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User reviews: Positive (11 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 18, 2012
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Includes 14 items: Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On, BNSF ES44AC & SD40-2 Loco Add-On, Cajon Pass Route Add-On, PRR K4 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Amtrak F40PH ‘California Zephyr’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: BNSF SD75 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: CN SD40-2 Wide Nose Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Horseshoe Curve Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern SD40-2 High Nose Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Northeast Corridor Route Add-On, Train Simulator: PRR GG1 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: SW1500 Switcher Loco Add-On

 

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.

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: 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 30, 2014
This is a very fun and challenging route that I believe will fit all american enthusiasts. :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 17
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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 20, 2014
I live near the Pass and while I recognise that the route is set in the time just before the 3rd main was built, I still find most of the route unrecognisable. I-15 which is an 8-lane monster of a busy freeeway is depicted as just a minor road with a couple of lanes and occasional traffic. Other landmarks which should be obvious are either not present or not obvious. I have scenery set to maximum thanks to a whizzy graphics card. Very disappointed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 31
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 20, 2014
guys yall know that BNSF ES44AC and SD40-2 right well just buy this dlc
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 14
Awesome scenery, very large and very scenic! Worth the 3-5 hour journey!
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
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Posted: December 21, 2014
Slow and boring. American routes are so bad that if you buy one for someone, it is bullying.
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Posted: April 5
its extremly worth it for the price you get so many trains and freight cars.
if you want a hard task go down the summit with a heavy train and see how good you are with your brakes and maintaining your speed
i think its defintly worth it
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