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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
5 of 5 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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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: 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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