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Montana Hi-Line: 1950s/60s Version
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Montana Hi-Line: 1950s/60s Version

Description
Great Northern 1950s/60s Montana Hi-Line
A backdated version of the Montana Hi-Line Route, featuring:
> 1950s track layout
> GN depot buildings
> GN signals and signs
> era-appropriate road vehicles
> several of the new assets were kindly provided for this project by Rick Grout

Required Steam DLC
To run this route, you must own the Montana Hi-Line route DLC (US or worldwide version).

The backdated route will install as a new route, it will not change or overwrite anything in the modern day route or its assets.

Ownership of the US and European Loco & Assets Packs is recommended, but should not be strictly necessary to run the route.

You do not need the London-Marylebone route that Steam somehow lists in the requirements above. I don't know how that ended up there, I don't even have that DLC on my PC.

Required Asset Pack (Seperate Download!)
In addition to the base route, it is required to download and installation of a custom asset pack (it contains all of the new objects such as depots, signs, or signals).

You download the custom asset pack on my website[golden-age-rails.com].

The asset pack comes in .rwp format, please see the installation guide here[golden-age-rails.com] if you don't know how to install .rwp files.

Scenarios
This route ships only with a very basic QuickDrive scenario (east- and westbound start/destination points, no AI traffic). The reason for that is simply that not enough matching (and worldwide available) equipment is available in the Steam store to make QD interesting.

Other scenarios for this route will be released on my website[golden-age-rails.com] and RailworksAmerica[railworksamerica.com]. Currently, you can find two scenarios there: the east- and westbound Empire Builder (1955 timetable).

To create your own scenarios, you'll need to download a scenery template scenario which places the depots and many lineside signs (these are not part of the uploaded route). You can download this template scenario and setup instructions here[golden-age-rails.com].

Manual
Please see the manuals folder in Train Simulator for a ten-page manual for this route. It includes explanations for the signals and lineside signs, as well as a quick setup guide for creating your own scenarios.
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28 Comments
Beast made of steel Mar 11 @ 4:59am 
This is awesome! Could you do the merged route that danny made for this era please.
GreatNortherner  [author] Nov 23, 2021 @ 2:49am 
Hi Railfanner, it's quite simple and I used the same "trick" that allows scenario authors to include repaints in their uploads. The only prerequisite for an upload is that all used assets are located inside of the store DLCs' Provider/Product folders. The upload checker in the game does however *not* check if those (individual) assets are actually part of the DLC itself, or if they were added by the user later on (like a repaint or my asset pack for this route).
Railfanner365 Nov 22, 2021 @ 12:35pm 
How did you publish a route with assets not on the steam store to the workshop
hayward.john48 Jul 9, 2020 @ 6:28pm 
Excellent job of backdating with a lot of attention to the details. I like that the combine harvester is working in the opposite direction. Road vehicles are 1950s (often ignored by backdaters).
hayward.john48 Jul 8, 2020 @ 8:45am 
Thanks Michael, perhaps it's to boost sales!
GreatNortherner  [author] Jul 8, 2020 @ 8:22am 
@hayward.john48: That London DLC is absolutely *not* needed (I don't even own it myself!) I have no idea why the Workshop added this to the requirements.
hayward.john48 Jul 8, 2020 @ 8:21am 
Why does this need the London Marylebone -Aylesbury dlc when the Hi-Line doesn't?
mali_buda Jun 15, 2020 @ 2:08pm 
It's most likely on the forums, bt I don't have acess to them. I haven't find anything on RWA regarding logos about Montana Hi-Line. Just the Racetrack.
GreatNortherner  [author] Jun 15, 2020 @ 1:03pm 
I don't know about the BNSF logos. Check RWA, if something exists it is most likely there.
mali_buda Jun 15, 2020 @ 9:21am 
Also got the F7 working it's great!