• Raton Pass Released For TS2018

    Raton Pass Released For TS2018

    Santa Fe's legendary Raton Pass route is now available for Train Simulator!

    One of America's most famous and challenging railroading experiences - hauling Santa Fe tonnage and leading Amtrak's Southwest Chief over the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico - now awaits you with the new Train Simulator Raton Pass route!

    Developed by Milepost Simulations (creators of noted Train Simulator routes including Canadian Mountain Passes, the Peace River route, and Clear Creek Narrow Gauge), the new Raton Pass route re-creates the early 1990s when Raton Pass was host to Santa Fe warbonnet diesels totting intermodals, coal, and manifests as well as Amtrak's stylish Superliner-equipped Southwest Chief.

    Raton Pass Released For TS2018

    The Raton Pass route extends from the Colorado high plains at Hoehne's, then to Trinidad where the rugged climb over Raton Pass begins. With steep grades, tight curves, and a mix of single and double track, the path through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to Raton, New Mexico promises both challenging and memorable railroading. South of Raton, the upcoming routes continues to Hebron, New Mexico, and offers a total of approximately 45 route miles as well as yard and interchange facilities. Constructed through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the along the path of Raton Creek in 1878-79, the railroad featured imposing grades that reached 3.7 percent on the final leg of the climb west from Gallinas to Wootton and the 2,041-foot-long Raton Pass Tunnel at an elevation of 7,588 feet (highest point on the Santa Fe).

    Purchase Raton Pass

    Raton Pass Released For TS2018

    4 Comments
    1. rt35ge's Avatar
      rt35ge -
      Well, the route needs work. My opinion on that. I have started to replace the track with 3DTrains Santa Fe track for starters. And it looks much better than the canned DTG track. Typical of the guy who laid the track with his other routes, there are spots where track is in mid air and has very bad grade transitions. 0.3 to 1.6% in under 30 meters?? Near Hebron at the South end has a really bad grade. All over the place. Took me around an hour to get it fixed.

      There are roads just floating in mid air that need to be fixed as well. I am also replacing the rail crossing signals with SMM Digital models. And all of this is on the South end of the route. I have not looked at what's to the North yet.

      I am sorry to give a thumbs down about the track work, but again, this is common with the track work on other routes that the individual has done. If this type of work was done on a model railroad, one would have all sorts of problems with derailments and the other typical gremlins associated with poor track work on a model railroad.

      Aside from that, it's worth buying. Some like myself will choose to edit the route.
    1. rwt's Avatar
      rwt -
      can I put TS on two different computers of mine?
    1. charliechan2006's Avatar
      charliechan2006 -
      Yes. No problem having Steam on two computers but you will only be able to access one at a time.

      Chandler
    1. deltatango's Avatar
      deltatango -
      For me all three engines that come with the route lack any diesel engine noise apart from a default background rumble. Not only from inside also outside. No noise at all. To be sure I deleted the railworks installation and re-downloaded it to have a fresh vanilla installation. Still no noise. Does nobody test things anymore before releasing?
  • Recent Forum Activity

    KCSM4670

    Various screenshots with no particular theme... Part 3

    Thread Starter: KCSM4670

    Last Post By: ak3221 Today, 12:37 AM Go to last post
    rodrigoville

    Route - Mexico City - Veracruz "FCM railroad"

    Thread Starter: rodrigoville

    Route: Mexico City to Veracruz "FCM railroad" 470 Kms (293.75 Miles) - Google Maps terretex

    Last Post By: rodrigoville Today, 03:58 AM Go to last post
    fchrist16

    Northern California's Historic Shortline in ORTS

    Thread Starter: fchrist16

    Just a few scenes over the last 2.5 years of this route I have been working on...I will update as I can, once I get RE back up and running on Windows...

    Last Post By: fchrist16 Yesterday, 05:25 PM Go to last post
    trainman_47

    Kansas City Southern

    Thread Starter: trainman_47

    Various KCS trains in and around Kansas city.

    Last Post By: Curt C Today, 08:59 AM Go to last post
    213 001-1

    New commercial provider in Germany

    Thread Starter: 213 001-1

    Hello everybody! From now on, there's a new commercial producer of activities for the MSTS. It's called "Fahrt frei" and offers activity-packages...

    Last Post By: 213 001-1 Yesterday, 05:35 PM Go to last post
    agentatascadero

    seeking graphics card advice

    Thread Starter: agentatascadero

    My 15 year old XP computer decided to freeze up, so went into the local shop. Here's my problem: the PCI-e slot in the mother board has died. ...

    Last Post By: rufuskins Yesterday, 05:26 PM Go to last post
    lateagain

    Massive Sale on for TSW

    Thread Starter: lateagain

    Massive Sale on for TSW ...or so an e-mail I received today tells me. Not sure if this is international? (sorry deleted the mail) Discounts up to...

    Last Post By: ex-railwayman Today, 01:34 PM Go to last post
    seagoon

    ZUSI 3 Released on Steam

    Thread Starter: seagoon

    The "English" version has been released by Aerosoft via Steam. For those who are interested and whose native language is English, you might be...

    Last Post By: haverfordwest Today, 05:26 AM Go to last post
    fchrist16

    Tile Loading

    Thread Starter: fchrist16

    Anyone else have an issue, especially with longer trains, where the tile(s) ahead of you won't load for up to 45 seconds and if you aren't careful...

    Last Post By: crstagg Today, 01:51 PM Go to last post
    pwillard

    I figure its been 3 years... time to make a new thing.

    Thread Starter: pwillard

    1st progress shot... started last night after dinner. Its a Norfolk Southern M-272 (shorter than M-271) Crosstie Gondola. These are converted from...

    Last Post By: pwillard Yesterday, 08:53 PM Go to last post