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One of the smallest Standard Class locomotive, the 6MT, comes to Train Simulator in British Railways livery.

Ten 6MT Clan Class locomotives were built by British Railways between 1951 and March 1952 at BR’s Crewe Works, although another 15 were planned but never built following BR’s modernisation plan in the early 1950s.

Designed by Robert Riddles, the 4-6-2 Pacific tender steam locomotive was based on the Britannia Class design but incorporating a smaller boiler and various weight-saving measures to increase their route availability, including the west of Scotland.

Ultimately, the Class was deemed a failure and all 10 locomotives were withdrawn from service by June 1966. None have survived into preservation, although a private project to build the next locomotive in the class, 72010 Hengist, is currently ongoing.

The 6MT Clan Class for Train Simulator is a former Iron Horse House model, which has been updated to TS2015 standard, including new scenarios and improved exterior modelling. It is available in BR Brunswick Green livery with BR Mk1 passenger and sleeper coaches in maroon livery.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR 6MT Clan Class 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).
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Today we released a new patch for Train Simulator 2015. The patch adds language support to Train Simulator Standard Edition (also boxed edition) and Steam Edition for German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Russian.

This means that these languages will be available for the following content:

• Train Simulator Academy
• ECMl London to Peterborough
• New York to New Haven
• Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
• Pacific Surfliner
• Class 801 EMU
• ICE-T
• Acela Express
• F59PHI San Diego Commuter Rail
• F59PH Los Angeles Commuter Rail

The patch sizes are as follows :

TS2015 Standard Edition - 2.1GB
TS2015 Steam Edition - 3.1GB

If you only own a selection of this content then the patch will include languages for just the content you own. Each items is approximately 800mb to a 1GB in size.

Please note that you do not require an additional 2-3GB of hard drive space. Instead the update will overwrite existing language data saved within your current installation of Train Simulator.

Download times for the patch will vary depending upon your Internet service provider and connection.

Please note that the patch makes no changes to the actual game content and as such the version number will not change.
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The ‘Peak’ of British Railway’s diesel fleet comes to Train Simulator in original BR blue livery.

Built by BR’s Derby and Crewe Works between 1960 and 1962, the Sulzer Type 4 diesel locomotive were the main passenger locomotives on the Midland Main Line from their introduction until their withdrawal in the early 1980s.

When initially put into service, the ‘Peaks’ – their nickname inherited from their Class 44 predecessors – were fitted with multi-unit working and steam heating boilers for passenger services. However, in the early 1970s, 50 of the 183 built were fitted with the more modern electric train supply in place of steam heating boilers, and renumbered as Class 45/1.

With a top speed of 90mph (145 km/h), the ‘Peaks’ also worked the North Trains-Pennine route from Manchester to Liverpool, becoming a common and popular sight until HSTs and more modern units took over in the 1980s.

The BR Class 45 ‘Peak’ for Train Simulator is a former Iron Horse House model, which has been updated to TS2015 standard, including new scenarios and improved exterior modelling. Available in BR Blue livery, also included are BR Mk2a blue/grey passenger coaches.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR Class 45 ‘Peak’ on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Liverpool-Manchester route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
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The Train Simulator 2015 48.9a patch is now available as a public beta through Steam for anyone who wishes to try it. Full details can be found on our Steam forum by following the link below. Please read the instructions carefully before installing the beta. http://steamcommunity.com/app/24010/discussions/13/619569341111671154/
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The people of New Town are totally unaware,
Of a place you imagine only if you dare,
Trainsylvania is a spooky and frightful land,
In which the Count of Monster Disco has a mansion so grand.

He is holding a party for his frightful friends,
But something’s not right as dusk nears an end,
Not a pumpkin, decoration or nibble in sight,
Will everyone be disappointed this party night?

You are the monstrous driver of a ghoulish steam train,
But will getting the supplies be a complete pain?
Capture the cobwebs and gather the snacks,

But beware…..

The sight of the guests will make your bones CLICKETY-CLACK!

It’s Halloween, and the vampire owner of Trainsylvania Mansion, the Count of Monster Disco, is looking forward to the Halloween Party he holds every year for his frightful friends.

But, there’s a problem! It’s dusk already and his mansion isn’t ready for the party. As Frankie, the monstrous driver of ‘The Spirit of Halloween’ steam train, help our horrible host organise his fright night. Through a series of frighteningly exciting tasks, explore the spooky town of Trainsylvania to pick up Halloween decorations, wagons filled with monster snacks and carriages of ghoulish passengers.

Then, deliver them to Trainsylvania Mansion and make this a Halloween party to remember!

But only if you dare……
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The new generation BR 442 ‘Talent 2’ comes to Train Simulator, perfect for the Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen route.

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Built by Bombardier and introduced in 2009, the successor to the ‘Talent’ was put in to service by Deutsche Bahn to replace older EMU types and loco-hauled trains on both S-Bahn and Regio services. A total of 397 units have so far been manufactured, with 325 ordered by Deutsche Bahn.

The four-car EMUs primarily operate on Germany-Austria routes, with 37 units introduced to the Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen route in August 2013. Individual cars are coupled and articulated via shared bogies and have a top speed of 160 km/h (100mph).

The BR 442 ‘Talent 2’ for Train Simulator is available in Deutsche Bahn Regio livery with grey and white accents, and features SiFa driver vigilance, AFB, PZB and LZB cab signalling, and passenger view.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB BR 442 ‘Talent 2’ on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
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The DB Class 103 operated by DB, was considered the flagship of the DB fleet for a long period. It was up until 1987 that this locomotive monopolized high speed trains in Germany. It is one of the most powerful conventional electric locomotives ever built, with a one hour rating of 10,400KW or 13,900HP.

During the 1950s there was a desire to produce an electric locomotive that could operate at speeds up to 200km/h. These were unveiled at the International Transport Fair in Munich in June 1965 as the Class E.03 (which became Class 103.0 when the new numbering system was introduced). Exhibition runs operated the train between Munich and Augsburg, achieving 200km/h on a regular basis. The fastest speed recorded on a Class 103 was 283km/h (176mph).

Following additional developments, the Class 103 became the backbone of the German Trans Europe Express (TEE) and Intercity lines.

The long reign of the Class 103 drew to a close in 1987 with the introduction of the new InterCityExpress (ICE) trains, with the Class 103 relegated to local services with more frequent stops.

A total of 17 Class 103s have been preserved, with 5 of them still in operation, 2 of which are still part of DB's fleet and often used in test runs.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB Class 103 TEE 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).
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One of the Great Western Railway’s most iconic tank engines, the Class 14XX, comes to Train Simulator complete with GWR autocoach.

Based on the ageing 517 Class, the first of the diminutive tank engines entered service in 1932 as part of the 48XX Class and designed for running autotrains when coupled to autocoaches on branch lines of the Great Western region. Twenty locomotives – classified as Class 58XX – were also built without fittings for autocoach running.

In the mid-1940s, the GWR experimented with oil burning locomotives, which saw the 48XX Class reclassified as 14XX Class, a classification they carried until the end of steam in Britain and their working life. The last 58XX Class locomotive was withdrawn in 1959 with the 14XX Class withdrawn from service by 1965.

Numerous autocoach designs were tried by GWR, many of them being converted from Steam Railmotors which were tried at the beginning of the 20th Century but had proven to be too impractical. Autocoaches were designed to be operated in conjunction with tank engines like the 14XX Class to provide push-pull services on branch lines and where locomotive turning was not possible.

All four variants of the Class are included for Train Simulator, including the GWR 48XX with autocoach fitted, GWR 58XX unfitted, BR 14XX with autocoach fitted and BR 58XX unfitted. The locomotive includes an array of features, including realistic cab with multiple views (including fully modelled firebox and coal), fully modelled and animated valve gear, realistic wheel slip physics, simulated steam chest, cylinder cock management, realistic injector control, opening windows with rain effects and dynamic lamp setting.

Also included is a Diagram A31 autocoach in both GWR and BR liveries, which can be used as a driving vehicle when attached to any consist.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the GWR Class 14XX 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).

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Arguably ‘the greatest railway journey in the World’ comes to Train Simulator, featuring stunning scenery and an all new Class 37/4 diesel locomotive, developed by Thomson Interactive.

The original West Highland Line between Glasgow and Fort William was opened in 1894 by the North British Railway, with the extension from Fort William to Mallaig opening six years later, connecting the largest city in Scotland with the Atlantic coast.

The route, built by Robert McAlpine, boasts 11 tunnels and eight major bridge structures, including the iconic 21 arch span Glenfinnan Viaduct and Borrodale Viaduct, at the time of construction the world’s longest single span concrete arch at 124ft.

The line opened up new opportunities for tourism and a way of transporting fish catches from the coast to new markets inland. Today, the 41 mile line thrives as a tourism attraction, with steam hauled trains operating daily trips during the summer.

A key feature of the route is its Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) signalling, which replaced semaphore signalling in 1987. The system spreads across the West Highland Line and is operated from a purpose-built signalling centre at Banavie.

Included with the route is a new Class 37/4 diesel locomotive, featuring new exterior modelling and unique simulated power and braking performance. The mode contains a wealth of detailing, including automatically fitted snowploughs according to the season, dynamically cleared snow, animated cooling fans, operating exterior fuel tank gauges, functional cab radio and RETB CDU, instrument lighting and dimming, and even a hotplate for warming your soup!

Accompanying rolling stock includes Mk1 coaches in BR blue/grey livery and Scotrail West Highland green/cream livery, Mk3 BR blue/grey livery sleeper coaches, OTA timber carriers, OAA open wagons, TTA oil tank wagons, PCA alumina wagons and YGH ‘Sealion’ ballast wagons.

With its World beating scenery and global exposure through a number of blockbuster movies, the West Highland Line Extension is a must for everyone.

Find out more on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/277748
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Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator brings to life the thrill of driving high speed trains on real world routes in incredible detail.

http://youtu.be/3wn4Pl2-9vI

Welcome to TS Academy: Your career starts here! Learn to master all kinds of trains, locations and situations as you qualify to be a train driver.

Real World Routes: Ride the rails on New York’s busiest passenger route, take an alpine adventure from Munich and drive the express service to London in a variety of challenging career scenarios.

Build your dream: Turn your hand to building your own routes with a suite of powerful and easy to use creator tools and download more routes and locos from the store.

http://youtu.be/lfTM9GDQFyM

TS2015 features three stunning routes for you to enjoy:

East Coast Main Line: London-Peterborough, including First Capital Connect Class 365 and Hitachi Class 801 trains

NEC: New York-New Haven, including Amtrak ACS-64 and Amtrak Acela Express trains

Munich – Garmish-Partenkirchen, including DB BR 426 and DB BR 411 ‘ICE-T’ trains.

EXCLUSIVE Steam Edition includes San Diego Commuter Rail F59PHI and Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PHI, both with scenarios for the Pacific Surfliner®: LA-San Diego route, also included.

Master your Machines with Train Simulator 2015.

http://youtu.be/IBuy-ROyyDM

Find out more on Steam

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