• 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).

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    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?
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