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Release Date: May 29, 2013
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Includes 10 items: Class A4 Pacifics Loco Add-On, DB BR423 EMU Add-On, East Coast Main Line London-Peterborough Route Add-On, Great Northern F7 ‘Empire Builder’ Loco Add-On, InterCity Class 91 Loco Add-On, Marias Pass Route Add-On, Munich-Augsburg Route Add-On, Northeast Corridor Route Add-On, PRR GG1 Loco Add-On, US Loco & Asset Pack

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

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Buy Class A4 Pacifics Collection

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

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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® XP / 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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 10
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 20
I GOT THIS PACK IN MAY 2013 IT IS VERY GOOD
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