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User reviews: Positive (10 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2012
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Buy SD40-2 Independence Collection

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

 

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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Helpful customer reviews
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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 2
This is a great route if you like big slow yellow trains and to drive trough desert! But i dont like that so i wront recommend this DLC
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 4, 2014
This route came bundled with TS2013 so I got it by defult, I would not have picked it out of choice .... I did have a go at driving it once but I nodded off after about 20 minutes and didnt bother with it again.

I cannot condemn a route just because i find it boring, its personal choice not a failing of the DLC, Clearly lots of people like routes like this.

If you like driving long freight trains slowly through endless desert then this DLC may be for you.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 2
This is a nice route. I recommend it for UP lovers. The ES44AC is very improved. And the SD40-2 has a better horn. So does the ES44AC. It has realistic weather effects. It also has more than one route for each train. I think its going to be in my Top 3 routes at #1. Its the best route ive ever had.
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 22, 2014
I recommend this route but and the locos are fine besides from the crap horn on the gevo and the sounds on the SD70M but it could have a little more rolling stock included
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 3, 2014
What is this ?! An arcade game ?! Or godamned simulation ! No rail yard shunt the damned wagons so fast ! I love TS but this addon is BS. Stay away from shunting !
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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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