Revisiting the Marias Pass
Word just came in from Josef (HP Trainz) that they have released an update to their popular Marias Pass pay-ware route. They are calling the upgraded route 'Marias Pass Route X'.
For those who are new to this route; the DEM based Marias Pass route covers the BNSF Hi-Line from milepost 1062 in Shelby to milepost 1219 in Whitefish. It also includes the Kalispell branch line and both the Sweetgrass trunks.
Josef tells us that the new X version is completely overhauled with improvements made throughout the route and content, taking advantage of the better graphics and AI of TS10 and TS12. Apart from the routes, the cabs also got some special attention. The F40PH loco for example received an upgrade and now has an advanced and realistic 3D cab with the interior brightness now reacting to external natural light source.
The new X version still covers 200 miles of track and includes some of the original sessions from Marias Pass Route Plus. Sessions included in this new version are:
- Heavy Haul Over Marias
- Amtrak Nr.7- Sightseeing Tour
- Amtrak Nr.8- Eastbound
- CFAC Yardmaster trilogy (Assistant, Expert and Special)
The HP-Trainz team promises to deliver several updates for the Marias Pass Route X adding more rolling stock and additional sessions soon.
Click here for more details about the Marias Pass Route X.