TS21: Climb Aboard for CSX Railroading!
Written by Gary Dolzall.
Now available, CSX Scenario Pack 01 delivers contemporary railroading on three Train Simulator routes across five states!
CSX is one of America’s “Super” railroads, with a route system more than 20,000 miles in length. Stretching from New England to Florida, from the Atlantic Seaboard to Chicago and New Orleans, CSX operates through an extraordinary diversity of American setting and countryside.
And now, CSX Scenario Pack 01, from High Iron Simulations, brings the captivating experiences and challenges of CSX railroading to life in Train Simulator. With CSX Scenario Pack 01, you’ll go to work amid the hustle and bustle of lively south Florida, haul heavy tonnage in the rugged and remote Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky and Virginia, and work amid the historic farmlands and scenic foothills of Pennsylvania and Maryland!
In CSX Scenario Pack 01, you’ll climb aboard the railroad’s unique and distinctive SD40-3 remanufactured locomotive, the versatile EMD GP40-2, and the husky General Electric Dash 8-40CW in ten authentic career scenarios:
- Toting heavy tonnage will be your task in the daunting and rugged Appalachians as you operate a CSX ethanol unit train on the main line of the legendary Clinchfield Railroad and work coal services on the Haysi (Greenbriar) and McClure branch lines.
- You will be called for main line and local freight duties on the historic and scenic CSX Hanover Subdivision amid the famed “Dutch Country” of Pennsylvania and Maryland. You’ll make the climb of rugged South Mountain and handle switching duties along this ex-Western Maryland Railway at locations including historic Gettysburg and Hanover.
- In sunny and fast-paced south Florida, you’ll go to work on the busy ex-Seaboard Coast Line main line and work heavy stone and local freights and even be called for special duty aboard the Amtrak Silver Meteor.
CSX Scenario Pack 01 offers a unique chance to enjoy railroading in a remarkable variety of geographic settings across five U. S. states as re-created in the pack’s ten realistic career scenarios which are based closely on actual railroad operations.
Note: This scenario pack requires Train Simulator’s CSX Hanover Subdivision route; Clinchfield Railroad: Elkhorn City – St. Paul route; and Miami – West Palm Beach route. Select scenarios also require the GP40-2 Loco Pack add-on; CSX SD80MAC add-on; and the Miami Commuter Rail F40PHL-2 add-on.
Experience and enjoy contemporary American railroading at its challenging best, with High Iron Simulations’ CSX Scenario Pack 01 for Train Simulator – now available at the Steam and Dovetail Games Stores! – Gary Dolzall
Available now, CSX Scenario Pack 01 from High Iron Simulations brings to life the diverse experiences and challenges of CSX railroading on three Train Simulator routes and across five states – from the remote Appalachians to the historic “Dutch country” of Pennsylvania and Maryland to sunny Florida! Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
Known for creating realistic railroad scenarios based upon actual railroad operations, High Iron Simulations has developed ten new career scenarios for CSX Scenario Pack 01. The north end of the legendary Clinchfield Railroad is now the Kingsport Subdivision of CSX, and in the two-part scenario “Ethanol through the Appalachians,” you’ll call upon a trio of CSX high-horsepower diesels to tote a heavy ethanol unit train from Elkhorn City, Kentucky to St. Paul, Virginia.
CSX GP40-2s bound from Elkhorn City to McClure Mine with a train of empties makes for a glorious sight as it rolls over Pool Point trestle (above) in the scenario “Empties for McClure. EMD GP40-2s will also be your power in the scenario “Greenbriar Branch Finale” as you draw coal loads down the famed Greenbriar (Haysi) Branch of the railroad (below).
In “Dutch Line Eastbound,” CSX GE Dash 8-40CW 7753 wearing CSX’s “YN3b” livery makes the hard climb of the west slope of South Mountain and approaches the summit at Highfield, Maryland (above), while in the scenario “Hanover Geeps,” you’ll climb aboard a set of EMD GP40-2s to handle local duties along the scenic Hanover Subdivision (below).
In “Dutch Line Westbound” on the CSX Hanover Subdivision route, you’ll work aboard a unique SD40-3 in local freight service. East of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a duo of SD40-3s switch at one of the route’s numerous lineside industries.
The scenario “Ballast for the Bone Valley” takes you to Florida where CSX SD40-3 4044 leads its train off the CSX Homestead Subdivision and onto the Miami Subdivision at Hialeah. In CSX Scenario Pack 01, you’ll take the controls of CSX’s unique SD40-3, the versatile EMD GP40-2, and the husky General Electric Dash 8-40CW.
Called for special duty to aid an ailing Amtrak Silver Meteor in the scenario “Troubles for Train 97,” CSX GP40-2 6918 eases to a stop at its destination of Miami’s Hialeah Station (above), and in the career scenario “Lauderdale Local,” CSX SD40-3 4018 and a sister are working lineside industries (below) in a run south from Fort Lauderdale toward Miami.
Experience and enjoy contemporary American railroading at its challenging best – with High Iron Simulations’ CSX Scenario Pack 01 for Train Simulator – now available at the Steam and Dovetail Games Stores!
TS21: Climb Aboard for CSX Railroading!