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User reviews: Mostly Positive (19 reviews) - 73% of the 19 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 23, 2012

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Buy Train Simulator: Union Pacific Challenger

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Packages that include this game

Buy Big Boy + Challenger Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: Union Pacific Big Boy Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Challenger Loco Add-On

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Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: Class A4 Pacifics Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: LNER Class A3 ‘Flying Scotsman’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Thompson Class B1 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Big Boy Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Challenger Loco Add-On

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About This Content

The mighty Union Pacific Challenger 4-6-6-4 is now available for Train Simulator, featuring four exciting and challenging scenarios specially created for the Sherman Hill route.


The stiff gradients of the Wasatch Mountains demanded newer, more powerful and efficient locomotives, leading to Union Pacific’s chief engineers to design a 4-6-6-4 steam locomotive that utilised two sets of driving wheels each with their own steam cylinders. The Challenger’s impressive articulated wheel arrangement made it one of the most successful large steam locomotive designs ever developed and was considered to be one of the most technologically advanced of its kind, providing both high horsepower and efficient operations.


Their mammoth weight made the Challenger a regular sight on UP’s heavy mountainous freight routes but they were also put into service on the occasional passenger service through mountain territories to California and Oregon. In total, 252 Challengers were built between 1936 and 1943 by the American Locomotive Company and Baldwin Locomotive Works, just less than half for UP.


The Union Pacific Challenger V2.0 for Train Simulator is available in two liveries - the famous Union Pacific black livery and Union Pacific lined grey livery. Key features include TSX effects, new smoke and steam particle emitters, and enhanced cab interior.


The Sherman Hills Add-On (available separately) is required to play the scenarios included with this Add-On.

Scenarios


Four scenarios for the Sherman Hill route:

  • Challenger Intro Run
  • Challenger on Sherman Hill Cheyenne to Laramie
  • Challenger Working at Wycon
  • Challenger Working the BNSF Stub
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!


Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features

  • Union Pacific Challenger in Union Pacific black and lined grey liveries
  • Realistic cab interior and sounds
  • Improved locomotive physics and TSX effects
  • Realistic raindrops and correct headlight illumination
  • New smoke and steam particle emitters
  • Quick Drive compatible

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
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Posted: August 24, 2015
Only buy this one if you want to make your collection complete. It drives, didn't encounter bugs, basically as base engine ok. However not very advanced in scripting, animations or behaviour. On sale for a few bucks it is a nice additions, not worth full price though
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 13, 2015
Here we are in TS2016 and this old stalwart of a model is still chugging along in the DLC store. A Railworks 2 model (2012), this is one of the oldest DLC locos available for TS, so don't expect anything grand if you decide to purchase it.

Please take the $7.99 price tag seriously for what it is. It's at a reduced price because this mammoth is ancient (pun not intended). As part of the TS Classics range, you shouldn't expect anything technologically signifigant or magnificently designed. It may have been state of the art at the time it was released, but it pales in comparison to what is available now.

PROS:
-It's the only Challenger model for TS that is available to my knowledge.
-Will serve well for scenario creators on old steam routes.
-3rd party minor upgrades are available on RWA.
-Reduced price tag that comes with the TS Classics range.

CONS:
-Disgusting stock sounds
-Disgusting cab
-Disgusting exterior
-Disgusting physics
-Just Disgusting (for today's standards)

Buy it if you need it for scenarios, or if you wish to own a little piece of history, but don't buy it thinking it's good content. Perhaps one day, DTG will look back and give this loco a makeover, but don't expect that anytime soon.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 27, 2015
i got this as a gift, its good, nice train, decently fast.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 1, 2015
This is a great DLC
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 22, 2014
The Pros:
A nice looking model, seemingly very realistic
nice sounding whistle
nice old-school bell
Quite a few scenarios for Sherman Hill.

Cons:
The passenger cars included do NOT have a passenger view
the whistle loop is too long.
Extremely hard to see out of the cab window.

Overall, I would definitly recommend this DLC, especially to anyone who is a fan of UP steam.
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