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 2 items: Train Simulator 2016, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern Coal District Route Add-On

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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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( 523.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
i love the sale is on right on now woo hoo
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[Sqrl] ShaunHailes
( 223.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
You MUST Lower your DLC Prices, Thats all. Over all, A great game.
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( 144.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
It's a good game if you like trains (and more specifically driving them) ..... but if you're not into it FORGET and try the next game on your list. I recommend this game to all train enthusiasts and fans, who I know will enjoy it very much, even knowing that this game has some seriously old DLC in desperate need of an upgrade (all trains/routes that came with the first Railworks) or even with defects (like the HST Buffer Pack with cabview problems). An other problem is the DLC's prices: at 30€/Route and 14€/Train for the majority of the new DLC (older DLC is about 5 to 7€ less expensive) it's not for everybody's wallet. So here's some advice: buy on SALE, buy BUNDLES and carefully pick the DLC you really want. There's a massive community around this game pumping FREEWARE (routes, trains, repaints,....) all the time, so there's no need for you to spend an awful amount of $$$ on this game. On the other hand, if you have the $$$ to spend, then you can improve your game experience by buying "upgrades" from websites like Armstrong Powerhouse.
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KevinS's Number One Fan
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 23
I enjoyed it
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Don't Rustle My Jimmies
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
It actually works fine for me, which is a surprise. It was unbearably laggy at first, but turning off dynamic lighting really helped.

This game is nice! It's quite a challenge to do some of the routes, and you have to plan ahead for the longer runs, planning when to slow down and when to put in water and coal.

Only buy the DLC from another website though, it's far to expensive here on steam.

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( 2,773.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
When I found Train Simulator, I was so happy to find a game that is just all about my favorite thing, TRAINS! With German, British, and American routes, including a new French Route! Train Simulator is an amaizing game to drive trains allover the world! New DLC comes out often as well. It is an amaizing experience to drive a Class 390 or a SD70ACe [ 2 Types of trains ]. Yes, things may cost alot like routes that are $40 and Locomotives that are $20. But trust me, most of the DLC is worth it. And, Steam will let yuo return something after a certain amount of days if you dont like it. Train Simulator is an amaizing game that I believe everybody who loves transportation should have that.
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Ayman Ilham
( 33.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
If you're looking for a good quality train driving game and have some spare money in your pocket, then this is the game for you! It is basically the train enthusiast's dream come true! Huge variety of content (routes, trains, etc.) to download, from the steam era of the previous century to modern day routes with trains and locations that you may be familiar with in real life (the latter is why I bought this game) - there will always be plenty of content to suit every type of railway enthusiast, whether you like steam, diesel or electric. Detail is also excellent, with all locations and landmarks being amazingly accurate as if you were actually exploring the area in real life (especially on the modern British routes I experienced), providing a realistic train driving experience. If that's not enough, there are even powerful customization tools available at your disposal allowing you to make your own scenarios, consists and even routes allowing you to get really creative with the train services! Academy mode is also great for those who are new to train simulation and want to learn the controls to get started. HUD (which can be turned off for the more skilled train drivers) is quite straightforward to read, making it easy to maintain speed limits and stop at stations correctly.

However, you do have to pay for each and every DLC (Dovetail's way of making as much money as possible) so it can get very expensive! Also, you will need a really good PC to run the game in its full glory (most people may have to turn dynamic lighting off to run it at a decent FPS, which can make it impossible to drive night scenarios). Loading times tend to be very long as well, so it's not exactly for the impatient.

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this game if you're really into trains and/or want to learn how to drive. Otherwise, from a gaming point of view, it can get pretty boring if you're not, as all routes are to scale with real life and most scenarios, on average, take about an hour to complete.

Recommended DLC:
- Edinburgh to Glasgow (Class 170)
- GEML London to Ipswich (Class 360)
- ECML London to Peterborough (Class 365 & HST)
- London to Brighton (Class 377)
- Liverpool to Manchester (Class 158)
- Great Western Routes (Class 150, 166 & HST)
- South Wales Coastal (Class 175)

Note: If you want the Class 321, get the Armstrong Powerhouse version from their website - the DTG version available on Steam is crap (only one livery and horrible sounds)
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( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Ugly graphics (seriously my phone games have better graphics)
Buggs everywhere
Most retared learning section i have ever seen
Insanely priced dlc
Spelling errors ingame
And so many things that they could implement or change for the better
If you saw the pictures and the trailer and was all like : "ooh that looks nice!" prepare to get buttf@cked by a train...and no lube included because that is dlc and costs around 200euro.

Still i play it from time to time, just to relax a little.
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Grand Admiral Thrawn
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
One of the single most broken games in my library........I cant even pick a locomotive, if I pick one it just fills in a different one. I can even use any of the content I played. Absolute complete and utter garbage.
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( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
great for train lovers even if slighly over priced
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57 of 65 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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62 of 83 people (75%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.4 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
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43 of 54 people (80%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
i like the game.
please add more content instead of making dlc that cost more than the f*****g game
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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
12 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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22 of 31 people (71%) 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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20 of 28 people (71%) 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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13 of 18 people (72%) 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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17 of 27 people (63%) 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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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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9 of 15 people (60%) 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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