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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Buy Dovetail Games Franchise Collection

Includes 7 items: 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

Downloadable Content For This Game

Buy Train Simulator 2016: Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear (Single Route Edition)

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Buy Train Simulator 2016: Sherman Hill (Single Route Edition)


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April 28

Western Pacific GP20 High Nose Out Now



The Electro-Motive GP20 was designed to satisfy the railroads’ 1960s demands for ever-more horsepower. In a production run lasting from November 1959 to April 1962, the EMD GP20 came to symbolize both the beginnings of the “second generation” of North American dieselization and the “horsepower race” of the early 1960s.

The GP20 was the first of EMD’s long line of successful “Geeps” to be turbocharged, providing the locomotive with 2,000 horsepower. A total of 260 GP20s were constructed for seven U. S. railroads – and the first buyer of the landmark locomotive was the Western Pacific.

Western Pacific’s GP20s were built with high noses (a design that had been the norm in the 1950s but would soon be replaced by a short front hood offering enhanced visibility). The units were equipped with dual controls for ease of bi-directional use, weighed 257,000 pounds, and were dressed in Western Pacific’s attractive and iconic “Zephyr” silver and orange livery.

WP utilized its GP20s system-wide use, frequently calling upon the versatile diesels to tote heavy or priority tonnage through the rugged Feather River Canyon. Most of Western Pacific’s GP20s remained in service until WP was merged into Union Pacific in 1982, and in 1985 Union Pacific donated Western Pacific 2001 – the first GP20 built – to the Feather River Rail Society and the diesel is today preserved at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California.

Developed by Reppo, the Western Pacific GP20 for Train Simulator features a range of advanced operating features, including authentic start-up procedures and highly realistic operating controls, and a detailed cab interior with dual, bi-directional engineer control stands.

The locomotive also is Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Western Pacific GP20 High Nose on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Feather River Canyon route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

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April 28

DB BR 648 Out Now



Expand your collection of modern German passenger trains with the introduction of the DB BR 648 to Train Simulator.

The DB BR 648 is a two-car diesel multiple unit (DMU) built by Alstom as part of their Coradia family of multiple units. The LINT sub-class – of which the BR 648 is part of - stands for ‘Leichter Innovativer Nahverkehrstriebwagen’ (Light Innovative Local Transport Rail Vehicle), as it is designed to operate on regional stopping services across non-electrified track.

The two halves of the unit rest on shared ‘Jacobs’ bogies to improve stability, reduce weight and production costs, and lower noise levels of the wheels on the rails. With a total of 422hp, a top speed of 120km/h (75mph) and space for 115 passengers, this DMU has all it needs to manage the more rural scene in Northern Germany, connecting smaller towns with the big cities such as Lübeck or Neumünster.

The BR 648 is designed with accessibility in mind, featuring low floors to allow for faster, step free access for passengers, and wheelchair accessible facilities. The floor itself has been designed to absorb and reduce sound that comes from the diesel engines and the exhaust heat from the engines is used to heat the cabin of the unit. Some of the seating is also raised higher than the low floor to distance passengers from the noise and cushion the vibration of the engine.

The BR 648 for Train Simulator is available in Deutsche Bahn Traffic Red livery and recreates the DMU as it operates today for DB on the Hamburg-Lübeck Railway route.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB BR 648 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Hamburg-Lübeck Railway route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

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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
Helpful customer reviews
442 of 549 people (81%) found this review helpful
297 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
A shopping cart on every menu. Creepy.

I imagined I bought a game, but apparently I bought a catalogue. I know it's a train simulator, but I didn't realize they were literally going to try and take me for a ride.
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133 of 160 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
I would leave a Mixed review if I could, but because a large majority of the DLC is of low quality and low support I'm leaving a negative review. I've decided to only buy 3rd party dlc mainly steam trains because they seem to have more quality to them.


The prices are way too high. I buy DCS planes for around the same price as some of the dlc trains, and DCS plane quality is HUGELY better so asking the same price for one of these trains is a joke.

-Lots of trains and routes to chose from if you're willing to pay

-Although graphics are dated, can look nice especially rain effects on windows

-Some train dlcs are very nice and well done, if you're on a limited budget make sure to buy the 3rd party trains first

-Interface is nicely designed

-Includes an editor for making your own routes

-The "simulation" is fairly tame compared to World of subways; Often not all buttons work in trains and many small features missing that make a game a true simulator

-Amount of dlc would make EA proud

-Questionable performance and optimization; I originally refunded this because of how bad my fps was on a powerful computer, I still can't play on full graphics

-The dlc seems to be quantity over quality type production

-Very high price dlcs considering their quality and their content

-Apparently many dlcs have low support and have bugs or problems that have never been fixed

-Game uses an old game engine, game has been renamed to "2016" to make it seem like the newest version

-Graphics are dated in many places
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120 of 167 people (72%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
812.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
Neutral Rating

I'm really on the Fence to give this Game a Positive Thumbs Up, as there are some great qualities to it, but at the same time it also has a lot of Negatives to it... and some are substantial.

However, I'd never give it a Negative Review, because I have enjoyed it, and still do on occassion despite my issues I experience.

Train Simulator 20xx is without a doubt, the most successful Train Sim out there currently, which is mainly due to the large amount of Content available which gives Players a wide variety to build up their own Collection.

For a old Game Engine, it can look really good, most Models are done well, and a lot of the new Content has stunning visuals. The sounds are 'meh' for a lot of the Content, but they have improved slightly on occassion.

It is definitely not a Game for everyone, and mostly appeals to Train Fanatics, or Sim Fanatics [like myself]. The hours can be endless depending on said person.

As the Steam Store has a lot of DLC created by 3rd Party Developers, I am excluding them completely out of this Review. The DLC created by DoveTail Games can have a YoYo effect when it comes to Quality on their DLC. For an example:

- Loco 'A' released in November will have Great Modelling, nice and Crisp Textures, and a wide variety of Features.
- Loco 'B' released in December will have Blocky Modelling, Blurry Textures, and a lack of Features.

I'm sure this is due to a different Team working on different Content, but there should be Standards to live up to, especially when they are sold at the same Price.

Although it is called a "Simulator", it leans more towards a Game. The Features it offers are very Basic, and most of the Switches and Monitors are just there for show [there are some exceptions though].

So if you are looking for a indepth, and highly Realistic experience, then keep looking, or alternatively learn to play without the HUD, and ask about External 3rd Party Content which produce Realistic Loco's [though the Variety is low].

Despite how enjoyable it can be, the Game has many issues. I'm only going to name a few, because I'm not into "Bashing" a Game I enjoy [that's what Forums are for]. Such as Features not working Correctly [or at all], Scenario's which cannot be completed due to AI crashing, Dump File errors, and Signals not Functioning correctly.

I would say if you want to invest in this Game, then it is essential to do Research before any purchases, and do a lot of Reading on the Forums, and never be afraid to ask any Questions there, even ones you might think are silly.

- Simulator

Game Elements
- Commuter Train Operator
- Freight Train Operator
- Shunter Train Operator
- Train Spotter

Average Playthrough
- Unlimited

- Supports TrackIR
- Wide Variety of Content
- Good Visuals for an Old Engine
- Good Models and Textures
- Some interesting Features
- Helpful Community

- Broken Content
- Lack of Bug Fixing
- Moderate Sounds
- Lack of Advanced Features
- Quality YoYo's too much
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119 of 173 people (69%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
Really bad graphics.
No atmosphere.
Repetetive sound effects.
Extremely overpriced addons.
Poor simulation.
Deceiving screenshots on store page.

0/10 do not buy.
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55 of 75 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
There is not much to explore without dlc.
You have a few trains and a few maps if you want more you have to buy some dlc.
The dlcs in this game are very expensive.
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