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Positive (24 reviews) - 83% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2012

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About This Content

The Cajon Pass is a world-famous railroad line running through the dramatic Mojave Desert in California, and now you can drive your own trains through this amazing sun-baked landscape in Train Simulator.

This challenging route first opened way back in the 1880s, and ever since it has gained a reputation for tough conditions and stunning scenery. As a result, railfans journey from far and wide to witness the spectacle of heavy freight trains passing among the bluffs and desert plains. The Cajon Pass for Train Simulator includes three classic diesel locomotives and rolling stock, plus scenarios to challenge you and help you explore this fantastic route.

Key Features

  • Cajon Pass railroad line from Barstow to San Bernadino including the Cajon Pass and San Bernadino Intermodal Facility
  • ES44AC diesel locomotive in Union Pacific livery and black livery
  • SD40-2 diesel locomotive in Union Pacific livery and black livery
  • EMD F7 diesel locomotive in Union Pacific livery and ATSF War Bonnet livery

Scenarios

12 scenarios:
  • A Thorny Matter
  • Arriving East
  • Barstow Backlog
  • Be Prepared
  • Cajon Pass
  • Full Up
  • Relief Freight
  • Short, Sharp Shunt
  • Slow Climb South
  • The Splitter
  • Thorn Reversal
  • Spring Break
Please note: if you have already purchased RailWorks or Train Simulator 2012, you already have this route and its contents.

The Santa Fe marks are licensed marks owned by BNSF Railway Company.

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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Positive (24 reviews)
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Omega Beam™
Posted: June 23
9/10 This route is a must have! It will test how well you do against steep grades. It is worth the price for the amount of content you get. Because of the route's setting, it can be very boring because of how open the Mojave desert is. A minor issue i have is that, the route is very old (originally released in 2012) and has been left in the dark by the current devs of the game (DTG). This route has not gotten any of the new features that get added every year with every new version of the game. A lot of the sounds and textures on certain models are very dated. For example the horn and bell sounds on the SD40-2 that comes with the route are not up to par with some of the other SD40-2s models that are available in other routes and DLC across Train Simulator. However, I still highly recommend this route for your collection!
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ejc101100
Posted: May 1
It works out
10/10
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Mr. Snowman
Posted: March 10
I don't think you should get this it says you a bunch of scenarios when there is only 1
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DoBombGaming
Posted: February 2
CAN'T FIND IN GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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jasperjshapiro
Posted: December 23, 2015
This route is fairly enjoyable to drive on, but the desert landscape can get really boring, really quickly. There are very few passenger stations, so there is not much opportunity for passenger service. Overall I would recommend this route if you like desert scenery, although I would not recommend this route for everyone.
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Josef177
Posted: December 20, 2015
to bad I don't use it but I like!
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froth13
Posted: August 9, 2015
i jot ripped off
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CrazyGecko
Posted: July 26, 2015
A pretty fun route with good selection of scenarios "Only 1 in career". But it's mostly a mix of shunting in various spots, some longer distant runs and a couple of passenger trips. Pretty good value for money for those that enjoy U.S. side of train simming.
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John Ze Amerrorist
Posted: June 16, 2015
A very old favorite; a must have!
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Limmin
Posted: June 13, 2015
Recommended. Especially if on sale.

Pros
Nice scenery, some towns and interesting things to see.
Runs smoothly on a newer PC (compared to some really graphics intensive newer routes)
The EMD F7 trains look and feel great, very pleasant (as usual) to drive.

Cons
The ES44 train's MFD doesn't display that well, but otherwise works OK.
Not many career scenarios included, so if you're after XP or achievements, look elsewhere.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 5, 2014
Now that Steam is allowing reviews of DLC, I'll start by reviewing this one. This is a great addition to the game. This route takes place in the deserts of California near the Mojave. It's a wide open and mostly flat route with long runs of high speed freight trains from UP, Santa Fe and BNSF liveries. There are some gentle rolling hills and the desert scenery is quite beautiful. The scenarios are all well done and completeable. There are over a dozen scenarios included. The best scenario in the pack is called "The Splitter" where you have to manually load some double stack intermodals with an overhead crane and then haul them to a staging point, drop them off, pick up another cut and proceed to a 2nd destination so there is alot to do and interactivity other than just driving the train.

It's a long route too, well over 100 miles end to end so it will keep you busy for quite awhile completing and driving the whole thing.

Performance is good, getting a solid 60fps pretty much everywhere on highest settings (PC specs below). Definitely recommend.

10/10

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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 16, 2015
A very old favorite; a must have!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 17, 2014
Cajon Pass is one of the default routes in Railworks 3 TS2012. I got it because I got TS2012 for Christmas 2013(when TS2013 was the game) and got all all TS2012 content but the TS2013 technology. The route is good looking but it needs updating to it's curret day form like add extra tracks at the actual Cajon Pass like I've seen in google maps. The route runs about 80 miles from a masseive BNSF yard at Barstow to the BNSF intermodal yard at San Bernardino. Although BNSF mostly operates the track in real life, UP has rights and nly UP locos and stock are in the route, no BNSF! As you near the Cajon Pass(the actual mountain pass) a small part of the UP Palmdale Cut-off runs along side the Cajon Sub almost to San Bernardino. Overall it is an ok route but could use updating. I do recommed it!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 1, 2014
Okay

In my opinion, this route seems a little boring, for lack of grade crossings, and the scenery is pretty flat. On the good side, the route performs very well, and comes with 12 scenarios, not including scenarios that come with DLC!

Yes, I would recommend this route, especially for 17.99!!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 17, 2015
While perhaps a bit dated graphically, it's still one of my favorites, being a classic American route. Always had a soft spot for the Mojave.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 31, 2015
Cajon Pass is one of my favorite Routes behind Horseshoe Curve and Sherman Hill. This place looks so realistic in conjunction to the real Cajon Pass. I especially love speeding down that 2% grade going faster that 120 MPH with my FEF-3. The engines included are amazing, although i wish there was a Super Chief Passenger train to go with the Santa Fe F7. Minus that, its still an overall cool map.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 30, 2014
This is a very fun and challenging route that I believe will fit all american enthusiasts. :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 20, 2014
guys yall know that BNSF ES44AC and SD40-2 right well just buy this dlc
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 14, 2015
Awesome scenery, very large and very scenic! Worth the 3-5 hour journey!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 2, 2015
Got this with an original dvd, a few years back. If you like your american manifest trains, then this is really good piece of DLC. Lots to do on it, all the scenario's that come with it work, and are really good fun. Graphics are good. If you like your american railroading then this could be one for you.
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