Train Sim World

TSW: “Oh Canada!”

Written by: Gary Dolzall.
Coming February 20th to Train Sim World is Canadian National’s captivating and challenging Oakville Subdivision!
Coming soon to Train Sim World is contemporary Canadian railroading at its captivating and challenging best – with TSW’s Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route! Extending from Oakville (part of the greater Toronto area) to Hamilton, Ontario, this upcoming TSW 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 include two workhorse Canadian National locomotives – CN’s unique remanufactured GP9RM diesels and the railroad’s versatile EMD GP38-2s!
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 both an important main line (utilized by Canadian National, VIA Rail, and GO Transit), the line is also an abundant provider of originating freight traffic from large industries and shippers along the route.
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 laced with 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 agri-products, petrochemicals, ethanol, and general tonnage!
To handle all the tonnage, local, transfer, and switching duties, you will climb aboard 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. These locomotives, reclassified by the railroad as GP9RMs, were remanufactured in several variants for main line, local and switching, and yard duties. As an engineer on the upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route you’ll climb aboard the unique CN GP9RM which 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 upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route promises some of the most diverse, and challenging, 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!
Stay tuned here at Dovetail Live and we’ll be presenting further information and advance images of the upcoming Train Sim World Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route in the days ahead! – Gary Dolzall
Coming soon to Train Sim World is contemporary Canadian railroading at its captivating and challenging best – with TSW’s Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route! Extending from Oakville to Hamilton, Ontario, this upcoming TSW route will be packed with mainline freight, local, transfer, and switching operations certain to challenge your skills as a railroad engineer! Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
With the upcoming TSW Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route, you’ll climb aboard two types of Canadian National locomotives. Canadian National put its large roster of veteran EMD GP9s through a comprehensive rebuilding program in 1980s and reclassified the locomotives as the GP9RM (above). As an engineer on the Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route, you’ll climb aboard (below) the unique CN GP9RM which has been meticulously re-created for TSW. Note: Screenshots depict content while in development.
Joining the distinctive GP9RM on the upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route will be the versatile and classic Electro-Motive GP38-2 road-switcher dressed in Canadian National’s attractive livery and with railroad-specific details.
The east 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 and to a large auto assembly plant, where a duo of GP9RMs are busy switching auto racks (above). Rolling west along the Oakville Subdivision main line, CN GP38-2 4731 is on the point of a train of tank cars passing the Oakville station (below).
The upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route promises some of the most diverse, and challenging, railroad operations to be found, and among your many duties will be loading and switching tank cars at multiple locations along the line. CN GP9RM 4124 is dressed in fresh Canadian snow as its works a cut of tank cars near Burlington, Ontario.
Active rail yards dot the upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route, with busy yards at Oakville, Aldershot, and multiple facilities at Hamilton. Night has fallen at Aldershot Yard as CN EMD GP38-2 4620 and a GP9RM move a string of CN covered hoppers. The upcoming TSW route will include a variety of contemporary freight equipment.
Among the most famous train-watching locations in Canada and North America is Bayview Junction, located near Hamilton. At Bayview Junction, Canadian National’s Oakville and Dundas Subdivisions, along with the Canadian Pacific Hamilton Subdivision, all converge. Bound for Hamilton with a train of auto racks, a pair of CN GP9RMs are curving through renowned Bayview Junction on the upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route.
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. At busy Hamilton Yard, a team of GP9RM and GP38-2 prepare to depart east (above), then shortly thereafter glide through Hamilton Junction (below). That’s Hamilton Harbor and Lake Ontario in the background.
The sprawling Hamilton Industrial Sector at Hamilton Harbor 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 on the head end as a crew works the industrial sector (above and below).
At one of the multiple active rail yards in Hamilton and the bustling Industrial Sector, a Canadian National transfer job has coupled onto a string of covered hoppers. The upcoming Canadian National Oakville Subdivision route promises diverse, captivating, and challenging contemporary North American freight railroading – and it’s all coming soon to Train Sim World!
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