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Positive (17 reviews) - 88% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 11, 2013

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Buy Train Simulator: Marias Pass + BNSF SD40-2

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: BNSF SD40-2 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Marias Pass Route Add-On


About This Content

This DLC is only available to purchase in the USA.

Spectacular scenery and large sweeping curves through the Rocky Mountains are just some of the features of Marias Pass, available now for Train Simulator.

The 152 mile Montana route was first charted by the then principal engineer of the Great Northern Railway, John Frank Stevens, in December 1889. It proved to be an ideal route for a railroad with its wide valley and gentle gradient, meaning it would not require extensive excavation and multiple locomotives would not be required to haul freight up its incline.

The Pass reaches more than 5,200 feet (1,580 metres) at its summit and forms the southern edge of the Continental Ranges, a major grouping of the Rocky Mountains. Starting out at Shelby, the route winds up and through the flat farmland and open plains before heading into the mountain range through narrow canyons and vast pine forests alongside the Flathead River. Passing through Cut Bank and Browning, the route reaches the summit just after Marias, before descending through Essex and Columbia Falls to Whitefish.

The route is famous for its spectacular bridges, and these are accurately depicted alongside other features including mountain snow sheds, the silo ‘Dalek’ at Browning, Belton Lake, the concrete Penguin at Cut Bank, a large marshalling yard at Whitefish, industrial facilities throughout the route and the 13 mile branch line to Kalispell.

Also included with the route is a GE ES44 DC locomotive in BNSF heritage livery and a Burlington Northern EMD SW1500 switcher, along with new BNSF 50ft box cars and lumber cars, and several reworked freight cars in BNSF and BN livery.

Marias Pass is a stunning Montana route through some of the most picturesque mountainous settings with its unique challenges of driving long, heavy freight trains up and down the wide valleys and gentle gradients.


Eight scenarios for the route:
  • Engineer Training Advanced
  • Engineer Training Basics
  • Blackfoot or Bust
  • Cold Meat
  • I’m a Lumberjack….
  • Shelby Grain Assembly
  • Wood from Kalispell
  • Hauling the Harvest Grain
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

  • Full 152 mile Marias Pass route from Shelby to Whitefish
  • 13 mile branch line to Kalispell
  • Spectacular mountainous scenery, bridges, pine forests, snow sheds, silo ‘Dalek’ and Cut Bank Penguin
  • Multi-aspect and junction colour light signalling
  • GE ES44DC in BNSF livery and EMD SW1500 Switcher in BN livery
  • New 50ft box car and lumbar car in BNSF livery
  • Several reworked freight cars in BNSF and BN liveries
  • Scenarios for the route
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 1,500mb

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 23
This is a joke that no longer the Marias Pass, Stevens Pass and other US DLC can be purchased from Europe. This whole copyright bulls*t is just getting very, very annoying. I hope there will soon be a workaround, a legal escape route or something because it is just pure nonsense.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 15, 2015
very good dlc highly recommend it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 19, 2015
This is a very good DLC. I highly recomend this DLC if you like BNSF trains and scenic freight routes. This is a long route with good scenarions and it comes with 2 locomotives. Also there is some good scenarios on the Steam Workshop. This is a great invesment worth the money.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 30, 2014
Years ago when Microsoft was king of the simulation world, Marias Pass came into the limelight. This was my first experience with train simulation, as well as the new BN/SF livery. Over the years I've come to miss driving that route, and kept wishing that someone would bring this route to the updated TS experience. RSC/DTG finally did this, and I'm glad that they did.
I've had this route for about a year and a half. Since purchasing this route it's been my exclusive home in TS, and I've thorughly enjoyed every mile of this route in the time that I've had it.
There is plenty of scenery to enjoy, and in fact if one compares some parts of the route to the arial views in Google Earth, you'll find that much of the route is accurate. I've personally never visited Marias Pass in real life, but this route has given me a reason to desire a visit to Montana some day.
I've purchased a lot of DLC with this particular route in mind. This route is the reason I've become such a fan of BN/SF. Although I first fell in love with a Norfolk Southern GP-38, there wasn't enough NS-related content at the time to justify making an NS fleet. So, I'm a BNSF virtual engineer for now.
The route isn't perfect, and neither are the locomotives. Soundwise, the ES44DC comes close to what I've heard on the NS and CSX ES44's where I live. The horn is kind of dinky, but the bell is spot on. The windshield wipers are strange... only three of them move, although the windshield appears to still be cleared of rain. Switch to the outside and all the wipers appear to move.
I can't say much for the switcher. I'm a long haul kind of guy, so I haven't played much with it. What time I've spent in it has been enjoyable, and everything seems to work as it should.
There are also plenty of rolling stock, so making a few basic scenarios is easy enough.
My main complaint with the route itself is that the water looks a little funky in some places. This seems to be more of a problem on the western side of the route, once one starts to get into the mountains. The river that runs alongside some of the tunnels looks really strange, and it's obvious that the water is fake. There is a lake that looks pretty good, and once one gets out of the mountains the water starts to look more like normal again.
Overall, this is a great route. It adds a bit of street cred to the TS experience as it harkens back to the routes earlier days in the MS Simulator. I should note here that I also purchased a version of this route for N3V's Trainz 2012, and that version of the route was extremely buggy, had missing assets, track... all kinds of headaches. One thing I like about the TS version, is that the route doesn't get broken or screwed up because of updates. What you get is what you get... IT never changes. While this means that some of the minor issues will never be fixed, it also means that you get a much more consistent expereince.
If you were a fan of the MS sim version of this route, or if you're a fan of BN/SF in general, I reccomend this route. Aside from the challenge of climbing the towards Summit, there are logisitcal challenges as the route often swtiches from dual track to single track. Add an Amtrak passenger train to add to the logistical nightmares, and you've got yourself quite a challenge!
I definetly reccommend this route!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 1, 2014
Marias Pass is truly a wonderful pice of art by RSC(now DTG). Included it lots of rolling stock, with new sounds and even EOT on the rear car, two diesel engines( Ex-BN SW1500 and BNSF ES44DC) and a 152 mile line from Whitefish to Shelby, MT. The scenery is amazing and there is plenty of heavy freight action up the steep grades between Essex and the Summit of the route. Also featured is 13 mile branchline running to Kalispell which is great for some short line railroading or local freight operations with the SW1500 included. As for sounds, they're okay. The freight car sounds rolling on track are okay and the horns are ok also. The horns aren't exactly realistic but I like them still although I'd prefer realistic sounds over them. Anyways I highly recommend this route! It is a true favorite of mine!
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