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Release Date: Dec 21, 2012
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Includes 14 items: Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On, Amtrak F40PH ‘California Zephyr’ Loco Add-On, BNSF ES44AC & SD40-2 Loco Add-On, BNSF SD75 Loco Add-On, Cajon Pass Route Add-On, CN SD40-2 Wide Nose Loco Add-On, Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Route Add-On, Horseshoe Curve Route Add-On, Norfolk Southern SD40-2 High Nose Loco Add-On, Northeast Corridor Route Add-On, PRR GG1 Loco Add-On, PRR K4 Loco Add-On, Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On, SW1500 Switcher Loco Add-On

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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

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista/ Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video 256 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0*
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c (Included)
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB of free space + 3 GB for DLC
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 9
Thedonner pass route is on the whole a good, well modeled route witch I would recommend to anyone who likes american trains. However I would definatly reccomend getting scenarios for it off the workshop rather than playing the included ones,though to be fair it is an old route.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 19
I can't say for sure that this is my favorite DLC, but it's up there pretty close. At first I didn't like it at all. I love the career scenarios are rarely finish standard ones. Several of the career scenarios are completely broken as far as their timeline goes. In fact, I believe only one works right. In one (very long at 210 min), the speed limit is set for freight but you are carrying passengers and the scenario thinks the speed limits are set accordingly.

There are also not really 12 scenarios. There are six, but both career and standard. The standard ones work perfectly fine of course as the speed limits don't matter.

The route is, at over 140 miles, one the longest available. It's very mountainous but still varied.

Pros:
+ It's long! Takes several hours to run end to end.
+ Comes with quite a few different locomotives. That's better than most of the new ones that come with one or two. They are all reasonably well done and in the SP livery.
+ The route has some of the steepest grades I've been able to find anywhere in TS. There is a very short spot of 3.2% and longer stretches of 2.7 and 2.9. I use it frequently to weight test consists.
+ Two large train yards and many stops allow for a lot of possibilities when creating custom scenarios.
+ All achievements are possible despite career scenarios being broken. Simply drive through them and finishing will get you the achievements if you care about them.

Cons:
- Broken career scenarios which DTG has refused to fix despite being told exactly how to do so by a forum member who himself made a fix. That fix somewhat mitigates the con here, but it's still sloppy work on DTG's part.
- There are several spots where speed limit changes are not marked properly on the HUD. There is one that is not marked properly on the track.
- There are a few buildings that could have used greater detail. Relatively minor, to me at least.

This route is also home to various interesting locomotives that are separate DLC's such as the Cab Forward and the Zephyr. If you like mountains, and don't care about the situation with the career scenarios (remember there is a fix on the workshop), you'll love it!

Note: The fix adds in new scenarios. You will see both listed in the possible scenarios to play. They are replica's with the speed limits fixed. I mention this as some may not find that adequate.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 25, 2012
Its a good DLC but you need a good PC to use it. because in the railway yard its very laggy with alot of trains and wagons
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 23, 2013
интересный аддон, точнее места по которым проходит трасса.
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Posted: December 21
If I said something rude about this route, it couldn't catch up to me and tell me off. IT'S THAT SLOW!
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