This content requires the base game Train Simulator 2015 on Steam in order to play.

User reviews: Mixed (34 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 21, 2012

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Downloadable Content

This content requires the base game Train Simulator 2015 on Steam in order to play.

Buy Donner Pass Southern Pacific

Packages that include this game

Buy USA Ultimate Collection

Includes 14 items: Train Simulator: Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Amtrak F40PH ‘California Zephyr’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: BNSF ES44AC & SD40-2 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: BNSF SD75 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Cajon Pass Route 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: PRR K4 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: SW1500 Switcher Loco Add-On

 

About This Content

Donner Pass: Southern Pacific puts you to the test on this world-famous railroad where engineers deal with steep grades, tight curves and seriously heavy trains as part of a day’s work. With more than 140 miles of track between Roseville and Reno and the dramatic Sierra Nevada landscape of the Donner Pass itself, there are hours of pleasure to be had driving through this incredible part of North America.

The first railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains was opened by the Central Pacific Railroad way back in the 1860s, the culmination of a significant engineering challenge with a combination of tunnel-building and tough weather high in the mountains causing numerous problems for the Chief Engineer and his team. The line has changed ownership over the years, and different operators have chopped and changed the track layout and tunnel system in the Donner Pass region in order to keep maintenance costs manageable whilst keeping the railroad operational throughout the seasons.

Donner Pass: Southern Pacific puts you at the controls of Southern Pacific diesels in the early-1990s, taking trains between Roseville, California and Reno, Nevada through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and high up through the incredible 7,000-foot Donner Pass. The trains are heavy, the railroad is tough and the scenery is awesome. So, start the motor, you have some real challenges ahead...

Includes:

  • 140+ mile railroad line between Roseville Yard, California and Reno, Nevada including the world-famous Donner Pass.
  • 12 scenarios
  • 5 diesel locomotives in early 1990s-era Southern Pacific livery:
  • SW1500 Diesel Switcher
  • GP9 Diesel Locomotive
  • SD40-2 Diesel Locomotive
  • SD40T-2 Diesel Locomotive ('Tunnel Motor')
  • C44-9W Diesel Locomotive

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
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 17
Fun, sometimes boring, big mountains, gets lag sometimes, in other words, it might not look good, soi recommend u get this DLC On sale
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 7
I live within driving distance of this line. I have been researching this line in order to model it in HO here at home. When I stumbled on to TS 2015 I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I get to virtually drive along the places I want to model! Top notch! In addition to that, I get to drive the SP AC-12 Cab forward! There's one at the Sacramento rail museum, and having the opportunity to drive a virtual AC-12 is a delight. Now, if I could only get the smell of hot oil and creosote from the rails! Well, you can't have everything but Donner pass comes close. Highly recommended. The only difference I see is the they have changed the Reno end of the line in recent years and this has the rails still at grade level. A minor difference to say the least.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 8
I almost didn't buy this route because I have Marias Pass already, but I saw it on a Twitch broadcast this week, and after watching a scenario on it, decided to buy it especially since it is on sale for 40% off. Am I glad I did, the scenery is spectacular and there are loads of free scenarios for it at the workshop. I also got the SP SD70 and SP Sd45 on sale at the same time, which adds alot to this route as far as the scenarios you can run. I give it an B+.

The only negative is the career Scenarios. Don't expect to get any positive points when you run some of them like "Getting Involved". There is no way you can run the scenario on time and score points, because the time alloted isn't long enough and the train won't go fast enough anyway. /
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 6
If you like the mountains, snow covered scenery, lush green forests & a few hills to navigate, this would be a nice choice for your collection.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 23
I love this game TS 2015 its magic if you like trains as i do, at 67 years old i have touched Mallard in Doncaster station also the fully streamlined in Blue with 3 white stripes at the front was DELTA also at Doncater station. i was very Lucky in those days to be able to go Train Sptting with my little book with all names of trains and numbers of all trains in the UK.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny