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Buy Train Simulator: Rio Grande Southern: Placerville - Rico & Telluride Route Add-On

 

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On the legendary Colorado narrow-gauge Rio Grande Southern, extraordinary was the norm, and for railroaders and railroad enthusiasts alike, this remarkable underdog of a railroad took on almost mystical qualities. Rio Grande Southern evokes revered railroading names and places – Windy Point, Ophir, Lizard Head Pass, Telluride, and Pandora – and images of diminutive Baldwin-build narrow-gauge steam locomotives battling the toughest topography the Rockies could offer on grades of up to 4 percent.

Now, the extraordinary Rio Grande Southern comes to Train Simulator Classic!

Created by accomplished developer Milepost Simulations, the Rio Grande Southern route for Train Simulator Classic extends from Placerville to Rico, Colorado, 40 memorable main line route miles that include the climb to 10,250-foot-elevation Lizard Head Pass via the magnificent Ophir Loop. And the route also features Rio Grande Southern’s tough ten-mile Telluride Branch extending from Vance Junction to the remote mining town of Pandora, Colorado.

The Rio Grande Southern: Placerville - Rico & Telluride route for Train Simulator Classic brings to life one of American narrow-gauge railroading’s most famous steam locomotives – the Baldwin, 1903-built K-27 class 2-8-2s of the Denver & Rio Grande Western as was operated by both D&RGW and RGS.

Born of the mind and energy of Otto Mears, the Latvian-born entrepreneur who constructed a Rocky Mountain narrow-gauge railroad empire and was known as the “Pathfinder of the San Juans,” the Rio Grande Southern was created to haul precious ores including silver, from the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. The U. S. Silver Purchase Act of 1890 created an insatiable demand for silver and the Rio Grande Southern, completed in 1891, enjoyed a brief prosperity. But in 1893, the act was repealed and the market for silver plummeted; for the remainder of its existence, the RGS came under the control of the Denver & Rio Grande, struggled to make ends meet with a mix of ore, timber, livestock, and other tonnage, and became a much-admired underdog struggling against the mighty Rockies for the reminder of its existence until it ceased operations in 1952.

During its six decades of existence, the Rio Grande Southern’s underdog status simply made the railroad all the more compelling, and the new Train Simulator Classic route delivers all the magic of the RGS with its scenic and inspiring mountain scenery, towering wooden trestles, twisting right-of-way, steep grades, and remote “Old West” character.

Along with the classic Baldwin-build K-27, which is included in both Rio Grande Southern and D&RGW liveries (and with and without snowplows), the route features a complete complement of authentic rolling stock, including boxcar, gondola, tank car, flat car, and stock car, many in multiple variants and liveries, plus Rio Grande Southern’s distinctive wooden cabooses in multiple liveries and variations and a D&RGW narrow-gauge caboose. And also included is a selection of eight realistic and challenging freight and switching scenarios putting you to work over the length of the route.

Experience the extraordinary – and the magic of legendary Colorado narrow-gauge railroading – with the Rio Grande Southern: Placerville - Rico & Telluride route for Train Simulator Classic!

Included Scenarios


Eight realistic and challenging freight and switching career scenarios are included:

  • Winter Northbound Part I
  • Winter Northbound Part II
  • Telluride Bound
  • Mine Run Part I
  • Mine Run Part II
  • Cattle Drive Part I
  • Cattle Drive Part II
  • Lizard Head Freight

More scenarios are available on the 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


  • The legendary Rio Grande Southern narrow-gauge main line, extended from Placerville to Rico, Colorado (40 route miles), plus the 10-mile Telluride Branch extending from Vance Junction to Pandora, Colorado
  • Superb recreations of legendary RGS locations and features including Ophir Loop, Windy Point, Lizard Head Pass, Rico, Telluride, and Pandora
  • Extraordinary Rocky Mountain scenery and challenging grades of up to 4 percent
  • Baldwin-build narrow-gauge K-27 2-8-2 steam locomotives in Rio Grande Southern and Rio Grande (D&RGW) liveries and with and without snowplows
  • A comprehensive selection of narrow-gauge freight rolling stock including boxcar, gondola, flatcar, stock car, and tank cars, many in multiple variations and liveries
  • Rio Grande Southern’s distinctive wood cabooses in multiple variations and liveries plus a D&RGW narrow-gauge caboose
  • Eight challenging freight and switching career scenarios
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 1.3 GB

System Requirements

    Minimum for 32-bit:
    • OS *: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
    • Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
    Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator Classic User Guide.
    Recommended for 32-bit:
    • OS *: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
    • Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
    Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator Classic User Guide.
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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