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Would It Be A Good Idea, Horseshoe Curve Route ?

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Gabe_1.0, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Gabe_1.0

    Gabe_1.0 Well-Known Member

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    Goin back a few years 23 Sep, 2011. A route came about For TS2018, the Horseshoe Curve Route. It had a generous ammount of content including a shunter, the GP7, EMD F7 and the "centepide". Nice route overall but because of the limitations of TS2018 it was not as exciting afterwhile but since TSW evolved so well, its a great idea to think about bringing it here. The most advanced locomotive in was the centepide and really strange. Nice route overall, would like to see it back in TSW again.

    Content info via steam:


    Drive along this famous railroad under the shadow of the Allegheny Mountains and try your driving skills on the tight turns and steep gradients of the famous Pennsylvanian Horseshoe Curve! The Horseshoe Curve Expansion Pack has been designed to maximize the graphical and operational advances which have been made in Train Simulator, and includes new EMD GP7 and F7 locomotives plus unlock-able scenarios which allow you to work your way up as an engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

    The Horseshoe Curve is situated near the town of Altoona in Pennsylvania and has echoed to the thunder of heavy freight trains ever since its completion in 1854. It offers the spectacle for railroad engineers – and lucky passengers – of being able to watch the rear of their train making its way along one side of the curve as the locomotives lead the train up the other side, the middle of the train running around the tight 637-foot radius curve at the top of the lake.

    The Horseshoe Curve for Train Simulator recreates not only the famous curve, but also the 45-mile stretch from Altoona to Johnstown as it appeared in the mid-1950s. Complete with appropriate PRR locomotives and rolling stock, the Horseshoe Curve also includes scenarios in which unexpected events unfold and allow the player to unlock more missions and rise through the ranks of their fellow engineers. Start off switching in Altoona Yard and progress to driving passenger trains on the main line, and if you do well enough you will be asked to drive the Centenary train
     
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  2. elyonpc

    elyonpc Member

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    It would be awesome to see it in TSW, as either the Pennsylvania Railroad or as Norfolk Southern. With the right assets, it could be run as both. Just make some changes within the Services so that it defines by date with assets to use.
     
  3. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    TSW Horseshoe curve needs to be set in the PRR days. I think a mix of steam and diesel locos would be great.
    Steam: T1 Duplex, S1 Duplex, Q1 or Q2 Duplex, 2-10-4 Texas, H10 Consolidation, K4 Pacific, M1a/b 4-8-2 Mountain
    Diesel: F3 or F7 (A/B units), E8 (A/B units), ALCO PA-1 (A/B units), FM H-24-66 Trainmaster, SD7/9, GP7/9, Baldwin Centipede

    We could also get some Conrail or NS modern diesels if the route was set in the 1970s-present.
    I'd rather see the PRR stuff, though. Great way to get US steam locos in TSW.
     
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  4. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    HSC would be awesome!
     
  5. elyonpc

    elyonpc Member

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    While I agree that a PRR version of the HSC would give us a wider range of engine possibilities, remember that DTG tends to release the DLC with only a couple of engines. HH was the largest with three engines and an optional fourth as a DLC. Until the community can learn to create and import functional engines, we are stuck with whatever DTG decides to dole out to us.
     
  6. TRAINFAN

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    this time any UP or NS covered route would be great
     

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