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Steam Haul Challenge - Sandaoling (2010-17?)

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Aljaž Skarlovnik, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Aljaž Skarlovnik

    Aljaž Skarlovnik Active Member

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    2014-01-29-China-Sandaoling-Dongbolizhan-JS8173+8368-nacht-CN4_0628.jpg
    (https://www.farrail.com/pages/touren-engl/Steam-in-china-2017-Sandaoling-last+final.php)

    Sandaoling coal mine.

    The last resort of Chinese standard gauge steam power. Steam has endured here even to this day. Though soon, it no longer will.

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    (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave-hill/15838840582/in/photostream/lightbox/)

    But through the magic of TSW, this unique modern steam operation could be relived in a virtual world.

    A short route for TSW that has it all - steam, diesel, coal, beautiful scenery and most of all, intense gradients. That is the reason for the "challenge" in the title - operating the steam locomotives on gradients as steep as these and on track as bad as those would be an insane challenge on higher difficulties.

    A video of steam operation inside the open cut mine part of the Sandaoling mine:


    The content package would include:

    -Sandaoling route; open cut mine and the other mine branch that is serviced by steam (for extra lenght and variety)
    -Various scenarios in various weather and time conditions ranging from crew transporting and open cut ore runs to banking a train of full hoppers and assisting in track maintainace or rerailing a derailed locomotive.
    -LS class 2-8-2 steam locomotives and tenders in various weathered and non-weathered variations
    -a diesel-electric locomotive (which class?)
    -Sandaoling tipper wagons (specialised unique tipper cars, open cut mine operation), standard Chinese hopper cars (other branch line operation), a worker transport boxcar, and possibly other rail equipment such as speeders.


    2014-01-28-China-Sandaoling-golden-rail-hk-CN4_0549.jpg
    (https://www.farrail.com/pages/touren-engl/Steam-in-china-2017-Sandaoling-last+final.php)

    Thanks for reading.

    Check out my other TSW route suggestion: https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/tsw-return-to-arlberg-innsbruck-bludenz-1920s-1930s.5316/ - Return To Arlberg - Innsbruck to Bludenz 1920s-30s.
     
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  2. GP40Man5528

    GP40Man5528 Active Member

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    Being a fan of Chinese steam operations, This is something I've wanted to see in a Train Simulator for the longest time. This would be amazing!
     
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