Western Sichuan Pass: Dujiangyan - Maoxian & Mashancun
The Western Sichuan Pass delivers unique mountainside passenger operations throughout the Sichuan province of Southwest China, and is brought to life, courtesy of Partner Programme developer, Simtech Vision.
The western highlands form perhaps the most striking scenery in all of China, and nestled within the mountains are towns such as Dujiangyan, Wenchuan and Maoxian, all of which are connected by the 160km long Western Sichuan Pass. The passengers experience an unforgettable journey across this line, all while the driver’s skills are put to the test on a ruling grade of 3%.
With such steep grades, and a top line speed of 160 km/h, the Western Sichuan Pass demanded an entirely new type of unit to compete with modern standards and safely transport passengers through the range. Enter the CRH6, a unique iteration of China’s modern electric multiple units which could be built for a variety of uses.
For the Western Sichuan Pass, the CRH6F was chosen, a quasi-high-speed commuter variation with a top speed of 180 km/h and high capacity to fill the express commuter role. Given the family’s rapid acceleration and effective braking, efficient operation and as-standard creature comforts, the CRH6F was the perfect choice for such a route, and it entered service in July 2015.
The CRH6F, given its tough environment, is relatively straightforward to drive. It has enough power and brake force to manage the grades, and features cruise capabilities to ease the load on the driver in harsh climbs and descents. For the passengers, a spacious cabin allows for high capacity and high comfort, with plenty of windows from which to enjoy the view.
Buried within the Hengduan Mountains, the Western Sichuan Pass, which is ready for you in Train Simulator, truly is a change of pace from the high-speed networks that link cities together, instead, a chance to take a step back in awe of some of the world’s most stunning peaks, from modern-day traction, awaits you.
The Western Sichuan Pass for Train Simulator includes the 160 km route from Dujiangyan to Maoxian and Mashancun, the modern CRH6F EMU in 4, 8 and 16-car variations - complete with cruise control, startup procedures and in-cab signalling - a selection of Career scenarios to put you through your paces and Quick Drive compatibility as standard.
160 km route from Dujiangyan to Maoxian and Mashancun
CRH6F Modern high-speed train in 4, 8 and 16-car formations
CRH6F features cruise control, startup procedures and in-cab signalling