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TS20: Appalachian Authentic!

Written by: Gary Dolzall.
Coming soon, Clinchfield Railroad Scenario Pack 01 will deliver ultra-authentic railroading on the new Train Simulator Clinchfield route!
The “Rex Turn,” “Elkhorn City Mine Run,” “First Moss Turn,” “McClure Shifter,” and the “Florida Perishable”... these are among the ultra-realistic and challenging railroading experiences that await you in the upcoming Clinchfield Railroad Scenario Pack 01!
Known for creating highly realistic railroad scenarios based upon actual railroad operations, High Iron Simulations has created ten new career scenarios for Train Simulator’s popular new Clinchfield Railroad: Elkhorn City – St. Paul route that capture the best of Clinchfield railroading in the Appalachians.
In the upcoming Clinchfield Railroad Scenario Pack 01, you’ll climb aboard CRR’s classic EMD F7s and GP7s and second-generation SD40s and GP38s to experience ten authentic career scenarios that include:
  • Tackling the tough southbound climb from Elkhorn City with a ponderous train of coal loads delivered to the Clinchfield by the Chesapeake & Ohio and, with a lash-up of second-generation EMDs, making the memorable and scenic run to St. Paul, Virginia.
  • Handling set-outs and switching at mines and tipples along the CRR main line from Dante to Splash Dam as you work the challenging “Rex Turn” with a mix of first- and -second-generation CRR Geeps.
  • Working the “Greenbrier Turn” with vintage CRR GP7s and picking up coal loads along the twisting and rugged Greenbriar (Haysi) Branch for movement south to Dante.
  • Taking the throttle of CRR’s stylish F7s as you serve as engineer on the “First Moss Turn” bringing a heavy train of coal loads off the Fremont Branch bound for Dante.
  • Answering the call as engineer of an SD40-powered train of coal which originated on the Louisville & Nashville and, via Norfolk & Western trackage rights, is entering the CRR at St. Paul for the run north to Elkhorn City and a hand-off to the C&O.
  • Serving as engineer of an “Elkhorn City Mine Run” to collect loads from the coal docks alongside Elkhorn City Yard, then making a dawn run southbound with CRR EMD GP7s.
  • Highballing the hottest train on the Clinchfield – CRR Train 97, “the Florida Perishable” – as you hurry northbound with priority tonnage off the Seaboard Coast Line.
  • Delivering empties and pulling together coal loads at the sprawling McClure Mine on the New McClure Spur as you work the “McClure Shifter” with a set of Clinchfield’s workhorse EMD GP7s.
Over the full length of the Train Simulator Clinchfield route, extending from Elkhorn City, Kentucky to St Paul, Virginia, the upcoming Clinchfield Railroad Scenario Pack 01 will take you to yards, mines, and tipples including Elkhorn City, Dante, Splash Dam, Jacob’s Fork, Clinchco, McClure, Nora, Ruth, Trammel, and Boody Junction. Note: This scenario pack will require Train Simulator’s Clinchfield Railroad: Elkhorn City – St. Paul route.
Get ready to experience ultra-authentic Appalachian railroading at its challenging best – with High Iron Simulations’ Clinchfield Railroad Scenario Pack 01, coming soon to Train Simulator! – Gary Dolzall
With High Iron Simulations’ upcoming Clinchfield Railroad Scenario Pack 01, you’ll tackle ten new career scenarios that deliver ultra-realistic and challenging railroading on Train Simulator’s popular Clinchfield Railroad route! Near St. Paul, Virginia, Clinchfield trains powered by first- and second-generation EMD power meet at Boody. Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
Known for creating realistic railroad scenarios based upon actual railroad operations, High Iron Simulations has created career scenarios that capture the best of Clinchfield railroading in the Appalachians. In the two-part scenario “Chessie Coal South,” you’ll handle a lash-up of CRR second-generation EMD power for the tough climb from Elkhorn City with a train of coal loads delivered to the Clinchfield by the Chesapeake & Ohio.
Making setouts, pick-ups, and switching the Clinchfield’s many coal mines, tipples, and loaders is challenging work re-created in multiple scenarios of the upcoming Clinchfield Railroad Scenario Pack 01. In the two-part scenario “The Rex Turn, you’ll work at mines and tipples along the CRR main line from Dante to Splash Dam with a mix of first- and -second-generation CRR Geeps (above), and in the scenario “Greenbriar Turn,” you’ll gather coal loads along the twisting and remote Greenbriar (Haysi) Branch (below).
In the scenario “First Moss Turn,” you will take the throttle of CRR F7s as engineer of a heavy coal train brining loads off the Fremont Branch bound for Dante (above), while in “L&N Coal North,” you’ll be called for an SD40-powered train of coal which originated on the Louisville & Nashville and, via Norfolk & Western trackage rights, enters the CRR at St. Paul for the run north (below).
Venerable first-generation Clinchfield diesel power will be your charge as you work switching duty at Elkhorn City Yard and then head south in the career scenario “Elkhorn City Mine Run” (above), and in the scenario “Train 97, The Florida Perishable,” as you climb aboard CRR F7s to highball the hottest train on the Clinchfield northbound with priority tonnage off the Seaboard Coast Line (below).
Delivering empties and pulling together coal loads at the sprawling McClure Mine on the New McClure Spur is the task at hand as you work the scenario “McClure Shifter” with a set of Clinchfield’s workhorse EMD GP7s. “Shifter” was CRR’s term for locals.
Get ready to experience ultra-authentic Appalachian railroading at its challenging best in the ten career scenarios of Clinchfield Railroad Scenario Pack 01, coming soon to Train Simulator!
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