Written by: TrainSim-James
Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul is OUT NOW on Steam for Windows PC
The future of train simulation has arrived! We are proud to announce that Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul, our latest, next-generation train simulator, is available now on Steam!
To celebrate the release, and to immerse you in the dramatic and authentic scene of Sand Patch Grade, we present to you our 10 favourite things to do in Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul. Feel free to try them out!
1: Go For a Walk
Wander around Cumberland Yard at your own pace. Select Cumberland Switchback from the Scenarios Menu and you now have total freedom to do what you want in the safety of the yard. Get familiar with the locomotives, do a little light switching, whatever you choose to do there are no time limits or objectives to achieve.
Watch the AI running in Services Mode. Go to Services Mode, Spawn on Foot, select Shaw Mines at 16:00 and watch the coal being loaded, you can also climb on the loco or any coal hopper ladder to get a better view.
3: Feel the Detail
Explore Sand Patch Grade on Foot. There’s an immense amount of detail either side of the rails that you don’t get to appreciate while flying along at speed. Slow things down and truly take in the magnificent sights and sounds along Sand Patch Grade.
4: CSX Switching
Switch and Kick Cars. Select Cumberland Switchback and using the pair of GP38-2s on the other side of the fuelling shed, you can switch and kick cars to your hearts content without any time limits or objectives to achieve.
5: Ride the Rails
Board trains and ride them as a passenger, in the cab, on the front, in a box car, hanging off the side of a Bethgon. Great fun for trains that make short runs.
6: Sequence of Service
In Cumberland Switchback, set out different groups of locos and get all the MU combinations working. Can you get them all powered? all braking? what about hauling them dead but with brakes?
7: Kick Back and Relax
Pick a fresh location and start time each time you play. Try out different combinations and just leave it to run in the background, you get a nice countryside background sound and occasionally a train roaring by, just like a “rail cam”.
8: Hidden Gems
Finding collectables is not only its own reward but a great way of seeing parts of the route you wouldn’t otherwise see. Handy Tip: Start at the turntable in Cumberland Yard.
9: Turn the Tables
Messing around with the wheelhouse in Cumberland Yard. Get good with the turntable, both with and without the cameras and hit left and right cursor keys to get alternative views.
10: Go Extreme
Driving in a blizzard. In Service Mode, pick your favourite loco, set the conditions to extreme and off you go to battle the elements!
After you’ve taken the time to explore Sand Patch Grade, be sure to tell us your favourite ways to Feel the Detail in Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul!
To start your journey with the future of train simulation, head over to the Steam Store and be captivated by CSX heavy haulers on the stunning Sand Patch Grade route! ■