Train Simulator

More Mountain Railroading!

Written by Gary Dolzall
Coming soon, B&O Mountain Subdivision Scenario Pack 01 will deliver more realistic railroading on this extraordinary route.
The highly acclaimed B&O Mountain Subdivision route for Train Simulator is momentous, with countless captivating railroading experiences to be discovered across its 140 route miles – and coming soon is a scenario pack that delivers ten new and authentic operating challenges!
Known for creating realistic railroad scenarios based upon actual railroad operations, High Iron Simulations has created ten new career scenarios for the B&O Mountain Subdivision that include everything from heavy-haul mainline duty to local and switching operations. With the route and scenario pack set in the early years of the Chessie System, you’ll work at the throttles of four different types of classic Electro-Motive first- and second-generation diesel locomotives.
With B&O Mountain Subdivision Scenario Pack 01, you’ll experience railroading at its best on both the Baltimore & Ohio’s legendary “West End” between Cumberland, Maryland and Grafton, West Virginia, and on Western Maryland’s noted Thomas Subdivision between Cumberland and Hampshire, West Virginia. Among the experiences that await you in the upcoming B&O Mountain Subdivision Scenario Pack 01 are:
  • On the traditional-rich Thomas Subdivision of the Western Maryland, you will call upon a set of husky WM SD35s to tote a heavy train of coal loads that originated deep in the mountains of West Virginia.
  • You’ll work both of the Western Maryland Thomas Subdivision’s mainstay freights, the “East” and “West” Locals, handling local and switching duties and hauling tonnage.
  • During the transitional times following the creation of the Chessie System, you will handle a freight that begins on the WM Thomas Subdivision, then switches over to the B&O Mountain Subdivision for the final lap to sprawling Cumberland Terminal.
  • You will climb aboard classic B&O EMD GP9s to work a cement train on B&O’s M&K Subdivision and bring the tonnage into M&K Junction.
  • You’ll call upon powerful and versatile Chessie System second-generation EMD SD35s and GP40-2s to move heavy coal and stone tonnage across the daunting Alleghenies.
  • You’ll take the throttle of veteran B&O EMD SW1200 switchers to handle challenging yard and local industry switching assignments.
  • You will travel to the iconic and legendary locations of the B&O Mountain Subdivision route, including Cumberland, Grafton, M&K Junction, Keyser, Newburg Grade, 17-Mile Grade, the Patterson Cutoff, and more!
Over the full length of the Train Simulator B&O Mountain Subdivision route, this new scenario pack and its ten authentic career scenarios from High Iron Simulations delivers diverse and realistic railroading!
Note: This scenario pack requires Train Simulator’s B&O Mountain Subdivision route.
You’ll experience challenging and realistic big-time railroading amid the rugged and magnificent Allegheny Mountains of Maryland and West Virginia, with the upcoming B&O Mountain Subdivision Scenario Pack 01 for Train Simulator! – Gary Dolzall
The highly acclaimed B&O Mountain Subdivision route for Train Simulator is momentous, with countless captivating railroading experiences to be discovered across its 140 route miles – and coming soon is a scenario pack that delivers ten new and authentic operating challenges. Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
With B&O Mountain Subdivision Scenario Pack 01, you’ll experience railroading on both the Baltimore & Ohio’s legendary “West End” between Cumberland, Maryland and Grafton, West Virginia, and on Western Maryland’s noted Thomas Subdivision between Cumberland and Hampshire, West Virginia. On the WM at Hampshire, a trio of “Wild Mary” EMD SD35s are making a pick up of coal loads at the local mine.
With the upcoming B&O Mountain Subdivision Scenario Pack 01, you’ll work both of the Western Maryland Thomas Subdivision’s mainstay freights, the “East” and “West” Locals. A trio of classic EMD GP9s have eastbound tonnage in tow on the Thomas Subdivision at Rocket Center, West Virginia (above), while a pair of Chessie EMD GP40-2s are working westbound through picturesque Westernport, Maryland (below).
On the B&O’s iconic M&K Subdivision, a quartet of EMD Geeps are picking up loads at the cement plant at Manheim, West Virginia. With the route and scenario pack set in the early years of the Chessie System, you’ll work at the throttles of four different types of classic Electro-Motive first- and second-generation diesel locomotives.
Handling yard and local industry switching duties will be your assignment aboard a veteran B&O EMD SW1200 switcher in a pair of career scenarios. B&O 9618 is lugging a cut of cars through the ex-Western Maryland Ridgely Yard (above), while on another day the switcher is picking up and setting out cars at the sprawling tire factory near Cumberland (below).
Amid transitional times following the creation of the Chessie System, B&O SD35 7406 is leading a train off the Western Maryland Thomas Subdivision and onto the B&O Mountain Subdivision at Twenty-First Junction east of Keyser, West Virginia (above). With the upcoming B&O Mountain Subdivision Scenario Pack 01, you experience a variety of unique operations, as exemplified by C&O SD35 7420 waiting to lead a hot manifest off the B&O Patterson Cutoff and onto the B&O Mountain Subdivision at McKenzie Tower (below).
At famed Grafton, West Virginia, dawn is breaking and Chessie System (B&O) GP40-2 4109 and kin have just arrived with a ballast train off the Parkersburg Subdivision and will soon fill out its tonnage at Grafton Yard, then proceed east.
In a timeless scene on the B&O Mountain Subdivision, a set of EMD SD35s have made the climb of daunting Cranberry Grade and are arriving at scenic Tunnelton, West Virginia. You’ll experience challenging and realistic big-time railroading amid the rugged and magnificent Allegheny Mountains of Maryland and West Virginia, with the upcoming B&O Mountain Subdivision Scenario Pack 01 for Train Simulator!
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