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TS19: The Mighty Mountains

Prepare to explore the stunning scenery of the Sichaun Province with SimTech Vision’s Chengkun Railway: Hanyuan – Puxiong which is coming soon to Train Simulator!
Built between 1958 and 1970, the Chengdu-Kunming Railway (also known as the Chengkun Railway), was established to become a key passenger and freight corridor in southwest China, linking major towns and cities in the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces together.
The line was first proposed in the early 1950s, and early discussions were focused on which path it would take to traverse the challenging terrain. Ultimately, what proved to be the most difficult path was actually chosen, with rails easing their way through the rugged Sichuan Basin and Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.
When the line opened, it was quickly established as the busy trunk route it was expected to become, ferrying mixed traffic and serving over 120 stations. In 2000, the line was electrified allowing for modern electric traction to thrive, and continue the railway’s importance far into the future.
SimTech Vision, who have previously crafted other authentic Chinese routes such as the Longhai Railway, shall soon deliver their next experience; the mountainous 114km section of the Chengkun Railway between Hanyuan and Puxiong, complete with breath-taking scenery and an iconic hairpin turn and loop at Baishiyan.
You will be doing battle with the gradients on board two workhorse locomotives; the HXD3C which heads the bulk of commuter and express passenger traffic, and the HXD1, a twin unit locomotive that was built in their masses to haul heavy freight trains and do so with ease.
Watch this space to find out when you can explore the beauty of the Chengkun Railway for yourself, as it is set to arrive soon for Train Simulator!
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