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Buy Train Simulator: Midland Line: Aickens - Springfield Route Add-On

 

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Please note that Midland Line: Aickens - Springfield is a highly detailed route that has been designed to work with Train Simulator 64-bit Edition. You may be required to adjust your in-game settings to get the best possible experience and it is recommended that you refer to the accompanying user manual for detailed instructions.

Discover the sights and challenges of historic New Zealand rail with NZTS Workshops’ Midland Line for Train Simulator!

The Midland Line is a 3ft 6in gauge railway that traverses the rugged and beautiful Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island. The line was born in the 1870s from the desire to reach farmland to the west, a desire than soon expanded and called for the east and west coast to be linked. The unforgiving terrain and intermittent funding forced construction to be slow, and it wouldn’t be until 1923 that a train made its first trip from end to end.

NZTS Workshops have brought the Midland Line to life in Train Simulator, recreating the challenging 90km section between Aickens and Springfield, including the 8.5 km long, 1:33 gradient Otria Tunnel which burrows through the Arthur’s Pass mountain range.

Set in 1968, the Midland Line represents an era when all the steam age infrastructure and facilities in place, but services were hauled by diesel and electric traction, one of each are included.

The ‘Eo’ Bo-Bo electric locomotives of 1923, which were built by English Electric and served for over 4 decades, were the workhorses of the challenging Arthur’s Pass and seen here in their final year of operation before retirement. Joining them are the ‘Dj’ Bo-Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives from Mitsubishi, brand new as of 1968 replacing ageing steam power. A wide selection of rolling stock is also included for freight and passenger operations.

Explore the mountains of New Zealand with with NZTS Workshops’ Midland Line: Aickens - Springfield route!

Included Scenarios


A total of 10 career scenarios are included:

  • 1a. A Midland Picnic [Part 1]
  • 1b. A Midland Picnic [Part 2]
  • 2a. A Frosty Descent [Part 1]
  • 2b. A Frosty Descent [Part 2]
  • 3. Down; into the Dark
  • 4. Going up
  • 5a. Emergency Fuel [Part 1]
  • 5b. Emergency Fuel [Part 2]
  • 6. Shunting into the Sunset
  • 7. Aickens Banker Duty

More scenarios are available on the 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


  • 90 km section of New Zealand’s Midland Line, as it was in 1968, from Aickens to Springfield
  • Authentic scenery and stations
  • Iconic locations, including 8.5 km (5.3-mile) Otira Tunnel
  • Two locomotives and multiple items of Rolling Stock:
    • Eo Class Electric Locomotive
    • Dj Class Diesel Locomotive
    • Class K-3, K-5, Kp-1, La-4, La-6, Lc-2, Lc-3, U, Uc-3, V-3 and Vb-1 wagons
    • Class A, Af and F passenger coaches
  • 10 Career Scenarios
  • Quick Drive Compatible
  • Download size: 2.8GB

System Requirements

    Minimum for 32-bit:
    • OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
    • Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
    Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.
    Recommended for 32-bit:
    • OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
    • Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
    Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

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