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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

    Jul 12, 2018
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    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.


    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.


    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.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
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  2. GP40Man5528

    GP40Man5528 Active Member

    Dec 3, 2017
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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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