Hello fellow Train fans, The USA CSX freight route Sandpatch is now on console for the first time! Being the route that started TSW with its launch on March 16th, 2017 for PC only. After being absent in the console version of TSW that released later on. Sandpatch has always been a route I very much felt like I was missing out on being a fan of freight services, Sandpatch seemed like it was something special to experience and I had an empty spot in my heart (AKA TSW collection) that would always be there. Now with the release of TSW2, DTG have optimized and used techniques they have learned over the years and have successfully brought Sandpatch to consoles! In my opinion it certainly fills that void. I thought I was a decent freight driver, Sandpatch taught me I was very wrong. Never had I got the chance to drive a Ac44000 or an SD40 so I was happy to see them as a MU. It was a 50 wagon double stack intermodal train that weighed about 4,000 tons. It was a summer day thankfully and going from Cumberland to Rockport the steep incline kept me at about 18mph the whole time, remember that part about being a good freight driver? I wasn’t prepared at all for the wrath this train was about to unleash on me when I started my decent and it’s quite literally all down hill from there. This may have been the first TSW route but the way the rails twist in turn up the mountain, the scale and scenery and detail in this route are very well done, and it does a great job at making you feel like your just one of many who traveled this route for decades. In one of the scenarios, as your driving up Sandpatch and reach this carved out section of the mountain, your second man explains to you that years of floods carved out the section you are driving in and how it would have added an extra 10 miles to the trip to get around it if it hadn’t. learning a little history about the route that came up so naturally while I was driving, was a really special moment in TSW in general. Finally having heavy, long freight trains to this extent on console and specifically on the Sandpatch route have been a very positive experience for me and I’m very much looking forward to routes based around the same experience and I am very much looking forward to more Sandpatch content on the roadmap. Hope you are all enjoying Sandpatch or TSW2 I’m general and thank you for taking the time to read my post!