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User reviews: Positive (28 reviews) - 92% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 20, 2012

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Includes 7 items: Euro Fishing, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, Train Simulator 2016 : Steam Edition, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern Coal District Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Sherman Hill Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific SD60M Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz Route Add-On

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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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About This Content

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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    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: September 17, 2015
Its super fun love TS2016 new features for the locos and railcar sounds for this route but something is missing its the Gas Turbine Locomotive a must want for me which is not appearing in my game it may be a bug or something a lot of other people were having the same issue but I think the developers can fix it! I like the developers they fixed some issues with my GE44 Ton UP Locomotive
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 28, 2015
Yeah, okay, I know what you're thinking: The grasslands of Wyoming? If you're gonna call out Donner Pass for being repetitive and boring, surely you'll hate this one too! Except I don't. Let's check it out.
Pros:
-Sherman hill is actually NOT boring. Admittedly a good chunk of the reasoning behind that is because you're constantly going at around 40-60, so you're not staring at the same patch of hill forever. PLUS, you can cover the whole route in about an hour. If a route is too long, it can get very tedious, but Sherman Hill is honestly just the right length.
-Sherman Hill is also a relatively easy way to get into long-haul freight. Its relatively short distance, along with more or less, constant grades makes it really good for beginners.
-Locomotive variety is good. The ES44AC and SD70M are really the only two trains that run along this route, so their inclusion is somewhat required. Plus these two locos are seen all over the country.
-Sounds stupid to compliment, but the skybox is REALLY good on this route. When you play it, you'll know what i mean.
-Scenery is really nice. It does feel varied enough for the location, anyways. This is the only route that I've actually seen with my own eyes, and the feel is SPOT on.
-Inclusion of Track 3.
-Huge presence on the workshop
-Lastly, Laramie and Cheyenne's historic railroad depots are included. While no passenger services go along this route anymore (The last Amtrak service over Sherman Hill was in 1997), the Cheyenne Frontier days train from Denver (pulled by either FEF-3 844 or an F7) does stop at Cheyenne, and historical Pioneer and Overland services could also traverse the hill.
Cons:
-There are some rocks and grass that are not placed properly and do appear to float. None are terribly close to the track, but it is enough to be noticeable.
-Yeah, okay, the fact that its pretty much a straight forward run with no yards or anything between Laramie and Cheyenne does kinda suck, but hey, its only a 60 mile route, what were you expecting?

Overall
I think this route kinda gets a bad rap just bc it looks like a 'desert', but it really isn't. The speed and length of the route means its really just enough to not get boring. If you want to ease into mountain railroading, you could do a whole lot worse than Sherman Hill. With excellent scenery, wonderful locomotives that you can use on a hole variety of other routes, and a portion of one of the most traversed freight mainlines in the US, I would certainly recommend this route to anyone just getting into North American freight, fans of UP, or anyone in-between!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 2, 2015
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.
-Updated Sounds. Awsome.
-Inproved Big Boy 4-8-8-4.

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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 9, 2014
This route is my favorite Union Pacific route for TS. Running at about 60 miles from Cheyenne to Laramie in Wyoming, the route offer plenty of heavy freight hauling up the grades. An alternate route(via Track #3) runs an additional 9 miles between the two cities with lighter grades. Starting at Cheyenne, you've got a huge yard with sidings, oil refinery and maintenance shops. Heaidng out of Cheyenne Tracks 1, 2, and 3 run side by side a short distance unti Wycon, where a fertilizer plant is situated. Heading up further Tracks 1 and 2 are linked back to #3 via Borie-Cut-off. After that the #3 is isolated from 1 and 2 until Dale. En-route to Dale, challeging grades lie ahead wih the summit of Sherman Hill, the highest area on the Transcontinental RR then it is downhill. Ate Dale Track #3 rejoins 1 and 2 then a short distance ahead #3 diverges back out heading to Laramie via Red Buttes. After Hermosa it is all smooth running through the scenery until Laramie, where another yard is located and a cement plant just outside town on Track #3. Included is 4 engines, a ES44AC, SD70M, SD40-2 and SW10 Switcher #96. Lots of rolling stock in it as well. I recommend this fantastic route!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 26, 2014
Loads of rolling stock available with this route about 12 different types of wagons, plus 3 types of big locomotives and a SW10 Switcher, PLUS the route, definately worth getting.
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