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TSW: Canadian Challenges!

Written by: Gary Dolzall.
Train Sim World’s upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route promises to challenge your skills as a railroad engineer!
Coming soon to Train Sim World, the Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route will be packed with mainline freight, local, transfer, and switching operations certain to absolutely challenge your skills as a railroad engineer!
The upcoming TSW Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route will extend from Oakville (part of the greater Toronto area) to Hamilton, Ontario. Canadian National’s Oakville Subdivision is an important and vital segment of the super railroad’s 20,400-mile route system, linking the Toronto area (and points east) with CN’s lines to the west of Canada and to the United States. Serving as an important main line, the Subdivision is also an abundant provider of originating freight traffic from large industries and shippers along the route.
To keep all that tonnage moving, the route will feature two workhorse Canadian National locomotives – CN’s unique remanufactured GP9RM diesels and the railroad’s versatile EMD GP38-2s. And the route will also include a variety of contemporary freight equipment, including covered hoppers, tank cars, steel cars, center-beam flats, auto racks, boxcars, and hoppers.
The east terminus of the upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route is Oakville, Ontario, which is home to both a freight yard for handling local tonnage and to a large nearby auto assembly plant. From Oakville, the line proceeds southwesterly near the shore of Lake Ontario, via Bronte, Burlington, Aldershot, and famed Bayview Junction to Hamilton. Hamilton is a beehive of railroading activity, home to multiple yard complexes, connecting point with CN’s Grimsby Subdivision, and host to the Port of Hamilton’s massive and bustling Industrial Sector that is a spiderweb of active rail lines and sidings.
Among the industries you will serve and handle tonnage to and from on the upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route are newly manufactured autos, steel, grain and agricultural products, chemicals, ethanol, and general tonnage.
With the upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route, you will climb aboard and take the controls of two types of Canadian National locomotives. Owner of a large fleet of classic Electro-Motive GP9s, the Canadian National beginning in the 1980s put its veteran Geeps through a rebuilding process that included chopped noses, power plant upgrades, and electrical enhancements. The unique CN GP9RM has been meticulously re-created for TSW and you’ll also report for duty aboard the versatile and classic EMD GP38-2 dressed in Canadian National livery and with CN-specific details.
The Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route promises some of the most remarkable railroad operations to be found, whether you are hustling along the multi-track main line of the Oakville Subdivision, gliding through Canada’s famed train-watching location of Bayview Junction, handling heavy work at yards which include Oakville, Aldershot, and Hamilton, or serving the nearly countless lineside industries along the line! Indeed, the expansive industrial trackage around the Hamilton area is virtually a route unto itself!
The upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route will deliver diverse, captivating, and challenging contemporary Canadian freight railroading – and it’s coming soon to Train Sim World! – Gary Dolzall
Coming soon to Train Sim World, the Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route will be loaded with mainline freight, local, transfer, and switching operations certain to challenge your skills as a railroad engineer! In the dense and action-packed Hamilton Industrial Sector, a pair of CN diesels handle yard duties. Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
The upcoming TSW Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route will feature two types of Canadian National workhorse locomotives – CN’s unique remanufactured GP9RM diesels (above right) and the railroad’s versatile EMD GP38-2s (above left). As illustrated by the GP38-2’s cab and engineer’s controls (below), the two locomotives have been meticulously re-created for TSW. Note: Screenshots depict content while in development.
The eastern terminus of the upcoming Train Sim World Canadian National route is Oakville, Ontario, which is home to both a freight yard for handling local tonnage, where a duo of GP9RMs are busy switching auto racks (above) and a large auto assembly plant. At the auto plant, CN GP9RM 4152 and a GP38-2 await their next call to duty (below).
Active rail yards dot the upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route, with busy yards at Oakville, Aldershot, and multiple facilities at Hamilton. At Aldershot Yard, which is located near the Oakville Subdivision’s junction with CN’s Halton Subdivision, a duo of GP9RMs move light through the yard (above), and in late afternoon light, CN GP38-2 4703 makes a pull from the yard with a string of auto racks (below).
Hamilton Yard very much serves as the heartbeat of the Oakville Subdivision and with Hamilton Harbor and Lake Ontario in the background, GP9RM 4104 leads an eastbound covered hopper train out of the yard (above) and shortly thereafter passes through busy Hamilton Junction (below).
*Hamilton is a beehive of railroading activity, home to multiple yard complexes, connecting point with CN’s Grimsby Subdivision, and host to the Port of Hamilton’s massive and bustling Industrial Sector which is laced with active rail lines and sidings. A pair of Canadian National GP38-2s make their way through Hamilton with a string of tank cars (above), then begin the loading process at one of the line’s many tank terminals (below).
The sprawling Hamilton Industrial Sector is a spiderweb of active rail lines and siding serving large railroad shippers and is virtually a route unto itself! Canadian National GP38-2 4708 is amid tight confines as its handles switching duties (above), while a duo of CN diesels is surrounded by one of the Industrial Sector’s major tonnage staples, steel (below).
A pair of distinctive Canadian National GP9RMs hustle west on the Oakville Subdivision main line at Burlington. The upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route will deliver diverse, captivating, and challenging contemporary Canadian freight railroading – and it’s coming soon to Train Sim World!
Screenshots and images displayed in this article may depict content that is still in development. The licensed brands may not have been approved by their respective owner and some artwork may still be pending approval. Screenshots taken on Windows PC.
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