Train Simulator

TS20: Join the Battle!

Written by: Gary Dolzall.
Now available, Train Simulator’s “The Battle for Sherman Hill” is the ultimate railroading experience on Union Pacific’s legendary Sherman Hill!
Now available, Train Simulator’s “The Battle for Sherman Hill” delivers the ultimate railroading experience on Union Pacific’s legendary and historic crossing of America’s Continental Divide. With “The Battle for Sherman Hill,” you will tackle the challenges of moving heavy freight throughout the decades, from the steam era to the railroading of today!
To bring more than half-a-century of railroading to life, “The Battle of Sherman Hill” includes Train Simulator’s popular Sherman Hill route, five locomotive and equipment packs, and nine specially created and realistic career scenarios!
Constructed by the Union Pacific as one of the crowning achievements of the 1860s American Transcontinental Railroad, named in honor of U. S. General William Tecumseh Sherman, and stretching between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, Sherman Hill – UP’s Laramie Subdivision -- crosses the Laramie Mountains and crests America’s Continental Divide at an elevation of 8,015 feet. Long a host to some of the largest and most powerful locomotives in the world, Sherman Hill’s double-track main line (Tracks 1 and 2) features a demanding 1.5 percent westbound climb, while its Harriman Cutoff (Track 3), built in the early 1950s, provides a lower gradient route.
Just as it was when constructed as part of the Transcontinental Railroad, Sherman Hill today is one of America’ busiest and most vital rail lines and is host to scores of Union Pacific intermodal, manifest, and unit trains each and every day.
Train Simulator’s new and dynamic “The Battle for Sherman Hill” includes:
  • Train Simulator’s 56-mile Sherman Hill route extending from Cheyenne to Laramie Wyoming and featuring Union Pacific’s GE ES44AC, EMD SD40-2, SD60M, SD70M, and SW10 locomotive types as well as a variety of contemporary freight rolling stock.
  • The Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, the world’s largest steam locomotive.
  • Union Pacific’s Challenger, the railroad’s powerful, elegant, and fast 4-6-6-4.
  • Southern Pacific’s 4-8-8-2 Cab Forward, which includes 1940s and 1950s era freight equipment ideal for use on the Sherman Hill route.
  • Union Pacific’s extraordinary and distinctive 8,500-horsepower GE “Big Blow” turbine.
  • Train Simulator’s GP40-2, with the versatile Geep in Union Pacific and UP predecessor road liveries.
  • Union Pacific’s modern and powerful EMD SD70ACe in Union Pacific and UP’s D&RGW heritage livery.
  • A selection of nine all-new and highly realistic career scenarios specially created for Dovetail Games by High Iron Simulations.
Join the battle today – and experience American heavy freight railroading across the decades and at its challenging and memorable best – with the “The Battle for Sherman Hill” for Train Simulator, now available on Steam! – Gary Dolzall
Now available for Train Simulator, “The Battle for Sherman Hill” delivers the ultimate railroading experience on Union Pacific’s legendary and historic crossing of America’s Continental Divide! With “The Battle for Sherman Hill, you’ll tackle the challenges of moving heavy freight throughout the decades. At Laramie Yard in the 1950s, Union Pacific’s steam titans – the Big Boy and Challenger – meet. Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
With Train Simulator’s “Battle for Sherman Hill,” you’ll take the throttle of the world’s largest steam locomotive – Union Pacific’s Alco-built 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy -- and challenge the unforgiving 1.5 percent grades of Sherman Hill’s eastern slope. Union Pacific’s first Big Boy – No. 4000 – tops the Continental Divide westbound at Sherman, Wyoming.
Powerful, elegant, and fast – that was Union Pacific’s 4-6-6-4 Challenger locomotives. In a scene recalling the 1950s, you’re in the engineer’s seat as Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985, destined for a long and famous career, meets sister UP 3944 at speed.
Train Simulator’s “The Battle for Sherman Hill” brings to life more than half-a-century of railroading across the Laramie Mountains, including a brief period in the late 1950s when Union Pacific steam and gas-electric-turbines served together. Westbound UP GTEL “Big Blow” No. 2 has just passed an eastbound freight on the slopes of the Train Simulator Sherman Hill route.
Yard switching and serving Cheyenne area industries is your task as you climb aboard one of Union Pacific’s unique SW10 rebuilt “Hammerhead” switchers. UP SW10 1218 is at work on a rainy day amid the Union Pacific’s sprawling Cheyenne yard complex.
Union Pacific’s EMD SD60Ms were nicknamed ‘Triclops” for their distinctive three-panel windshields and on Sherman Hill a trio of SD60Ms have tonnage on the move. “The Battle for Sherman Hill” takes you across the decades, across the seasons, and across the full length of the Train Simulator Sherman Hill route!
“The Battle of Sherman Hill” includes Train Simulator’s popular Sherman Hill route, five locomotive and equipment packs, and nine specially created and realistic career scenarios! In the diesel era, you’ll climb aboard Union Pacific’s versatile EMD GP40-2s to tote a heavy ballast train, as seen here emerging from Hermosa Tunnel.
“The Battle for Sherman Hill” captures the challenges and verve of contemporary American heavy freight railroading. Union Pacific GE ES44ACs sweep through Dale, Wyoming with a westbound unit grain train (above). Rain is falling as a duo of UP EMD SD70ACe diesels roll eastbound at Sherman, Wyoming toting a mix of piggyback and stack intermodal equipment (below).
On the popular Train Simulator Sherman Hill route and against a dramatic American West dusk sky, a trio of Union Pacific EMD SD70Ms have manifest tonnage rolling westbound on Sherman Hill’s Track 3 at Dale, Wyoming.
Join the battle today – and experience American heavy freight railroading across the decades at its challenging and memorable best – with the “The Battle for Sherman Hill” for Train Simulator, now available on Steam!
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