Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Nebraska - Rail Yards

Whilst truck drivers play a pivotal role in the movement of goods across America, they are often a part of a bigger process, usually involving multiple modes of transport. One such network that is prevalent across the States is the railroad network, spanning thousands of miles across the country. In our upcoming Nebraska DLC for American Truck Simulator, you'll find more than just train tracks! 

Nebraska is home to a lot of history, including The Oregon Trail, a historic route that played a pivotal role in the westward expansion of the United States during the 19th century. While Nebraska wasn't the longest stretch of the trail, it held significant importance as a passage through the Great Plains. 

Our team has re-created some of the landmarks and historical signage, offering information and education about those who travelled across the trail, which can be found on roadsides near the original trail's route. Be sure to look out for them whilst you travel across Nebraska! 

Let's get back on track by introducing you to some of the train yards and railroads you'll find across the state. Nebraska is a crucial part of the USA's rail network, so much so that you'll find yourself driving alongside trains a lot of the time! 

With all these trains on the tracks, where do they go when they need a rest or maintenance? The Train Yard of course, in which Nebraska is home to the world's largest! Better known as 'Baily Yard' located in North Platte, this impressive area handles 10,000 railroad cars every 24 hours. You may even be able to spot the famous 'Golden Spike Tower' which hosts a visitor centre and offers unique views to tourists. Our team continues to work hard on this unique industry. As you can imagine, there are a lot of details to try squeeze in and replicate! 

You will also find many other smaller Train Yards across Nebraska, some of which you'll be able to deliver cargo to in cities such as Alliance, Omaha and North Platte. We hope that you will appreciate the work and scale of representing this Intermodal Industry in this upcoming DLC. 

All aboard for Nebraska! Excited to make your travels to Nebraska in American Truck Simulator? Stay on track with the latest news on our Social Media Channels (X/Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and be sure to Add the Nebraska DLC to your Steam Wishlist. Until next time, keep on truckin'. 

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