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User reviews: Mixed (36 reviews) - 52% of the 36 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 23, 2012

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Buy Union Pacific Big Boy Add-On

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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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Buy Train Simulator: 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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Buy Train Simulator: Steam Collection

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 Union Pacific Railroad’s Big Boy 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive is undoubtedly the beast of American railroading history, and this epitome of heavy haulage is now available for Train Simulator with a number of challenging scenarios for the Sherman Hill route.


In the early 1940s, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) sought to build a locomotive capable of hauling heavy freight trains across Wyoming without the need for double heading and helper operations over the 1.55% gradient of Sherman Hill and the Wasatch mountain region. Adaptations of the previous Challenger Class locomotives showed that larger fireboxes, longer boilers and more driving wheels achieved their aims. What followed was the monster Big Boy with its articulated wheel configuration, huge water tank and 68in (173cm) driving wheels.


In 1941, Alco Locomotive Works delivered 20 Big Boys and another five were put into service in 1944. Although rarely run at such a speed, the Big Boy was capable of an 80mph top speed and towards the end of their life were regularly hauling more than 4,000 tons up the Wasatch gradient unassisted. The last revenue service by a Big Boy was in July 1959 and eight of the original 25 locomotives have been preserved in the USA.


The Union Pacific Big Boy V2.0 is available for Train Simulator in the famous UP black livery with accurate locomotive simulation, detailed cab interior, full TSX effects, and new smoke and steam particle emitters.


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

Scenarios


Five scenarios for the Sherman Hill route:


  • Big Boy Introduction
  • Big Boy Local Work Granite to Cheyenne
  • Big Boy on Sherman Hill Part 1
  • Big Boy on Sherman Hill Part 2
  • Big Boy working Laramie Cement
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 Big Boy in UP black livery
  • Fully detailed cab interior with working gauges, levers and dials, with new textures
  • Enhanced TSX effects, 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
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 12, 2015
DO NOT BUY.... SOUND IS BROKEN...aka NO SOUND AT ALL

will redo this review when it is fixed
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 18, 2015
UPDATE 11-18-2015: Dovetail managed to get the sounds back and everything else that was wrong with her in one patch. Now I could recommend this awesome steam loco.

I orignally bought this steam locomotive for Train Simulator 2013 along with the Challanger. She doesn't have any sound, engine, whistle, bell. Updating this big beast would be nice since this is a 2012 add-on and now we're in TS2016 where the game is going to be in a new engine one day.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 14, 2015
Sounds do not work. No simulation of steam operation at all, push the reverser and throttle forward and run like a diesel. Does not seem to work with any scenarios any longer.

Do not buy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 10, 2015
Do I like this DLC ?
Yes, as a fan of the big boy but that's where it ends.

Why would I not recommend it if it's I just said I am a fan of it ?
Because I am not a fan of Dovetail Games! They know it's broken, they don't say anything in regards to it getting fixed, and it's really a poor thing to do when it was broken for people who don't even want to update to 2016.

Is there any other problems with the DLC ?
Yes! Some scenarios are almost impossible to complete! The headlights are a crapshoot on if they work in quick drive or not, and it's almost impossible to drive this train at night!

Conclusion

Should you buy this DLC ? Depends if you feel paying a company money for missing files you have to get from the community is worth this beast of a steamer. I say I don't recommend it because you shoudn't need to take files that people backed up before the 2016 update! So by all means if you don't mind going deep into the games directory and replacing files than yes it's a good DLC! But being able to be fixed doesn't justify DTG blatant disregard for DLC that's old that they break!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 7, 2015
Dont buy it unless you want to loose money. The folloing doesnt work: The horn, bell, and key controls. There also is no sound file that comes with it. Im kind of Angered by the fact I wasted 20 buck on something that isnt complete.
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