Sherman Hill Vintage

This is Sherman Hill backdated to the 1950s. I first started working on this project back in June of 2015 and have reached a state where I believe I can share the route with others. I have taken the default Sherman Hill route and re-imagined the route with both track and scenery changes to be as it was in the mid – late 1950s, just after the Harriman expansion. Although I have spent a long while researching and making the route as accurate as possible, there are most likely a large number of inaccuracies. I hope that I have created a believable experience and any major historical blunders can be overlooked.

Changes:

Picture from “Sherman Hill” by James L. Ehernberger and Francis G. Gschwind

  • Trackage updated to mid-1950s:
    • Single lines from Laramie to Hermosa
    • Underpass of westbound trackage at Hermosa
    • Expanded Laramie Yard with Roundhouse
    • Expanded Cheyenne Roundhouse
    • Expanded Sherman with Depot and Wye
    • Expanded Harriman
  • Steam facilities recreated:
    • Cheyenne, Laramie, Boire, Harriman, Sherman, Hermosa (and more!)
  • Scenery updated:
    • Accurate vehicles and traffic (thanks RWA)
    • Removal of large industries
    • Additional wildlife
    • Removal of interstate system
    • Removal of Concrete Ties
    • Expanded Cheyenne Station
    • Mileposts
    • Harriman Construction Equipment

Requirements:

I tried to make the requirements list as small as possible, but because of the limited amount of assets for this time period, I had to make use of many different addons. All of the addons are necessary for full scenery to be rendered. I have used assets extensively from all those listed here.

  1. Train Simulator
  2. RSC Sherman Hill
  3. RSC Horseshoe Curve
  4. RSC US Loco/Asset Pack
  5. Clear Creek Narrow Gauge
  6. VNHRR
  7. RWA Lakeside

Installation:

  1. Download the package below
  2. Copy the “Assets” and “Content” folders to your main Railworks Folder
  3. Find the route “Sherman Hill 1950s”

Scenarios:

At this time I’ve included two Quick Drive scenarios. I have not yet incorporated AI traffic but may do so at a later date.

There are six different starting locations:

  • Cheyenne Yard
    • West to Laramie over Track 1
  • Cheyenne Yard – Harriman
    • West to Laramie using the Harriman Cutoff (Track 3)
  • Cheyenne Station
    • West to Laramie over Track 1
  • Cheyenne Station – Harriman
    • West to Laramie over the Harriman Cutoff (Track 3)
  • Laramie Yard
    • East to Cheyenne over Track 2
  • Laramie Station
    • East to Cheyenne over Track 2

 

Download:

Click here to download the Route:

Sherman Hill 1950s v1.01

 

Versions:
1.01 – Removed additional references to non-required scenery items. Expanded Laramie/Cheyenne Station platforms.
1.0 – Initial Release

 

Future Plans:

  • Accurate signalling
  • Smoothing some track transitions
  • AI in Quick Drive Scenarios
  • Additional Scenery Elements

 

Screenshots:

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