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Ultimate Railway Set

by Criquette Posted 4th Mar 2009 at 9:10 AM - Updated 17th Mar 2009 at 8:12 AM by Criquette : Trying to solve download problem
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Ultimate railway set.

Did you ever think about a good looking railway with catenaries, railway bridges and all the stuff that goes through your neighborhood connecting it with some other places?
Existed railway ‘hood decorations can't satisfy your needs?
Well, wait no more! Add it

With this large set of custom ‘hood decorations, you can add a very detailed electric railway to your town.

Some of the objects uses an extra large custom textures so use this set carefully if your computer isn’t strong enough.
I've set Night Life EP as required for using this decorations, but the idea is that you need at least one of any EPs installed, to have this decoration available from 'hood decorations menu.
But it is also strongly recommended to have a Free Time EP installed, to be able to edit existing terrain, for better use of this set.

Just put all the *.package files from the zip to your ‘Downloads’ folder.

What’s inside:

The set contains 49 objects:

1. Railway double straight
2. Railway single straight
3. Railway double stub track end
4. Railway single stub track end

5. Railway single switch left
6. Railway single switch right
7. Railway single to double switch left
8. Railway single to double switch right
9. Railway single 45 degrees branch left
10. Railway single 45 degrees branch right

11. Railway double long curve
12. Railway single long curve
13. Railway double short curve
14. Railway single short curve
15. Railway double 90 degrees curve
16. Railway single 90 degrees curve
17. Railway double 45 degrees curve
18. Railway single 45 degrees curve

19. Railway double straight slope
20. Railway single straight slope
21. Railway double 45 degrees curve slope left
22. Railway double 45 degrees curve slope right
23. Railway single 45 degrees curve slope left
24. Railway single 45 curve slope right

25. Railway double bridge long
26. Railway double bridge medium
27. Railway double bridge short
28. Railway single bridge long
29. Railway single bridge medium
30. Railway single bridge short

31. Railway double overpass long
32. Railway double overpass medium
33. Railway double overpass short
34. Railway single overpass long
35. Railway single overpass medium
36. Railway single overpass short

37. Railway double tunnel
38. Railway single tunnel
39. Railway crossing gate

40. Double railway station with exit on a side
41. Double railway station with exits on both sides
42. Single railway station with exit on a side

43. Local passenger train
44. Local passenger train car
45. Local passenger train head car
46. Local passenger train trolley car

47. Long distance passenger train
48. Long distance passenger train car
49. Electric locomotive

All objects can be found under ‘Stones’ submenu of the neighborhood decorations menu (for better finding items you need since this submenu is not overcrowded yet).

Few facts:
Railway bridges are about 40,30 and 20 tiles long (TS2 scale) that is about 10, 7 and 5 tiles long in Simcity4 scale – you can keep it in mind, when you creating a custom terrain map in Simcity4.

Railway overpasses (viaducts) are 10, 7 and 4 tiles long (TS2 scale), that is about 2, 1 and 1 tile long in Simcity4 scale so it’s almost impossible to make an embankment gaps for overpasses in Simcity4, so all the overpasses was designed for use with Free Time EP terraforming feature.

Optimal terrain level height difference for using sloped pieces (and overpasses as well) is 5 clicks of “raise” or “lower” tool that is available with Free Time EP terraforming feature, so if you want a road to go under a railway viaduct, you’ll need to lower the terrain with a road pieces for 5 clicks or raise terrain tiles with a railway pieces for 5 clicks (some times sunken roads are impossible if main terrain level is too close to the water level – road will just go under water).


Polygon Counts:
Railway straight double: 148
Railway single straight: 74
Railway double end: 200
Railway single end: 100

Railway switch left: 226
Railway switch right: 226
Railway single to double switch left: 205
Railway single to double switch right: 205
Railway 45 branch left: 768
Railway 45 branch right: 768

Railway long double curve: 316
Railway long curve single: 228
Railway short double curve: 212
Railway short single curve: 106
Railway double 90 curve: 1724
Railway 90 curve single: 862
Railway 45 curve double: 1192
Railway 45 curve single: 594

Railway straight double slope: 946
Railway straight single slope: 502
Railway 45 curve double slope left: 1250
Railway double 45 curve slope right: 1250
Railway 45 curve single slope left: 652
Railway single 45 curve slope right: 652

Railway double bridge long: 1880
Railway double bridge medium: 1516
Railway double bridge short: 1900
Railway single bridge long: 1529
Railway single bridge medium: 1170
Railway single bridge short: 1260

Railway double overpass long: 974
Railway double overpass medium: 704
Railway double overpass short: 450
Railway single overpass long: 556
Railway single overpass medium: 396
Railway single overpass short: 242

Railway tunnel double: 130
Railway tunnel single: 78
Railway crossing gate: 46

Double railway station two exits: 1842
Double railway station one exit: 1722
Single railway station: 1098

Local passenger train: 3800
Local passenger train car: 540
Local passenger train head car: 756
Local passenger train trolley car: 604

Long distance passenger train: 3674
Long distance passenger train car: 444
Electric locomotive: 1010

Additional Credits:
Thanks to MTS2 as allways!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
crqtt_ultimate_railway | archive with package files

Size: 9.53 MB · Downloads: 67,471 · 16th Mar 2009
9.53 MB 67,471 16th Mar 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#76 Old 29th Mar 2009 at 2:53 PM
Ok it worked. I still dont know what was wrong, but i have it now!!!!!
Test Subject
#77 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 7:15 PM
are those Japanese trains?
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 9:33 PM
This set actually makes my city FEEL like a city. Absolutely brilliant. I love it!
Test Subject
#79 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 2:01 AM
Truly amazing piece of work. Thankyou very much
Test Subject
#80 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 2:32 PM
OH YEAH! :-) You're the King of City Simulations, i've been waiting for a long time a railway set...and this is ...what can I say? It's wonderful.

Thanks a lot.
Test Subject
#81 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 8:37 PM
Wow! Many thanks for this great neighborhood content! I've been waiting for a long time for railroads to meet the Sims. Any chance of subway-style content? And /or regular Amtrak trains / normal freight trains?
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 8th Apr 2009 at 3:09 AM
Woohoo! My social/economical/randomness 'hood is just starting to turn slightly urban in sections, so this is just what I need. Great quality, and a compliment to your bridges set. I've been using your ferry set for ages.
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 12th Apr 2009 at 5:49 AM
This is so awesome!!! Thank you so much!!

`So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key`
--Already Gone by the Eagles--
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 13th Apr 2009 at 10:25 AM
Very imaginative, i gotta get myself that
Test Subject
#85 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 2:58 PM
This set is just wonderful Criquette!! As an old-time model railroading buff and simmer it was a must have and loks absolutely fantastic in the game!

Have you given any thought to creating freight cars for this set? It would make my sims' railroad empire complete :wink:

Thanks so much for your wonderful creations!
#87 Old 30th Apr 2009 at 9:57 PM
Awesome! Now THIS is JUST the kind of thing that will keep me from buying TS3, because by the time it comes out I will have my TS2 game EXACTLY how I want it! Thank you so much for this--my islands that are attached to mainland only by train will now look like they're supposed to!
Forum Resident
#88 Old 18th May 2009 at 1:12 AM

Thank you.
Test Subject
#90 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 1:09 PM
Trains, buses, roads, boats and more. But what with cars? Its all great, but it would be cool with some car decorations to.
Test Subject
#91 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 6:27 AM
You'll have another "thanks" along with the other hundred. It's awesome! Bravo!
Test Subject
#92 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 3:44 PM
When its snow in the neighborhood, all ur items turns white and look wierd! not only ur trains, but all!
Test Subject
#93 Old 1st Sep 2009 at 3:44 PM
Thank You, sooooooooooo much
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 8:04 PM
Great set, but the download file is corrupt.

I've tried three times.
Test Subject
#95 Old 23rd Sep 2009 at 8:43 AM
Thank you, this is going to add so much to my game along with your other two sets. Thanks again.
Test Subject
#96 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 12:45 PM
Can you get on it or is it just a neighbourhood decoration?

Test Subject
#97 Old 21st Oct 2009 at 11:10 AM
This is AMAZING. But it could use more trains. And also how do you adjust the height when ur placing the bridges?
Test Subject
#98 Old 29th Oct 2009 at 11:44 PM
OMFG u really are the best! I was wounder thow...1 what program do i need to open this (optional/ if so I have TS3) 2. Could you please make a verson for TS3 pppllleeeaaassseee...
Test Subject
#99 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 7:22 PM
Wow Thanks
Test Subject
#100 Old 1st Feb 2010 at 4:31 PM
This set is fantastic, especially the Japanese trains, much better looking and prototypical than the Maxis one (as seen in FreeTime).

A a train enthusiast, I think this is worthy addition to any neighbourhood.

Any chance of adding some non-electrified track, historical stations, freight trains, or steam locomotives?
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