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The latest route for Train Simulator captures the rugged beauty of South Africa. This route will take you on a 3’6” Cape gauge line through twenty six stations or halts on the way. Experience a range of terrain, from lush green plantations, winding rivers, traversing gorges, numerous tunnels, mountain sides, deep valleys and open plains. Travel through the rolling green hills of Pietermaritzburg at a height of 672 m and end approximately 191 km further north at Ladysmith, 1037m above sea level.

The route starts at Masons Mill’s huge railway yard and depot just outside Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa. From there it winds with double, electrified track to the first major station on the route, Pietermaritzburg. Travelling north from Pietermaritzburg, it forms two complete balloons (loops) at Boughton station, in order to negotiate the narrow valley at the foot of the first mountain range, then climbing to the first tunnels at Cedara, two single bores each 6km long.

After Cedara, the line continues to progress through more tunnels, river crossings and a few major stations, surrounded by plantations, factories and the occasional traditional village next to the line.

Between Merrivale and Tweedie is the huge wall of the Midmar dam, a spectacle to tourists, which can be seen from the line.

The product features Class 6E1 Series 4 3Kv DC electric locomotives, designed and built for the South African Railways (SAR) by Union Carriage and Wagon (UCW) in Nigel, Transvaal. One hundred locomotives were delivered in 1973 and 1974, numbered E1446 to E1545. The South African Class 6E1 was produced in eleven series over a period of nearly sixteen years, with 960 units produced altogether, all built by UCW. This makes the 6E1 the most numerous single locomotive class ever to have seen service in South Africa and serves as proof of a highly successful design.

The locomotive is presented in four livery variations, Blue, Red, Red with yellow stripes and Orange.

In addition, a selection of wagons is included along with a passenger car.

Career Scenarios:
My Shift
In to the Past
Evening Run
Pickup at Dawn
Double Take
School Rugby Dilemma
Long Haul Up
Delivery Masons Mill
Jack of all Trades
Uphill

Run long, heavy freight trains over difficult and rugged terrain for the long haul or passenger services along the line. There is something here for everyone.

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!

Key Features include:

191km Route from Pietermaritzburg to Ladysmith
26 Stations and Halts
Large freight rail yards and loco depots
Class 6E1 locomotive in four livery variations
Wagons and a Passenger Coach
Career Scenarios
Free Roam Scenarios
Quick Drive Compatible

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/222622/
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The dual mode P32 AC-DM comes to Train Simulator for the NEC: New York-New Haven route in Metro-North livery.

The General Electric designed ‘Genesis’ series were built between 1992 and 2001 for Amtrak, Metro-North and Via Rail. Their unique design – built with a lower height than other North American locomotives – has made the series a common sight on the Northeast Corridor, known for its low-profile tunnels.

The P32 AC-DM can operate on power generated by diesel motor or from third rail pick-up. It is also unique in being equipped with General Electric’s alternating current (AC) traction motors, rather than DC motors as used in other subtypes.

The P32 AC-DM ‘Genesis’ for Train Simulator is available in Metro-North livery and features in-cab signalling specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route. Also included are Metro-North Shoreliner III passenger cars and a Metro-North Shoreliner III Cabcar.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Metro-North P32 AC-DM on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/258655/
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The dual mode P32 AC-DM comes to Train Simulator for the NEC: New York-New Haven route in Metro-North livery.

The General Electric designed ‘Genesis’ series were built between 1992 and 2001 for Amtrak, Metro-North and Via Rail. Their unique design – built with a lower height than other North American locomotives – has made the series a common sight on the Northeast Corridor, known for its low-profile tunnels.

The P32 AC-DM can operate on power generated by diesel motor or from third rail pick-up. It is also unique in being equipped with General Electric’s alternating current (AC) traction motors, rather than DC motors as used in other subtypes.

The P32 AC-DM ‘Genesis’ for Train Simulator is available in Metro-North livery and features in-cab signalling specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route. Also included are Metro-North Shoreliner III passenger cars and a Metro-North Shoreliner III Cabcar.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Metro-North P32 AC-DM on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/258655/
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The diminutive Class 2F Dock Tank is here for Train Simulator, developed by MeshTools.

The 0-6-0T short wheelbase tank engine was designed by Sir Henry Fowler for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) who were responsible for operating lines on a number of docks. The short wheelbase of the locomotive made them an ideal candidate to traverse the sharp curves found on these docks, something other tank engines could not able do.

Only 10 of the Class were built between 1928 and 1929 at the Derby Works and their design was typical of other dock tanks, although unusually they incorporated outside cylinders. The Class saw service after nationalisation and some were allocated to Scottish depots, where they operated on branch lines as well as docks. However, withdrawals began in 1959 and by 1964 all had been removed from service.

The Class 2F Dock Tank for Train Simulator, developed by MeshTools, is available in a number of BR and LMS liveries, and features notched reverser with reverser catch, realistic steam brake and reverser dynamics, dynamic smoke and steam effects, exterior animations and animated brake rigging. Also included are a variety of freight wagons.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Class 2F Dock Tank on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Falmouth Branch route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/277735/
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One of the most well-liked and successful locomotives of the Great Western Railway, the Castle Class, speeds into Train Simulator in gleaming BR Brunswick Green liveries.
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Originally designed by Charles Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer for the Great Western Railway, the origins of the Castle Class were in the Star Class of 1907, which introduced the basic four-cylinder 4-6-0 layout to steam locomotives. When introduced, the Castle Class was heralded as Britain’s most powerful express passenger locomotive with an average operating speed of 80mph (129 km/h) and a top recorded speed of 108mph (174 km/h).

The first models in the Class were built in 1923 for the GWR at Swindon Works; construction continued at intervals until 1950, by which time 171 locomotives had been built. The first withdrawals started in the 1950s, with the last Castle Class being withdrawn in November 1965.

However, eight locomotives in the Class have been preserved with two currently certified for mainline running. These preserved locomotives are often called upon to haul named special railtour services, including The Cornishman, The Bristolian and The Cornish Riviera Express.

The Castle Class for Train Simulator is available early BR and late BR Brunswick Green liveries, as it operated for BR in the 1950s - 1960s, and includes a Collett 4,000 gallon tender. The model features advanced steam simulations such as a reverser lock, 3D fire in firebox, animated internal valve gear, cab controls animated in exterior view, switchable headboards and coach boards. Also included are BR Mk1 coaches in Chocolate & Cream livery.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR Castle Class on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the The Riviera Line: Exeter-Paignton route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Get it now on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/258657/
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The ‘ugly duckling’ of Southern steam is now here for Train Simulator, brought to you by Victory Works.

World War II halted production of steam locomotives in the UK, but a large increase in goods traffic across the country forced a shortage of suitable motive power for the Southern Railway. The dated Q Class was seen as an obvious, but the SR’s Chief Mechanical Engineer, Oliver Bulleid, decided a new class of 0-6-0 steam locomotives was a much better replacement, using minimal resources due to wartime austerity and to reduce weight.

Built by SR’s Brighton and Ashford Works, the Q1 Class’ unique design saw it labelled with some less than favourable nicknames, however its lightweight construction meant it could operate across the majority of the Southern network, and it was even used occasionally on passenger services. The Q1 Class adequately met the Southern Railway’s wartime requirements and many of the Class continued into the post-war BR era, working over the Southern Region until the end of steam in the mid-1960s.

All but one of the Class were scrapped; the first locomotive built in the Class was preserved and ran until 2004 at the Bluebell Railway in West Sussex. It can now be seen on static display at the National Railway Museum in York, England.

The Bulleid Q1 Class for Train Simulator is available in Southern and BR liveries, with pre- and post-1956 BR logos. Extensive detailing of the model includes three driving modes, dynamic numbering including optional fittings for all members of the class, multiple cab views, fully modelled and animated Stephenson’s Gear, realistic wheel slip physic and effects, cylinder cock management, realistic injector control, fully controllable steam sander, working tender controls and dynamic head disc/lamp settings.

Also included are a selection of World War II era wagons, including SR single conflats with containers, SR double conflats with loads including Spitfire fuselage, gun barrels, tree trunks and planks, Howitzer Railgun and SR Warwell with Cromwell tank.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Bulleid Q1 Class on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/258678/
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For just 48 hours save a massive 85% off Train Simulator TS2014 featuring 12 stunningly accurate locomotives and 3 Fantastic real-world routes including London-Faversham High Speed, Donner Pass and Hamburg-Hanover. Hurry, the offer doesn't last long.

Get it now on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/24010
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The mid-sized Class 27 diesel locomotive is now here for Train Simulator in British Rail Green livery.

Built for British Rail between 1961 and 1962 by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, the 69 models in the Class initially saw use around London and in Scotland. Later in their life, the majority of the Class were permanently located in Scotland to replace ageing DMUs and the older Class 17s.

With a top speed of 90mph (145 km/h), a number of Class 27s were converted to operated push-pull services between Edinburgh and Glasgow, although they were also used for freight services as well.

The intensive, high speed running of push-pull services saw reliability begin to suffer, and the Class began to be phased out of revenue generating services from 1980 onwards. The last example was withdrawn from service in 1987, although eight Class 27s have been preserved on various heritage railways in the UK.

The Class 27 for Train Simulator is available in British Railways green livery and is a former Iron Horse House model, which has been updated to TS2014 standard, including new scenarios and improved exterior modelling. Features include engine on/off buttons, AWS sunflower and reset, instrument and cab lighting, and BR Mk1 coaches in maroon livery.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR Class 27 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Western Lines of Scotland route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/258661/
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Arguably the most useful of first generation diesel multiple units (DMUs), the Class 121 ‘Bubble Car’ comes to Train Simulator in distinctive Network SouthEast livery.

The unusual single-car units were manufactured by Pressed Steel Company from 1960 onwards and introduced by British Rail for use mainly on the Western Region and around London on suburban and branch line duties. Their distinctive exhaust pipes designed to fit around a large four-digit headcode indicator box made these units fondly regarded by rail fans for their unpretentious appearance and old-fashioned interior and performance characteristics.

The ‘Bubble Cars’ became familiar for running Network SouthEast services and upon privatisation of British Rail, the fleet was operated by only one passenger company – Silverlink – with several more units in departmental duties with Railtrack. Today, two Class 121 models remain in revenue generating service with Chiltern Railways, representing the last chance to ride on 1960s slam-door stock on the main line in the UK and signifying a remarkably long life for these fans’ favourite. Five motor cars also remain in preservation across heritage railways in the UK.

The Class 121 for Train Simulator recreates the model as it operated for Network SouthEast between London and the western Home Counties in the 1980s. Features include the prominent exhaust pipes at the motor end, manual gear change and passenger view with a slightly weathered finish.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Network SouthEast Class 121 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Great Western Main Line route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/258646
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The heavy freight second generation Class 56 diesel locomotive comes to Train Simulator in BR Sectors livery.

Built for British Rail between 1976 and 1984, the first batch of 30 locomotives were built by Electroputere in Romania as a replacement to ageing fleets of first generation locomotives such as the Class 37 and Class 47. A further 105 locomotives were subsequently built by BREL at Doncaster and Crewe Works, bringing the total fleet of Class 56s to enter service to 135.

Its bodyshell design was based on the Class 47 and the Class were the first BR diesel type to be built with air train brakes only. Its 3,250 horsepower output enabled a top speed of 80mph (129 km/h), and the ‘Grids’ plied its trade across the British railway network at the head of heavy freight services.

Following privatisation of the rail network in 1996, many models passed to private owners. However, maintenance needs were high by modern standards, and notwithstanding significant investment by private operators, the class could not compete with more modern Class 66 in terms of availability or maintenance costs.

Most locomotives were withdrawn by EWS on 31 March 2004, although some were reinstated for use on construction trains connected with the LGV East in France; others were put into service for private operators such as Fastline and Colas Rail, and remain in service today.

The BR Sectors Class 56 for Train Simulator is a former Iron Horse House model, which has been updated to TS2014 standard, including new scenarios and improved exterior modelling. Features include cab and instrument lighting, two-tone horn, driver vigilance device, engine shut down/start up procedure and slow speed control.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR Sectors Class 56 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the West Coast Main Line North route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/222636/
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