Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator 2017 brings to life some amazing train challenges on real world routes and delivers the ultimate railway hobby.
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Buy Train Simulator 2017 Standard Edition

Includes 5 items: Train Simulator, Train Simulator: Hamburg-Lübeck Railway Route Add-On, Train Simulator: LGV: Marseille - Avignon Route Add-On, Train Simulator: North Jersey Coast Line Route Add-On, Train Simulator: South Wales Coastal Route Add-On

Buy TS2017 UK First Class Edition

Includes 4 items: Train Simulator, Train Simulator: Chatham Main Line - London-Gillingham Route Add-On, Train Simulator: South Wales Coastal Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Weardale & Teesdale Network Route Add-On

Buy TS2017 German First Class Edition

Includes 4 items: Train Simulator, Train Simulator: Hamburg-Lübeck Railway Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Munich - Rosenheim Route Add-On, Train Simulator: The Rhine Railway: Mannheim - Karlsruhe Route Add-On

Buy TS2017 US First Class Edition

Includes 4 items: Train Simulator, Train Simulator: Feather River Canyon Route Add-On, Train Simulator: North Jersey Coast Line Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Soldier Summit Route Add-On

Buy TS2017 + Train Sim World Bundle

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator 2017 Standard Edition, Train Sim World®: CSX Heavy Haul

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September 8

Wutachtalbahn: Lauchringen – Immendingen Available Now

08/09/2017

http://store.steampowered.com/app/562378/Train_Simulator_Wutachtalbahn_Lauchringen__Immendingen_Route_AddOn/

Clinging to the Swiss border, the Wutach Valley Railway is perhaps the most unique and splendid in all of Germany. Packed with higher and lower speed running, stunning scenery and spectacular viaducts, the Wutachtalbahn, complete with fantastic steam action, is yours to experience in this stunning add-on for Train Simulator!

Despite plans for a railway to run south of the Black Forest that were drawn up as early as the 1860s, the Franco-Prussian war twisted Germany’s hand into building a strategic railway that could support military traffic, and remain on the local side of the Swiss border. Such a railway would give Germany a key advantage over any retaliatory strikes, allowing a swift delivery of supplies throughout Baden-Württemberg.

The line would diverge off the Black Forest Railway to Konstanz at Immendingen, and take a general south-westerly descent towards Lauchringen, where it joined with the Upper Rhine Railway. Either side of the line proved little construction or operational challenges; track layout was conventional, and line speeds were on par and other standard rural railways. A problem however did lie within the planned route’s central section.

Trains would need to fall roughly 250m in 9 km between Blumburg and Weizen, but with military, heavy military traffic the key focus of the entire line, gradients were not to exceed 1:100, and the connection was impossible through normal means. Instead engineers devised a similar strategy as seen on many mountain railways, they crossed the valley with multiple hairpin turns, grand viaducts and a complete 360° loop encased in a tunnel, a unique example of such a structure in Germany.

The line finally opened in the 1890s, and was home to mainly passenger traffic when its purpose as a military line needn’t be fulfilled. The winding nature of the central section saw the line adopt the nickname Sauschwänzlebahn (pigtail line), and its popularity among travelers was two-faced; yes, the scenery on offer was fantastic, but it came at a price, fares were calculated by route distance, and the pigtail took over 26 km to travel about 9 km.

The line was actually built with the provision of track-doubling in mind, but the line never proved busy enough to warrant such an upgrade. In fact, after the Second World War, the line’s use began to decline and passenger services began to fade away, until they were stopped in 1974 (with freight continuing up the southern section until 2001). Despite it all, the line’s lifespan would not be spent just yet.

In 1976, a voluntary organisation came together in an effort to re-open the line as a museum for steam locomotives, and the line’s popularity quickly grew as a tourist attraction. The preserved line drew such a crowd in fact, that the northern section of the line was also introduced as part of the ‘3er-Ringzug’, a passenger network linking the local areas of southern Germany together.

With the Wutachtalbahn, you can try something truly unique within Germany, operating along a heritage railway on the footplate of steam-era traction, all while taking in the spectacular sights!
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September 1

Western Hydraulics Pack available now

01/09/2017

http://store.steampowered.com/app/621920/Train_Simulator_Western_Hydraulics_Pack_AddOn/

Recount the iconic and distinctive hydraulics in this bumper package for Train Simulator featuring BR Class 35, BR Class 42 and BR Class 52 locomotives as they were in their heyday. This conversion kit for the Riviera Line in the Fifties: Exeter - Kingswear Route Add-On (available as a separate purchase) permits authentic operations on the route to the much-loved transitional diesel era.

Between 1961 and 1964, a total of 101 ‘D7000’ series locomotives were produced for the Western Region of British Railways. The D7000s worked out of Old Oak Common, Cardiff Canton and Bristol Bath Road, and with their 1700hp Bristol-Siddely/Maybach MD870 engines producing a maximum tractive effort of 46,600 lbf, could effectively handle secondary passenger and freight at speeds upwards of 90mph.

Much like most British Railways locomotives, the D7000s started life in BR Green livery, but some were soon seen in BR Blue before the entire fleet was untimely withdrawn from service. Unlike other classes however, the early Green guises were much more elaborate on the D7000s, featuring a Brunswick and light green body, medium grey roof, white window surrounds and on later iterations, yellow warning panels. Although never renumbered, the D7000 fleet was reclassified under TOPS as the BR Class 35, and they were nicknamed the “Hymek”.

Between 1958 and 1964, a total of 38 locomotives were built for express passenger services on BR’s Western Region, numbered in the series of D800 to D832 and from D866 to D870. These were allocated to Old Oak Common, Newton Abbot, Plymouth Laira and Bristol Bath Road, from where they headed trains such as the Cornish Riviera Express and the Bristolian. Unlike the D7000, the locomotives featured two Maybach MD650 engines providing a combined output up to 2270hp, so despite the similar top speed of 90mph, the ‘Warship’ Class 42 (as they would later be known) could haul significantly heavier loads.

Again, these locomotives started life in BR Green, although not as vibrant as the D7000’s variation, however the Western Region soon turned controversial as they adopted maroon as their new standard colour and applied it to the Class 42. By 1966, BR Blue started to appear on the fleet. Whereas the D7000s were not named, each Class 42 was, and all but two were named after Royal Navy vessels, and the fleet was known as the “Warship” diesels. As locomotives were re-liveried post-1968, the ‘D’ prefix was dropped from the number, and despite being reclassified as BR Class 42 under TOPS, this was not reflected in reality.

Between 1961 and 1964, a total of 74 ‘D1000’ series locomotives were constructed to relieve the D800s of the Western Region top-link expresses, for which they were underpowered. When new, the D1000s were allocated to Old Oak Common, Plymouth Laira, Bristol Bath Road, Cardiff Canton and Landore, however as Class 50s, and later the HST took their place, they were all based at Laira. Much like the D800s, the D1000s were fitted with two engines, but the Maybach MD655 was utilised, and a pair of them could produce a staggering 2700hp.

The D1000s were also subject to the likes of BR Maroon and BR Blue, however they were also seen in more unique liveries such as BR Desert Sand a trial in testing for a new standard colour for locomotives of BR. Interestingly, there has been debate over what type of blue was used on some D1000s; early reports stated a ‘chromatic blue’ was used, giving the locos a metallic sheen. Some enthusiasts accept that this is merely an early camera anomaly, and that no such blue was ever implemented. Every D1000 locomotive was named ‘Western…’ and a single word such as ‘Champion’, and so they were known as the “Western” class. Under TOPS, the D1000s became the BR Class 52, but were never renumbered as such before withdrawal.

For Train Simulator, the Western Hydraulic Pack brings the Hymeks, Warships (Class 42 only) and Westerns to life, as they were in operational service. Additionally, multiple liveries are present, and so are nameplates, a lot of nameplates!
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About This Game



Train Simulator 2017 Standard Edition includes four fantastic real-world routes:


Transport your passengers precisely on time along the Vogelfluglinie between Hamburg and Lübeck in the renowned DB BR 218 locomotive.


Drive at breakneck speeds along the breathtaking Ligne Grande Vitesse: Marseille Saint Charles to Avignon TGV route in the iconic TGV Duplex®.


Take in the scenic countryside of Southern Wales in the distinctive Arriva Trains Wales Class 175.


Experience the precision of American commuter operations along the North Jersey Coast Line in the modern NJ TRANSIT® ALP-45DP locomotive.


Transport your passengers across highly detailed real-world routes in Great Britain, France, Germany and the North America.

More than driving

Create and share your own routes with the community and watch the world go past as a passenger or rail fan in the ultimate rail related hobby. You can also capture the perfect scenes in our Railfan Mode. Take some shots and share them with our community.

Beginners Welcome

Start from the beginning at the TS Academy and learn to master your machines and rule the rails.

Additional Features:

  • Quick Drive menu system: drive whatever you like, where you like
  • Drive with Xbox 360 controller, keyboard or mouse
  • Integrated Steam Workshop free scenario download centre
  • Create your own routes and scenarios with powerful in-game editing tools
  • Access the Train Simulator community in-game
  • Find all the content you love in our Add-Ons catalogue, from our Classics Range selection through to study-level Pro Range.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® 7 / 8.1
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB - 1GB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:40 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
    • 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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