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Mixed (19 reviews) - 68% of the 19 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 26, 2014

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About This Content

The flagship locomotive for the East Coast Main Line, the Class 91, speeds into Train Simulator in its original InterCity Swallow livery, complete with Mk4 coaches and Driving Van Trailer.

The Class 91 was built as a development of the Advanced Passenger Train (APT) project, which was abandoned during the 1980s, and was introduced in 1988 with the overhead electrification of the East Coast Main Line; the first Class 91 to work a passenger service was on 3 March 1989 with a rake of Mk3 coaches and a converted Class 43 power car acting as a Driving Van Trailer (DVT).

The locomotive’s body shells were built of an all-steel construction, and unusually were fitted with body mounted motors to reduce the unsprung mass and hence track wear at high speeds. Much of the engineering was derived from research and operational experience garnered during development of the APT.

Given the auxiliary name of InterCity 225, a nod to their designed operating speed of 225 km/h (140mph), the Class 91 exclusively works flagship high speed passenger services on the East Coast Main Line between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley, leading a rake of nine Mk4 passenger coaches and a Mk4 DVT. Realistically, services only run at 125mph (201 km/h) due to the track infrastructure, but occasionally do reach their designed top speed to make up time.

The Class 91 for Train Simulator is available in InterCity Swallow livery as carried between 1988 and 1996, and features two fully working driving cabs, complete with DRA, AWS and vigilance device reset, and cruise control. The Mk4 DVT also includes a fully driveable cab, giving complete push-pull capabilities to the train. A full rake of nine Mk4 coaches in accompanying InterCity Swallow livery replicate the full InterCity 225 service, complete with passenger view.

Please note: the ‘blunt end’ cab of the Class 91 is accessible from the main Class 91 cab by pressing the left and right arrow keys.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the InterCity Class 91 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the East Coast Main Line: London-Peterborough route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Scenarios

Three scenarios for the East Coast Main Line: London-Peterborough route:
  • Simple and Expert Controls Tutorial: Class 91
  • On Time Alteration
  • Troublesome Trip to Stevenage

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 91 in InterCity Swallow livery
  • Working ‘sharp end’ and ‘blunt end’ driving cabs in the Class 91
  • Working cab in Mk4 DVT
  • DRA, AWS and vigilance device reset, and cruise control
  • Full rake of Mk4 passenger coaches
  • Passenger view
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the East Coast Main Line: London-Peterborough route
  • Download size: 155mb

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 1
love it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 4
What can I say, DTG have set the highest quality again. The Class 91 is a missing piece from the East Coast Main Line and with it's intercity livery, it looks like brand new out of the factory. The Class 91 unit is really powerful and the train accelarate at a good pace.

The Mk4 carriages are really nice but a inproved passenger view is prefered as it's facing the cafe.

One thing puts me off, the DSD (Driver Safety Device) always goes off every 90 seconds or so. If there was a feature to disable the DSD.

The Class 91 has a lot of free reskins that are made by third party, like the Claus91, Virgin East Coast, East Coast, Flying Scotsman, GNER and bunch more.

Pro
- Lots of reskins
- Detailed Cab
- High Speed

Cons
- DSD (would be great if there was a disable feature)



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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 18
It's a pity there's no "inbetween" option on the recommend portion but overall I'm going to go with "No". While the modelling is very well done both exterior and interior and some reskins out there can make it look even better than the Intercity livery does it suffers from some downsides which include:

-AWS Sunflower Indicator not working (flashes on then off once running under cautionary aspects),

-No option to disable DVD - making trying to get outside shots a paranoia filled experience and it doesn't help that it's not simulated too well (Time before setting off should be extended when any controls are touched. Also couldn't you give its own key like AP do? Like the E key or something or a NUM key? Because the AWS button isn't how it's reset in real life...)

- Crash...to....Desktop. (In other words: Unstability) Trying to place the consists in the Scenario Editor whatever route it is, even on a high end PC is going to crash it to desktop with the good ol' Dump Error this game is infamous for. In fact this reason alone is the very reason I'm writing this review because it's so frustrating and demotivating no doubt for Scenario Creators out there. I don't even know why placing it down is causing it to crash. Also it's a problem when Matt Peddlesden (one of DTG's workers) actually experienced this crash problem when trying to use it in a tutorial.

Slightly off topic but all the same: I'd prompt DTG to update the product but it's been out for 2 years now and these problems are still there. They don't seem to be a company that listen to their customers for the most part, I still play the game cause there is good content out there (even if some of it is 3rd party...) and I still remain a train nut. But hey ho I guess we customers will have to continue to go through the poor optimisation (looking at you, GEML) and low framerates on a game that shouldn't experience so. Euro Truck Sim 2 runs perfect on my quite high end PC and never crashes yet this game with graphics in areas that hasn't changed since the original Rail Simulator back in 2006 and can look unimpressive at times has caused tons of dump errors that messes up your gameplay. Ehh, either way I'm typing too much for a review I highly doubt this company with tons of dosh will listen to and continue to re-hash their base game annualy. To finish off, just watch what you spend on DLC.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 26, 2015
Overall the Class 91 add-on looks and sounds good. It's a pity they weren't able to do one of the more up-to-date liveries so it could run along side the Class 365 that comes with the Kings Cross to Peterborough route. The driver vigilance system is a nice inclusion in terms of realism and it helps add to the challenge of scenarios or routes that require concentration, but it would be nice if there were a way to disable it for quick drive. The cab interior looks the part and has a cab light, instrument lights and even a light for the clipboard, but a problem I have encountered with the cab is that when it is raining and you are postioned in the driver seat you cannot see oncoming signal through the window die to the rain water. A simple way round this is simply to use the alternate view from the opposite side of the cab but this slightly detracts from the immersion of being the driver. The Class 91 has a cab at either end with one being the 'blunt end' which is usually facing the coaching stock but this add-on allows you to operate that cab which allows for much fun when making scenarios or playing on free-roam.
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Posted: October 2, 2014
Very realistic, all the sounds are tip-top from the Horns to the air discharges and the motor sound of the 91 itself!
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