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 Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 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 with 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 has included 15 miles of the historic and coal-rich South Fork Secondary, expanding the mainline 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.