Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator 2018 brings to life some amazing train challenges on real world routes and delivers the ultimate railway hobby.
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Mixed (8,195) - 63% of the 8,195 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 12, 2009

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Buy TS German Classics Edition

Includes 4 items: Train Simulator, Train Simulator: Hamburg-Hanover Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Munich-Augsburg Route Add-On, Train Simulator: West Rhine: Köln - Koblenz Route Add-On

Buy TS UK Classics Edition

Includes 4 items: Train Simulator, Train Simulator: Great Western Main Line Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Liverpool-Manchester Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Portsmouth Direct Line Route Add-On

Buy TS US Classics Edition

Includes 4 items: Train Simulator, Train Simulator: Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Northeast Corridor: New York - Philadelphia Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Pacific Surfliner® LA - San Diego Route

Buy Train Simulator 2018

Includes 5 items: Train Simulator, Train Simulator: DB BR 442 'Talent 2' EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Mittenwaldbahn: Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Innsbruck Route Add-On, Train Simulator: North Wales Coastal Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco – San Jose Route Add-On

Buy TS2018 + TSW CSX Heavy Haul Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Sim World®: CSX Heavy Haul, Train Simulator 2018

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March 22

Amtrak E8 Available Now



Picture the Electro-Motive “E-unit.” For an entire generation it was THE motive power for America’s passenger trains – and now the elegant E-unit waiting for you in Train Simulator in the form of the EMD E8 in two classic Amtrak liveries!

When Amtrak was formed as the United States’ intercity passenger carrier in 1971, the company was faced with patching together a fleet of second-hand locomotives. Amtrak first turned to Electro-Motive’s E8 and its younger sister, the E9. Amtrak would operate nearly 200 E-units and the stylish EMD diesels became the workhorses of the early Amtrak era.

The E8 was produced by EMD from 1949 to 1954, and nearly 500 were built. The E8 derived 2,250-horsepower from a pair of EMD 567-series V-12 power plants, rode on an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, and could be geared to operate at up to 117 miles per hour. During Amtrak service, the E8s operated throughout the country, handling both long-distance trains as well as short-haul services. Amtrak operated its last E-units into the early 1980s.

The Train Simulator Amtrak E8 is provided in cab and booster configurations and is available in Amtrak’s original red-nosed “Phase I” livery and stylish striped “Phase II” scheme. Single- and dual-headlight versions of the E8 are provided as are “as built” and rebuilt variations.

And there’s even more! Accompanying the E8 is Amtrak passenger equipment ideal to re-create U. S. passenger trains of the 1970s and early 1980s. Included with the E8 are an Amtrak baggage car, 48-seat coach, dome-coach, 10-6 sleeper, and diner in Amtrak’s Phase I passenger car livery. The Amtrak E8 DLC features career scenarios on the Miami - West Palm Beach Route Add-On (route available separately) and even includes Train Simulator’s popular Seaboard Coast Line General Electric U36B and freight equipment to provide era-authentic freight traffic.

Amtrak’s legendary Electro-Motive E8 is ready to highball in Train Simulator service!
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March 15

Norfolk Southern C39-8 Available Now



Take control of pure power with the latest entry to our Pro Range! Created in exacting detail and with a variety of realistic operating features, the Norfolk Southern General Electric C39-8 is a six-axle (C-C), 390,000-pound, 3,900-horsepower locomotive capable of tying onto the heaviest unit coal trains, yet also able to hustle intermodal traffic.

A member of General Electric’s “Dash 8” locomotive line that featured advanced microprocessor control for efficiency and improved reliability and modular components for ease of maintenance, the C39-8 was constructed by GE from 1984 through 1987 and 161 units (including a slightly modified C39-8E model) were constructed. Far and away the largest customer for the C39-8 was Norfolk Southern, which purchased 114 C39-8s from 1984 through 1986.

The NS C39-8 as crafted by Virtual Rail Creations is an authentic re-creation of Norfolk Southern’s distinctive units, which were configured to primarily operate long-hood forward with a single bi-directional control stand. The husky GEs were both powerful and resilient, and C39-8s served Norfolk Southern for a quarter-century before being retired in 2009.
The Norfolk Southern C39-8 is packed with realistic operating features, including cold-start options, a detailed and interactive master controller and rear-of-cab control panel, working Head-of-Train and End-of-Train devices, and Pennsylvania Railroad-style cab signals. And the locomotive is provided in clean, weathered, and snow-dressed versions of the classic Norfolk Southern livery.

You want to put this big GE diesel to work, so the pack contains four career scenarios on the Train Simulator Horseshoe Curve route (route available separately). Along with the Norfolk Southern C39-8, this pack also includes a range of rolling stock, highlighted by NS’s innovative Triple Crown 53-foot RoadRailers in two variations (smooth-side and ribbed), as well as modern 2-bay covered hoppers in Norfolk & Western and Southern liveries, and a Norfolk Southern 100-ton, three-bay coal hopper.
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About This Game

The Ultimate Rail Hobby

Train Simulator fully immerses you in a World of trains, transporting you to a place where you decide what to do, where and when. Experience the challenge of mastering a wide variety of different locos and learning the routes in every direction. Unlock your creative potential using powerful tools to create your very own routes and scenarios and enjoy your collection from the perspective of the driver, passenger or railfan. Whatever you love about trains, Train Simulator has it covered.

Spanning Crewe to Llandudno the North Wales Coastal cross-border railway brings spectacular seaside views with both local and inter-city services as it traverses the north Welsh coast line.

Take a ride on the dynamic and modern Peninsula Corridor, one of America’s premier commuter railroads winding along California’s vibrant and bustling San Francisco Peninsula.

Experience the wonder, beauty, and challenging nature of the scenic Mittenwaldbahn as it carves its way through the Alpine landscape of Western Austria.

Begin your career as a virtual train driver or engineer, driving or operating some of the world’s most amazing rail-bound machines.

Discover a world of amazing vistas, diverse railroads and railways, including challenging locomotives and trains.

Create living worlds with easy-to-use comprehensive tools and share them with your friends and other players.

Build a dream collection of routes, locomotives, trains and rolling stock with a vast array of content on the Steam store.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7 / 8.1
    • 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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