Horseshoe Curve: Altoona - Johnstown & South Fork
Horseshoe Curve: Altoona - Johnstown & South Fork

In American railroading, there are few places that evoke more history and drama than Horseshoe Curve, and now, as today operated by railroading giant Norfolk Southern, it comes to Train Sim World 2!

Horseshoe Curve: Altoona - Johnstown & South Fork

Horseshoe Curve! In American railroading, there are few places that evoke more history and drama. Horseshoe Curve was J. Edgar Thompson’s engineering marvel and the signature achievement of the great Pennsylvania Railroad’s 1850s crossing of the Allegheny Mountains. And now, as today operated by railroading giant Norfolk Southern, Horseshoe Curve comes to Train Sim World 2!
As part of contemporary Norfolk Southern’s Pittsburgh Line, famed Horseshoe Curve is today as vital, captivating, and busy as ever. Train Sim World 2’s Horseshoe Curve route, created by Skyhook Games, extends from the great and bustling shop town of Altoona, Pennsylvania across the rugged Alleghenies to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 40 miles. And also included in the route is 15 miles of the historic and coal-rich South Fork Secondary extending from the main line at South Fork to Windber, Pennsylvania.
All the legendary features of this great American railroad – the fabulous, 1.8 percent, 2,375-foot-long curve at Kittanning Point, massive Juniata Shops in Altoona, the Gallitzin Tunnels, the steep and treacherous “Slide” east from the summit, the helper station at Cresson, and more, come to life in the route!
To do battle with the Alleghanies and haul diverse traffic including intermodal, coal, manifest, autos, oil, and more, you’ll take the throttle of Norfolk Southern’s ultra-modern General Electric ES44AC diesel, and you’ll also work aboard NS’s venerable EMD GP38-2. Included with the route are 8 types of modern freight equipment, and you’ll be kept busy as a railroad engineer from the start across a multitude of scenarios and timetabled services!

Key Features

  • 40-mile (64 km) route from Altoona to Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Also includes 18-mile (29 km) South Fork Branch to Windber, Pennsylvania
  • GE ES44AC in Norfolk Southern livery
  • EMD GP38-2 in Norfolk Southern livery
  • Open top mill gondola, TOFC flatcar, Coal hopper, Three bay covered hopper, Box car, Ballast hopper, Doublestack container car and tank car
  • Highly detailed, feature-rich, driving cabs with accurate true-to-life performance and handling
  • Journey Mode featuring over 24 hours of activities for you to master
  • Accessible Training Modules and 5 detailed and engaging scenarios
  • Extensive 24-hour Timetable
  • A selection of Route Tasks to complete
  • Livery Designer, Scenario Planner and Creators Club compatible
  • Powered by Dovetail Games’ proprietary SimuGraph® vehicle dynamics engine and Unreal Engine 4® technology

Specifications

Windows
Minimum
Recommended
OS64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10
OS64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X @ 3.7 GHz
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8 GHz
Memory8 GB
Memory8GB
Storage20GB
Storage20GB
Direct X10
Direct X10
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 270 with 2 GB VRAM or more
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB VRAM or more
OtherRequires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
OtherRequires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
Logins
Requires Epic Games account
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English, French, German
  • TEXT: English, Chinese - Simplified, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish - Spain, Italian
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