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The Western Sichuan Pass delivers unique mountainside passenger operations throughout the Sichuan province of Southwest China, and is brought to life, courtesy of Partner Programme developer, Simtech Vision.
The western highlands form perhaps the most striking scenery in all of China, and nestled within the mountains are towns such as Dujiangyan, Wenchuan and Maoxian, all of which are connected by the 160km long Western Sichuan Pass. The passengers experience an unforgettable journey across this line, all while the driver’s skills are put to the test on a ruling grade of 3%.
With such steep grades, and a top line speed of 160 km/h, the Western Sichuan Pass demanded an entirely new type of unit to compete with modern standards and safely transport passengers through the range. Enter the CRH6, a unique iteration of China’s modern electric multiple units which could be built for a variety of uses.
For the Western Sichuan Pass, the CRH6F was chosen, a quasi-high-Speed commuter variation with a top speed of 180 km/h and high capacity to fill the express commuter role. Given the family’s rapid acceleration and effective braking, efficient operation and as-standard creature comforts, the CRH6F was the perfect choice for such a route, and it entered service in July 2015.
The CRH6F, given its tough environment, is relatively straightforward to drive. It has enough power and brake force to manage the grades, and features cruise capabilities to ease the load on the driver in harsh climbs and descents. For the passengers, a spacious cabin allows for high capacity and high comfort, with plenty of windows from which to enjoy the view.
Buried within the Hengduan Mountains, the Western Sichuan Pass, which is ready for you in Train Simulator, truly is a change of pace from the high-speed networks that link cities together, instead, a chance to take a step back in awe of some of the World’s most stunning peaks, from modern-day traction, awaits you.
The Western Sichuan Pass for Train Simulator includes the 160km route from Dujiangyan to Maoxian and Mashancun, the modern CRH6F EMU in 4, 8 and 16-car variations - complete with cruise control, startup procedures and in-cab signalling - a selection of Career scenarios to put you through your paces and quick drive compatibility as standard.
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The Electro-Motive 2,500-horsepower GP35 was a railroading success story, with more than 1,300 of the locomotives sold to 40 original railroad buyers during its 1963-1966 production run. When the GP35 debuted, it represented the latest in Electro-Motive’s extraordinarily successful line of four-axle (B-B) “GP” (“general purpose”) diesel road-switchers. The list of GP35 customers read much like a railroading “who’s who” of the time, and among the railroads which purchased the landmark diesel was the Western Pacific, which between 1963 and 1965 acquired 22 of the versatile freight-service diesels. Western Pacific’s GP35s were originally dressed in WP’s eye-catching “Zephyr” silver and orange livery. Following the discontinuance of the California Zephyr in 1970, the Western Pacific adopted a new green color scheme. In 1980, most of the WP GP35s were rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen and soon thereafter joined the Union Pacific roster when WP was merged into UP.
Created by DTM, the Train Simulator Western Pacific GP35 is an authentic re-creation of this landmark locomotive and includes the WP GP35 in its original stylish silver and orange livery and in the WP’s 1970/80s green livery, making the locomotive suited to service across several decades on the WP’s Feather River Canyon route. The GP35 features highly authentic controls and operating features, as well as details specific to the WP locomotives. The Western Pacific GP35 add-on pack also includes WP 50-foot boxcars and three-bay covered hoppers and four career scenarios for the Train Simulator Feather River Canyon route.
If you own the DB BR 101, 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.
The DB BR 101 is a classic among the modern electric locomotives of Germany, with heritage spanning some of the nation’s most revolutionary designs and continuing the honour by working throughout the Deutsche Bahn network every day. Partner Programme Developer Virtual Railroads brings this classic locomotive to life in a true expert simulation of the class as it joins the Pro Range line-up for Train Simulator.
In the early 1990s, a majority of Germany’s express passenger services were undertaken by locomotives that date back to the 1970s including the DB BR 103 and DB BR 120. Both once-revolutionary locomotives had more than outlived their purpose where they were now hauling heavier trains than they had ever been designed for, this resulted in a lot of damage over time with increasingly poor reliability rates and maintenance costs. Germany was in desperate need of a new express passenger locomotive.
Following the reunification of Germany, the newly formed Deutsche Bahn AG (DBAG) went on the lookout for designs, with many manufacturing companies bidding for the deal. There were over 30 designs in the second phase of bidding some of which were quickly eliminated, in particular the non-German manufacturers. One company in particular, ABB Henschel, didn’t even have a design ready to show, but more of a concept known as the eco2001. The eco2001 was basically 2 modified DB BR 120s, with changes to various components that massively increases the reliability of the locomotives.
In 1994, DB signed a deal with ABB which would develop into an order of 145 locomotives the following year, with the first locomotive completed and displayed in the Orient Red livery by July 1996. Around this time, ABB had merged with AEG to form ADtranz, this was beneficial because it meant the future DB BR 101s would be built quicker in multiple locations. Different components were built at a variety of facilities, with the final assembly taking place in Poland. The first DB BR 101 officially entered service in February 1997.
The DB BR 101 was designed and procured to be an efficient, high speed passenger locomotive and is capable of achieving this in part due to the carefully structured sloped front and rear of the locos. This slope may look extreme in places, but it optimises streamlined efficiency to its maximum especially when compared to its cost-effectiveness. The slope is also designed not to disrupt the flow of air between the rear of the locomotive and whatever it may be hauling. The DB BR 101 was also designed with bogies derived from the ICE series, as a basis for potential speed modifications in the future, as fast as 250 km/h.
All 145 locomotives were completed by 1999 and entered service hauling express passenger services across the Deutsche Bahn network including the likes of the Nuremberg – Munich High Speed Line where the 101s operate the fastest regional service in Germany at 200 km/h. All the DB BR 101s are based in Hamburg where they receive their periodic safety checks and maintenance, they were originally based in Frankfurt, but with the rapid increase of the various ICE series’ and push-pull operated consists, they were moved to Hamburg despite the amount of driver training that would require, the 101s sometimes visit Nuremburg for major maintenance works.
The basis of the DB BR 101 has its roots in some of the most ground breaking electric locomotives, so much so it shares a lot of heritage with the popular TRAXX series of locomotives and a variation of the DB BR 101 was ordered for a most unlikely customer, New Jersey Transit, which in the early 2000s worked with ADtranz/Bombardier to procure their ALP-46 and ALP-46A locomotives.
We have today released a patch for Netherfield: Nottingham Network
Minor alterations to French Localisation
This patch will be approximately 25MB.
If you own theNetherfield: Nottingham Network, 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.
In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, we have today released a patch for Stroudley A1/A1X Class 'Terrier'
Resolved a minor scripting issue
This patch will be approximately 1.9MB.
If you own the Stroudley A1/A1X Class 'Terrier', 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.
In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, we have today released a patch for the Chatham Main Line.
Quick Drive - Blocked Path into Victoria (Moved consist into P3 instead of P2 which blocks the player) - CML 76
Updated Beckenham Junction & Petts Wood (with Tiles from London Victoria & St Pancras to Faversham & Sheerness 2016 route on steam workshop to improve the "supermarket" side. - CML 90
Moved DOO Monitors and Car Stop Signage to Correct Place on Chatham Platform 2 - CML 84
Added in Southern Class 377 variant (Includes 377/1 and 377/3 Consists - there is a PTOSL Carriage included but not in the consists ). - CML 90
Added in Southeastern Class 377/1 Variants (included for Future Stock Transfer). - CML 90
Fixed Wiper issue - Class 375 DMOC 1st SE-DarkBlue (doesn't seem to have been used in scenarios or the quick drive consist) - CML 91
Missing Door Sounds on Class 375, so that they sound when the doors open / close. - CML 77
Changed "Sub Class" TOPS board on end of Carriage to just say 375 instead of 375/6. - CML 13
Removed Diesel sounds from Class 375 Passenger View - CML 87
Removed Shadow Map Issue on St Mary Cray Bridge - CML 75
Localisation Issues in French on Scenario 8 - CML 72
French Manual Issues - CML 73
Issues with Class 465 - Lower skirt change to white on yellow door variant - CML 79
Issues with Class 465 - Changed Carriage ends to Grey instead of Black - CML 79
Pantograph issues and 3rd Rail - CML 80
Speed Set Functionality Fixed - - CML 88
Using Class 465/2 interior instead - CML 82
Chubb branding on Cab View Fire extinguisher. - CML 89
Replaced All gantries on route with newer models. (made for another route) - CML 90
Replaced Level Crossings at Gillingham & Rainham (as they don't break scenarios) - CML 90
Added Southern 377s to Quick Drive at Victoria / Beckenham Junction and
Around Peckham Rye area. - CML 90
Adding Southern Class 377 to scenarios around London - CML 90
CML-99 - Changed Naming of DMOC 1st / DMOC / MOSL to DMOC / DMOS / MOCL (latter only on SE Dark Blue variant)
CML-99 - Changed Naming of Class 375 / 377 to include subclasses (375/3, 375/6, 375/7, 377/1 & 377/3) this also includes Quick Drives
CML-99 - Added Named Variants of Class 375/6 & /7 (to match Marketplace version - Labelled as "CML" to avoid name clashing)
CML-93 - Class 465-0 DMOC A - Headlight switches in cab do not animate correctly when using HUD control
CML 80 - Class 375 - Pantograph Issues
CML-98 - Pantograph Height incorrect on 375/6
This patch will be approximately 520MB.
If you own the Chatham Main Line, 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.
In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, we have today released a patch for LNWR G2 Super D.
LMS Crimson Lake (Pre-1928)
High/Low water level notifications
Match lights to assist in seeing vacuum/pressure gauges temporarily at night.
Fixed some sounds incorrectly set up as stereo format
Fixed fading distance for some sounds
Improved several sounds with new samples
Delayed activation added to steam sander
Fixed bug causing air deflector to appear on ai locomotives
Added particle effects for priming
Added particle effects for ejector failure
Added additional liveries to “G2A” numbers.
Improved adhesion model slightly so the locomotive wheels should spiral out of control during a slip as much.
Minor improvements to a select few particle emitters to hopefully increase performance slightly
Some script optimisation to hopefully increase performance a little
Optimisation of the steam chest simulation so it should now be much more steady under low fps conditions.
Stopped engine blowing back in tunnels
Stopped Wakefield lubricator drips appearing on non-Wakefield fitted engines
Altered Shaders to hopefully stop valve gear appearing through firebox when non-dynamic lighting is used.
Fixed left hand piston valve animation
Fixed an anachronism on the rear tender steps on engines without tender cabs.
Altered key to isolate ejector to hopefully prevent accidentally isolating the injector.
This patch will be approximately 290MB.
If you own the LNWR G2 Super D, 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.