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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Release Date: Jul 12, 2009

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November 30

The BR Class 150/1 is available now!

30/11/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/448184

Now available for Train Simulator, this highly-detailed recreation with typical controls and cab features, puts you in the driving seat of one of Britain’s iconic diesel multiple units.

By the 1980s, British Rail were still operating a vast fleet of old Heritage DMUs, which dated back to the mid-1950s, across much of Britain’s rural and un-electrified rail network. Clearly, a significant number of these ageing units were in dire need of replacement, their slow nature and unfit interiors would not hone the ideals of the future. The solution was to keep hold of some older units which were more standardised, and capable of refurbishment, while replacing the rest with brand new, second-generation DMUs.

Two separate batches of DMUs would be the first to modernise the rural rails, the first was the continuously controversial Pacer series which were essentially buses on rails and intended for shorter-haul journeys, the second were the Sprinters, which would take the long-haul into their own.

Derived from the Mk3 bodyshell, the new Sprinter prototypes, classified as the Class 150 and numbered 150001 and 150002, were built in 1984 by BREL in York as 3-car multiple units to test which engine and transmission type would be best for moving forward. 150001 was fitted with a Cummins engine and Voith hydraulic transmission, meanwhile, 150002 utilised a Rolls Royce (later Perkins) engine and self-changing mechanical transmission.

Trials and extensive testing began at Derby’s Railway Technical Centre on the duo of prototypes, following which they entered service on the Matlock branch for preliminary services. Over the subsequent years of testing, the units would move further afield to discover how they performed on different services, and to also promote the new unit around the country. Places such as Manchester, Birmingham, Aberystwyth, just to name a few, would all see the new Class 150 at least on occasion. 150001 also had the pleasure of being displayed under the grand arch roof of St. Pancras, however being 1984, the station looked rather different when compared to today. Other testing locations included the Welsh Valleys, Glasgow and Inverness.

After testing for both prototypes ended, it was apparent that 150001 was much more reliable in operation than 150002, who’s Rolls Royce engine and self-changing gearbox proved to provide a less than satisfactory service. 150001 was the clear choice for a production series, however the concept of a 3-car design would not be continued. This decision was not the end of 150002 however, 002 was reclassified as the Class 154, following modification, and was used to develop the Class 158 Express Sprinter. 154002 would eventually be converted back into a standard Class 150 model, and continues to run with sister 150001 on Reading shuttle services to this day.

The first production variant of the Class 150, the 150/1, was near identical to the prototype, the only main difference being the exclusion of the intermediate car. A total of 50 Class 150/1 DMUs were ordered for use under the Regional Railways sector of BR, and they were introduced into service in 1986. Under Regional Railways, the Class 150/1 fleet were mainly used in and around Manchester and Birmingham, however the dawn of privatisation would see them operate from capital to coast.
Angel Trains took ownership of the Class 150/1s when the franchises began, and initially they were leased to the likes of Silverlink, North Western Trains & Central Trains; through the varied operators, the 150s have seen a colourful array of liveries in their lifetime. Today, Great Western Railway operate the second largest fleet of Class 150/1 DMUs at a total of 17, sandwiched in between Northern at 28 and London Midland at 3. GWR acquired their fleet from previous operators who took charge of units like the Class 172.

Following the First Great Western to Great Western Railway rebrand, the only Class 150 without a gangway to be refurbished is the prototype, 150001, all Class 150/1s at present are still resplendent in the bold ‘Plain Blue’ livery, and it is unlikely that they shall see any new looks while under GWR. The Class 150/1 fleet is used by GWR on their West of England services, serving from Cardiff, through to Bristol, onward to Exeter and beyond. The units, while capable of being coupled up in multiple (to themselves and other BSI-equipped units), tend to operate alone as their lack of inter-unit gangways can limit passenger movements, especially on routes with shorter platforms. This also causes the issue of a guard being completely cut off from one half of the unit. However, during the peak hours, or busier times especially in the coastal regions, they will be seen operating in pairs. Much like the Class 150/9s, another sprinkle of irony is when the 150/1s operate with a Class 153 in-tow, further proving the 3-car potential of the prototype.

The Class 150 design would also prove ideal for other rail-related purposes, the gangway-less Class 150/1 was a suitable base for Network Rail’s new track assessment unit, and as such a single, unique Class 950 was produced, fitted throughout with testing and measuring equipment. Unlike the ‘Flying Banana’, the Class 950 is light enough to travel throughout the entire country without issue, and can be a sought-after sight by enthusiasts with only a solo unit resting upon the rails. Another use for the Class 150 bodyshell was found across waters in the form of the Northern Ireland Railways Class 450, while very similar in design (thanks to the commonality of the Mk3 base), the units clearly served a very different network and were of course fitted for Northern Ireland’s broad 5ft 3in (1600mm) gauge.
As the first of the Sprinter DMUs to roll off the production line, the Class 150/1 is a true icon of late British engineering, a unit that was a major step up from the old heritage stock of yesteryear, and still manages to impress commuters and railfans alike, even today.

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November 29

Wakayama & Sakurai Lines Update

29/11/2016

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, Union Workshop have today released an update for the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:

  • Fixed the emergency brake
  • Fixed missing level crossing assets
  • Fixed speed limit sign issues
  • Various text updates
  • New Feature – Driveable 105 Series EMU, Quick Drive compatible plus two new Career scenarios

If you own the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines, 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 where our Support Team will be ready to assist.

If you do not yet own the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines, why not pick it up now and get in the cab of the now-driveable 105 Series!

The Wakayama & Sakurai Lines update will be approximately 315 MB in size.

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Special Pioneers Edition

About This Game




Enjoy four fantastic real-world routes including:


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.


And exclusively available in the Pioneers Edition, the additional

The picture postcard scenery of the Austrian Alps dominate the stunning Semmeringbahn: Mürzzuschlag to Gloggnitz route.

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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