The route features 81 miles of driveable track.
Cajon Pass is the name of the route north from San Bernardino to the Victor Valley and Mojave Desert. Built between 1882 and 18885, It has an elevation of 1,277m (4,190ft) and provides one of the important transportation links to the Los Angeles basin. Between San Bernardino and Barstow it passes through more than a dozen settlements that owe their existence to the presence of the pass over the mountains.
With a 2.2% gradient on Track 1 and a gradient of 3% on Track 2, the maximum freight speed is restricted to 55mph on this twisting route through the mountain terrain. Sullivan's Curve is located at Mile Post (MP) 62.5, where the original Santa Fe mainline passed through Mormon Rocks. In San Bernardino the line features a 135-acre Intermodal Facility, consistinng of six loading/unloading tracks, seven storage tracks and 2,500 parking spaces for trailers. Roughly 420,000 containers pass though the site each year.
- Union Pacific ES44AC
Constructed by General Electric Transportation Systems Division, this powerful locomotive is powered by a 12-cylinder GEVO engine and over 500 are owned by Union Pacific.
- Union Pacific SD40-2
Introduced between 1972 and 1986, and constructed by the General Motors Electro-Motive Division, the SD40-2 is pwered by a 3,000 horsepower engine. Union Pacific has at times operated more than 1,100 examples of this locomotive.
- TTGX Bi-Level Autorack Car
- Covered hopper 2 bay – bonus content!
- Cement hopper 3 chute – bonus content!
- Double door box car
- ATSF caboose car
- Coal gondola
- Coil gondola
- Covered hopper wagon
- DTTX 53ft well car
- Refrigerator car
- 16,000 gallon tank car
The Barstow heat wave – Bonus content!
In the sweltering August heat, operations in Barstow Yard are typically busy. To avoid a backlog, couple to some cement hoppers destined for San Bernardino and start your journey down the Cajon Pass.
An Inspector calls – Bonus content!
The area around East Victorville is having a track inspection so the sidings need to be cleared for a few hours. Couple up the remaining wagons and relocate them a short distance down the line.
Grande Assembly – Bonus content!
On the factory sidings at Oro Grande three sets of wagons need to go to San Bernardino. Prepare for your journey by assembling the train and bringing it to a stop next to the main line.
Control the full power of no less than four SD40-2 locomotives as you haul a mixed freight consignment over the famous Cajon Pass route. Take in the sights of this scenic journey and observe the busy Cajon traffic.
The scorching Mojave Desert is a familiar sight to trains passing over the Cajon Pass. Take an assorted consignment from Barstow to get familiar with the surroundings of the route.
Slow climb South
Getting to grips with the route, this time you’re in charge of a more vital task – hauling one of the many shipments of cement out of the desert for use in the city. This is a heavy load, so maintaining speed and using your brakes on the downhill sections will be important.
This scenario tests your skills in one of the more unusual movements - trains swapping power mid-journey. First, a container shipment needs hauling over Cajon Pass. Later, a cement train needs your attention on its way north.
Class 08 Shunter
- Class 08 Shunter including drivers wearing different period clothing
- Twelve authentic liveries
- Six scenarios based on three of the default UK routes
- Authentic modelling
- Realistic operation and animations
- British Rail black
- British Rail green
- British Rail blue
- British Rail blue (Thornaby depot)
- First Great Western
- Triple Grey
- Rail Express Systems
- RailFreight grey and yellow
- InterCity Swallow
- Network South-East
York - Newcastle route - 2 scenarios
Oxford –Paddington route - 2 scenarios.
Bath - Templecombe route - 2 scenarios
Assemble a train of empty HAA wagons ready for loading with coal and haul them out to the West Country.
All Messed Up
Great Western has scheduled an unveiling of their new colour scheme, but some joker has scattered the coaches all over the depot. Assemble them in the correct order as fast as you can to be ready for a 9.00am departure for Paddington.
The staff at Gateshead Depot have you hauling a rake of coaches into Newcastle Station, but the rake must be created first!
It’s a cold and frosty morning at Darlington. Rescue a failed freight train before going about your shunting duties.
Some Assembly Required
Assorted wagons are located around Templecombe Lower Yard and need to be assembled for transportation up the line. Use a Class 08 on loan to the region to shunt the freight for an incoming Black 5 to haul over the Mendips.