Learn the basics of first person movement and operate your first locomotive. The tutorial is set in Cumberland Yard (Turnable Section) on the Sand Patch Grade route.

Objectives Edit

  • LOOK DOWN: Look down at the marker.
  • LOOK UP: Look up at the marker.
  • LOOK LEFT: Look Left at the marker.
  • LOOK RIGHT: Look Right at the marker.
  • WALK AROUND: Strech your legs by walking around.
  • CLIMB ABOARD: Climb aboard one of the locomotives. (SD40-2 or GP38-2)
  • ENTER LOCOMOTIVE CABIN: Walk through the door into the cabin.
  • ENGINEER'S SEAT: Sit down in the engineer's seat.
  • FRONT HEADLIGHTS: Set Headlights to 'Bright'.
  • REVERSER: Set Reverser to 'Forward'.
  • AUTOMATIC BRAKE: Set Automatic Brake to 'Release'.
  • HORN: Sound the horn twice.
  • THROTTLE: Set throttle to notch '1'.
  • THROTTLE: Set Throttle to 'IDLE'.
  • AUTOMATIC BRAKE: Set Automatic Brake to 'Initial Reduction'.
  • STOP LOCOMOTIVE: Bring the locomotive to a stop.

Controls Edit

  • LOOK AROUND: Move the mouse to look around
  • WALK AROUND: Use the W, A, S and D buttons to walk around.
  • PAUSE MENU: Press 'Esc' to bring up the pause menu, if you miss anything.
  • HEADLIGHTS: You can also use H to toggle the Headlights.
  • AUTOMATIC BRAKE: You can also use ; to decrease the Automatic Brake.
  • REVERSER: You can also use W to set the Reverser to Forward.
  • HORN: You can also use Space to sound the Horn.
  • THROTTLE: You can also use A to increase the Throttle.
  • THROTTLE: You can also use D to decrease the Throttle.
  • EXTERNAL CAMERA: Press '3' on the keyboard.
  • MOVE CAMERA: Use the mouse and arrow keys to move camera.
  • FIRST PERSON CAMERA: Press '1' on the keyboard to return to cab and first person.
  • AUTOMATIC BRAKE: You can also use the ' to increase the Automatic Brake.

Task Log Edit

  • We are delighted to offer you the position of Railroad Engineer on our Keystone Subdivision. Your application was outstanding and we are excited about what you will bring to the daily operations of Cumberland Terminal. We whould like you to commence immediatly and will provide all required training at the Cumberland facility.
  • Hand eye coordination is critical to operating locomotives on a railroad. Look down at the ground, up at the sky, left and right.
  • There are many things that are not operated from a locomotive cab, so you'll be on your feet for a fair portion of the time: Stretch your legs for a few seconds to get warmed up.
  • That's the physical portion of your training complete. Head over and climb aboard a locomotive.
  • Open the cab door and proceed inside.
  • To take control, you'll want the Engineer seat, head over and sit down.
  • When sat in the Engineer seat of a locomotive, the Driving Heads Up Display will appear in the bottom right corner. This HUD shows key information about the state of the locomotive while you are driving.
  • The Dials on the right display Brake System pressures.
  • Along the bottom are the Direction, Throttle and Brake 'Type' indicators.
  • Finaly, the Exclamation Mark on the left is the Safety Warning indicator known as the Alerter. This will illuminate when something requires your attention, and must be acknowledged.
  • Safety always comes first on the railroad, so to start with we need to let those around us know this locomotive is operational. Begin by turning the forward headlights control to 'Bright'.
  • There are three main controls this operating locomotive; the Reverser, Brake and Throttle. The Reverser determines direction of travel. Put this into 'Forward'.
  • To the left is the 'Auto Brake', which applies brakes along the entire length of the train. Let's move this to 'Release'.
  • We're about to move, so make two blasts of the horn to alert anyone around. Remember, safety first.
  • Now add some power, but not too much! Too much power too soon, can damage both the locomotive and the cars. Always start off nice and slowly. Increase the Throttle lever by one notch.
  • You're moving! Great Work. To maintain a constant speed move the Throttle back to its 'IDLE' position.
  • While driving, you may wish to view the train from the outside. You can do this by switching to one of many external cameras.
  • Have a play with moving the camera around while the train is coasting along.
  • That concludes the basic Engineer Training on this locomotive, so let's bring it to a stop. Move the Auto Brake to 'Initial Reduction'. As with applying power, too much brake pressure applied too quickly, can be detrimental to the train and its' cargo.
  • Well done! You're now all set to explore Train Sim World. To learn more about railroad operations, you can trigger Tutorials as you explore or they can be found in the Main Menu.

Trivia Edit

  • This tutorial was also included in the beta.
CSX Heavy Haul
Locomotives AC4400CW - GP38-2 - SD40-2
Rolling Stock BethgonII® Coal Gondola - Husky Stack® 53-foot Container Car - 89-foot Bi-Level Auto Rack - 5201-Cubic Foot Covered Car - 30,500 Gallon Tank Car - 50 foot Plate C Boxcar
Locations Cumberland - Sand Patch - Shaw Mine - Rockwood Mine
Operators CSX Transportation
Tutorials Intro Sequence Tutorial - Yard Switching - Locomotive Turntable - Locomotive Refuelling - AC4400CW Introduction - Coal Loading - Train Brakes: Theory - SD40-2 Introduction - GP38-2 Introduction
Scenarios Sand Patch Summit - A Helping Hand - Clear Cut - Fully Fuelled - Cumberland Charge - Ice and Snow - Powering America Part 1 - Powering America Part 2 - Cumberland Switchback
Miscellaneous History - Signalling