Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator 2016 brings to life some amazing extreme train challenges on real world routes and delivers the ultimate railway hobby.
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Release Date: Jul 12, 2009

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Includes 8 items: Dovetail Games Flight School, Euro Fishing, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, Train Simulator 2016, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern Coal District Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Sherman Hill Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific SD60M Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz Route Add-On

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June 24

Union Pacific DD35 Update Released


DTM have today released a small patch to correct an issue with the power curve and total available power of the Union Pacific DD35. Alongside this update, they have retimed two of the included scenarios to compensate for the revised physics. This update will download automatically to owners of the Union Pacific DD35. The download is estimated to be approximately 60MB.

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June 20

USATC S160 Update Released


In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2016, Victory Works have today released an update for the USATC S160.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:

  • The Brake Percentage, which did not show on the F5 HUD, has now been fixed
  • Delivery loco tender blueprints have been added
  • Removed head out view reference from delivery loco (non-driveable)
  • Interior head-out camera on LMR cab model now has rods
  • Rear lamp on US tenders now show properly
  • US Air brakes have been fixed to show the proper pressure of 90psi
  • Whistles have now been fixed so that they are correct in both Quick Drive and Free Roam scenarios
  • Fixed an issue where having lots of locos in one area would create enough lag to cause problems with USA tenders showing multiple logos.
  • Updated USATC Grey (Polish) numbering list to remove Russian Star
  • Alaskan Railroad whistle type has been fixed
If you own the USATC S160, the update will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, leave a comment below or submit a ticket to our support site at dovetailgames.kayako.com where our Support Team will be ready to assist.

The USATC S160 update will be approximately 240 MB in size.

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Special Edition

Train Simulator: UK First Class Edition content

  • TS Academy, Riviera Line: Exeter - Kingswear route featuring the GWR Castle Class Steam Engine, Midland Main Line: London - Bedford route featuring the First Capital Connect Class 319 and Great Eastern Main Line: London - Ipswich route featuring the Greater Anglia Class 360. Also includes the bonus Double Chimney GWR Castle Class and Wartime Black GWR Castle Class steam engines.

Train Simulator: US First Class Edition content
  • TS Academy, Sherman Hill route featuring the iconic UP Gas Turbine loco, Miami - West Palm Beach route featuring the CSX Dash 8-40CW, Soldier Summit route featuring the D&RGW SD40T-2. Also includes the bonus UP SD60M loco, UP Insulated 50-foot RBL Plug Door Boxcar and Military Flatcars.

Train Simulator: German First Class Edition content
  • TS Academy, West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz route featuring the DB BR 155 electric loco, Munich - Rosenheim route featuring the DB BR 423, Munich Augsburg route featuring the DB BR 406 ICE 3M. Also includes the bonus PRESS BR 155 electric loco and military flat wagons.

About This Game

Train Simulator 2016 is the biggest package of exclusive content we have ever delivered in a Train Simulator. Here’s a complete list of what’s included:

Riviera Line In the Fifties

Feel the pressure of steam as you travel back to the time of Green and Gold, from the powerful Kings to the romantic Castles, the heavy working Halls, the goods-carrying Granges and the famous Pannier Tanks across the Riviera Line set in the nostalgic 1950s. Relive the time when steam reigned on all services from local freight to coastline express, whether you perform perfectly alone or need some assistance to get to your destination. Keep an eye on those signals, they can be easy to lose in the cold western fog.

Sherman Hill

Experience the power of the fuel-hungry Big Blows across the challenging Sherman Hill as you haul hundreds upon hundreds of tons, putting that 8500 horsepower turbine through its paces, or opt for some conventional traction in the form of ES44ACs, drive in more comfortable conditions in the wide cab of the SD70M, or maybe in the classic SD40-2s. Watch out though, winter can be brutal even for the most powerful of locos.

West Rhine Railway: Cologne – Koblenz

Control the Genesis of modern Electro-motive traction as you haul heavy freight across the stunning West Rhine Railway in the DB BR 155 ‘Electric Container’, take passengers on their scenic commute with the DB BR 146 or shunt together a train to be taken far away with the DB BR 294. Be mindful of the weather, heavy rain can take even the best drivers by surprise.

Railfan Mode

Enjoy the power and finesse of the railway away from the drivers cab with railfan mode, watch from the platform, track side or stand on a bridge and take in the excitement without worrying about the journey, just make sure you’re ready to take some shots, you never know what you might see out on the tracks!

Steam Edition: Norfolk Southern Coal District

Struggle through the beautifully scenic Mon Line as you haul mile long coal trains through the winding curves and streets of Pennsylvania. Collect coal as you drive your ES44AC slowly under the loading facilities and prepare for the run to the other end of the line. While being relatively level, the sharp river-side turns and the slow speeds as you cut right through a town will not be mastered easily.

TS Academy

New to driving trains? Not to worry! With the newly updated TS Academy you can learn all that you need to beat the extreme, from basic passenger operations to freight terminals that require pin-point accuracy or nailing those complex and unique signalling systems. TS academy is the best way to learn or remember how to control every type of train.

Driver Assist

Have you mastered driving diesel and electric locos, but struggled to control steam? Found it too complicated to drive or understand? Now you can master these delicate engines with our all new driving assist! Driver assist will provide you with real time information based on the locomotives performance and handling, it will guide you through driving a steam loco by highlighting the controls in cab and telling you how to move them to get the best out of the engine. Driver Assist is featured on all the steam locomotives included with the Riviera Line in the Fifties route and can be turned on and off at will.

Train Simulator 2016 is out now and features the 60 Mile Sherman Hill route with UP Gas Turbine, ES44AC, SD70, SD40 and SW10 locomotives and freight wagons. The 40 Mile Riviera Line in the 1950s featuring the GWR Pannier Tank, Castle, Hall, King and Grange Class all with Driver Assist incorporated, Mk1, Collett and Centenary coaches and freight wagons. The 60 Mile West Rhine Railway from Cologne to Koblenz featuring the DB BR 155, 146.0, 146.2, 101 and 294, with regional and InterCity coaches and a variety of freight wagons. The Steam edition includes the 50 Mile Norfolk Southern Coal District route featuring the Norfolk Southern ES44AC and Dash 9 (AI Only) locomotives with NS coal hoppers. Pictures of all the content included can be found below.

Riviera Line In the Fifties

Below: Castle Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.

Below: King Class in BR Express Blue and BR Brunswick Green.

Below: Grange Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.

Below: Modified Hall Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.

Below: Pannier Tank in BR Black, clean condition and weathered condition.

Below: Early GWR Castle Class with 2 variants of the Collett 3500 Gallon tender.

Below: Wartime Castle Class in weathered condition and Double Chimney Castle Class.

Below: A selection of Centenary coaches in Blood & Custard livery.

Below: A selection of Collett coaches in Blood & Custard livery.

Below: A selection of Collett coaches in Maroon livery.

Below: A selection of Mk.1 coaches in Chocolate & Cream livery.

Below: A Variety Of Great Western Freight Wagons.

Sherman Hill

Below: Union Pacific 8500 Horsepower GTEL A and B unit with fuel tender.

Below: Union Pacific SW10 Switcher Locomotive.

Below: Union Pacific ES44ac.

Below: Union Pacific SD70m.

Below: Union Pacific SD40-2.

Below: Union Pacific SD60m.

Below: the Pump Car + Buckeye Coupling adaptor.

Below: A Variety Of Union Pacific Freight Cars.

Below: ‘Be Specific – Ship Union Pacific!’ 50ft Insulated Mechanical Reefer

Below the heritage of military haulage, in contemporary terms, with flatcars carrying a variety of modern military hardware, including personnel carriers and armor.

Cologne - Koblenz

Below: DB BR 155.

Below: DB BR 146.2.

Below: DB BR 146.0.

Below: DB BR 101 in DB Red, Black and Grey liveries.

Below: DB BR 101 in DB Red, Black and Grey liveries.

Below: A variety of regional and InterCity coaches.

Below: A Variety Of Db Freight Wagons.

Below: the 155 045-9 hauling a long consist of Military Wagons on the West Rhine.

Norfolk Southern Coal District (Steam Edition Only)

Below: Norfolk Southern ES44AC and Dash 9 (AI Only).

Below: Norfolk Southern Coal Hopper.

TS Academy

Below: BR 189.

Below: Class 170.

Below: Fowler 4F.

Below: SD70mac.

Below: A Variety Of Academy Freight Wagons.

Key Features

  • Learn to drive different trains at the TS Academy and qualify as a train driver
  • Master your Machines with support from the new Driver Assists system
  • Capture the perfect scenes in the all new Railfan mode
  • Three fantastic real-world routes including Sherman Hill (USA), Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear (UK) and West Rhine: Cologne to Koblenz (Germany)
  • EXCLUSIVE Steam Edition includes the Norfolk Southern Coal District route
  • Enhanced graphics and performance
  • Quick Drive menu system: drive what you like, where you like
  • Drive with Xbox 360 controller, keyboard or mouse
  • Integrated Steam Workshop free mission download centre
  • Create your own routes with powerful in-game editing tools
  • Access the Train Simulator community in-game

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows® 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
    • 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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Mixed (180 reviews)
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( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
7.8/10 Not enough Thomas the Tank Engine.
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( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Game is decent, but it is very slow and buggy. The DLC pricing is criminal and the base game barely comes with any locomotives or routes. I love train simulator type games, but this one costs a fortune if you want some of the locomotives and routes you like.
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( 146.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Unfortunately this is the best train sim out there. I say 'unfortunately' because while there's loads of content (that's why it's the best imo) the developers, Dovetail Games, clearly prioritise quantity over quality and will happily overcharge you for unfinished or even unstable DLC. My advice for anyone interested in trains is buy one of the 'first class edition' collections during steam sales - these are great value for money.

Once you've bought the game you can however make it interesting and challenging as long as you get the right addons - avoid some of the standard DTG routes but look for the "proffessional" locomotives. I only know about UK rail, so here are some examples of addons for the best British experience (there are others I may not know about):
- London to Brighton line: comes with train sim UK edition and is a nice quality, stable(ish) interpretation of the UK's most congested railway, with some flexibility for scenario creation.
- WCML 'Over Shap' route by Krossrails, available from Steam: great quality route which provides a challenge and comes with the European assets pack in case you don't have it (you need it). Buying the class 390, Voyager 221 advanced and a commuter DMU such as the class 170 or 150 would mostly complete this route for modern day operations.
- Western Mainlines route from JustTrains.net: the entire Great Western Mainline as far as Cardiff and Exeter, which is easily the best value for money of any UK route given the sheer length of track to play with, of pretty good quality. The 221 also fits here.

My general outlook on this sim is it's great thanks to its community. The only downside of the rich variety of realistic scenarios on the steam workshop is they often seem to require more DLC than you already have. The real opportunities for gameplay lie in the scenario editor and good third party developers, not just what you get with the game.
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( 504.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Welp, I have to say. I do like Railworks, it's a really good game.

~The Trains have amazing graphics.

~When you derail or crash, it looks realistic.

~Free DLC, comes with the game when your purchase, or get it for free.

The list would go on, highly recommend it, but gotta waste a lot of money, in order to get more DLC. ;~;

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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
tell me who got full DLC
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Engineer of southern 4501
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game has very good graphics and engines, so i dont know why so many people are hating on it, i know theres too much DLC, but its a very good game itself, so i highlly recommend this game.
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( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
What I like about this game is the tutorials and the DLC that you can purchase. However, if you want to keep up with the times while you have an earlier version of the game, you should purchase the most recent version. For the earlier routes that came in earlier versions, you should purchase them individually. Unfortunately, one complaint that I feel the need to make is the absence of the original Northeast Corridor route that was in Train Simulator 2013 (or Train Simulator 2014). Hopefully, that route would be updated and released again for this game. For now, we just have to wait until that time comes in order to complete our collection of routes that were featured in past RailWorks games, all the way to RailWorks 2: Train Simulator (or RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012).
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( 85.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is DLC Simulator!
It has so much DLC that it is not even funny. I got this game with the steam bundle, it was not worth it! There is no steam trains when you firrst get the game! It's honestly a game that is fishing for money. It is definitly DLC Simulator.
But the one thing is the graphics are nice. I hate this game and I wish I would have gotten a refund!
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( 363.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
If you are a person that likes trains, this is the game you want. The game comes with a good amount of trains and routes to start with. As DTG has done for each release, you get an American route, a British route, and a German route. But in TS2016, you get another american route if you buy said steam edition (which people got at the beginning of the release). Plus, there are hundreds of DLCs (prices are "meh", try to snag DLC on sales) to expand your library, as well as many routes around the world (mostly USA, UK, and Germany) to drive in. Now, on the graphics side, you would require a powerful computer to use high graphics. Just experiment with the graphics until you have found some that reduce lag for you. The interface is quite nice, as well. OVERALL, I really reccomend this game to you! Happy driving!
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( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
the game is awesome i love it!!
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85 of 97 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
144.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Let us put it straight, It's a good game in the wrong Company hand. Everything Dovetail touches, is outdated, overpriced and bugged and they have an amount of greed I have never seen in any other game.

They don't care about you, they just care about Whales, the guys who blindly buy all DLC's. I bought a few on sale, but there is not one single route or train that isn't bugged, will crash on you at some point or just things that don't work in their script.

Will I still play it, yes because the game was good YEARS BEFORE DOVETAIL touched it. It's the same with FSX, a great game that is now getting destroyed by weekly DLC's (some are 8 years old dlc's) Now they just released the so said flight school that is a ripped out FSX version with 2 planes for 15 € while FSX does have a flight school already integrated.
They just can't do things right, they just make money on the back of gamers from outdated games that they bought licenses from.

When you buy a DLC at 30 € it should be astonishing, like Carenado, A2A, JustFlight, PMDG does for Flight simulator, where every freaking button works. With dovetail you get a rushed, bugged train with 5-8 working buttons... oh and if you are lucky 5 scenarios. They would actually produce quality even like a simpler versions that Alabeo produces I would respect them much more.

I have nothing against the game it is Just Dovetail that is probably the worst Gaming compagny I know, No let say they are second... There is also EA, but at least their games are optimized for new machines and bugs get adresses at some point in time. Dovetail has bugs that are 7 years old and still not fixed...

Oh and then you have the last and wonderful thing with dovetail. They don't accept critics, you point bugs out and say it is enough now, and you will get banned on their site. But Hey lucky we have Steam where you can't delete our reviews can't you! it's just pathetic.

As I said great game in the wrong hands. I have over 2000 steam games, I am someone who supports the game Industrie, but let me tell you that with Dovetail, it became the only company where is just download their DLC on other places, because they don't deserve a penny anymore. It's sad because they have no idea how much DLC's I bought for FSX like ORBX and more. if they even 50% of their quality I would buy it, but it's more like about 5% of their quality!

Isn't there one intelligent guy at dovetail that says, hey guys, don't you think that 4000 + € crap DLC's is wrong?
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94 of 123 people (76%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13

As of 6/12/16, There is 276 DLC, adding up to $5,765.24.

As of 6/18/16, There is 277 DLC, adding up to $5,773

As of 6/22/16, There is 277 DLC, adding up to $5,793

Summer Sale!!!

As of 6/24/16, There is 273 DLC, adding up to $ 3,280
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53 of 68 people (78%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 2
This game should be rebranded "DLC Simulator 201x". It will drain your wallet.
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30 of 44 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Lower your DLC prices. Other developers spend several months creating decent add ons for the prices you guys charge for things you churn out weekly.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
You could have more fun with the old MSTS than this one. 4500€ for all DLCs... just a joke shame on you.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 7
Only 11.4 hrs in game and I've run into multiple bugs along with lots of head shaking because of said bugs. All the missions I've done I ran into bugs which make me restart to try and fix yet they remain. IF you love trains and must buy then beware. If you want to buy to try it out then I say don't waste your time. Feel free to check other reviews about the state of the game. Not going to list pros or cons because what I've experienced is enough to convince me to stay away until they fix this game. If they ever choose to.
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
180.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
fun for a while, if you are rich
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I waited like 2 months to get this game thinking it was awsome but i bought it and all it has is 3 levels and all of them suck so much so to get more stuff you to pay like 30 to 40 dollars just to get a route that's just stupid!You make people pay 30 dollars for such a small game and meke them pay like 2,500 dollars to get all the DLC!This game would have better reviews and more people would buy it if you didn't have to pay so much freaking money!In 2017 add more levels to the game and more trains and companies i'm getting sick and tired of just having Union Pacific trains and it ain't even a comman company the most comman is NS(Norfolk Southern)!Please add more stuff into the game it needs more stuff in it than it does DLC.I recommend and I also don't.If your someone who wants this game you should reconsider that if you don't want to waste money.Buy this game when it has more stuff than it does DLC which will probaly be never because Dovetail is trying to steal your money.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Train Simulator is a fun game if you enjoy trains and want to drive them. If you don't like trains or driving them, absolutely do not buy this game! No seriously, don't! Because otherwise it is probably the most boring game you have ever played, or will play.

It looks great and all, but the routes are mainly German, English or American (because f*ck the rest of the world) and if you want to expand the number of available routs, than please take your wallet and empty it on the counter of the moneyloving ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s at Dovetail games. This game is literally a cheap basegame with a sh*tload of overpriced DLC. How overpriced? Well every new route or locomotive (yes, a single locomotive) usually costs around 15 bucks or even more. So unless you're a millionair or such a railway fanatic that you want to spend all your hard earned cash on this money hungry sons of b*tches, don't buy this game!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
62.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Some of the content is pretty nice but much of the content is priced as you would expect from a very detailed simulation when it's actually just mass produced trash filled with bugs that will never get fixed. I guess the developers have realized that people by their stuff anyway so they don't need to waste any time fixing older stuff.

Can be worth trying if you buy it during a good sale, just be prepared to play broken scenarios and get emergency stops when you've done nothing wrong.
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