TS21: Scenarios for Super Railroading!
Written by: Gary Dolzall.
Coming soon, CSX Scenario Pack 01 will deliver the extraordinary diversity and range of operating experiences on one of America’s “Super” Railroads!
CSX is one of America’s “Super” railroads, with a route system more than 20,000 miles in length. Stretching from New England to Florida, from the Atlantic Seaboard to Chicago and New Orleans, CSX operates through an extraordinary diversity of American setting and countryside.
And soon, CSX Scenario Pack 01, from High Iron Simulations, will bring the captivating experiences and challenges of CSX railroading to life in Train Simulator. With the upcoming CSX Scenario Pack 01, you’ll go to work amid the hustle and bustle of lively south Florida, haul heavy tonnage in the rugged and remote Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky and Virginia, and work amid the historic farmlands and scenic foothills of Pennsylvania and Maryland!
In CSX Scenario Pack 01, you’ll soon climb aboard the railroad’s unique and distinctive SD40-3 remanufactured locomotive, the versatile EMD GP40-2, and the husky General Electric Dash 8-40CW in ten authentic career scenarios that include:
- Handling main line and local freight duties on the historic and scenic CSX Hanover Subdivision amid the famed “Dutch Country” of Pennsylvania and Maryland. You’ll make the climb of rugged South Mountain and handle switching duties along this ex-Western Maryland Railway line at locations including historic Gettysburg and Hanover.
- Toting heavy tonnage will be your task in the daunting and rugged Appalachians as you operate a CSX ethanol unit train on the main line of the legendary Clinchfield Railroad and work coal services on the Haysi (Greenbriar) and McClure branch lines.
- In sunny and fast-paced south Florida, you’ll go to work on the busy ex-Seaboard Coast Line main line and work heavy stone and local freights and even be called for special duty aboard the Amtrak Silver Meteor.
The upcoming CSX Scenario Pack 01 will offer a unique chance to enjoy railroading in a remarkable variety of geographic settings and conditions as re-created in the pack’s ten realistic and challenging career scenarios which are based closely on actual railroad operations.
Note: This scenario pack will require Train Simulator’s CSX Hanover Subdivision route; Clinchfield Railroad: Elkhorn City – St. Paul route; and Miami – West Palm Beach route. Select scenarios also require the GP40-2 Loco Pack add-on; CSX SD80MAC add-on; and the Miami Commuter Rail F40PHL-2 add-on.
Get ready to experience authentic and contemporary American railroading at its challenging best – with High Iron Simulations’ CSX Scenario Pack 01, coming soon for Train Simulator! – Gary Dolzall
Coming soon, CSX Scenario Pack 01, from High Iron Simulations, will bring the diverse experiences and challenges of CSX railroading – from the remote Appalachians to the historic “Dutch country” of Pennsylvania and Maryland to sunny Florida – to life in Train Simulator! Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
Known for creating realistic railroad scenarios based upon actual railroad operations, High Iron Simulations has developed ten captivating new career scenarios for CSX Scenario Pack 01. In “Dutch Line Westbound” on the CSX Hanover Subdivision route, you’ll work aboard a unique SD40-3 in local freight duty. At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a duo of SD40-3s handle interchange with the Gettysburg & Northern short line.
In “Dutch Line Eastbound,” CSX GE Dash 8-40CW 7753 wearing CSX’s “YN3b” livery makes the hard climb of the west slope of South Mountain and crosses Raven Rock Trestle (above), while in the scenario “Hanover Geeps,” you’ll climb aboard a set of EMD GP40-2s to handle switching duty along the rolling and scenic Hanover Subdivision (below).
The north end of the legendary Clinchfield Railroad is now the Kingsport Subdivision of CSX, and in the two-part scenario “Ethanol through the Appalachians,” you’ll call upon a trio of CSX GE Dash 8-40CWs to tote a heavy ethanol unit train (above and below) south from Elkhorn City, Kentucky to St. Paul, Virginia.
A duo of CSX GP40-2s bound from Elkhorn City to McClure Mine with a train of empties makes for a glorious sight as it rolls over Pool Point trestle (above) in the scenario “Empties for McClure. EMD GP40-2s will also be your power in the scenario “Greenbriar Branch Finale” as you draw coal loads down the famed Greenbriar (Haysi) Branch of the railroad (below).
The setting is far different from the Appalachians as you venture to south Florida for a trio of career scenarios. In “Ballast for the Bone Valley,” CSX SD40-3 4044 is on the point as its northbound train clatters across the Florida East Coast Line diamonds at Hialeah, Florida.
Called for special duty to aid an ailing Amtrak Silver Meteor in the scenario “Troubles for Train 97,” CSX GP40-2 6918 is leading the way across the New River south of Fort Lauderdale as it is bound for Miami’s Hialeah Station.
In the career scenario “Lauderdale Local,” CSX SD40-3 4018 and a sister are working lineside industries in a run southbound from Fort Lauderdale toward Miami. Get ready to experience authentic and contemporary American railroading at its challenging best – with High Iron Simulations’ CSX Scenario Pack 01, coming soon for Train Simulator!
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TS21: Scenarios for Super Railroading!