Train Simulator

TS20: Switching, Locals, and More!

Written by: Gary Dolzall.
Experience realistic American branch line railroading – with the new Norfolk Southern N-Line Scenario Pack 01!
Experience classic American branch line railroading and tackle challenging and authentic branch line operations – with the new Norfolk Southern N-Line Scenario Pack 01 from High Iron Simulations!
If you enjoy the challenges of railroad switching and local freight operations, this scenario pack is for you!
As re-created in Train Simulator’s Norfolk Southern N-Line route, NS’s well-known N-Line diverges from the railroad’s busy Washington, D. C. – New Orleans main line at Yadkin Junction in Salisbury, North Carolina, then makes its way southeasterly 25 miles to Halls Ferry, North Carolina. The Norfolk Southern N-Line is noted for its hard-to-handle “saw tooth” profile, sharp curves, and journey through North Carolina’s lush and scenic forest country.
While the Norfolk Southern N-Line has the timeless appeal of a traditional southern branch line, it is also vital and alive with tonnage traffic and numerous line-side customers, and in this realistic scenario pack you’ll experience all the challenges of local freight duties as well as lineside and yard switching operations.
In ten career scenarios set across different seasons and with versatile locomotives including the EMD GP38-2, GP40-2, and GP60, you’ll handle Norfolk Southern Local P92 working each direction over the entire length of the N-Line. Plus, you’ll handle switching chores at Old Spencer Yard in Salisbury and take the engineer’s controls of a heavy stone-laden quarry extra.
Note: This scenario pack requires the Train Simulator Norfolk Southern N-Line Route Add-On. Select scenarios also require the Norfolk Southern GP60 Add-On.
Experience realistic and challenging railroading along of one America’s most captivating and famed branch lines – with High Iron Simulations’ Norfolk Southern Scenario Pack 01 now available at the Steam and Dovetail Games stores! – Gary Dolzall
Experience classic American branch line railroading and tackle challenging local freight and switching operations with Norfolk Southern N-Line Scenario Pack 01! After originating at Old Spencer Yard in Salisbury, Norfolk Southern Local P92, with a pair of EMD GP38-2s as power, nears the end of the branch line at Halls Ferry, North Carolina. Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
From High Iron Simulations, the new Norfolk Southern N-Line Scenario Pack 01 features ten realistic career scenarios. The scenario “Old Spencer Switch Job” puts you in the engineer’s seat of veteran NS EMD hi-nose GP38-2 5018 working Old Spencer Yard and lineside industries around Salisbury. Returning to Old Spencer Yard, the veteran EMD diesel has four cars in tow along the NS main line.
In the multi-part career scenario “Norfolk Southern P92 South,” you’re called as the engineer of NS local freight P92 with EMD GP38-2s as power and you will make a complete run over the line from Old Spencer Yard to Halls Ferry, with extensive lineside switching en route. The P92 is pulling together its train at Old Spencer Yard as a main line freights whisks past (above) and later the local switches center-beam lumber flats north of Gold Hill (below).
On a wintry day in the multi-part scenario “N-Line Quarry Extra,” you are a Norfolk Southern engineer making a run from Old Spencer Yard to Gold Hill Quarry and return. Headed for Gold Hill, a duo of NS GP40-2s rolls through Rockwell with empties (above) and at Gold Hill Quarry make up a train of heavy stone loads (below) for the return run.
It is a beautiful autumn day in the multi-part scenario “Norfolk Southern P92 North” as you handle a pair of NS EMD GP60s working the full length of the N-Line from Halls Ferry to Old Spencer Yard with extensive switching duty along the way. Rolling along the N-Line branch, GP60 7144 leads the P92 local across a diminutive timber trestle (above) and handles lineside switching at Gold Hill (below).
With Norfolk Southern EMD GP38-2 5282 on the point, NS local P92 handles switching duty at Crescent. If you enjoy the challenges of railroad switching and local freight operations, this scenario pack is for you! High Iron Simulations’ new Norfolk Southern Scenario Pack 01 is now available at the Steam and Dovetail Games stores!
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