View Larger Map - CEMEX Lake Worth
Now known for its truck transportation, this Cemex in Lake Worth used to carry around 10-12 CYDX Hoppers on a daily basis before it was abandoned. So I decided to make a sort of a similar industry like it.
Taking a look at the main entrance of the CEMEX plant in Google Maps, it is obviously a gated entrance, but has no type of concrete wall that goes by the main line. Instead it has a fence that goes right by with some shrubs and foliage.
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Since the Cement industry is not exactly like the one in real life, I used a similar cement plant that is similar to the way the silos and the loading area look like. Even though they may have a different color scheme, looking at it from the ground view looks almost alike in the way in which the industry track goes off the line and into the plant. A lot of grass was used and shrubs to cover up some of the grass that may look the same to make it more of a dense shrub area.
Since the cement industry consists of different types of commodities, a little bit of ballast hills would be added to give a similar type of ballast piles that are seen in the cement plant. I also noticed that there was a CAT unloader, so that would be added as well to give it a more realistic perspective as seen in the street view image.
I know that palm trees would have been added, but didn't think about it at the moment since I thought that it would not be compatible with the foliage. Some Chinese fan palm trees and the Tree Palm 2 trees would have given a more realistic look to the area, so they will be added.
At first, I thought a corrugated wall would fit with the industry, but that would not show much of the industry when seen from this street...
Industries soon to be opened...
After giving it more shrubs, foliage, and other assets, the result of this industry turned out to be a look-alike. A lot of shrubs would be attached in between the grass and consist would be placed for the replacement of CYDX hoppers. Even though these hoppers are used for pellets, these contain commodities of cement and sand, which matches with the commodities that are seen in this industry.
Anthony Reyes (Train Hunters)