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Release Date: Mar 29, 2012

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Buy Train Simulator: Freightliner Class 70 Loco Add-On

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Buy Train Simulator: Diesel Collection

Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: Amtrak F40PH ‘California Zephyr’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: DB BR232 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: EWS Class 67 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Freightliner Class 70 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: MRCE ER20 Eurorunner Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Pacific SD70M Loco Add-On

Buy Train Simulator: North London Line Collection

Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: Class 325 EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Class 86 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: DB Schenker Class 59/2 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Freightliner Class 70 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: London Overground Class 378 'Capitalstar' EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: North London Line Route Add-On

 

About This Content

The Class 70 is one of the most distinctive UK diesel locomotive designs of all time, thanks to its US origins and safety features, and now this superbly-detailed loco comes to Train Simulator in correct Freightliner livery!


Developed jointly by Freightliner Ltd and General Electric, the Class 70 was built specifically as a heavy freight locomotive for Freightliner operations in the UK. Built by General Electric in Erie, Pennsylvania, it has a 3,690-horsepower diesel engine, though is still able to meet European Union regulations for diesel engine emissions. However, the Class 70’s most distinctive feature must be its exterior cab design which is immediately recognizable. This is a result of built-in crash protection to protect train crews in the event of a collision, and in fact the entire cab was designed with considerable input from freight train drivers.


With a highly realistic driver’s cab including working instrument and information displays, and sounds recorded from the real thing, the Class 70 is as up-to-date as they come and a great addition to your fleet.


Class 70 diesel locomotive in Freightliner Powerhaul livery with accurate sounds recorded from a real Class 70. Operating features include dynamic braking, moveable sun blinds and swiveling seat, cab lighting, independent wiper settings, and dynamic display screens with readouts for reverser position, parking brake on, sander on, wheel slip, brake pressure, engine rpm, tractive force and speed.

Includes

  • Class 47 diesel locomotive in green&yellow livery
  • Realistically weathered MJA and TEA wagons with graffiti and empty/loaded versions

Scenarios

5 standard and career scenarios for the West Coast Main Line North :
PLEASE NOTE: the West Coast Main Line Expansion Pack (available separately) is required to play these scenarios.
  • Freightliner Limited
  • General Electrical Goods
  • Freightliner Heavy Haul
  • Keep on Moving
  • Power Haulage

The Class 70 Add-On also includes a number of bonus scenarios which allow you to use the MJA and TEA wagons with locomotives other than the Class 70.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Overall:
Positive (13 reviews)
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Neal08Ni
Posted: August 10
Most likely this is one of the best UK diesel haulers available for TS. This train is fantastic and a must have!

PROS:
+Great sounds!
+The cab are is great!
+Comes with a set of MJA and TEA wagons.
+Not only DTG made this but Oovee helped them up making this.
+Responsive brakes so you need to apply a gentle application.
+Fire alarm test when you place the reverser into forward or reverse position.
+This loco looks very ugly!
+You get a unbranded Class 47 which just have green/yellow.

CONS:
-Poor physics!
-The horn tones are controlled by the wrong keys.

Overall great loco but I think the physics can be fixed. I would give 9.0/10!
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jonathanowen96
Posted: March 27
This loco is essentially what Jeremy Clarkson would want to drive if Top Gear was about trains...

Class 70's are quite a common sight for me nowadays - I live not far from a Depot where at least two or three 70's in Colas Rail Livery will be stationed. But personally, the Freightliner livery as seen here suits them much better. And dear God what a loco...

The detailing is absurd, the sound effects (including two-tone horn!) are fantastic and this pack just comes with so much content for such a little price. You get the 70's themselves, Freightliner-liveried 47's (the ones with updated sound effects), Container Wagons, MJA Ballast Wagons, TEA Fuel Wagons, and a big bag of scenarios.

Some are for the default 70 on the WCML - the only complaint I have about this pack is these though. Despite having a 70 quite out of place amongst the Intercity HST's & 86's, they just feel a bit... too similar to me. Just drive from Glasgow to Carlisle/vice-versa - it's not very exciting... heck, I'm writing this Review while playing on of these - simple case of 'Once out of Glasgow, open throttle and sit back'. But you do get at least 7 or 8 Bonus Scenario's for the GWML & Hedborough North that involve the MJA & TEA Wagons, usually hauled by 37's or 47's. That's at least a Baker's Dozen of scenarios - enough to keep any rail enthusiast busy!

So overall, this comes highly recommended by me. Great loco, wonderful rolling stock, loads of scenarios & all for that price? I say you go and get it - no need to wait for a Sale, it's that brilliant after all.
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CrazyGecko
Posted: March 11
A wonderful loco and at a good price. Ok so it isn't the most handsome loco but it gets the job done. Cab contols are very similar to what you'll find in American loco's and despite the multitude of buttons and switches not all of them are usable. Both loco and horn sounds are better than what usually pops up in most DLC's, even the horn is a two-tone so prepare to use that "B" key too folks. Acceleration can be sluggish but the pulling power is fantastic along with strong responsive brakes which need gentle application.

Best part is that not only do you get the Class 70 you also get a Class 47 in Green/Yellow scheme "Not freightliner" but to top it off you also get TWO sets of wagons to go with all this. These include the TEA and MJA wagons and 5 career/standard to keep you busy for hours.

So if your just building up your loco collection or a scenario maker then this DLC is perfect for you and quiet the bargin at $8.99.
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Jogurt
Posted: December 12, 2015
What one thinks of the design of this loco is a matter of taste. I personally like it very much, it looks quite badass. Technically, the sounds and visuals are still suprisingly good for a 3-year old DLC. The scenarios are good and enjoyable. On the other hand, apart from the two-tone horn, there aren't any notable features that you can enjoy in the cab. I would love to see a new version of the 70, updated with some new functions.

If I had to choose again, I would still buy this addon.
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the south west train spotters
Posted: November 2, 2015
Great loco with nice sounds that is seen all over the uk network
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BritishRail60062
Posted: April 12, 2015
Whilst the real life counterpart is certainly not going to win any trophies for its looks or style. The 3D version in this pack is absolutely superb in terms of the accuracy and the "feel" of the prototype. The cab of this locomotive is quite straightforward to navigate and there is no need to pan the camera around much or use the in-game HUD controls because everything such as the power lever, the brakes etc is all located right in front of you! The sounds seem quite appealing and although I have not heard a real Class 70 in the flesh powering up. The sounds here in the pack do have a very nice beefy note to them and being a fan of GE locomotives in general. I do like how this locomotives sounds and the two-tone horn is playable via the Space and the "B" keys in any combination that the user wishes just like the driver can in the real world which is another positive I like about this pack. This Class 70 add-on comes with a generous amount of wagons which are perfect if you are into making your own scenarios for Train Simulator. They are a Class 47, TEA 100-tonne tankers, The MJA hopper wagons and some Intermodal container wagons which is more than enough to get you started with making your own consists in a scenario project.

Overall Rating 10/10.
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Louis Balfour
Posted: April 5, 2015
TL;DR - Get it if you don't mind a couple of small issues.

And now the full review:
This is good, in general. However it has some niggling problems which don't ruin the experience but they are problems nonetheless.

Pros -
Great exterior model
Detailed cab view
Comes with a variety of wagons
Looks as ugly as it does in real life
Was co-developed with Oovee (AFAIK)

Cons -
Sounds - the engine sounds OK (although a touch to bassy), random sounds seem to cut in and out occasionally, and the horn - oh, the horn.... The horn's end sounds match the wrong horn tone! So the low horn ends with a high pitch and vice versa
Limited functionality - this loco has a lot of systems which I would have liked to have seen integrated into this
Physics - they're just wrong

Overall: This is good-ish. I'm pretty happy I bought it however it needs some fixing. But, considering this was released over three years ago now, it's pretty darn good considering the quality of some other DLC that was put out around that time.
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Jegerpizza
Posted: March 2, 2015
Altrough this train is very ugly it is very fun to drive and comes with many wagons!
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daemon
Posted: January 27, 2015
The last good quality add on that RSC produced in house.
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JHMdaEastCoastBreh
Posted: December 2, 2014
Lately I've been trying to get more American DLC, but this one I couldn't resist! This is a fantastic model!

Its got a great paint job, that looks very prototypical! A great cab, which is above and beyond for DTG! The sounds are also GREAT, because they are produced by OOVEE! Also, this pack includes a set of TEA and MJA wagons, which you can enjoy with ANY engine!

All in all, this is a great model, and is a must-have, even if you don't usually buy British DLC!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 10
Most likely this is one of the best UK diesel haulers available for TS. This train is fantastic and a must have!

PROS:
+Great sounds!
+The cab are is great!
+Comes with a set of MJA and TEA wagons.
+Not only DTG made this but Oovee helped them up making this.
+Responsive brakes so you need to apply a gentle application.
+Fire alarm test when you place the reverser into forward or reverse position.
+This loco looks very ugly!
+You get a unbranded Class 47 which just have green/yellow.

CONS:
-Poor physics!
-The horn tones are controlled by the wrong keys.

Overall great loco but I think the physics can be fixed. I would give 9.0/10!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 23, 2012
Once again another top notch add-on. However I feel it has only received such a possitive feedback because of the sounds which of note were recorded and produced by Oovee, not RSC. The cab is above my expectations for some of RSC's recent models, making it a pleasure to drive. If you like playing with the horn then I'm sure you'll get carried away with this one, I don't normally toot the horn all the time but this one sounds so prototypical that even I can't resist!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 1, 2014
Good add on for WCML, nice engine for your freight collection. Use it regular.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 11
A wonderful loco and at a good price. Ok so it isn't the most handsome loco but it gets the job done. Cab contols are very similar to what you'll find in American loco's and despite the multitude of buttons and switches not all of them are usable. Both loco and horn sounds are better than what usually pops up in most DLC's, even the horn is a two-tone so prepare to use that "B" key too folks. Acceleration can be sluggish but the pulling power is fantastic along with strong responsive brakes which need gentle application.

Best part is that not only do you get the Class 70 you also get a Class 47 in Green/Yellow scheme "Not freightliner" but to top it off you also get TWO sets of wagons to go with all this. These include the TEA and MJA wagons and 5 career/standard to keep you busy for hours.

So if your just building up your loco collection or a scenario maker then this DLC is perfect for you and quiet the bargin at $8.99.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 27, 2015
The last good quality add on that RSC produced in house.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 2, 2015
Altrough this train is very ugly it is very fun to drive and comes with many wagons!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 12, 2015
Whilst the real life counterpart is certainly not going to win any trophies for its looks or style. The 3D version in this pack is absolutely superb in terms of the accuracy and the "feel" of the prototype. The cab of this locomotive is quite straightforward to navigate and there is no need to pan the camera around much or use the in-game HUD controls because everything such as the power lever, the brakes etc is all located right in front of you! The sounds seem quite appealing and although I have not heard a real Class 70 in the flesh powering up. The sounds here in the pack do have a very nice beefy note to them and being a fan of GE locomotives in general. I do like how this locomotives sounds and the two-tone horn is playable via the Space and the "B" keys in any combination that the user wishes just like the driver can in the real world which is another positive I like about this pack. This Class 70 add-on comes with a generous amount of wagons which are perfect if you are into making your own scenarios for Train Simulator. They are a Class 47, TEA 100-tonne tankers, The MJA hopper wagons and some Intermodal container wagons which is more than enough to get you started with making your own consists in a scenario project.

Overall Rating 10/10.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 27
This loco is essentially what Jeremy Clarkson would want to drive if Top Gear was about trains...

Class 70's are quite a common sight for me nowadays - I live not far from a Depot where at least two or three 70's in Colas Rail Livery will be stationed. But personally, the Freightliner livery as seen here suits them much better. And dear God what a loco...

The detailing is absurd, the sound effects (including two-tone horn!) are fantastic and this pack just comes with so much content for such a little price. You get the 70's themselves, Freightliner-liveried 47's (the ones with updated sound effects), Container Wagons, MJA Ballast Wagons, TEA Fuel Wagons, and a big bag of scenarios.

Some are for the default 70 on the WCML - the only complaint I have about this pack is these though. Despite having a 70 quite out of place amongst the Intercity HST's & 86's, they just feel a bit... too similar to me. Just drive from Glasgow to Carlisle/vice-versa - it's not very exciting... heck, I'm writing this Review while playing on of these - simple case of 'Once out of Glasgow, open throttle and sit back'. But you do get at least 7 or 8 Bonus Scenario's for the GWML & Hedborough North that involve the MJA & TEA Wagons, usually hauled by 37's or 47's. That's at least a Baker's Dozen of scenarios - enough to keep any rail enthusiast busy!

So overall, this comes highly recommended by me. Great loco, wonderful rolling stock, loads of scenarios & all for that price? I say you go and get it - no need to wait for a Sale, it's that brilliant after all.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 2, 2014
Lately I've been trying to get more American DLC, but this one I couldn't resist! This is a fantastic model!

Its got a great paint job, that looks very prototypical! A great cab, which is above and beyond for DTG! The sounds are also GREAT, because they are produced by OOVEE! Also, this pack includes a set of TEA and MJA wagons, which you can enjoy with ANY engine!

All in all, this is a great model, and is a must-have, even if you don't usually buy British DLC!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recommended
Posted: April 5, 2015
TL;DR - Get it if you don't mind a couple of small issues.

And now the full review:
This is good, in general. However it has some niggling problems which don't ruin the experience but they are problems nonetheless.

Pros -
Great exterior model
Detailed cab view
Comes with a variety of wagons
Looks as ugly as it does in real life
Was co-developed with Oovee (AFAIK)

Cons -
Sounds - the engine sounds OK (although a touch to bassy), random sounds seem to cut in and out occasionally, and the horn - oh, the horn.... The horn's end sounds match the wrong horn tone! So the low horn ends with a high pitch and vice versa
Limited functionality - this loco has a lot of systems which I would have liked to have seen integrated into this
Physics - they're just wrong

Overall: This is good-ish. I'm pretty happy I bought it however it needs some fixing. But, considering this was released over three years ago now, it's pretty darn good considering the quality of some other DLC that was put out around that time.
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