There are so many amazing destinations in Second Life. Some of them stand out above the rest due to the exceptional people behind these destinations who pour their creative heart into what they do. Bedstraw Project is one such location where you wouldn’t believe how indepth this build is until you see it with your own eyes.
Owner/Builder of Bedstraw Project, Claire(atomic.infinity)
Located at Bedstraw region(Mainland: HeteroCera Atoll) is the best rail set up I have come across in Second Life, among everything here that caters to players of GTFO, people who drive trains just to travel, boaters and explorers who like me, enjoy exploring locations we don’t know.
Bedstraw was once a sand box which was auctioned off by Linden Lab after a griefing issue. Claire purchased Bedstraw which expanded out from Amella where a railway GTFO was initially set up. With the purchase of Bedstraw, Claire was able to expand down to the sea and gave us a breathtaking destination for all of us to enjoy.
Talented at building, Claire builds trains, ships, most of what you see at Bedstraw Project and the rail system mentioned below.
Driving into Bedstraw from the main Linden road, you’re met with an integrated road/rail set up, an overhead bridge for train, GTFO across from Bedstraw with GTFO and a short road entry into Bedstraw. Thankfully there is a map on the road entry to help guide you around.
The roads are clear of unwanted obstacles and level which navigates you to the warehouse, Bedstraw Docks and Bedstraw Central where I parked my van. Drivers can also access Bedstraw via Route 5.
I parked my car at Bedstraw Central where there is a diner, shop space for business to rent and a beautiful garden waiting to greet arrivals. I’m already feeling comfortably pleased.
Also located at the garden is a sign with a diagram of mainland rail networks and a teleport to quickly scout around Bedstraw. I highly recommend exploring on foot to gain an appreciation of Claire’s dedication to the region. Do take the teleport to the drag racing high in the sky.
Get The Freight Out or GTFO is a game that has been embraced across the grid. Bedstraw Project as well as Amella are both active GTFO points. Bedstraw Project’s GTFO is for shipping, trucks and trains.
If you would like to give GTFO a try, there is a vendor at Bedstraw Docks. Try the free hud before buying the full hud. You can also purchase Claire’s products. Infinity Freight and other products. There is a demo sign to rez a freight ship for five minutes at the dock.
Bedstraw Project’s rail system has a system unique to Second Life where you don’t steer your train by using your keyboard but the railway’s points system just like real life. When you approach dividing tracks, the green light indicates the direction the train will travel. Click the red light to change track direction if you need to travel in the other direction.
There are several platforms to use. You can also rent space to park your train if you wish. There is a five minute freight train demo available at Bedstraw Central on the same island as the tram. Click the demo sign for a train to rez.
After you have gone on walkabout to see and experience what Bedstraw Project has to offer, pull out your swimmers and take the water rapids down to the waterfall. The staircase is located near the road entrance. Head down the stairs to pier and click on sign then choose how many people will be riding with you. Up to four people can ride together. One tube per person will rez. Go into mouse view and brace yourself for the ride of your life to the waterfall.
The tube won’t vanish the moment you stand, giving you ample time to stand and walk onto the pier where you can rest on any of the seats, rez a little boat and head out to sea or walk up the stairs to make you way back up. Or take the teleport.
Claire and myself standing in the garden courtyard at Project Central
Bedstraw Project is one destination you don’t want to miss no matter who are you. Drivers of Second Life also pass through here occasionally as well.
Visit Bedstraw Project. You won’t be disappointed.