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Mixed (25 reviews) - 64% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2012

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About This Content

The Ruhr-Sieg line is a wonderful German route with something for everybody, including passenger and freight trains and a choice of diesel, electric and steam locomotives.

The line from Hagen to Siegen in Rhine-Westphalia was completed in the 1860s and primarily handled coal traffic, feeding the steel mills around Siegen. As passenger traffic increased, stations were built at towns along the line such as Finnentrop, Letmathe and Kreutzal and the line became a fast passenger link as well as a busy freight route for wood, steel and coal trains. The Ruhr-Sieg line for Train Simulator recreates the line from Hagen to Siegen and includes a mixture of diesel, electric and steam locomotives plus scenarios to let you explore this busy route.

Key Features

  • Ruhr-Sieg line from Hagen to Siegen via Finnentrop including Siegen roundhouse
  • DB Class 151 electric locomotive in Railion livery
  • DB Class 143 electric locomotive in DB red livery
  • DB Class 101 electric locomotive in DB red, silver, blue and black liveries
  • DB Class 294 diesel locomotive in DB red and blue/ivory liveries
  • DB Class V200 diesel locomotive in DB re/grey and blue/ivory liveries
  • BR52 steam locomotive in black livery

Scenarios

12 scenarios:
  • Ghost Train
  • Heating Up
  • Heavy Freight
  • Historic Freight
  • Into the Misty
  • Launch Party
  • Part by Part
  • Sleep Tight
  • Wagon Hunt
  • Local Passenger to Finnentrop
  • Fog on Lenne
  • Last Leg to Siegen
Please note: if you have already purchased RailWorks or Train Simulator 2012, you already have this route and its contents.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 11
I am very, very disappointed with this DLC.

First, I am sure that this map is merely the renamed version of the Hagen-Siegen map featured in Railworks that I played back in 2009. Back then I noticed that there are dozens of bugs that truly annoyed me: missing chunks of ballast under rails near bridges, overhead wires making sharp angles where they are not even connected to catenary, pedestrians walking off the platforms and hovering in the mid-air... I thought these were okay and the developers WOULD correct them.

SIX YEARS has gone by but NOTHING changes. The map is still the 2009 Hagen-Siegen map and the bugs are still the 2009 Hagen-Siegen bugs. This shows the worst professionalism to allow the bugs to plague the map for these many years and to put this map for sale again without even an attempt of remedy.

Second, the Class 143 locomotive is modelled horribly. The cab view ONLY includes the dash and the windscreen and if you rotate your view 120 degrees to your rear left you will see NO BACK WALL OR FLOOR and RAILS RIGHT BELOW YOUR SEAT, as if you are sitting behind an arcade racecar driving console! This is plain unbelievable. There are no sound effects for pressing any buttons. The audio of the horn does not respond to pressing the Space key (no matter how long you press the Space key, only a pre-recorded whistle of fixed length is played after you release the Space key). There are no headlight effects... The list can go really long.

Third, if I am correct, the map does not support SIFA or PZB. The map inherit all old scenarios seen six years ago and has only two or three new. For me it is NOT nostalgia -- it looks more like collecting fast money with minimal effort, in an irresponsibly way.

I know that for less than $20 this map is cheap, but considering that this map has almost nothing new in comparison with what it was six years ago, $17.99 sounds like a fraud, or a robbery, whatever you name it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 2, 2015
I got this route supplied with the ICE Collection. Its a very well made route with areas where you can open up the power with these high speed trains. The route comes with a good range of non high speed trains and a nice selection of included scenarios. A great route worth a look if you are into German trains like I am and I would suggest getting this with the ICE Collection bundle as it is a good value for money pack.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 24, 2015
An old route full of bugs that never where adressed. Very disappointing. None of the included scenarios I've played was bug free. Get this only if you believe you can't live without it.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 14, 2015
Classic German trainline in clasic German fashion.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 2, 2015
This is s beautiful route with complex scenery all along the way. Fairly steep gradients add a little challenge to the trip in the form of trying to maintain your speed. It comes with some neat locomotives and several levels of scenarios. It is definitely one of my favorite routes (maybe it's my German heritage). I find it runs very smoothly (I have not witnessed the bugs as claimed by some folks) and you can really blast away at some high speeds around many a curve in this appealing mountainous terrain. I highly recommend this one, despite its age - get it for heaven's sake!
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