In the long and renowned life of the Baltimore & Ohio, the railroad’s steel route stretching deep into West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains was called “The West End.” In the Chessie System era – and today as part of CSX – it is the Mountain Subdivision. By any name, it is one of the most historic, iconic, demanding, and awe-inspiring railroad main lines in America.
Now, in a highly detailed route created by High Iron Simulations and set during the captivating Chessie System era, the B&O Mountain Subdivision comes to Train Simulator featuring 140 miles of main line, four locomotive models in multiple liveries, more than 20 types of freight equipment, and thirteen realistic career scenarios!
The Mountain Subdivision, B&O’s original main line across the Alleghenies which opened in 1852, extends from Cumberland, Maryland to Grafton, West Virginia, a distance of 101 route miles. Also included in the Train Simulator edition are more than 30 route miles of the Western Maryland Railway’s Thomas Subdivision, and B&O’s sprawling Cumberland Terminal.
Anchored by two of America’s classic railroad towns – Cumberland, Maryland and Grafton, West Virginia – the route features four grueling Allegheny Mountain B&O grades – 17-Mile Grade, Cranberry Grade, Cheat River Grade, and Newburg Grade – each with daunting and twisting gradients of more than 2 percent. And the B&O Mountain Subdivision route is host to extensive yards and terminal facilities, plus large lineside shippers including coal mines and cement, paper, steel, and manufacturing plants.
Highlighting the B&O Mountain Subdivision route’s locomotive fleet is an all-new Electro-Motive six-axle SD35 in Chessie System, Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio, and two Western Maryland schemes. And the SD35 is joined by a Chessie System EMD GP40-2, two versions of the EMD GP9, and EMD’s SW-series switchers. Each of the diesel locomotives included with the B&O Mountain Subdivision features authentic air braking systems.
An expansive fleet of 20 types of freight rolling stock and cabooses wearing Chessie, B&O, C&O, WM, and other CSX predecessor liveries, along with thirteen authentic career scenarios, brings superb realism and nearly endless operating experiences and enjoyment to the route.
The legendary B&O Mountain Subdivision is an extraordinary, historic, and challenging route – and it is now available for Train Simulator!
- Baltimore & Ohio’s legendary Mountain Subdivision (“West End”) route
- 101-mile B&O Mountain Subdivision between Cumberland, MD and Grafton, WV
- Also includes 30 miles of Western Maryland’s Thomas Subdivision, B&O’s Cumberland Terminal, and portions of adjoining subdivisions totaling 140 route miles
- Famous and challenging 2+ percent grades including B&O’s Cranberry, 17-Mile, Newburg, and Cheat River grades
- Set in the early Chessie System era, circa 1973-1979
- Electro-Motive SD35 is five Chessie, B&O, and WM liveries
- Electro-Motive GP40-2 in Chessie livery
- Electro-Motive GP9 in multiple variations and liveries
- Electro-Motive SW-series switchers in B&O livery
- Ultra-realistic locomotive and train brakes and operating characteristics
- 20+ types of freight and caboose equipment in multiple road names and liveries
- Large yards, shops, and numerous lineside mines and industries
- Classic B&O and WM stations and structures
- B&O’s distinctive color-position-light (CPL) signals
- Thirteen realistic intermodal, manifest, coal, local, and switching scenarios
- Quick Drive compatible