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Release Date: May 29, 2013

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Buy Train Simulator: Class A4 Pacifics Collection

Includes 3 items: Train Simulator: Class A4 Pacifics Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: London to Brighton Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Class 421 ‘4CIG’ EMU Add-On

Buy Train Simulator: Steam Collection

Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: Class A4 Pacifics Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: LNER Class A3 ‘Flying Scotsman’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Thompson Class B1 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Big Boy Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Challenger Loco Add-On

 

About This Content

The record-breaking streamlined Class A4 Pacifics were the flagships of prestigious high-speed steam travel in the UK, and the six surviving ‘Streaks’ are now available for Train Simulator in one special Gathering.

During a visit to Germany in 1933, Sir Nigel Gresley was taken by the high-speed streamlined ‘Flying Hamburger’ diesel train, a concept the London & North Eastern Railway had considered for its East Coast Main Line route. However, Gresley believed that steam power could do an equally impressive job and tested the theory with Class A3 ‘Papyrus’. Gresley’s tests were such a success that LNER granted permission to design more streamlined locomotives.

The Class A4s were designed for prestigious high-speed passenger services, running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh, Scotland via York and Newcastle. Both internal and external streamlining improved coal and water usage, and a Kylchap double chimney was proven to improve efficiency, making the Class A4s a much admired model with their distinctive flowing aerodynamic profile.

A total of 35 ‘Streaks’ were produced at LNER’s Doncaster Works between 1935 and 1938 and were capable of a 90mph (140km/h) top speed in regular service. However, the Class A4s were record breakers from the outset - Silver Fox attained 113mph (182km/h) in August 1936, making it the highest recorded speed of a regular passenger train at the time.

The most famous of days for the Class A4s was on 3rd July 1938. Pulling six coaches and a dynamometer car, Mallard reached 126mph (202.8km/h) at Stoke Bank, breaking the world speed record for steam locomotives of 124.5mph (200.4km/h) previously held by a German DBG Class 05. The record still stands today, making 2013 the 75th anniversary of this record breaking occasion.

To mark the occasion, the UK’s National Railway Museum (NRM) is bringing all six surviving Class A4s together in one location. With the ‘Streaks’ fully withdrawn from mainline service by 1966, six were preserved – Mallard, Sir Nigel Gresley, Bittern, Union of South Africa, Dominion of Canada and Dwight D Eisenhower. The latter two locomotives were moved to North America shortly after being withdrawn from service with the other four locomotives maintained on preserved railways or in museums.

The NRM’s Great Gathering assembled all six remaining Class A4s reunited and on display to the general public for a limited time, and the Class A4 Pacifics for Train Simulator recreates this unique gathering and the locomotives in the liveries they will be displayed in. They feature with and without their famous aerodynamic side fairings and a special Speed Test scenario between two fixed points on the London to Brighton route, giving you the opportunity to attempt Mallard’s record breaking speed.

The Class A4 Pacifics are also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the locomotives on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam.

Mallard is produced under licence from SCMG Enterprises Ltd. Mallard® SCMG and designs ©SCMG. Mallard is a National Railway Museum locomotive. Every purchase supports the museum. www.nrm.org.uk/mallard

The Sir Nigel Gresley nameplate is used under license from the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Preservation Trust Ltd. www.sirnigelgresley.org.uk

Scenarios


The Class A4 Pacifics come with unique speed tests for the London to Brighton route, testing your driving skills of these classic locomotives:
  • A4 BR Dwight D Eisenhower Speed Test
  • A4 BR Sir Nigel Gresley Speed Test
  • A4 BR Union of South Africa Speed Test
  • A4 Pacific BR Tutorial
  • A4 LNER Bittern Speed Test
  • A4 LNER Dominion of Canada Speed Test
  • A4 LNER Mallard Speed Test
  • A4 Pacific LNER Tutorial
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features

  • Class A4 Pacific ‘Mallard’ in LNER Blue livery
  • Class A4 Pacific ‘Dwight D Eisenhower’ in BR Green livery
  • Class A4 Pacific ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ in BR Blue livery
  • Class A4 Pacific ‘Union of South Africa’ in BR Green livery
  • Class A4 Pacific ‘Bittern’ in LNER Blue livery
  • Class A4 Pacific ‘Dominion of Canada’ in LNER Blue livery
  • BR Mk1 passenger coaches
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Speed test scenarios for the London-Brighton route
  • Download size: 290mb

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
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Mostly Positive (15 reviews)
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Police officer Jacob
Posted: May 15
This is a good one to get all 6 class A4's are in it you can do some cool stuff with all the class A4's so the are Mallard,Sir Nigel Gresley,Dominion of Canada,Bittern and Dwight D Eisenhower over all i give it a 10/10.
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Prof. Blargenth
Posted: January 16
I only have ahandful of DLC Because of how expensive everythig is for Train Simulator (seriously guys, were not buying a train! Just a virtual one, I paid less for rebel galaxy and got 50 times more content!). I bought this train on sale because it is one of my absolute favorites of the steam era and while it loaded I read about all the speed test scenarios it takes place in. Not exactly exciting since they are all just speed challenges but I'm willing to still play.

Though when I loaded into my game, I couldn't find a single scenario with the A4 pacifics... I think that they are all with DLC maps that I don't have! Wich means this DLC doesn't even work with the vanilla version of train simulator. And it doesn't list what DLC maps you need to play it fully!

Way overpriced, Doesn't play out of box, and the scenarios don't sound exciting. Do not buy.
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dwmiles
Posted: October 30, 2015
well the class a4 is soo coo
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titanicboy1912
Posted: October 8, 2015
Love it
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AngeLwitcH
Posted: September 22, 2015
I was born a few years after the end of the steam era in the late 60s so I don't remember steam engines being in mainstream use, however when I was young, my parents took me to see the Mallard when it made a special appearance at Steam Town in Carnforth. I have admired these engines ever since. I could not have even imagined Train Sim back then, but now here are what I consider to be the most handsome steam engines in history ever to have graced the rails and I can drive them!!

They have been beautifully recreated in digital form both inside and out. The shine on the metal, realistic interiors and sounds, everything is absolutely perfect. A must buy for any steam fan.
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Hillary "Rotten" Clinton
Posted: July 1, 2015
The A4s are an icon of the railways, and to have them in RSC is a welcome addition. These steam engines perform flawlessly, and with 6 to choose from (just like in real life) you have tons of options. I would suggest getting it in addition to an East Coast route for a more authentic experience. I will admit its failing is the whistle, it's too quiet, but its worth the buy. In my case this is the most used locomotive in my collection.
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benjenden2012
Posted: June 5, 2015
Fantastic loco especially wheel slip sounds and whistle two thing which I am not keen on is on some routes after loading in quick drive the loco derails for no reason like the Falmouth and no matter how high my brakes are the loco always crashes into the IOW coaches during a free roam although I done it at 2mph.
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dalek2150
Posted: May 6, 2015
Honestly i wouldn't recommend this due to a lack of the 29 others that were scrapped and the fact that even with it's brakes on running it starts losing about half it's boiler pressure at about 29.3 mph, so if you're gona get an A4 pack get the 3 just trains ones cause combined it comes with the other 29 scrapped A4's and Mallard in BR Green and Wartime Black and al that for about 60 dollars.
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hexagon789
Posted: April 20, 2015
Ah, the 'A4' Pacific. Who could fail to love what is undoubtably the most elegant steam locomotive ever design and who could fail to thank Sir Nigel Gresley for creating such a racehorse on rails. The best steam locomotive on Train Simulator so far, and I don't see it being out done anytime soon (if at all). Acceleration is smooth, braking pretty decent for the vacuum system (far better that the vacuum brakes on the '47s'), and the chime whistle sounds wonderful. This locomotive evokes the nostalgia and romance of the Golden Age of steam and looks the part too. The Bugatti car inspired streamlined front end is done perfectly to justice here and the interior is well detailed including signs for max. speed (75mph forwards, 45mph tender first). Nevertheless despite these speed restrictions I have had Bittern up to 99.8mph with 7 coaches, Mallard up to 103mph with 6 and Sir Nigel Gresley up to 124mph with 5 coaches all on the ECML London - Peterborough. So if you want to try and break 'A4' Mallard's 1938 record of 126.4mph you can certainly give it bash with the A4 Pacifics add-on, perfect for any lover of steam.
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James5322
Posted: February 16, 2015
A nice bunch of locos, I would highly reccommend them
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The_Jukeabsalute
Posted: January 31, 2015
Nice experiance to drive the world's fastest steam locomotive
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griffatcliff
Posted: December 31, 2014
why does it not play in career?
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Dodgydruid
Posted: October 10, 2014
Now these are engines you want to get right or they would be terribly terribly wrong and these engines are absolutely brilliant to drive in real mode, legacy mode, simple or expert controls.

They are fast, really fast and it doesn't take a genius in rocket science to get them reliably past the 100mph mark and you have the real feeling of "control", whether you are running with an auto fireman or stoking and driving, it is one of the must have steam packs for steam fans and is very well done I think.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 15
This is a good one to get all 6 class A4's are in it you can do some cool stuff with all the class A4's so the are Mallard,Sir Nigel Gresley,Dominion of Canada,Bittern and Dwight D Eisenhower over all i give it a 10/10.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 10, 2014
Now these are engines you want to get right or they would be terribly terribly wrong and these engines are absolutely brilliant to drive in real mode, legacy mode, simple or expert controls.

They are fast, really fast and it doesn't take a genius in rocket science to get them reliably past the 100mph mark and you have the real feeling of "control", whether you are running with an auto fireman or stoking and driving, it is one of the must have steam packs for steam fans and is very well done I think.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 20, 2015
Ah, the 'A4' Pacific. Who could fail to love what is undoubtably the most elegant steam locomotive ever design and who could fail to thank Sir Nigel Gresley for creating such a racehorse on rails. The best steam locomotive on Train Simulator so far, and I don't see it being out done anytime soon (if at all). Acceleration is smooth, braking pretty decent for the vacuum system (far better that the vacuum brakes on the '47s'), and the chime whistle sounds wonderful. This locomotive evokes the nostalgia and romance of the Golden Age of steam and looks the part too. The Bugatti car inspired streamlined front end is done perfectly to justice here and the interior is well detailed including signs for max. speed (75mph forwards, 45mph tender first). Nevertheless despite these speed restrictions I have had Bittern up to 99.8mph with 7 coaches, Mallard up to 103mph with 6 and Sir Nigel Gresley up to 124mph with 5 coaches all on the ECML London - Peterborough. So if you want to try and break 'A4' Mallard's 1938 record of 126.4mph you can certainly give it bash with the A4 Pacifics add-on, perfect for any lover of steam.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 22, 2015
I was born a few years after the end of the steam era in the late 60s so I don't remember steam engines being in mainstream use, however when I was young, my parents took me to see the Mallard when it made a special appearance at Steam Town in Carnforth. I have admired these engines ever since. I could not have even imagined Train Sim back then, but now here are what I consider to be the most handsome steam engines in history ever to have graced the rails and I can drive them!!

They have been beautifully recreated in digital form both inside and out. The shine on the metal, realistic interiors and sounds, everything is absolutely perfect. A must buy for any steam fan.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: July 1, 2015
The A4s are an icon of the railways, and to have them in RSC is a welcome addition. These steam engines perform flawlessly, and with 6 to choose from (just like in real life) you have tons of options. I would suggest getting it in addition to an East Coast route for a more authentic experience. I will admit its failing is the whistle, it's too quiet, but its worth the buy. In my case this is the most used locomotive in my collection.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 5, 2015
Fantastic loco especially wheel slip sounds and whistle two thing which I am not keen on is on some routes after loading in quick drive the loco derails for no reason like the Falmouth and no matter how high my brakes are the loco always crashes into the IOW coaches during a free roam although I done it at 2mph.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 31, 2015
Nice experiance to drive the world's fastest steam locomotive
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 30, 2015
well the class a4 is soo coo
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 8, 2015
Love it
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 16, 2015
A nice bunch of locos, I would highly reccommend them
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: January 16
I only have ahandful of DLC Because of how expensive everythig is for Train Simulator (seriously guys, were not buying a train! Just a virtual one, I paid less for rebel galaxy and got 50 times more content!). I bought this train on sale because it is one of my absolute favorites of the steam era and while it loaded I read about all the speed test scenarios it takes place in. Not exactly exciting since they are all just speed challenges but I'm willing to still play.

Though when I loaded into my game, I couldn't find a single scenario with the A4 pacifics... I think that they are all with DLC maps that I don't have! Wich means this DLC doesn't even work with the vanilla version of train simulator. And it doesn't list what DLC maps you need to play it fully!

Way overpriced, Doesn't play out of box, and the scenarios don't sound exciting. Do not buy.
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: May 6, 2015
Honestly i wouldn't recommend this due to a lack of the 29 others that were scrapped and the fact that even with it's brakes on running it starts losing about half it's boiler pressure at about 29.3 mph, so if you're gona get an A4 pack get the 3 just trains ones cause combined it comes with the other 29 scrapped A4's and Mallard in BR Green and Wartime Black and al that for about 60 dollars.
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0 of 17 people (0%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: December 31, 2014
why does it not play in career?
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