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TS19: 3,000 Horses, Ready to Haul!

Written by: Gary Dolzall.

Climb aboard the 3,000-horsepower EMD GP40-2 for authentic railroading from coast-to-coast in High Iron Simulations’ latest scenario packs!

With 3,000 horsepower and the versatility to handle virtually any railroading assignment, the EMD GP40-2 has proven a highly successful and popular locomotive – and now you can take the throttle of the landmark Geep for coast-to-coast duties in two new scenario “mini-packs” (five career scenarios in each pack) from High Iron Simulations!

  • GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01 provides five challenging career scenarios that feature the EMD GP40-2s of Western Pacific, Rio Grande, and Union Pacific at work in the rugged American West!
  • GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 puts you at the throttle of Norfolk Southern and CSX GP40-2s to handle railroading challenges amid the bustling Northeastern U.S. in five authentic scenarios!

The career scenarios in these new scenario mini packs are closely based upon actual railroad operations and deliver the opportunity to put the GP40-2 through its paces in main line freight, local, switching, and even passenger-service duties!

GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01

GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01 features five career GP40-2 scenarios that take you to three popular western U. S. Train Simulator routes: Feather River Canyon; Sherman Hill; and the Soldier Summit + Salt Lake City Route Extension. In the scenario “WP Ford Fast,” you’ll journey to the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and step aboard Western Pacific GP40-2s to hustle the railroad’s hotshot “Ford Fast” auto-parts train westward through rugged Feather River Canyon. In the scenario “WP Westwood Call,” you’ll go to work at Keddie, California and make a local run up the Western Pacific’s rugged “High Line.”

On Union Pacific’s famed Sherman Hill line in wintry Wyoming, you’ll be the engineer of GP40-2s powering a UP turn bound from Denver to Cheyenne Yard and return in the scenario “UP Extra Turn.” On Utah’s Soldier Summit + Salt Lake City Route Extension, you’ll experience GP40-2 action in both the D&RGW and Union Pacific eras. In “Extra Power for Train 6,” you’ll take the throttle of a Rio Grande GP40-2 as it provides additional power and leads the Amtrak California Zephyr east from Salt Lake City, and in the career scenario “UP Geneva Turn,” you’ll call upon a duo of Union Pacific GP40-2s to make a run from the UP and ex-D&RGW yards in Provo to the sprawling Geneva Steel plant.

GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02

In GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 you’ll go to work aboard the 3,000-horsepower GP40-2 amid the bustling railroading environs of the Northeast U. S. on two Train Simulator routes: The NEC: New York – New Haven route and the North Jersey Coast & Morristown Lines route. Freight operations on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line are conducted as a Conrail Shared Assets Operation (CSAO) jointly by Norfolk Southern and CSX, and in the scenario “Browns Yard Bound,” you’ll be the engineer of CSAO symbol OI-16 making its way in New Jersey from Oak Island to Browns Yard. As is typical for this train, diesels from both NS and CSX are in your lash-up. The career scenario “NS Local H-02” takes you to the NJT Morristown Line as you originate at Dover Yard and head east handling local work. And more local duties await you in the career scenario “SA-31 Northbound” as you work on the southern end of NJT’s noted North Jersey Coast Line.

GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 includes two challenging career scenarios featuring veteran CSX GP40-2s. In the scenario “Ballast Haul to Fresh Pond,” you’ll be in charge of a trio of CSX GP40-2s hauling a heavy ballast train bound from Connecticut up and over famed Hell Gate Bridge to Fresh Pond Yard in Queens. And in “Oak Point Afternoon,” you are the engineer of the afternoon Oak Point Yard switch job and will be making a turn in the Bronx to Hunts Point to deliver cars to the produce terminal and Transflow terminal, then return with outbound cars.

Together, these two new scenario mini-packs from High Iron Simulations deliver diverse, authentic, and challenging GP40-2 mainline freight, local, switching, and passenger operations – and take you from the Bronx in New York City, to New Jersey, Wyoming, and Utah, and on to the rugged and scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. And the new scenario mini-packs are available separately or you can purchase both in a special, cost-saving “Twin Pack” bundle!

Note: GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01 requires the GP40-2 Loco Add-On and select scenarios require the Train Simulator Feather River Canyon Route, Sherman Hill route, and Soldier Summit + Salt Lake City Route Extension. GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 requires the GP40-2 Loco Add-On and select scenarios require the Train Simulator NEC: New York – New Haven route and North Jersey Coast & Morristown Lines route.

Take the throttle of the versatile and successful EMD GP40-2 diesel road-switcher for realistic railroading experiences and challenges! From High Iron Simulations, GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01 and GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 are now available at the Dovetail Games and Steam Stores! – Gary Dolzall

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Now available, GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01 and GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 put you in the engineer’s seat of the versatile and powerful EMD GP40-2 for railroading across the breadth of America – from the famed “Jersey Shore” (above) to Utah’s magnificent mountain country (below)! Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.

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High Iron Simulations new GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01 takes you to Western Pacific’s Feather River Canyon route for main line, local, and switching action. In the scenario ““WP Ford Fast,” you’ll step aboard Western Pacific GP40-2s to hustle the railroad’s hotshot “Ford Fast” auto-parts train westward through the magnificent Feather River Canyon (above). In the scenario “WP Westwood Call,” you’ll go to work at Keddie, California and make a local run up the Western Pacific’s rugged “High Line” (below).

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GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01 takes you to three popular western Train Simulator routes, and in the career scenario “UP Extra Turn” it’s a wintry day on Union Pacific’s famed Sherman Hill line in Wyoming and you the engineer of GP40-2s powering a UP turn bound from Denver to Cheyenne Yard and return.

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Train Simulator’s Soldier Summit + Salt Lake City Route Extension is host to GP40-2 action in both the D&RGW and Union Pacific eras. In “Extra Power for Train 6,” you’ll take the throttle of a Rio Grande GP40-2 as it provides additional power and leads the Amtrak California Zephyr east from Salt Lake City (above), and in the career scenario “UP Geneva Turn,” you’ll call upon a duo of Union Pacific GP40-2s to make a run from the UP and ex-D&RGW yards in Provo to the sprawling Geneva Steel plant (below).

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High Iron Simulations’ GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 delivers the hustle and bustle of railroading in the Northeastern U. S. Freight operations on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line are conducted as a Conrail Shared Assets Operation (CSAO) jointly by Norfolk Southern and CSX, and in the scenario “Browns Yard Bound” you’ll be the engineer of CSAO symbol OI-16 making its way in New Jersey from Oak Island to Browns Yard. As is typical for this train, diesels from both NS and CSX are in your lash-up.

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Local duties, on the southern end of NJT’s noted North Jersey Coast Line, also await you in the career scenario “SA-31 Northbound.” as you work with a duo of Norfolk Southern GP40-2s (above). And the career scenario “NS Local H-02” takes you to the NJT Morristown Line as you originate on a winter morning at Dover Yard and head east handling local work (below).

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GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 includes two career scenarios featuring veteran CSX GP40-2s. In the scenario “Ballast Haul to Fresh Pond,” you’ll handle a trio of CSX GP40-2s hauling a heavy ballast train over Amtrak’s NEC and Hell Gate line (above) destined for Fresh Pond Yard in Queens. And in “Oak Point Afternoon,” you are the engineer of the afternoon Oak Point Yard switch job making a turn in the Bronx to Hunts Point (below) to deliver cars, then return with outbound cars.

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Together, GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 01 and GP40-2 Scenario Mini-Pack 02 deliver diverse, authentic, and challenging GP40-2 mainline freight, local, switching, and passenger operations – and take you from snowy Wyoming (above) east and west across the breadth of America. These new scenario mini-packs are available separately or you can purchase both in a special, cost-saving “Twin Pack” bundle, all at the Dovetail Games and Steam Stores!

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