting center at Parliament Hill.
[[File:Former Amtrak F40PH -243 pushing train -1732.png|thumb|220x220px|Former Amtrak F40PH #243 pushing train #1732|alt=]]
 
===Parliament Hill Lines===
<br />[[Monmouth Line]] - Main Line (service to [[Cribston station|Cribston]] starting November, 2021) - Opened October 2021
 
[[Brunswick Line]] ([[Parliament Hill station|Parliament Hill]] or [[Monmouth station|Monmouth]] to [[Brunswick station|Brunswick]]) - Opening December 2021
 
[[DT Express]] ([[Èadalqa station|Èadalqa]] to [[Salem station|Salem]]) - Opening March 2022
 
[[Salem Line]] ([[Parliament Hill station|Parliament Hill]] or [[Cribston station|Cribston]] to [[West Salem station|West Salem]]) - Opening Opening March 2022
 
[[Suffolk Line]] ([[Parliament Hill station|Parliament Hill]] to [[Pelham station|Pelham]] or [[Fleetwood station|Fleetwood]]) - Opening July 2022
 
[[Nespresso Line]] ([[Parliament Hill station|Parliament Hill]] to [[Westport station|Westport]]) - Opening date unknown
 
===Èadalqa Lines===
[[Wagga Line]] ([[Èadalqa station|Èadalqa]] to [[Wagga station|Wagga]]) - Opening November 2021
 
===Fishing Trail Lines===
[[Fox Valley Line]] (Fox Valley to [[Clinton station (Fishing Trail)|Clinton]]) - Opening December 2021
 
==Service history==
 
===Previous service===
[[File:Metro North M7.png|left|thumb|220x220px|Wooden M7s made up the backbone of the original House Hold Rail Road service from 2010-2014]]
In July 2010 House Hold Rail Road start operation as the [[Kingdom of House Hold]]'s national rail service. Train service stated with the opening of the Southern Line between 1st Street and Grand Central. The line used Metro North and Long Island Rail Road colored [[w:Bombardier Transportation|Bombardier]] [[w:M7 (railcar)|M7]]<nowiki/>s. The service proved very successful, blowing past ridership estimates and ending the year with a total of 98 riders.
 
In February of 2011 two new lines opened, the Hall Line running from North Hall to Grand Central, and the Cribston Line running from Northport to Grand Central. The Hall Line was used manly be commuter and the Cribston Line was mainly used by cross-country travelers. Both lines helped House Hold Rail Road end the year with a total of 145 riders, an increase of 48.0%, however the two new lines did not meet expectations and were many subsidized by the Southern Line.
 
2012 saw a huge year for House Hold Rail Road, the railroad ended the year with 309 riders, up 113.1% and exceeded expectations. All three lines were profitable in 2012.
 
In July 2013 House Hold Rail Road opened the new 2nd Ave Line. The line ran from East Library to Grand Central. This helped fuel an 125.6% growth in ridership and helped House Hold Rail Road end the year with 697 riders. Ridership was up 711.2% from the opening in 2010.
 
In January studies were underway for the creation of a new line. In February, HHRR's ridership was at nearly 10 each weekday and continued to grow. Up to 35 trains ran a day up and down HHRR's 4 Lines. The giant decline in ridership started in August 2014 just one month after House Hold Rail Road's best month on record. In November House Hold Rail Road saw a 80% cut in it's budget and closed the Hall and Cribston Lines. After a rise in ridership early 2015 ridership plummeted in early 2015 and the 2nd Ave Line closed in March. By April 2015 the final line, the Southern Line closed as well.
 
===Plans to revive service===
In the summer of 2018 several House Holdian politicians floated the idea of bring back HHRR service the House Hold's largest city at the time, [[Bunn]]. Test trains were run but passenger service never started.
 
===Original Plans===
On 22 June 2022 House Hold [[Prime Minister of House Hold|Prime Minister]] [[Enia Hyena]] announced that House Hold Rail Road would be reopening with fully electric HO scale model trains. The planned called for 10 daily round trips between Parliament Hill and Htols. A draft plan was announced in late July 2021 trains were to operate in 3 lines, the Èadalqa Line, Cribston Line, and Brunswick Line. Service was original scheduled to start on 18 September 2021 but due to a shortage in passenger coaches, track, and a still under work schedule on 1 September 2021 the opening date was pushed back to October 9th. The final plan was announced on 22 September 2021. The final planned merged the Èadalqa and Cribston Lines into the Main Line or Monmouth Line. The Brunswick Line was renamed to the Brunswick Branch and service to Brentwood was canceled.
 
===Test and Demonstrator service===
[[File:Ex-Amtrak P40DC -110 to New London, CT at New Haven Union Station.png|left|thumb|A test rush-hour House Hold Rail Road train at Èadalqa in August 2021.]]
The first test on the House Hold Rail Road Main Line took place on 21 September 2021. At that point trains had been undergoing test for nearly two months all over small sections of HHRR's track. The tests showed all trains were ready for commuter service. On 22 September 2022 trains started following the official schedule, these tests have show that the equipment can keep up with demand and the schedule.
 
In September 2021, Prime Minister Hyena signed a bill ordering various studies, including one that analyzed extending service to Cribston as had been originally planned. Before the study was completed, HHRR announced service to Cribston would start in 2022. Starting in February 2022, four round trips per weekday will be extended to Cribston.
 
===Former Lines===
 
*The 2nd Ave Line ran from East Library to Grand Central.
*The Southern Line ran from 1st Street to Grand Central.
*The Hall Line ran from North Hall to Grand Central.
*The Cribston Line ran from Northport to Grand Central.
 
===Current plan===
The HHRR plan includes new [[w:Double-track railway|double track]] totaling 30 feet of the line. One [[w:Interlocking|interlocking]] will be built in 2022.
 
On 9 October 2021 when HHRR service begins, the number of trains on the main line will be 21 daily trips between Èadalqa and Parliament Hill. There will be 10 buses providing continuing service to Cribston. Service will be expanded to 30 daily trips when all the planned improvements are completed.
 
===Construction===
[[File:CDOT Guilford Station.png|thumb|[[w:Guilford station|Guilford Train Station]] in Guilford, Connecticut was the design plan used for [[Monmouth station]] in Satago]]
Track will be laid between in 4 sections. Redlands and Satago will have small sections with a 3rd track as well.
{| class="wikitable"
|+2nd Track
!Date
!Location
!Ordered
!Direction
!Status
!Notes
|-
|Late September 2021
|Èadalqa - Monmouth
| rowspan="2" |Yes
| rowspan="3" |Eastbound
| rowspan="2" |Complete
|3rd tracks for Èadalqa and Monmouth stations in 2022
|-
|Early October 2021
|Monmouth - Parliament Hill
| rowspan="2" |For use of second platform at Parliament Hill
|-
|Spring 2022
|Just North of Parliament Hill
| rowspan="2" |No
| rowspan="2" |Not Complete
|-
|Summer 2022
|Brunswick Station
|Westbound
|
|}
 
==Operation==
HHRR will provide 21 commuter trains on weekdays. 5 of these will be express and will not stop at Monmouth, with the remaining 16 continuing stopping at Monmouth. Additionally, Bus service will be added with 10 buses to and from Cribston. The Brunswick Branch will have 6 round trips a day on weekdays. Service on the Brunswick Branch will start in February 2022.
 
==Future Plans==
House Hold Rail Road has plans to make several new lines as well as new bus connections under the [[HH Transit]] name.
 
===Wagga Line===
The '''Wagga Line''' is a planned line in [[w:Commuter rail|commuter rail]] line in the [[Kingdom of House Hold]]. Its western terminus will be at [[Èadalqa station|Èadalqa]]. Its eastern terminus would be at [[Wagga railway station|Wagga station]]. The House Hold government estimated the cost at $100.00 USD including more coaches and locomotives needed for the line and hopes to complete the project by Late-2021. House Hold Rail Road intends to use Ex-Amtrak [[w:F40PH|F40PH]]<nowiki/>s on the line along with Ex-Metra [[w:Pullman Gallery Car|Bi-Level]].
 
===Salem Line===
The '''Salem Line''' is a planned line in [[w:Commuter rail|commuter rail]] line in the [[Kingdom of House Hold]]. Its western terminus will be at [[West Salem station|West Salem]]. Its southern terminus would be at [[Cribston station]] on the Monmouth Line. The House Hold government estimated the cost at $250.00 USD including more coaches and locomotives needed for the line and hopes to complete the project by Mid-2022. House Hold Rail Road intends to use [[w:GE Genesis#P42DC|GE Genesis P42DC]]<nowiki/>s on the line along with Ex-CDOT Comet Cars.
 
===Suffolk Line===
The Suffolk Line is a proposed [[w:Commuter rail|commuter rail]] line in the [[Kingdom of House Hold]]. The line would operate as a shuttle between Parliament Hill and Pelham.
 
===Monmouth Line===
The House Hold Rail Road Main Line will be renamed Monmouth Line once the Salem Line opens in 2022. Before then, the line will be extended to Cribston.
 
====Brunswick Branch====
The Brunswick Brach, formerly named the Brunswick Line will be a shuttle train between Monmouth and Brunswick stations.
 
===Fox Valley===
Fishing Trail is House Hold's closes allied nation. HHRR runs services in Northern Fishing Trail on weekends. The line makes three stops, Fox Valley, Westly, and Clinton. The Line is called the [[Fox Valley Line]].
 
===Ridership statistics===
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|2010|98|2011|145|2012|309|2013|697|2014|1418|2015|38|2016|0|||2018|0|2019|0|2020|0|2021|N/A||||||||||}}<br />
==Rolling stock==
[[File:A Kato HO-Scale test train departs Èadalqa.png|left|thumb|220x220px|A typical House Hold Rail Road train with a [[w:F40PH|F40PH]] and two [[w:Pullman Gallery Car|Pullman Bi-Level Coaches]] at Èadalqa in September 2021]]
In contrast to the wooden toy trains of the past, all modern HHRR trains are ho scale model train diesel [[w:Push-pull train|push-pull trains]].
 
On 20 June 2021 HHRR ordered an Acela train set. The set Included two power cars and 3 coaches.
 
HHRR purchased Amtrak P42DC #203 in July 2021. In Mid-July, HHRR purchased 3 [[w:Pullman Gallery Car|Pullman Bi-Level Coaches]] from the Chicago Commuter Rail [[w:Metra|Metra]]. HHRR acquired an additional GE P42DC locomotive from Amtrak in late July 2021.
 
In August 2021, HHRR purchased 6 [[w:Bombardier Transportation|Bombardier]] [[w:Shoreliner|Shoreliner III]] coaches. These are scheduled to arrive in January 2022.
 
In September, HHRR took delivery of one F59PHI diesel locomotive. HHRR purchased two Ex-Amtrak F40PHs in September 2021. HHRR acquired 3 more coaches in September 2021
 
Once service starts on the Brunswick Line F59PHI #84 and the two P42s will provide most of the service.
 
HHRR intends to use the EX-Amtrak P42s for service to Cribston
 
HHRR plans call for one Acela set and two diesel locomotives to be used on the Salem Line. Limited direct service from Parliament Hill to Salem may be added once the line is completed. The line is expected to be completed in 2022.
[[File:Ex-Amtrak now CDOT P40DC -833.png|thumb|Just like [[w:CT rail|CT rail]]'s [[w:Hartford Line|Hartford Line]], House Hold Rail Road intends to purchase several EX-[[w:MBTA|MBTA]] MBB coaches and repaint them in the CT rail paint scheme.]]
 
===Roster===
{| class="wikitable"
!Builder
!Model
!Photo
!Active
!Road numbers
!Year Acquired
!Notes
|-
! colspan="7" |Locomotives
|-
|[[w:GE Transportation Systems|GE]]
|[[w:GE Genesis#P42DC|P42DC]]
|[[File:Former Amtrak, now CDOT GE Genesis.png|alt=|125x125px]]
|2
|19, 203
| rowspan="4" |2021
|
*All are ex-[[w:Amtrak|Amtrak]] units. 19 and 203 were build by KATO in 2021.
*Mainly used for express service
|-
|[[w:GE Transportation Systems|GE]]
|[[w:GE Evolution Series|ES44AC]]
|[[File:CSX Locomotive.png|alt=|125x125px]]
|1
|5391
|Used for both track work and passenger service. For service to Parliament Hill only.
|-
|[[w:Electro-Motive Diesel|EMD]]
|[[w:EMD F59PHI|F59PHI]]
|
|1
|84
|2 more planned for revenue service
|-
|[[w:Electro-Motive Diesel|EMD]]
|[[w:F40PH|F40PH]]
|
|2
|243, 268
|
*Plows removed
*Mainly used for local service
|-
! colspan="7" |Coaches
|-
|[[w:Pullman Company|Pullman]]
|[[w:Pullman Gallery Car|Bi-Level]]
|[[File:First cab car purchased by House Hold Rail Road.png|alt=|125x125px]]
|9
|
*8730-8733 (cab cars)
*7780-7784 (coach cars)
| rowspan="2" |2021
|
*4 Cab Cars
*Being rebuilt since July 2021, to be renumbered as 1701–1703 and 1730-1732.
*Possibly for up to 6 more in the future, 2 Cabs
|-
|[[w:Budd|Budd]]
|[[w:Amfleet I Coach|Amfleet I]]
|[[File:Amfleet VI.png|alt=|125x125px]]
|1
|81527
|
|-
! colspan="7" |Trainsets
|-
|[[w:Bombardier Transportation|Bombardier]]
[[w:Alstom|Alstom]]
|Acela
|[[File:Amtrak Acela.png|alt=|125x125px]]
|5
|2006, 2037
|2021
|
*3 Coaches and 2 Locomotives
*For future Salem electrification
|}
 
===Order Rolling Stock===
{| class="wikitable"
!Builder and model
!Photo
!Expected Arrival Date
!Fleet numbers
!Order fleet
!Notes
|-
! colspan="6" |Coaches
|-
|Comet Car
|[[File:CDOT Comet Car.png|alt=|125x125px]]
|Early January 2022
|
*6201, 6203 (cab cars, odd numbers only)
*6258, 6260, 6264, 6266 (coach cars, even numbers only)
|6
|Order on August 13th, 2 Cab Cars - More very likely in 2022. Future Cars may be operated HHRR's Fishing Trail Service.
|}
 
==Station stops==
Limited service is available to Monmouth.
 
===Monmouth Line===
{| class="wikitable"
!Feetpost
!Region
!Borough
!Station
!Connections (Future)
!Notes
|-
|0
|[[Bismarck (House Hold)|BM]]
|Salem
|[[Cribston station|Cribston]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Salem Line]]
|Service starting 2022
|-
|10
| rowspan="2" |[[Satago|SA]]
| rowspan="2" |[[Satago]]
|[[Parliament Hill station|Parliament Hill]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Brunswick Branch]], [[Salem Line]], [[Suffolk Line]], DT Express
'''SAR:''' [[A (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|A]], [[E (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|E]]
|
|-
|22
|[[Monmouth station|Monmouth]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Brunswick Branch]], [[Salem Line]]
'''SAR:''' [[A (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|A]], [[E (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|E]]
|
|-
|30
| rowspan="2" |[[Saytók|ST]]
| rowspan="2" |[[Èadalqa Borough, Saytók|Èadalqa]]
|[[Glasstown station|Glasstown]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Brunswick Branch]], [[Salem Line]]
'''SAR:''' [[A (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|A]], [[E (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|E]]
|Service starting 2022
|-
|37
|[[Èadalqa station|Èadalqa]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Wagga Line]], DT Express
|
|}
 
===Brunswick Line===
{| class="wikitable"
!Feetpost
!Region
!Borough
!Station
!Connections
!Notes
|-
|0
| rowspan="2" |[[Satago|SA]]
| rowspan="2" |[[Satago]]
|[[Parliament Hill station|Parliament Hill]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Monmouth Line]], [[Salem Line]], [[Suffolk Line]], DT Express
'''SAR:''' [[A (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|A]], [[E (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|E]]
|Rushours only
|-
|12
|[[Monmouth station|Monmouth]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Monmouth Line]], [[Salem Line]]
'''SAR:''' [[A (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|A]], [[E (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|E]]
|
|-
|26
|[[Saytók|ST]]
|Brunswick
|[[Brunswick station|Brunswick]]
|
|Service starting 2022
|}
 
===Wagga Line===
{| class="wikitable"
!Region
!Borough
!Station
!Connections
!Notes
|-
| rowspan="3" |[[Saytók|ST]]
|Brunswick
|[[Wagga railway station|Wagga]]
|
|Service starting late 2021
|-
| rowspan="2" |[[Èadalqa Borough, Saytók|Èadalqa]]
|[[Glasstown station|Glasstown]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Monmouth Line]]
|Service starting 2022
|-
|[[Èadalqa station|Èadalqa]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Monmouth Line]], DT Express
|
|}
 
===Salem Line===
{| class="wikitable"
!Feetpost
!Region
!Borough
!Station
!Connections (Future)
!Notes
|-
|25
| rowspan="4" |[[Bismarck (House Hold)|BM]]
| rowspan="4" |Salem
|[[West Salem station|West Salem]]
|
|Service starting 2022
|-
|19
|[[Salem station|Salem]]
|'''HHRR:''' DT Express
|Service starting 2022
|-
|10
|[[Cribston Corridor station|Cribston Corridor]]
|
|Service starting 2022
|-
|0
|[[Cribston station|Cribston]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Salem Line]]
|Service starting 2022
|-
|10
|[[Satago|SA]]
|[[Satago]]
|[[Parliament Hill station|Parliament Hill]]
|'''HHRR:''' [[Brunswick Branch]], [[Salem Line]], [[Suffolk Line]], DT Express
'''SAR:''' [[A (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|A]], [[E (Satago Area Rail Subway service)|E]]
|Rushours only
|}{{Kingdom of House Hold}}

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House Hold Rail Road
Owner House Transportation Authority (HTA)

The House Hold Rail Road is a commuter rail service between Cribston and Èadalqa. The HHRR main line has three stations: Èadalqa, Monmouth, Parliament Hill. House Hold Rail Road uses Bachmann's EZ Track. The operation will cover 50 feet of rail line. The project is a joint venture between the regions of Satago and Saytók with support from the federal government as well. The service launched on 9 October 2021.

The view of a House Hold Rail Road P42 Locomotive from the lower level of a bilevel coach on one of House Hold Rail Road's demonstrator trains.

Service

Most weekday HHRR trains run local eastbound from Èadalqa to Parliament Hill in the early afternoon, with some connecting northbound bus service. This traffic pattern is reversed in the evening rush.

A House Hold Rail Road test train at Èadalqa station, the western terminus of the line, with former Amtrak P42DC No. 203 leading

Most weekend HHRR trains also run local eastbound in the morning, then express in the afternoon, stopping only at Èadalqa and Parliament Hill. Westbound service is reversed. This is because Monmouth only has a platform on the eastbound track, and thus switching is needed to platform a westbound train.

About 2/3rd of HHRR trains stop at Monmouth. After 6pm on Weekdays, 8pm on Saturdays, and 11:30am on Sundays HHRR operates all trains on track 1 thus allowing all train to stop at Monmouth, however this results in trains running every half hour instead of every 15 minutes. Trailblazer Buses except HHRR tickets for it's service to Cribston. These joint Trailblazer-HHRR tickets must be purchased at a ticket office in either Parliament Hill or Èadalqa.

Almost everyone who travels past Parliament Hill is going for non-work related reasons. A small number of those who use the bus connections are extreme commuters who live in the southern part of the country in Bismarck or New Denmark.

Although HHRR is largely privately funded, it is operated by the House Hold government. A September 2021 estimate that HHRR was near 50% privately funded.

During the 2022 election House Hold Rail Road will operate the special "Rails to the Polls" service. Candidates and party representatives will be on board train and riders can ask questions. The final stop on the train will be the national early voting center at Parliament Hill.

Former Amtrak F40PH #243 pushing train #1732

Parliament Hill Lines


Monmouth Line - Main Line (service to Cribston starting November, 2021) - Opened October 2021

Brunswick Line (Parliament Hill or Monmouth to Brunswick) - Opening December 2021

DT Express (Èadalqa to Salem) - Opening March 2022

Salem Line (Parliament Hill or Cribston to West Salem) - Opening Opening March 2022

Suffolk Line (Parliament Hill to Pelham or Fleetwood) - Opening July 2022

Nespresso Line (Parliament Hill to Westport) - Opening date unknown

Èadalqa Lines

Wagga Line (Èadalqa to Wagga) - Opening November 2021

Fishing Trail Lines

Fox Valley Line (Fox Valley to Clinton) - Opening December 2021

Service history

Previous service

Wooden M7s made up the backbone of the original House Hold Rail Road service from 2010-2014

In July 2010 House Hold Rail Road start operation as the Kingdom of House Hold's national rail service. Train service stated with the opening of the Southern Line between 1st Street and Grand Central. The line used Metro North and Long Island Rail Road colored Bombardier M7s. The service proved very successful, blowing past ridership estimates and ending the year with a total of 98 riders.

In February of 2011 two new lines opened, the Hall Line running from North Hall to Grand Central, and the Cribston Line running from Northport to Grand Central. The Hall Line was used manly be commuter and the Cribston Line was mainly used by cross-country travelers. Both lines helped House Hold Rail Road end the year with a total of 145 riders, an increase of 48.0%, however the two new lines did not meet expectations and were many subsidized by the Southern Line.

2012 saw a huge year for House Hold Rail Road, the railroad ended the year with 309 riders, up 113.1% and exceeded expectations. All three lines were profitable in 2012.

In July 2013 House Hold Rail Road opened the new 2nd Ave Line. The line ran from East Library to Grand Central. This helped fuel an 125.6% growth in ridership and helped House Hold Rail Road end the year with 697 riders. Ridership was up 711.2% from the opening in 2010.

In January studies were underway for the creation of a new line. In February, HHRR's ridership was at nearly 10 each weekday and continued to grow. Up to 35 trains ran a day up and down HHRR's 4 Lines. The giant decline in ridership started in August 2014 just one month after House Hold Rail Road's best month on record. In November House Hold Rail Road saw a 80% cut in it's budget and closed the Hall and Cribston Lines. After a rise in ridership early 2015 ridership plummeted in early 2015 and the 2nd Ave Line closed in March. By April 2015 the final line, the Southern Line closed as well.

Plans to revive service

In the summer of 2018 several House Holdian politicians floated the idea of bring back HHRR service the House Hold's largest city at the time, Bunn. Test trains were run but passenger service never started.

Original Plans

On 22 June 2022 House Hold Prime Minister Enia Hyena announced that House Hold Rail Road would be reopening with fully electric HO scale model trains. The planned called for 10 daily round trips between Parliament Hill and Htols. A draft plan was announced in late July 2021 trains were to operate in 3 lines, the Èadalqa Line, Cribston Line, and Brunswick Line. Service was original scheduled to start on 18 September 2021 but due to a shortage in passenger coaches, track, and a still under work schedule on 1 September 2021 the opening date was pushed back to October 9th. The final plan was announced on 22 September 2021. The final planned merged the Èadalqa and Cribston Lines into the Main Line or Monmouth Line. The Brunswick Line was renamed to the Brunswick Branch and service to Brentwood was canceled.

Test and Demonstrator service

A test rush-hour House Hold Rail Road train at Èadalqa in August 2021.

The first test on the House Hold Rail Road Main Line took place on 21 September 2021. At that point trains had been undergoing test for nearly two months all over small sections of HHRR's track. The tests showed all trains were ready for commuter service. On 22 September 2022 trains started following the official schedule, these tests have show that the equipment can keep up with demand and the schedule.

In September 2021, Prime Minister Hyena signed a bill ordering various studies, including one that analyzed extending service to Cribston as had been originally planned. Before the study was completed, HHRR announced service to Cribston would start in 2022. Starting in February 2022, four round trips per weekday will be extended to Cribston.

Former Lines

  • The 2nd Ave Line ran from East Library to Grand Central.
  • The Southern Line ran from 1st Street to Grand Central.
  • The Hall Line ran from North Hall to Grand Central.
  • The Cribston Line ran from Northport to Grand Central.

Current plan

The HHRR plan includes new double track totaling 30 feet of the line. One interlocking will be built in 2022.

On 9 October 2021 when HHRR service begins, the number of trains on the main line will be 21 daily trips between Èadalqa and Parliament Hill. There will be 10 buses providing continuing service to Cribston. Service will be expanded to 30 daily trips when all the planned improvements are completed.

Construction

Guilford Train Station in Guilford, Connecticut was the design plan used for Monmouth station in Satago

Track will be laid between in 4 sections. Redlands and Satago will have small sections with a 3rd track as well.

2nd Track
Date Location Ordered Direction Status Notes
Late September 2021 Èadalqa - Monmouth Yes Eastbound Complete 3rd tracks for Èadalqa and Monmouth stations in 2022
Early October 2021 Monmouth - Parliament Hill For use of second platform at Parliament Hill
Spring 2022 Just North of Parliament Hill No Not Complete
Summer 2022 Brunswick Station Westbound

Operation

HHRR will provide 21 commuter trains on weekdays. 5 of these will be express and will not stop at Monmouth, with the remaining 16 continuing stopping at Monmouth. Additionally, Bus service will be added with 10 buses to and from Cribston. The Brunswick Branch will have 6 round trips a day on weekdays. Service on the Brunswick Branch will start in February 2022.

Future Plans

House Hold Rail Road has plans to make several new lines as well as new bus connections under the HH Transit name.

Wagga Line

The Wagga Line is a planned line in commuter rail line in the Kingdom of House Hold. Its western terminus will be at Èadalqa. Its eastern terminus would be at Wagga station. The House Hold government estimated the cost at $100.00 USD including more coaches and locomotives needed for the line and hopes to complete the project by Late-2021. House Hold Rail Road intends to use Ex-Amtrak F40PHs on the line along with Ex-Metra Bi-Level.

Salem Line

The Salem Line is a planned line in commuter rail line in the Kingdom of House Hold. Its western terminus will be at West Salem. Its southern terminus would be at Cribston station on the Monmouth Line. The House Hold government estimated the cost at $250.00 USD including more coaches and locomotives needed for the line and hopes to complete the project by Mid-2022. House Hold Rail Road intends to use GE Genesis P42DCs on the line along with Ex-CDOT Comet Cars.

Suffolk Line

The Suffolk Line is a proposed commuter rail line in the Kingdom of House Hold. The line would operate as a shuttle between Parliament Hill and Pelham.

Monmouth Line

The House Hold Rail Road Main Line will be renamed Monmouth Line once the Salem Line opens in 2022. Before then, the line will be extended to Cribston.

Brunswick Branch

The Brunswick Brach, formerly named the Brunswick Line will be a shuttle train between Monmouth and Brunswick stations.

Fox Valley

Fishing Trail is House Hold's closes allied nation. HHRR runs services in Northern Fishing Trail on weekends. The line makes three stops, Fox Valley, Westly, and Clinton. The Line is called the Fox Valley Line.

Ridership statistics

HHRR Ridership by Year
YearPop.±%
201098—    
2011145+48.0%
2012309+113.1%
2013697+125.6%
20141,418+103.4%
201538−97.3%
20160−100.0%
201800.00%
201900.00%
202000.00%
2021N/A—    
Information taken from every year


Rolling stock

A typical House Hold Rail Road train with a F40PH and two Pullman Bi-Level Coaches at Èadalqa in September 2021

In contrast to the wooden toy trains of the past, all modern HHRR trains are ho scale model train diesel push-pull trains.

On 20 June 2021 HHRR ordered an Acela train set. The set Included two power cars and 3 coaches.

HHRR purchased Amtrak P42DC #203 in July 2021. In Mid-July, HHRR purchased 3 Pullman Bi-Level Coaches from the Chicago Commuter Rail Metra. HHRR acquired an additional GE P42DC locomotive from Amtrak in late July 2021.

In August 2021, HHRR purchased 6 Bombardier Shoreliner III coaches. These are scheduled to arrive in January 2022.

In September, HHRR took delivery of one F59PHI diesel locomotive. HHRR purchased two Ex-Amtrak F40PHs in September 2021. HHRR acquired 3 more coaches in September 2021

Once service starts on the Brunswick Line F59PHI #84 and the two P42s will provide most of the service.

HHRR intends to use the EX-Amtrak P42s for service to Cribston

HHRR plans call for one Acela set and two diesel locomotives to be used on the Salem Line. Limited direct service from Parliament Hill to Salem may be added once the line is completed. The line is expected to be completed in 2022.

Just like CT rail's Hartford Line, House Hold Rail Road intends to purchase several EX-MBTA MBB coaches and repaint them in the CT rail paint scheme.

Roster

Builder Model Photo Active Road numbers Year Acquired Notes
Locomotives
GE P42DC 2 19, 203 2021
  • All are ex-Amtrak units. 19 and 203 were build by KATO in 2021.
  • Mainly used for express service
GE ES44AC 1 5391 Used for both track work and passenger service. For service to Parliament Hill only.
EMD F59PHI 1 84 2 more planned for revenue service
EMD F40PH 2 243, 268
  • Plows removed
  • Mainly used for local service
Coaches
Pullman Bi-Level 9
  • 8730-8733 (cab cars)
  • 7780-7784 (coach cars)
2021
  • 4 Cab Cars
  • Being rebuilt since July 2021, to be renumbered as 1701–1703 and 1730-1732.
  • Possibly for up to 6 more in the future, 2 Cabs
Budd Amfleet I 1 81527
Trainsets
Bombardier

Alstom

Acela 5 2006, 2037 2021
  • 3 Coaches and 2 Locomotives
  • For future Salem electrification

Order Rolling Stock

Builder and model Photo Expected Arrival Date Fleet numbers Order fleet Notes
Coaches
Comet Car Early January 2022
  • 6201, 6203 (cab cars, odd numbers only)
  • 6258, 6260, 6264, 6266 (coach cars, even numbers only)
6 Order on August 13th, 2 Cab Cars - More very likely in 2022. Future Cars may be operated HHRR's Fishing Trail Service.

Station stops

Limited service is available to Monmouth.

Monmouth Line

Feetpost Region Borough Station Connections (Future) Notes
0 BM Salem Cribston HHRR: Salem Line Service starting 2022
10 SA Satago Parliament Hill HHRR: Brunswick Branch, Salem Line, Suffolk Line, DT Express

SAR: A, E

22 Monmouth HHRR: Brunswick Branch, Salem Line

SAR: A, E

30 ST Èadalqa Glasstown HHRR: Brunswick Branch, Salem Line

SAR: A, E

Service starting 2022
37 Èadalqa HHRR: Wagga Line, DT Express

Brunswick Line

Feetpost Region Borough Station Connections Notes
0 SA Satago Parliament Hill HHRR: Monmouth Line, Salem Line, Suffolk Line, DT Express

SAR: A, E

Rushours only
12 Monmouth HHRR: Monmouth Line, Salem Line

SAR: A, E

26 ST Brunswick Brunswick Service starting 2022

Wagga Line

Region Borough Station Connections Notes
ST Brunswick Wagga Service starting late 2021
Èadalqa Glasstown HHRR: Monmouth Line Service starting 2022
Èadalqa HHRR: Monmouth Line, DT Express

Salem Line

Feetpost Region Borough Station Connections (Future) Notes
25 BM Salem West Salem Service starting 2022
19 Salem HHRR: DT Express Service starting 2022
10 Cribston Corridor Service starting 2022
0 Cribston HHRR: Salem Line Service starting 2022
10 SA Satago Parliament Hill HHRR: Brunswick Branch, Salem Line, Suffolk Line, DT Express

SAR: A, E

Rushours only