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User reviews: Positive (15 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2012
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Buy SD40-2 Independence Collection

Includes 4 items: Train Simulator: SD40-2 Independence Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Sherman Hill Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Big Boy Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific SD70Ace Loco Add-On

 

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Sherman Hill is a fantastic North American freight route, and now you can be the engineer on your own trains on this great railroad line in Train Simulator.

Running 60 miles between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, the route is well-known for the tough grades which resulted in the Union Pacific Railroad building new heavy freight locomotives to work the line. The first single track railroad was laid in 1868, passing over the summit at 8,247 feet, and the route was steadily upgraded with double tracks and stronger bridges in the following decades.

The Sherman Hill route for Train Simulator features a superb fleet of Union Pacific diesel locomotives including the SD70M, SD40-2, ES44C and SW10, plus some seriously long freight trains for you to haul over the grades. Six scenarios will help you explore this great railroad line, and drivers also have the option of taking Track #3 to Laramie.

Includes:


Sherman Hill route from Laramie to Cheyenne, Wyoming featuring Track #3 and the famous Dale Rocks, plus realistic storm effects.
Union Pacific ES44AC, SD70M, SD40-2 and SW10 locomotives and appropriate rolling stock.

6 scenarios:


Introduction to Sherman Hill
Welcome to Cheyenne
Granite via Wycon
Running the #3 Track
The Midnight Magnet
Arrival of the Thunderheads

Our thanks to Train Simulator player Tim Major who suggested the concept for ‘The Midnight Magnet’.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 2
This route is rather fast, and part of the first transcontinental railway. Its pretty detailed, but the throttle on the EMD SD70M doesn't work, witch is a major bummer, the SD70 is one of my favorite engines. I like the new horns on the EMD SD40-2 and the GE ES44AC. Also comes with a SW10 switcher that's pretty descent.

Pros: -New Horns.
-Very fast and detailed.
-Part of the first Transcon, and is easily able to be 2015, or 1950 and every time in between.

Cons: -The double-stack cars aren't realistic
-Some of the rocks are a little sketchy
-Really boring for people with either no attention span, or aren't used to American trains.

Over all its a good rout for fans of the Union Pacific Railway. If there was a voting system, I would give it 7.5/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 31
Sherman Hill is an amazing route as it already comes with TS2015. The route is amazing, and has that overall nostailgic feel to it. To me, you need these packs to make Sherman Hill seem even cooler. The Big Boy, FEF-3 (both variants), Challenger, SD45 UP Pack, and GP9 Pack (For a UP loco). To make it seem cooler, make a historic UP consist to run on the map. The packs for these are the Big Boy, Challenger, FEF-3 (not the overland), Horseshoe Curve (For some different freight cars) AC-12 Cab-Forward (Also for the cars), SD45 UP (comes with Classic UP freight cars), GP9, Great Northern F7 Pack (for some more freight cars) and the ATSF and PRR wagon packs. All this is required to make a true historic train to run over Sherman Hill.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 1
It's a great route to have if you love American railroads and are very interested in Union Pacific oeprations. The route between Cheyenne and Laramie is very short, and not much scenery to look at, even on track 3, but if you wait until it's on sale and get it in a bundle its worth it. Theres so much track to explore and industry to check out. There are plenty of scenarios avalable on the workshop to further enhance your interest in the line.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 17
A fantastic run for your steam locos, especially ones like the FEF-3, Big Boy and Challenger. Some great open expanses to see if you can really put the speed down, and the incline can be a bit of a challenge at times. Enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 29
I love BIG slow engines for routes like Serman hill etc especially driving a pair of Big Boys.:-) and yes i recommend the game.
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