TS19: Experience the Extraordinary Union Pacific!
Written by: Gary Dolzall.
Now available, Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01 brings you challenging and modern UP railroading!
Contemporary, captivating, and challenging modern Union Pacific railroading now awaits you in Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01, from High Iron Simulations! Featuring ten new career scenarios based upon actual UP operations and train symbols, this pack puts you to work as an engineer on two legendary segments of Union Pacific’s bustling transcontinental railroad as it exists today – Wyoming’s famed Sherman Hill and California’s legendary Donner Pass!
Extending west from Cheyenne to Laramie, Wyoming, the Sherman Hill route (UP’s Laramie Subdivision) represents the traditional heart of the Union Pacific. The Donner Pass route (which Union Pacific acquired in 1996 with the Southern Pacific and is now part of UP’s Roseville Subdivision) is one of America’s railroad engineering and scenic marvels. And Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01 will take you across the length and breadth of both these famed and challenging Train Simulator routes.
In Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01, you’ll tackle a variety of challenging contemporary freight duties ranging from high-priority intermodal and produce traffic to lugging manifest freights and crude oil, handling locals, and working yard-switching chores.
And in the process, you’ll experience diverse diesel power, including modern Union Pacific GE ES44ACs, EMD SD70Ms, and SD70ACes; veteran EMD GP40-2s and SD40-2s; and UP’s unique rebuilt SW10 “Hammerhead” switchers.
Note: This pack requires the Train Simulator Sherman Hill and Donner Pass Southern Pacific routes and individual scenarios also require the Union Pacific SD70ACe Loco Add-On and/or GP40-2 Loco Add-On. All required content is available at the Steam Store.
Union Pacific is a modern titan of American railroading, and you can experience UP action at its diverse and challenging best in the ten new career scenarios of Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01, now available at the Steam Store! – Gary Dolzall
Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01, from High Iron Simulations, includes ten career scenarios based upon actual UP operations and train symbols. The Union Pacific is a conveyor of container traffic and in the two-part scenario “Global Bound,” you are the engineer of Union Pacific symbol KLBG3 forwarding stacks from the Pacific port of Long Beach to UP’s “Global 3” intermodal terminal in the Chicago area. Potent UP EMD SD70ACe diesels provide the power to battle legendary Sherman Hill as KLBG3 exits Hermosa Tunnel (above), then later stops at Cheyenne Yard for a crew change (below). Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
Heavy hauling is the order of business in Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01’s career scenario “Oil to Omaha,” as Union symbol OOGOM lugs crude oil across Sherman Hill at dawn with Union Pacific General Electric ES44ACs fore and aft.
You’ll go to work aboard veteran Union Pacific EMD power in a pair of realistic scenarios. UP serves the Granite Canyon Quarry with a job from Cheyenne to Granite and return, and in the scenario “UP’s Granite Switcher” you will be pulling together loads of ballast (above) for the return run to Cheyenne Yard. In the scenario “Laramie Subdivision Local,” you are the engineer of a local freight with a pair of UP EMD SD40-2s as power and have work to do at the Laramie Cement facility before proceeding to Laramie Yard (below) to tie-up for the day.
Along with Sherman Hill action, the scenery and operating challenges of daunting Donner Pass await you in Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01. You’ll take the controls of Union Pacific manifest freight MNPRV (North Platte, Neb. – Roseville, Calif.) for a wintry climb over the summit of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With UP EMD SD70Ms as power, heavy MNPRV makes the Donner Pass climb via Tunnel 41 in the scenario “A New Way Over.”
Union Pacific’s “Cold Connect” services are the modern edition of the railroad’s long-standing haulage of west coast produce to eastern markets. Operated jointly by Union Pacific and CSX, train ZDLSKP hauls produce and is nicknamed the “Salad Shooter.” In the two-part career scenario “The Salad Shooter,” you are the engineer of the ZDLSKP on an autumn morning, taking the priority train up and over the heart of Donner Pass from Colfax to Truckee, California.
The scenario “Roseville Hammerheads” represents a throw-back to 1997, shortly after Southern Pacific’s merger into the Union Pacific. You are the engineer of a switching job at sprawling Roseville (California) Yard and after climbing aboard your distinctive SW10 power at Roseville engine house (above), you have a variety of yard duties to perform (below).
In the career scenario “Truckee Bound Ballast,” Union Pacific is performing M-O-W work on the Roseville Subdivision and you are the engineer of a loaded ballast extra – symbol WSKRVB – bound from Sparks, Nevada to Roseville, Calif. Traffic is heavy on the Donner Pass route on a rainy spring day as you depart Sparks and Reno and climb the east slope of Donner Pass with Union Pacific EMD GP40-2s providing the power.
Union Pacific is a modern titan of railroading, and you can experience extraordinary and contemporary UP action at its diverse and challenging best in the ten career scenarios of the new Union Pacific Scenario Pack 01, now available at the Steam Store!
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TS19: Experience the Extraordinary Union Pacific!