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Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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Buy Canadian Mountain Passes: Revelstoke - Lake Louise Route Add-on

 

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Canada’s first transcontinental railway through the dramatic Rocky Mountains comes to life in this beautiful new route for Train Simulator, featuring imposing mountain passes, steep gradients and famous spiral tunnels.

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was originally built between British Columbia and Eastern Canada in the 1880s, fulfilling a promise extended to British Columbia when it became part of the Canadian Confederation in 1871. The route was originally planned to run further north than where it was eventually built, primarily to prevent American railroads running through Canada. However, this presented engineers with a challenging project to navigate steep gradients and imposing mountain passes.

The CPR was completed in 1885 but as traffic grew, the 4.5% grades of Kicking Horse Pass, west of Calgary, became unmanageable, as well as heavy avalanches that constantly disrupted operations along the line. As a result, a series of tunnels were built through the mountains and, using the famous Gotthard line in Switzerland as their inspiration, CPR’s engineers constructed a number of spiral tunnels to reduce the steep grades along the line.

Today, the modern-day 155 mile (250km) route for Train Simulator between Revelstoke and Lake Louise, through the imposing Rocky Mountains, is part of the busy transcontinental railway that sees almost exclusively a busy mix of freight traffic, including coal, potash, sulphur, grain, manifest freight and double stack container wagons. Scheduled passenger trains on the route were discontinued in 1991, but during the summer, the line sees the Rocky Mountaineer tourist train.

The Canadian Mountain Passes route for Train Simulator begins 10 miles east of Lake Louise at Eldon and follows the Bow River to Morant's Curve, a famous location for railfans and photographers. At Lake Louise, the track splits and runs on grades up to 1.8% to Stephen, at the summit of Kicking Horse Pass.

As the line descends to Golden, the first of the route’s famous spiral tunnels is navigated, descending on a much gentler 2.2% grade than the original line carried. Just south of Golden, the main yard sees busy coal traffic load and unload daily, with double tracks from Golden to Revelstoke to accommodate the constant flow of heavy coal traffic.

For a short distance, the line follows the Columbia River as it flows northwards through the Rocky Mountain Trench – engineers get brief respite on this flat section of the route, before the line turns away at Beavermouth and starts the climb up Rogers Pass. This climb features some of the route’s most spectacular scenery, including the Stone Creek Trestle Bridge, a favourite spot for photographers, Connaught Tunnel and the nine-mile (15km) long Mount MacDonald Tunnel.

Included with the route is the GE ES44AC diesel locomotive in Canadian Pacific® livery, which features new air braking with adjustable difficulty offering more realistic behaviour for heavy freight trains than ever before – bringing a 10,000t freight train down a 2.2% grade has never been more challenging in Train Simulator! Also included are a number of loaded and unloaded freight cars, including an Auto Rack, Coal Hopper, Gondola Car, Container Double Stack Car, Grain Hopper, 50ft Box Car, Double Door Box Car, 4-Chute Covered Hopper, Potash Car and Tank Car.

Developed by Milepost Simulations, Canadian Mountain Passes: Revelstoke-Lake Louise is a stunning route through the beautiful and famous Rocky Mountains, that will challenge even the most experienced of engineers with its steep gradients and heavy freight loads.

The trademark is the property of Canadian Pacific® Ltd. All rights reserved. It is used under license by Canadian Pacific Railway Company.

Scenarios

13 scenarios for the route:
  • Tutorial: Simple Driving Controls
  • Tutorial: Expert Driving Controls
  • Tutorial: Braking
  • Tutorial: Using the Task List for Switching
  • Along the Kicking Horse
  • CP Train 200, Part 1
  • CP Train 200, Part 2
  • Eldon Extra
  • Golden Morning Switch
  • Spiral Bound
  • Train 671: Potash Westbound
  • Windermere Coal, Part 1
  • Windermere Coal, Part 2

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!

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Key Features

  • 155 mile (250km) Canadian Pacific Railway route from Revelstoke to Lake Louise
  • Challenging mountain passes, including Kicking Horse Pass and Rogers Pass
  • Steep gradients and spiral tunnels
  • Morant’s Curve, Golden Freight Yard, Rocky Mountains Trench, Stone Creek Trestle Bridge, Connaught Tunnel and Mount MacDonald Tunnel
  • Canadian Pacific® GE ES44AC diesel locomotive
  • New realistic air brake implementation with adjustable difficulty
  • Loaded and unloaded freight cars, including an Auto Rack, Coal Hopper, Gondola Car, Container Double Stack Car, Grain Hopper, 50ft Box Car, Double Door Box Car, 4-Chute Covered Hopper, Potash Car and Tank Car.
  • Scenarios for the route
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 1,899mb

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • 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: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 22, 2014
Nice route and very deatail the engie are nice and i love the sound effects form the cars and siganls are neat looking how thet=y work over all u should get this route
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: March 7
Great route. Nice engine sounds but i wish they added two or three different CP engines. The rolling stock is nice. Realistic engine power on trains. Couplers are bad but theres a fix for that on Railworksamerica.com but over all fantastic route. Price is a little to high. If you like long freight trains with DPU in center and on rear this is the route for you. Glad i bought it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 16
By far the best route for TS15. Nice scenary, long route, and a pretty good climb. I wish it came with more then one engine but other then that I recommend this.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 31
Very lush scenery with good mountainous terrain and perfect scenery. The route has many opportunities to take in the sights. The newer CP liveries for the ES44AC locomotives are a nice feature as well as the adjustable dynamic braking. Since Canada is the worlds 3rd largest potash exporter, the potash car was a nice addition to the standard cars. Overall I think DTG and Milepost Simulations did a good job on this route. I give this route 5*****
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 6
This is a very good addon I love the trains that come with it. I also have 2 Cn trains that will go very well with it. I am playing now and its good. If you are looking at the route get it. The other resaon I have it is because im canadian.

LOVE THIS ROUTE!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 2
Good

-Close vegetation is abundant but not much varied.
-Great atmosphere but only at certain time of the day
-Long route

Bad

-Bald green mountains seems to occur when they are far away, even with full graphics.
-Mountains has no rock features. They are basically bumps with trees on them (If the trees appear)
-Rivers looks highly unrealistic, they don't even bother adding rocks on the shores. The water barely move.

Conclusion

-If you are looking for a scenic and natural route, but are not willing to spend to get all the Pass routes as well, you might be better to buy Maria's Pass, or my best suggestion, Steven's Pass instead. This is not worth the full price or to be the main scenic route of your DLC's collection.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 26
Just got this route tonight. Looks great! The CP ES44AC brakes are going to take some getting used to though?
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 2, 2014
This route is definitely another true masterpiece by DTG. It was released in February and I got for my birthday in April. I love it alot. This is the first route other than USA, UK and Germany. DTG is now going global with this being in Canada and they also developed a South African route via partner program. This route includes on ES44AC in Canadian Pacific livery and tons of rolling stock including the all new potash hopper and grain hopper. The route runs 155 miles from Revelstoke BC to Eldon, Alberta. En-route are challenging inclines, Mt. MacDonald and Connaught Tunnels, Large staging yard at Golden on the CP Windermere Sub, Field, BC which is a crew change point and dividing point for the Mountain and Laggan Subdivisions. After Field comes the Spiral Tunnels where long freight trains can loop over themselves. Later you have some downhill running on the approach to Lake Louise where the track is then single all the way to Eldon where a small yard is located. This route also features some amazing scenery. Sometimes you might see a static bear standing around in the woods. A new realistic brake system is featured on the ES44AC. This is the first DLC to have it. I strongly recommend this route!
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8, 2014
There are a total of 9 scenarios in this DLC. At the time of writing this review, I completed 4 scenarios with a perfect score of 1,000. To all die hard fans of Train Simulators out there, scenario CP Train 200 Part 2 is very difficult to complete with a perfect score. You must always keep close to the speed limit to have any chance of completing this scenario with a perfect score.

In conclusion, I would heartily recommend fans to purchase this scenario due to its difficulty. It is indeed a challenge but well worth the effort. As for bugs, I have not come across any so far for this DLC. A great value for money.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 29, 2014
I must say that this is one of the best routes done by Dovetail Games and Milepost Simulations. The scenery is well done, quite dense, and includes some nice custom assets. This route is also the longest route available for Train Simulator at the moment, being 155 miles long. Also, the braking physics are quite challenging, just like in real life. Being a third party developer, I understand that a route like this is quite a challenge to make. And also being Canadian, it is nice to see my home country in Train Simulator.

10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 26, 2014
best dlc for ts15 by far :D
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3 of 45 people (7%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 3, 2014
i have bought this addon but when i go into train simulator 15 i cant find it anywhere. Where do i go i really want to play using this addon?
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