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Buy Train Simulator: Boston & Albany: Boston - Springfield Route Add-On

 

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To say “the B&A” to a New England railroader or railroad enthusiast required no further explanation. The B&A was the Boston & Albany, which true to its name stretched between its namesake cities. The B&A was, at once, a busy urban railroad, host to commuter and passenger trains en route to and from Boston, and a mountain railroad, providing a busy freight artery over the rugged spine of the Berkshire Mountains. And yet even at that, the B&A was more, because it also represented the east end of the legendary New York Central Railroad.

Now, the Boston & Albany and famed New York Central come to life in a landmark Train Simulator Classic route developed by renowned developer G-traX Simulations!

As masterfully and meticulously created for Train Simulator Classic by G-traX, the Boston & Albany: Boston - Springfield Route for Train Simulator Classic features the eastern portion of the B&A extending 98 multi-track main line route miles from magnificent South Station in Boston to West Springfield, Mass., as well as including a number of adjoining NYC branch lines. The route is set in the last decade of the New York Central era.

Richly detailed and populated with beautiful renditions of such historic landmarks as Boston South Station, Worcester Union Station, and the superlative stone stations designed by famed 19th-century architect Henry Hobson Richardson, the B&A for Train Simulator Classic is host to classic-era passenger, commuter, freight, and switching action!

The Boston & Albany: Boston - Springfield route includes four notable types of Alco (American Locomotive Company) diesel power, keynoted by the stylish and admired Alco PA passenger diesel in striking New York Central “lightning stripe” livery. Joining the PA are NYC’s workhorse Alco RS3 diesel road-switcher and Alco FA freight locomotive, plus the B&A’s own venerable Alco HH600 diesel switcher.

Operations on the B&A required a wide range of rolling stock, and the B&A route for Train Simulator Classic delivers a diverse and rich selection of passenger and freight equipment true to the era. Included with the route are ten types of freight rolling stock in multiple versions and a variety of liveries, including B&A, NYC, NYC’s subsidiaries, and other New England railroads. Passenger equipment includes heavyweight baggage and coaches, plus streamlined coaches, sleeper, and dining car. And to put you right to work as a B&A engineer, the route includes twelve career scenarios featuring passenger, freight, and switching challenges.

The Boston & Albany and New York Central stood among America’s greatest and most remarkable of railroads, and now the experience of the B&A can be yours – with the superlative and bustling Boston & Albany: Boston - Springfield Route for Train Simulator Classic!

Included Scenarios


Twelve realistic and challenging passenger, freight, and switching Career scenarios are included:

  • Train 404 Milford Local
  • New England States WB
  • Boston Outbound
  • Worcester West Freight Pt 1
  • Worcester West Freight Pt 2
  • Worcester West Freight Pt 3
  • Worcester West Freight Pt 4
  • The Berkshire - Part 1
  • The Berkshire - Part 2
  • Millbury Delivery 1
  • Millbury Delivery 2
  • Millbury Delivery 3

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


  • The multi-track Boston & Albany (New York Central) main line, extending 98 route miles from Boston to West Springfield, Mass., plus all or portions of adjoining NYC branch lines
  • Historic South Station Boston, plus numerous notable New England stations including Boston Back Bay, Worcester, Framingham, Palmer, and Springfield Union Station
  • Large freight yards at locations including Beacon Park (Boston), South Boston, Worcester, and West Springfield
  • Authentic New York Central semaphore and searchlight signals
  • Highly detailed route featuring a variety of custom buildings and assets
  • The legendary Alco PA passenger diesel in New York Central lightning stripe livery
  • Workhorse New York Central Alco RS3 and FA diesels in lightning-stripe livery
  • Boston & Albany’s venerable Alco HH600 diesel switchers
  • Locomotives feature advanced air brake and operating features
  • Passenger equipment including heavyweight and streamlined cars
  • Ten type of freight rolling stock wearing a variety of liveries including Boston & Albany, New York Central, and New York Central subsidiary railroads
  • Twelve challenging passenger, freight, and switching career scenarios
  • Quick Drive ready compatible
  • Download size: 1.6 GB

Please note that Boston & Albany is a highly detailed route and you may be required to adjust your in-game settings to get the best possible experience. The use of 64-bit Train Simulator is also recommended.

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 Classic 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 Classic User Guide.
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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