Train Simulator

TS20: Hi-Line High Iron!

Written by: Gary Dolzall.
Now available, Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01 delivers authentic railroading on the busy “high iron” across Montana’s “Big Sky” country!
The eastern segment of BNSF’s famed and busy Hi-Line Subdivision, as re-created by the new and popular Train Simulator Montana Hi-Line route, crosses the boundless high plains of Montana’s “Big Sky” country. The Hi-Line Subdivision is a key part of BNSF's bustling northern transcontinental line stretching between Chicago and Seattle and its always busy “high iron” features a mix of single- and double-track main line that is host to rail traffic including BNSF intermodal, manifest, and grain movements as well as Amtrak's Empire Builder.
Now, in High Iron Simulations’ realistic and challenging Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01, you’ll experience the excitement of serving as an engineer on the Hi-Line which features fast speeds, heavy volumes of rail traffic, and a sawtooth gradient profile with frequent climbs and drops of up to 1 percent! The ten career scenarios in this new pack are closely based on actual BNSF and Amtrak operations and offer more than 10 hours of new and challenging railroading!
In Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01, you will:
  • Handle heavy tonnage working massive BNSF unit grain trains.
  • Serve as engineer of a high priority BNSF transcontinental intermodal train.
  • Take the controls of Amtrak’s legendary Empire Builder.
  • Work local freights and lineside switching duties at towering grain elevators.
  • Answer the call for switching duties at Shelby Yard.
  • Take the controls of diesels including BNSF’s ES44DC, GP38-2, and SW1500 as well as Amtrak’s GE P42DC locomotives.
  • Travel over the length of the captivating 108-mile Montana Hi-Line route.
Note: This scenario pack requires Train Simulator’s Montana Hi-Line Route Add-On. Select scenarios also require the Amtrak P42DC Empire Builder Loco Add On. This pack is available worldwide. BNSF markings will appear only on content distributed to U. S. customers.
Climb aboard for realistic, diverse, and challenging railroading amid the magnificent high plains of America’s “Big Sky” country – with High Iron Simulations’ Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01 - now available at the Steam and Dovetail Games stores! – Gary Dolzall
In High Iron Simulations’ realistic and challenging new Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01, you’ll experience the excitement of serving as an engineer on the marvelous Montana Hi-Line route which features fast speeds, heavy volumes of rail traffic, and a sawtooth gradient profile with frequent climbs and drops of up to 1 percent! Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
The ten career scenarios in this scenario pack are closely based on actual BNSF and Amtrak operations and offer more than 10 hours of new and challenging railroading! In the two-part scenario “Heavy Grain Haul West,” autumn has arrived and with it the annual “grain rush.” You are the engineer of a BNSF unit train totting grain the full 108-mile length of the Montana Hi-Line route from Havre (above) across the broad Montana plains (below).
With Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01, you’ll serve as engineer of the magnificent Amtrak Empire Builder. In the two-part scenario entitled “Amtrak Train 7,” you’ll handle the westbound Empire Builder from Havre to Shelby (above), and in the career scenario “Amtrak Train 8,” you’ll guide the eastbound Empire Builder through snowy Montana (below).
Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01 features a variety of authentic heavy-haul railroading experiencing, ranging from handling a hot BNSF eastbound intermodal train in the career scenario “Stacks and Piggybacks” (above) to coupling onto and lugging a 103-car grain train bound west from the Chester loading loop (below) in the scenario “Montana Export Grain.”
Switching is the task at hand in the scenario “Shelby Yard First Trick” as you use a BNSF EMD SW1500 to handle work at Shelby’s grain elevator complex, then pull together the consist for the day’s Shelby-Havre local freight. Note: This scenario pack is available worldwide. BNSF markings will appear only on content distributed to U. S. customers.
In addition to serving as a bustling transcontinental route for rail traffic, the Montana Hi-Line originates huge volumes of grain tonnage from its numerous lineside grain elevators. Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01 will put you in the cab of veteran BNSF GP38-2s in a pair of career scenarios – “Geeps and Grain” (above) and “Hi-Line Local” (below) – to handle local grain gathering and switching at locations along the high plains.
Climb aboard for realistic, diverse, and always-challenging railroading amid the magnificent high plains of America’s “Big Sky” country - with High Iron Simulations’ Montana Hi-Line Scenario Pack 01 - now available at the Steam and Dovetail Games stores!
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