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Release Date: Nov 14, 2013

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Buy Train Simulator: WSR Diesels Locos Add-On

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Buy Train Simulator: West Somerset Railway + WSR Diesels Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: West Somerset Railway Route Add-On, Train Simulator: WSR Diesels Loco Add-On


About This Content

Two of the West Somerset Railway’s most popular locomotives – the Class 47 and Class 03 – come together in this gathering of preserved diesels for Train Simulator.

The Class 47 was one of the first mass produced diesel locomotive after the gradual withdrawal of steam locomotives on the UK railway network in the 1960s. There were a popular and versatile model, with a total of 512 produced and working both passenger and freight services across the country. Several sub classes were introduced, many with train heating for passenger services, but others for push-pull operation or as test locomotives, and some with long-range fuel tanks for cross country services.

The Class 03 was one of BR’s most successful smaller 0-6-0 diesel shunters, together with the Class 04. A total of 230 models were built by British Rail at its Swindon and Doncaster Works between 1957 and 1961 for shunting and pilot duties in industrial and dock sidings. However, a reduction in demand for shunting locomotives saw many of the Class withdrawn from service from 1968 onwards, although around a quarter of the original Class still remain in preservation today.

Class 47 D1661 ‘North Star’ is the West Somerset Railway’s resident passenger train hauler and was one of the first of the Class to be allocated to the Western Region. It finished its main line career as recently as May 2007 as number 47860 and is fitted with long range fuel tanks having worked long range passenger services for most of its life.

Class 03 D2133 is today used on the West Somerset Railway for similar shunting duties around Minehead yard, moving stock and locomotives, and forming trains on a daily basis. The locomotive was originally allocated to Taunton during its mainline life, and has the distinction of never leaving Somerset in its lifetime.

Both locomotives are available in their 1960s BR liveries, the Class 47 in two-tone green paint scheme and the Class 03 in green livery with yellow ends. Included are BR Mk1 coaches as seen on the railway and assorted two-axle freight wagons.

The locomotives are also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR Class 47 and BR Class 03 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the West Somerset Railway route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).


Three scenarios for the West Somerset Railway route:
  • Class 03 Driver Training
  • Diesel Gala Days
  • Fraught with Freight

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

  • BR Class 47 in preserved two-tone BR green livery
  • BR Class 03 in preserved BR green livery with yellow ends
  • BR Mk1 coaches
  • Assorted two-axle freight wagons
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the West Somerset Railway route
  • Download size: 134mb

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • 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: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 17, 2015
It's no secret that TS2015 DLC is ridiculously overpriced. Unless you're made of money you probably do the same thing that I do and buy as many add-ons as you're interested in as soon as they go on sale. If, like me, you blind-bought a good amount of DLC for this game not knowing what it was in the past, you're probably also quite keen on reading as many reviews for the trains you're wanting to spend your hard earned money on as well.

During the march madness sale I got the WSR and WSR Diesels twin pack for half its normal price. At that price point, I can definately say that it's worth it. I'm more of a steam train guy but I certainly enjoy messing around on the occasional diesel engine as well, and when you've got that urge this pack scratches the itch quite nicely.

The Class 03 included in this is an absolute blast to drive and one of my favorite diesels in the game. It has a five-position gearshift in addition to the usual reverser/throttle/brakes which means one more thing to have to keep in mind when you're using it. It's a blast to quick drive and can haul quite a bit more weight than you'd think looking at such a small engine. It also has siderods, which is a plus if you're like me and like watching all the mechanical parts doing their thing. Do note, however, that if you have the (actually quite good) Doncaster Works DLC, you already have a Class 03 shunter, though do also note that this type is in a slightly different livery and (at least on my terrible toaster of a computer) this one looks higher-resolution.

The Class 47 is a sharp looking diesel. It takes a bit of finesse to get the thing to go at a constant speed but once you've gotten the trick down it's quite a fun one to drive. The inside cab view seems (to my relatively untrained eye) to be modeled well, though being an American I haven't had the chance to see an actual one for comparison.

The sounds on these sound good to me at least, both having distinct horns and engine noises. I'm not as much of a stickler as lots on here are about sounds simply because I've never actually heard what the real ones sound like, but I didn't notice any glaring errors or anything.

The scenarios included are my only real gripe about this pack, namely that there simply aren't very many. Of the three, the first one is just a tutorial on how to drive the Class 03 (which is probably worth doing, as the gearshift takes some getting used to), which takes all of five minutes. The other two, one for each loco, are very fun and relaxing. Neither are particularly challenging, though the WSR route is eye-catching as ever.

I'm not particularly adept at getting gold medals or anything but I performed admirably meaning folks who have been doing this longer than I have will have no trouble with them. Of course, the workshop has more scenarios if you'd wish to get them, but of course you also need to own basically every DLC for a particular route and then some to actually play the vast majority of them.

All in all, probably my favorite diesel-based addon, and a good addition to my favorite route in the game. Definately worth picking up on sale, but if you have the WSR and absolutely *have to* have a good addon *right now* and don't mind spending twenty dollars I could certainly see you having fun with it, particularly if one is as big of a fan of messing around in quick drive as I am.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 14, 2014
I'm fairly impressed that this add-on includes the Class 47, considering she is my 3rd favourtie UK diesel behind the Deltic and Hoover. Something I don't like about this add-on is that there isn't a tutorial scenario for the Class 47, and only with the Class 03. I certainly don't mind the sound effects on the Class 47, although it could use some touching up. I still recommend this product.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 17, 2014
Amazing engines
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 1, 2014
i love the route
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