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American Railroad History Arrives in  Train Sim World 2; ‘Horseshoe Curve’  Add-on Now Servicing PC and Console

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Dovetail Games, developers and publishers of authentic simulation titles, today released the Train Sim World 2: Horseshoe Curve add-on for PC via Steam and the Epic Games StorePlayStation®4PlayStation®5Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Developed by Skyhook Games, the Horseshoe Curve add-on is available digitally on all platforms for $29.99/£24.99/€29.99, introducing a new route, two new locos, and eight types of modern freight equipment to drive along a multitude of scenarios and timetabled services.

An engineering marvel completed in the 1850’s, Horseshoe Curve is rich with American history and drama. Today it is a part of the Norfolk Southern’s Pittsburgh Line, running from the bustling shop town of Altoona, PA across the rugged Alleghenies to Johnstown, PA, and it remains as vital, captivating, and important as ever. Additionally, the team at Skyhook Games have included 15 miles of the historic and coal-rich South Fork Secondary, expanding the main line to Windber, PA. The tracks travel through the mountainous region surrounded by lush forests for a visual delight, passing by legendary landmarks including the Gallitzin Tunnels, the steep and treacherous “Slide” east from the summit, and the fabulous 1.8 percent, 2,375-foot-long curve at Kittanning Point. Drivers will need to remain vigilant on the many services on this challenging route.

To do battle with the Alleghanies and haul diverse traffic including intermodal, coal, manifest, autos, oil, and more, players will need the throttle of Norfolk Southern’s (NS) ultra-modern 4,000 horsepower General Electric ES44AC, or NS’s venerable 2,000 horsepower EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric powered locos. Each loco features highly detailed, feature-rich driving cabs with true-to-life performance and handling and will be responsible for hauling the eight types of modern freight equipment including open top mill gondola’s for heavier materials and tank cars to transport a variety of important liquids through the region.

Train Sim World 2: Horseshoe Curve features:

  • 40-mile (64 km) route from Altoona to Johnstown, Pennsylvania
    • Also includes 18-mile (29 km) South Fork Branch to Windber, Pennsylvania
  • GE ES44AC diesel and EMD GP38-2 locos in Norfolk Southern livery
    • Open top mill gondola, TOFC flatcar, Coal hopper, Three bay covered hopper, Box car, Ballast hopper, Doublestack container car and tank car
  • Journey Mode featuring over 24 hours of activities to master
    • Accessible Training Modules and eight detailed and engaging scenarios
    • Extensive 24-hour Timetable
  • Livery Designer, Scenario Planner and Creators Club compatible

Developed and published by Dovetail Games, Train Sim World 2 is available for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PS4™ system, PS5™, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S for $29.99/£24.99/€29.99. This game has been rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB.

For more information on Train Sim World 2 visit,and follow the game on Twitter @trainsimworld, Instagram @trainsim, and Facebook @trainsimworld. Keep up with all the latest simulation news from Dovetail Games at


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