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Train Simulator 2017 Scenarios

This page offers some of the scenarios I have written for Train Simulator 2015. All scenarios are free downloads, but often require additional rolling stock downloads. Please see the PDF readme files that accompany each scenario for more information. And in any case, you can always use Mike Simpson's fantastic RW_Tools suite to subsitute rolling stock that you do not have (or want) with other cars or engines which you do own.

Please note: Many of these scenarios assets were developed in older versions of Train Simulator, including Railworks 3 (Train Sim 2012) or even older versions. They should also work in the latest version, Train Sim 2015, but there might be unexpected bugs or glitches or even that some scenarios do not work at all.

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Amtrak Scenarios Burlington Northern Scenarios Great Northern Scenarios
New Haven Scenarios Penn Central Scenarios Pennsylvania Railroad Scenarios
Santa Fe Scenarios U.S. Steam Era Scenarios British Rail Scenarios


Tutorial on How to Swap Rolling Stock with RW_Tools

For those of you who do not want to run a scenario with all the rolling stock that I have added to the scenario, Mike Simpson's RW_Tools offers you a great and simple way of replacing any unwanted piece of equipment. That way, you can substitute any missing piece of payware equipment, move the scenario to a different time frame, run a Dash-9 instead of a GP9 ... the choice is all yours! Please see this PDF for a detailed how-to guide: Tutorial_RW-Tools_Swap.pdf

Recent Updates

Iron Sharks to Pittsburgh for Horseshoe Curve Route on August 4, 2015
GN Train 6 (Cascadian) on Stevens Pass on July 6, 2015
Morning Passenger with the 4-4-0 on the MC&SA on May 13, 2015


Amtrak Scenarios

Train 143 Northeast Regional
Amtrak's weekend Northeast Regional from Springfield, MA, to Washintgon, DC. You will drive to Hartford, CT.
Route:
Springfield Line
Currently Not Available

Burlington Northern Scenarios

Inspection Tour (Budd RDC)
Take new railroad employees on a tour across Stevens Pass in the early BN 'rainbow' era. 240 minutes, three parts.
Route:
Stevens Pass
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See Readme PDF
Chemical Plant Freestyle Switching
A very challenging BN themed switching scenario, in which you are given your work order/switch list ('marshall' instructions) at the beginning. How and in what order to complete the tasks is up to you.
Route:
Industrial Interactive Route (TS2012)
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See Readme PDF

Great Northern Scenarios

GN Train 6 (Cascadian)
Run GN's all-stops daily Seattle-Spokane train across Stevens Pass. Timetabled, moderate difficulty, three parts, 240 minutes.
Route:
Stevens Pass
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See Readme PDF
GN Train 43 (Budd RDC)
Run a semi-fictional GN Train 43 from Shelby to Glacier Park. Timetabled, moderate difficulty, 90 minutes.
Route:
Marias Pass
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See Readme PDF
GN Train 42 (Budd RDC)
Run a semi-fictional GN Train 42 from Glacier Park to Shelby. This is the return trip to Train 43. Timetabled, moderate difficulty, 90 minutes.
Route:
Marias Pass
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1964 Eastbound Empire Builder
Take the Empire Builder from Whitefish to Shelby. Timetabled, difficult!
Uses a lot of free- and payware add-ons, please use RW_Tools to swap equipment if you don't have it.
Route:
Marias Pass
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See Readme PDF
1960 The Essex Pit
Take 35 empty hoppers to Essex, return with 40 loaded cars. Difficult.
Uses a lot of free- and payware add-ons, please use RW_Tools to swap equipment if you don't have it.
Route:
Marias Pass
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See Readme PDF
1968 Westbound Empire Builder
Run the Big Sky Blue Empire Builder westbound across the Rockies along the full length of the route. Uses many free- and payware add-ons, please use RW_Tools to swap equipment if you don't have it.
Route:
Marias Pass
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See Readme PDF

New Haven Scenarios

NH RDC All Stops Hartford-Springfield
Run an all-stops passenger service from Hartford to Springfield and follow the timetable.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
Scenario Now Included with NH Budd RDC Add-On
NH RDC Passenger Run to Hartford
Take the afternoon local passenger from Springfield to Hartford.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
Scenario Now Included with NH Budd RDC Add-On
NH RDC-4 Express Freight
An RDC-4 carrying express cargo from Boston bound for Springfield has arrived in Hartford. You have been called to relieve the Boston crew and take the train to Springfield.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
Scenario Now Included with NH Budd RDC Add-On
NH RDC-4 Mail Express
Run a fast mail service from Springfield to Hartford.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
Scenario Now Included with NH Budd RDC Add-On
NH RDC-4 Just-in-time Deliveries
Run an RDC-4, picking up cargo from Springfield, Windsor Locks and Bradley Field.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
Scenario Now Included with NH Budd RDC Add-On
[Alco S-2] Windsor Locks Local Freight
You are to run a local freight from Hartford Meadows Yard to Windsor Locks and on to the Air Force barracks at Bradley Field. Your train is waiting for you in the yard.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[GE 44-tonner] Around Meriden
Take a trip around Meriden. You are in charge of Meriden's yard switcher, a GE 44-tonner. Your task is to deliver three boxcars from the yard to the old branchline that loops around town. Return with three boxcars.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[Alco S-2] Springfield Freight: The Yard
This scenario begins where the story in the two-part Springfield Freight scenario ended. This part, however, puts you in charge of the yard switcher's crew that has been tasked to break up the long freight train that you brought to Springfield in the previous two parts.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[Alco S-2] Winter Coal Deliveries
This scenario puts you in charge of a local freight on the north end of the Springfield Line, delivering coal to the towns between Windsor Locks and Springfield. You will be setting out cars at Windsor Locks, Warehouse Point, Thompsonville and finally Springfield Yard.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[EMD FL-9] The Bankers southbound, pt. 1
The Bankers was one of several named express services of the New Haven RR that linked Springfield, MA to New York City's Grand Central Station. The Bankers left Springfield in the early morning, headed non-stop to Hartford, then on to New Haven with several stops along the way.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[EMD FL-9] The Bankers southbound, pt. 2
This is the second of two parts of a scenario that put you in charge of this train. This part will start in Hartford, just where part 1 ended, and then take you all the way to the south end of the route in New Haven.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[EMD FL-9] The Connecticut Yankee, pt. 1
The Connecticut Yankee was the evening northbound express service between New York City's Grand Central Terminal and Springfield Union Station. It was also the counterpart and return run of 'The Bankers', the morning express to New York City.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[EMD FL-9] The Connecticut Yankee, pt. 2
This is the second part of this scenario, in which you will continue the run from Hartford to Springfield.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[EMD GP9] Emergency Passenger Service
A derailment south of Windsor Locks has blocked both mainline tracks to and from Hartford. The railroad is running using buses and shuttle trains to and from Windsor Locks.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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[EMD GP9] Late Night Northbound
Run a late night commuter train from Hartford to Springfield, stopping at Windsor, Windsor Locks and Thompsonville.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
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Penn Central Scenarios

PC RDC Northbound Passenger
Run the passenger service from Hartford to Springfield and follow the timetable.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
Currently Not Available
PC RDC Southbound Passenger
Run the passenger service from Springfield to Hartford and follow the timetable.
Route:
VNH Springfield Line
Currently Not Available

Pennsylvania Railroad Scenarios

South Fork Hoppers
A shipment of coal has got stuck at South Fork Yard due to bad weather. Dispatch is sending you out from Johnstown to pick up the coal cars and bring them back to Johnstown. 60 minutes, medium difficulty.
Route:
Horseshoe Curve
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Westbound Coal Empties
Take a low-priority empty coal train from Altoona to Johnstown. Playtime around 80 minutes, easy to moderate difficulty.
Route:
Horseshoe Curve
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Iron Sharks to Pittsburgh
Run an iron ore unit train from Altoona to Johnstown. Moderate difficulty, 90 minutes.
Route:
Horseshoe Curve
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Sharks and Heavy Empties
All the ore cars that brought iron ore from the east coast to Pittsburgh have to return some day... and today is one of those days, and you are running one of those trains. 55 minutes, medium difficulty.
Route:
Horseshoe Curve
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Santa Fe Scenarios

San Diegan, Train 72
Run the southbound San Diegan from L.A. Union Station to San Diego on a tight schedule. Two parts, 180 minutes total run time.
Route:
Pacific Surfliner
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See Readme PDF

U.S. Steam Era Scenarios

Morning Passenger (4-4-0)
Passenger round trip on the workshop Moscow, Camden & San Ausgustine route (MC&SA) with Cecil Kerr's 4-4-0.
Route:
Workshop MC&SA
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See Readme PDF

British Rail Scenarios

[1960] Marlow Donkey Replacement
Prepare a replacement train for the Marlow Donkey while the service's original engine and push-pull car have been sent to maintenance. A difficult, timetabled run with a lot of switching.
Route:
Wycombe Branch (Workshop route)
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[Modern] 10:38 a.m. Maidenhead-Marlow
Run the First Great Western Marlow Donkey all-stops from Maidenhead to Marlow and back on the Wycombe Branch on a rainy autumn morning. 50 minutes, difficult due to tight timetable.
Route:
Wycombe Branch (Workshop route)
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[Modern] 4:40 p.m. Maidenhead-Marlow
Run the First Great Western Marlow Donkey all-stops from Maidenhead to Marlow and back on the Wycombe Branch on a sunny summer evening. 50 minutes, difficult due to tight timetable.
Route:
Wycombe Branch (Workshop route)
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[Modern] 1:38 p.m. Maidenhead-Marlow
Run the First Great Western Marlow Donkey all-stops from Maidenhead to Marlow and back on the Wycombe Branch on a showery summer afternoon. 50 minutes, difficult due to tight timetable.
Route:
Wycombe Branch (Workshop route)
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[1960] 6:35 a.m. Maidenhead - High Wycombe
This scenario puts you in charge of a Maidenhead - High Wycombe stopping service on the Wycombe Branch. A second scenario will provide the return trip to Maidenhead and onwards to Paddington.
Route:
Wycombe Branch (Workshop route)
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[1960] 7:28 a.m. High Wycombe - Paddington
Stopping Passenger Service on the Wycombe Branch. This is the return trip to the 6:35 Maidenhead - High Wycombe scenario.
Route:
Wycombe Branch (Workshop route)
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[1960] 6:22 a.m. Paddington - Bourne End
This scenario puts you in charge of a Paddington - Bourne End stopping service on the Wycombe Branch. You take over the train at Maidenhead, take it to Bourne End to meet the Marlow Donkey, and return to Maidenhead.
Route:
Wycombe Branch (Workshop route)
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1960s: Paddington-Oxford Semi-Fast
Take a semi-fast passenger service from London-Paddington to Oxford. Set in early BR blue era, some steam engines are still around.
Route:
Great Western Mainline (Oxford-Paddington)
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Stranraer-Dumfries Stopper, pt. 1
Take a Stopping Passenger Train from Stranraer to Dumfries. The entire run is 175 mins long and has been split in three parts, part 1 takes you from Stranraer to Newton Stewart.
Route:
Western Lines of Scotland
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Stranraer-Dumfries Stopper, pt. 2
Continue with the stopping passenger service from Stranraer to Dumfries. Part 2 will take you from Newton Stewart to Castle Douglas.
Route:
Western Lines of Scotland
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Stranraer-Dumfries Stopper, pt. 2 alt.
Continue with the stopping passenger service from Stranraer to Dumfries. This is an alternative version of this scenario without an AI service that caused problems for some players.
Route:
Western Lines of Scotland
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Stranraer-Dumfries Stopper, pt. 3
After merging with the stopper from Kirkcudbright, run the final leg of the passenger service from Stranraer to Dumfries. This part will take you limited stops from Castle Douglas to Dumfries.
Route:
Western Lines of Scotland
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