NEED A JOLT?
“We’re gonna light up the dark of night like the brightest day in a whole new way”
-Joe Raposo/Children’s Television Workshop-
The formal owner of the prototype Hills Line is the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy. Considering its history as an electric interurban, the ownership makes sense. And considering its history, it also makes sense that there would be numerous substations located along the right-of-way.
The most visible option, and therefore most likely candidate for inclusion on The Hills Line, is the MidAmerican Energy Substation along South Capitol Street in Iowa City. While space limitations will prevent me from modeling the busbars and switchyard on the west side of Capitol Street, and the infamous concave alteration to the area around the IAIS deck-girder bridge made me adjust the relative positioning of the rest of the substation, I’m still able to include…
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