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Mixed (10 reviews) - 60% of the 10 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 27, 2014

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Buy Train Simulator: Dispolok BR 189


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The new-generation high performance BR 189 comes from the stable of successful Euro Sprinter locomotives built by Siemens, and is now available for Train Simulator.

Classified as BR 189 by Deutsche Bahn, the Class is one of only a handful equipped with all four electric systems commonly used in mainland Europe and various light formations, making it capable of running on most of Europe’s rail network, including across Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and Hungary. The Class was originally ordered by DB Cargo and is used primarily on freight operations with a top speed of 87mph (140 km/h).

The majority of the Class has since been sold to private leasing company MRCE (formerly Dispolok), which has been many of the locomotives leased to freight operators across Europe. A number of BR 189s can now be seen across Germany, as well as into Switzerland and other neighbouring countries.

The BR 189 for Train Simulator is available in the yellow and silver livery of private leasing company Dispolok, and features SIFA, PZB and LZB in-cab signalling and driver safety devices, AFB train power control, cab lights, dial lights, direct control brake (in advanced mode), and SGGRSS freight wagons.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Dispolok BR 189 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Hamburg-Hanover route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).


Four scenarios for the Hamburg-Hanover route:
  • Simple Controls Training: Dispolok BR 189
  • Expert Controls Training: Dispolok BR 189
  • Night Line
  • Maschen Mix-up

More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features

  • BR 189 in Dispolok ‘yellow and silver’ livery
  • AFB train power control
  • SIFA vigilance device
  • PZB and LZB signalling control
  • Cab lights
  • Dial lights
  • Direct control brake (in advanced mode)
  • SGGRSS freight wagons
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the Hamburg-Hanover route
  • Download size: 112mb

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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 13, 2015
Let me preface this by saying I don't live in Europe so I've never seen one of these before. I do not know exactly what sounds they should have or how they should perform compared to other similar locomotives. But I will say I greatly enjoyed driving it. It's performance is very impressive both with acceleration and braking. The sounds seem realistic to me based on youtube videos I've watched.

Finally, if you'd like to "drive before you buy" you can find a BR 189 in the Train Simulator Academy. Try out some of the basic tutorials or make yourself a scenario with it.

+ Nice sharp graphics inside and out
+ Very nice layout on instrument and control cluster with instrument lights that are bright but do not glare.
+ Good accelleration and braking. Good physics in general.
+ All scenarios work perfectly
+ All achievements work perfectly.
+ Good sounds. (See disclaimer at the top)
+ Has scenarios on Hamburg - Hannover, one of my favorite routes.

- Not a darn thing. It's ugly? And that yellow... Fortunately you don't see this inside it ;)

There is one issue tho it's with the route not the locomotive. On one of the scenarios there is a speed drop to 60 kph. You get a warning for this inside the cab however for an extremely short length of track - a few meters - it's actually 40. But if you hit at 60 it'll take quite a few points instantly before you're over it. If there is notification on the track I could not find it. My advice: Hit F2 and save frequently.
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Not Recommended
Posted: March 13, 2015
This train does live up to some extent to some of DTG's quality standards, entirely custom interior with custom sounds and horns, the cab is extremely well detailed with many functionality that makes it perfect for all-day-round usage of the locomotive even at night. The graphical details are very nice while the only massive issue with this train is the separate break controllers, you can't control the combined break control leaver because it is tied to an XBOX controller and you can't control it with the keyboard. So, the breaking with that is pretty good but since it is entirely separate system and the engine break doesn't do anything at all this kind of leaves a sour taste.

The train is nice but due to the break control issues I can not recommend it.

Overall score is 5 out of 10. [Only buy when discounted 50% or more.]
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