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Train Simulator (Dovetail Games)

RailWorks
Developer(s) Dovetail Games
Publisher(s) Dovetail Games
Producer(s) Paul Jackson
Engine Proprietary game engine, PhysX (physics)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1
Release date(s) 12 June 2009
Genre(s) Simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution DVD-ROM, Internet download

RailWorks, later simply Train Simulator, is a train simulation game developed by Dovetail Games, formerly known as RailSimulator.com.[1] It is the official successor to Rail Simulator, and was released online on 12 June 2009 and in stores on 3 July 2009.[2]

Compared to Rail Simulator, RailWorks contained new rolling stock, tools that previously had to be downloaded separately, graphical advancements such as modification of the existing content, bug fixes, backwards compatibility and the ability to trade elements from the virtual world with other users online. The first release of RailWorks contained all of the five real-world routes of the original European and North American releases of Rail Simulator, and added three new fictional routes: a large UK goods yard, a route set in the Alpine region and a route based around Denver, Colorado.[3]

It is a Steamworks title, which means it uses and requires Steam to activate and to deliver core game updates. Steam is also used to deliver additional routes and locomotives in the form of DLC. The core game has received several free updates since release, including major new versions RailWorks 2: Train Simulator in 2010, RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 in 2011, Train Simulator 2013 in 2012, Train Simulator 2014 in 2013 and Train Simulator 2015 in 2014.

Releases

The first major update to RailWorks was RailWorks 2: Train Simulator, released on Steam on 18 October 2010 under the name RailWorks 2. Retail versions were released later that year. The new version contained a range of new features and enhancements, including enhanced menus, the new RS Cab Control driver interface and new RS Career System scenarios. Players could now earn Steam Achievements for completing scenarios, as well as compete and compare scores online via Steam Leaderboards. It also featured level crossing animations, among other improvements.[4] RailWorks 2 featured the same routes and content as the original game, and only one new route: TestTraK, based on the Test and validation centre, Wegberg-Wildenrath, a German testing facility owned by Siemens Mobility that is used for technical acceptance tests and approvals of locomotives and rolling stock.[5] Contents in retail versions could vary in different countries to include local routes and locomotives. Owners of the original RailWorks received a free upgrade to the RailWorks 2 core technology via the Steam platform.

Screenshot of Train Simulator 2012 showing British Rail Class 37 diesel locomotive on Hedborough North.

RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 was released on Steam on 23 September 2011 under the name Train Simulator 2012. Retail versions were released later that year. It contained a number of improvements and new features, including a new user interface, action-oriented loading screens, the new TSX game engine with multi-core and FXAA support and many graphical improvements (including extended draw distance, improved lighting and shadows, enhanced sky and water effects, new depth of field camera focus effect and particle effects – e.g. rain drops – on locomotive windows with working wipers), superelevation to allow simulation of curved tracks, improved track unevenness and cab camera movement increasing with speed, improved editing tools and others.[6][7] The base package contained nine routes,[8] and those who purchased from Steam or purchased the retail Deluxe Edition, also received the Horseshoe Curve route.[9] Contents in retail versions could vary in different countries to include local routes and locomotives. Owners of RailWorks 2 received a free upgrade to the TS2012 core technology via the Steam platform.

Train Simulator 2013 was released on Steam in two editions. Standard Edition, available for a limited time, was released on 20 September 2012.[10] Deluxe Edition was released on 10 October 2012.[11] Retail versions were available from October that year. New features and improvements included Xbox 360 Controller support, Relay Play mode allowing for users to combine efforts to complete scenarios (removed since Train Simulator 2014), new menus and control options (including the new Quick Drive mode), updated HUDs, improved 2D task map and a new community download centre by Steam called Steam Workshop where players can share and download free user-created scenarios. It also featured enhanced graphics and performance improvements. A route included with the previous versions, Hagen–Siegen, was heavily updated and renamed to Ruhr–Sieg Line. Routes included with the Standard Edition were Sherman Hill, London–Brighton, Northeast Corridor and Isle of Wight. Deluxe Edition included Sherman Hill, London–Brighton and Munich–Augsburg.[10] Contents in retail versions could vary in different countries to include local routes and locomotives.[12] Owners of Train Simulator 2012 received a free upgrade to the TS2013 core technology via the Steam platform.

Train Simulator 2014 was released on Steam in two editions. Steam Edition was released on 26 September 2013, and Standard Edition on 7 October 2013.[13] Retail versions were available from 4 October that year. It featured a new menu system, better graphics including increased draw distance and headlight flares, a new camera system with user-adjustable FOV, improved passenger appearance and behaviour, improved editing tools, expanded Quick Drive mode and an enhanced Career mode, letting players earn points towards medals, rewards and achievements. The new Engine Driver community website was made accessible in-game. The Steam Workshop feature had been expanded to support free user-created routes, in addition to scenarios, and the new Marketplace was designed to make it simpler to share and obtain new third-party payware content. Routes included with the Standard Edition were Hamburg–Hanover, London–Faversham High Speed and Donner Pass: Southern Pacific,[14] and those who purchased the Steam Edition, also received an additional seven mile (11 km) Sheerness Branch line in Kent (an extension to the London–Faversham High Speed route) and two extra locomotives (Class 466 and SD70M). Contents in retail versions could vary in different countries to include local routes and locomotives. Owners of Train Simulator 2013 received a free upgrade to the TS2014 core technology via the Steam platform.

The latest version of the game, Train Simulator 2015, was released on Steam on 18 September 2014 as Standard Edition and Steam Edition. Retail versions were available from 19 September. It introduces several improvements and a learning mode called TS Academy, a training area designed to introduce new players to the series quickly and easily. Routes included with the Standard Edition are East Coast Main Line: London–Peterborough, Northeast Corridor: New York–New Haven and Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen,[15] and those who purchase the Steam Edition, will also receive the Pacific Surfliner: LA–San Diego route and two extra locomotives (Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PH and San Diego Commuter Rail F59PHI). Contents in retail versions can vary in different countries to include local routes and locomotives. Owners of Train Simulator 2014 received a free upgrade to the TS2015 core technology via the Steam platform.

Features

The game features steam, diesel and electric traction trains; keyboard, mouse or gamepad control of throttles, brakes and switches with Simple and Expert driving models for varying player skills. A variety of scenarios are available for Standard and Career modes, as well as an exploratory style Free Roam mode. Quick Drive mode allows to pick a train (or to put together your own by snapping together cars), choose your route and set departure and destination stations, and decide on the time of day, the season and the weather. Cargos and passengers are animated, and weather changes dynamically with time. Steam Workshop allows players to upload and download additional user-created routes and scenarios.

Routes (Rail Simulator to TS2015)

The original RailWorks base package contained eight routes, now most of which are available as legacy DLC. The three fictional routes that were originally introduced in RailWorks and subsequently withdrawn in Train Simulator 2013 (Hedborough North, Seebergbahn and Castle Rock Railroad) are not available as DLCs, but are available as free downloads on Steam Workshop as official uploads by Dovetail Games, branded as Classic Routes. In 2010, users could add the free Port Road route DLC to their Steam accounts, but it is no longer available. Set in the final years of steam operations, Port Road represents the branch line from Dumfries to Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright, part of the now-defunct Dumfries to Stranraer line in Scotland.[16]

The current version of the game, Train Simulator 2015, contains only three or four routes, depending on edition; East Coast Main Line: London–Peterborough, Northeast Corridor: New York–New Haven and Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen included with the Standard Edition, plus the Pacific Surfliner: LA–San Diego included with the Steam Edition. People who purchased Train Simulator before 18 September 2014 retained their original content, and have the option to purchase the new routes via Steam.[13][17]

Routes that were included with Rail Simulator, RailWorks, RailWorks 2, Drive a Steam Train, Train Simulator 2012, Train Simulator 2013, Train Simulator 2014 and Train Simulator 2015 base packages:

Route name Terminal stations mi km Set Co RS EU RS NA RW RW2 DoST TS2012 TS2013 TS2014 TS2015 Notes
East Coast Main Line (ECML) Newcastle Central to York via Durham and Darlington 89 143 1978 Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Great Western Main Line Oxford to London Paddington 60 97 2006 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Somerset & Dorset Railway Bath Green Park to Templecombe, including Evercreech Junction N/A N/A 1955 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Ruhr–Sieg Line (prev. Hagen–Siegen) Hagen to Siegen via Finnentrop, including Siegen roundhouse N/A N/A 1998 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Renamed in TS2013
Cajon Pass Barstow to San Bernardino, California via the Cajon Pass 81 131 2005 No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Hedborough North A fictional industrial route set in a large UK goods yard in the late 1960s N/A N/A 1968 No No Yes Yes No Yes No No No Fictional route
Seebergbahn A fictional mountainous route set in the Alpine region of Germany N/A N/A 2009 No No Yes Yes No Yes No No No Fictional route
Castle Rock Railroad A fictional route based on an area between Colorado Springs and Denver N/A N/A 2009 No No Yes Yes No Yes No No No Fictional route
TestTraK Based on the Test and validation centre, Wegberg-Wildenrath 19 30 N/A No No No Yes No Yes No No No
Horseshoe Curve Altoona to Johnstown, Pennsylvania via the Horseshoe Curve and Gallitzin Tunnels 45 72 1956 No No No No No Yes No No No
London–Brighton London Victoria to Brighton, including Clapham Junction 50 80 2012 No No No No No No Yes No No
Sherman Hill Laramie to Cheyenne, Wyoming, featuring the famous Dale rocks 60 97 N/A No No No No No No Yes No No
Isle of Wight Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin (main line); Smallbrook Junction to Wootton (steam branch) 13 21 2011 No No No No No No Yes No No Standard Edition only
Northeast Corridor (NEC) Philadelphia 30th Street to New York Pennsylvania 90 145 N/A No No No No No No Yes No No Standard Edition only
Munich–Augsburg Munich to Augsburg 38 61 N/A No No No No No No Yes No No Deluxe Edition only
London–Faversham High Speed London St Pancras to Faversham 51 82 2013 No No No No No No No Yes No
Sheerness Branch Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea (an extension to, and requires, London–Faversham High Speed) 7 11 N/A No No No No No No No Yes No Steam Edition only
Hamburg–Hanover Hamburg to Hanover 95 153 N/A No No No No No No No Yes No
Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Roseville Yard, California to Reno, Nevada via the Donner Pass 140 225 1990s No No No No No No No Yes No
ECML: London–Peterborough London King's Cross to Peterborough 76 122 N/A No No No No No No No No Yes
Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 62 100 N/A No No No No No No No No Yes
NEC: New York–New Haven New York Grand Central Terminal to New Haven Union Station (Harlem Line)
New York Penn Station to New Haven Union Station (New Haven Line)
75 121 N/A No No No No No No No No Yes
Pacific Surfliner: LA–San Diego Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Union Station 128 206 2000s No No No No No No No No Yes Steam Edition only

Locomotives and rolling stock

The original RailWorks base package contained 16 drivable locomotives and multiple units, some in multiple liveries. The game also came with passenger coaches and freight vehicles.

The latest version of the game, Train Simulator 2015, does not come with all of these locomotives and carriages as standard, instead allows new users to buy them in legacy DLC packages. Existing users retained their original rolling stock. New users receive instead different locomotives, multiple units and relevant coaches and freight cars.[13]

Locomotives, rolling stock and liveries that were included with Rail Simulator, RailWorks, RailWorks 2, Drive a Steam Train, Train Simulator 2012, Train Simulator 2013, Train Simulator 2014 and Train Simulator 2015 base packages:

Locomotive Image Type mph km/h Blt. Co Route(s) Rolling stock and liveries RS EU RS NA RW/RW2 DoST TS2012 TS2013 TS2014 TS2015 Notes
7F 2-8-0 Steam 70 110 1914 Somerset & Dorset Railway BR Black, Prussian Blue (RW) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Fowler 4F Steam 70 110 1924 Somerset & Dorset Railway BR Black No No No Yes No No No No
Black Five Steam 70 110 1934 Somerset & Dorset Railway BR Black, BR Green (RW) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Hawthorn Leslie
W37 "Invincible"
Steam N/A N/A 1915 Isle of Wight Composite First Class Carriage, Third Class &
Guards Van Carriage, SR 5 Plank Goods Wagon
No No No No No Yes No No Standard Edition only
BR Class 37 Diesel 80 130 1960 East Coast Main Line, Hedborough North BR Green, BR Blue No No Yes No Yes No No No
BR Class 43
(HST)
Diesel 125 200 1975 East Coast Main Line (RS EU), Great Western
Main Line
, ECML: London–Peterborough
BR Blue (RS EU), FGW Barbie, FGW Neon,
InterCity (RW), East Coast
Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
BR Class 47 Diesel 95 153 1962 East Coast Main Line (RS EU), Great Western
Main Line
, Hedborough North (RW)
Triple Grey, BR Blue (RS EU), RES (RW),
InterCity (RW), BR Green (RW)
Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
BR Class 55 Diesel 100 160 1961 East Coast Main Line (RS EU),
Hedborough North (RW)
BR Blue, BR Green (RW) Yes No Yes No Yes No No No
BR Class 166 Diesel 90 145 1992 Great Western Main Line First Dynamic Lines, First Link,
Network SouthEast (RW)
Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
BR Class 365 Electric 100 160 1994 ECML: London–Peterborough First Capital Connect No No No No No No No Yes
BR Class 375 Electric 100 160 1999 London–Brighton,
London–Faversham High Speed
Southeastern No No No No No Yes Yes No
BR Class 377 Electric 100 160 2001 London–Brighton Southern, First Capital Connect No No No No No Yes No No
BR Class 395 Electric 140 225 2007 London–Faversham High Speed Southeastern Blue High Speed No No No No No No Yes No
BR Class 450 Electric 100 160 2002 London–Brighton (AI only) South West No No No No No Yes No No
BR Class 466 Electric 75 120 1993 Sheerness Branch Southeastern No No No No No No Yes No Steam Edition only
BR Class 483 Electric 45 72 1938 Isle of Wight London Transport, Network SouthEast No No No No No Yes No No Standard Edition only
BR Class 800 Electro-diesel 140 225 2015 ECML: London–Peterborough No No No No No No No Yes
BR Class 801 Electric 140 225 2015 TestTraK, ECML: London–Peterborough No No Yes No Yes No No Yes
BR52 Steam 60 100 1942 Ruhr–Sieg Line, Seebergbahn (RW) DRB Steam, OEBB No No Yes No Yes No No No
DB 294 Diesel 60 100 1963 Ruhr–Sieg Line, Seebergbahn (RW),
Munich–Augsburg, Hamburg–Hanover
Deutsche Bundesbahn DB Red (Railon),
DB Blue/Cream (RW)
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No TS2013 Deluxe
Edition
only
DB V200 Diesel 100 160 1953 Ruhr–Sieg Line, Seebergbahn (RW) Deutsche Bundesbahn DB Red, DB Blue/Cream No No Yes No Yes No No No
DB 101 Electric 135 220 1996 Ruhr–Sieg Line, Seebergbahn (RW),
Munich–Augsburg, Hamburg–Hanover
Deutsche Bahn DB Red, DB Blue (RW),
DB Black (RW), DB Silver (RW)
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No TS2013 Deluxe
Edition
only
DB 143 Electric 75 120 1982 Ruhr–Sieg Line, Seebergbahn (RW) Deutsche Bundesbahn DB Red No No Yes No Yes No No No
DB 151 Electric 75 120 1972 Ruhr–Sieg Line, Seebergbahn (RW) Deutsche Bundesbahn DB Red Cargo No No Yes No Yes No No No
DB 426 EMU Electric 87 140 1999 Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen Deutsche Bahn DB Red No No No No No No No Yes
ICE 2 Electric 175 280 1995 Hamburg–Hanover ICE White and Red No No No No No No Yes No
ICE 3 Electric 185 300 2000 Munich–Augsburg ICE White and Red No No No No No Yes No No Deluxe Edition only
ICE T Electric 140 225 1999 Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen ICE White and Red No No No No No No No Yes
EMD F7 Diesel 70 110 1949 Cajon Pass, Castle Rock Railroad,
Horseshoe Curve
RG (4-stripe livery),
SP (Black Widow Livery), UP
No No Yes No Yes No No No
EMD F59PH Diesel 83 133 1988 Pacific Surfliner: LA–San Diego No No No No No No No Yes Steam Edition only
EMD F59PHI Diesel 110 177 1994 Pacific Surfliner: LA–San Diego No No No No No No No Yes Steam Edition only
EMD GP7 Diesel 70 110 1949 Horseshoe Curve PRR Black Freight 1950s No No No No Yes No No No Deluxe Edition only
EMD GP9 Diesel 70 110 1954 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific SP 1990s No No No No No No Yes No
EMD SD40-2 Diesel 70 110 1972 Cajon Pass (RS US), Castle Rock Railroad,
Sherman Hill, Donner Pass: Southern Pacific,
NEC: New York–New Haven
UP, NS Black Unbranded, BNSF (RW),
SP 1990s (TS2014), CSX (TS2015)
No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMD SD40T-2 Diesel 70 110 1974 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific SP 1990s No No No No No No Yes No
EMD SD70M Diesel 70 110 1992 Sherman Hill SP No No No No No Yes Yes No TS2014 Steam
Edition
only
EMD SW10 Diesel N/A N/A N/A Sherman Hill UP No No No No No Yes No No
EMD SW1500 Diesel 70 110 1966 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific SP 1990s No No No No No No Yes No
GE C44-9W Diesel 70 110 1993 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific SP 1990s No No No No No No Yes No
GE ES44AC Diesel 70 110 2003 Cajon Pass, Castle Rock Railroad,
Sherman Hill
UP, NS Black Unbranded, BNSF (RW) No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
Acela Express Electric 150 240 1998 NEC: New York–New Haven Amtrak No No No No No No No Yes
Amtrak ACS-64 Electric 125 200 2012 NEC: New York–New Haven Amtrak No No No No No No No Yes
EMD AEM-7 Electric 125 200 1978 Northeast Corridor Amtrak No No No No No Yes No No Standard Edition only

Editing tools

A complete suite of tools is also available to customize content, allowing terrain modeling either by hand using provided tools or via the import of DEM data from NASA; track construction based on a system of straights and arcs, allowing infinitely possible junction configurations, and scenery placement. A scenario editor allows the creation of tasks such as picking up passengers, hauling cargo and shunting wagons around yards. These tools also allow players to build unlimited sizes of layouts, create their own scenery and rolling stock and modify the provided content by adding features or re-skins.

Downloadable content

Various add-ons are available for Train Simulator 2015, containing routes, locomotives and/or multiple units for Quick Drive use, as well as scenarios for Standard, Career and Free Roam modes.[18] Examples include the fictional Rascal & Cottonwood route from All Aboard and packs of the LMS Jubilees and the GWR 4900 Class locomotives.

Routes

Routes are developed by RailSimulator.com/Dovetail Games, unless otherwise noted.

Add-on name Features
mi km Set Country Scenarios[a] Locomotives and multiple units Notes
Bristol–Exeter
Bristol Temple Meads–Exeter St Thomas
85 137 N/A 8
Developed by Just Trains.
Doncaster Works
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
N/A N/A 1981 11 Class 03 shunter
East Coast Main Line
Newcastle Central–York
89 143 1978 9
ECML: London–Peterborough
London King's Cross–Peterborough
76 122 N/A 9 This add-on can be purchased as a standalone product and does not require Train Simulator 2015 in order to play.
Edinburgh–Glasgow
Glasgow Queen Street–Edinburgh Waverly
N/A N/A N/A 6 Class 170 "Turbostar" DMU Developed by Thomson Interactive.
Falmouth Branch
Truro–Falmouth Docks
12 19 N/A 5
Also known as the Maritime Line.
Glasgow Airport Rail Link
Glasgow Central–Glasgow International Airport
7 11 2010s 5 Class 380 "Desiro" EMU Developed by Thomson Interactive.
Includes 1.2 mi (1.9 km) of fictional track between the proposed Airport Junction and Glasgow International Airport.
Great Eastern Main Line
London Liverpool Street–Ipswich
70 113 N/A 8 Class 360 EMU
Great Western Main Line
Oxford–London Paddington
60 97 2006 8
Hatchet Hill Quarry 5 8 1970s 7 Class 04 diesel-mechanical shunter Developed by Oovee Game Studios.
This route is fictional, based in the Mendip Hills.
Isle of Wight
Ryde Pier Head–Shanklin (main line)
Smallbrook Junction–Wootton (steam branch)
13 21 2011 14
Liverpool–Manchester
Liverpool Lime Street–Manchester Piccadilly
40 64 N/A 8
London–Brighton
London Victoria–Brighton
50 80 2012 12
London–Faversham High Speed
London St Pancras–Faversham
51 82 2013 5 Uses TVM-430 in-cab signalling.
Portsmouth Direct Line
Portsmouth Harbour–Woking
49 79 2000s 10 Class 450 "Desiro" EMU
Riviera Line
Exeter St Davids–Paignton
28 45 N/A 6
Settle to Carlisle
Carlisle–Settle
N/A N/A N/A 13
Sheerness Branch
Sittingbourne–Sheerness-on-Sea
7 11 N/A 2 Class 466 EMU This add-on is an extension to the "London–Faversham High Speed" route which is also required.
Somerset & Dorset Railway
Templecombe–Bath Green Park
N/A N/A 1955 10
West Coast Main Line North
Glasgow Central–Carlisle Citadel
100+ 161+ 1990 12 Class 86 electric locomotive Developed by Keith Ross.
West Coast Main Line Over Shap
Carlisle–Preston
90 145 1970s 16
Developed by KrossRails (Keith Ross).
West Somerset Railway
Minehead–Bishops Lydeard
20 32 N/A 9
This add-on can be purchased as a standalone product and does not require Train Simulator 2015 in order to play.
Western Lines of Scotland
Carlisle–Stanraer Harbour
N/A N/A 1960s 15 BR Black Five (4-6-0) steam locomotive Developed by Keith Ross.
Woodhead Line
Manchester Piccadilly–Sheffield Victoria
60 97 N/A 7
Includes the Wath branch and Woodhead Tunnels.
Berlin–Wittenberg 71 115 N/A 10 Developed by Aerosoft.
Cologne–Düsseldorf N/A N/A N/A 9
Developed by Aerosoft.
Hamburg–Hanover 95 153 N/A 8
Munich–Augsburg 38 61 N/A 6
Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen 62 100 N/A 7
Ruhr–Sieg Line
Hagen–Siegen
N/A N/A 1998 12
Cajon Pass
Barstow–San Bernardino, California
81 131 2005 12
Colton & Northern 20+ 32+ N/A 21 Developed by All Aboard.
The locations in this add-on are fictional.
Donner Pass: Southern Pacific
Roseville Yard, California–Reno, Nevada
140 225 1990s 12
Fort Kent–Eagle Lake 20+ 32+ N/A 20
Developed by All Aboard.
This route is fictional, set around the Maine area of the northeastern United States.
Horseshoe Curve
Altoona–Johnstown, Pennsylvania
45 72 1956 6
  • EMD F7 diesel-electric locomotive "A" and "B" units
  • EMD GP7 diesel-electric locomotive
Marias Pass
Shelby–Whitefish, Montana
152 245 N/A 8
Features the 13-mile (21 km) branch line to Kalispell.
Norfolk Southern Coal District
Bailey Mine–West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
60 97 N/A 7
Includes the 10-mile (16 km) branch on the east bank of the Monongahela River.
Northeast Corridor
Philadelphia 30th Street–New York Pennsylvania
90 145 N/A 8 EMD AEM-7 electric locomotive
NEC: New York–New Haven
New York City–New Haven, Connecticut
75 121 N/A 6
This add-on can be purchased as a standalone product and does not require Train Simulator 2015 in order to play.
Ohio Steel 2
Dover–Massillon, Ohio
N/A N/A N/A 30 EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive Developed by All Aboard.
Pacific Surfliner: LA–San Diego
Los Angeles–San Diego, California
128 206 2000s 9 EMD F59PHI diesel-electric locomotive This add-on can be purchased as a standalone product and does not require Train Simulator 2015 in order to play.
Portland Terminal
Union Station–Rigby Yard, Maine
N/A N/A N/A 11
Developed by G-TraX Simulations.
Rascal & Cottonwood 20 32 N/A 11 Developed by All Aboard.
The locations in this add-on are fictional.
Sherman Hill
Laramie–Cheyenne, Wyoming
60 97 N/A 6
Stevens Pass
Wenatchee–Mukilteo, Washington
123 198 N/A 14
Developed by GNTX.
Features the 7.79-mile (12.5 km) Cascade Tunnel.
Canadian Mountain Passes
Revelstoke–Lake Louise
155 250 N/A 13 Canadian Pacific GE ES44AC diesel locomotive Developed by Milepost Simulations.
KwaZulu-Natal Corridor
Pietermaritzburg–Ladysmith
119 191 N/A 10 Class 6E1 electric locomotive Developed by Hermann Kuhne and Johan Pretorius (aka Johansteam).

Locomotives and multiple units

Locomotives and multiple units are developed by RailSimulator.com/Dovetail Games, unless otherwise noted.

Add-on name Features
Country Locomotives and multiple units Scenarios[b] Route(s) required for scenarios Notes
BR Castle Class GWR 4073 Class steam locomotive 4 Riviera Line: Exeter–Paignton
BR Class 14 British Rail Class 14 diesel-hydraulic locomotive 4 West Somerset Railway
BR Class 20 British Rail Class 20 diesel-electric locomotive 4 Western Lines of Scotland
BR Class 27 British Rail Class 27 diesel locomotive 4 Western Lines of Scotland
BR Class 31 British Rail Class 31 diesel locomotive 3 Settle to Carlisle
BR Class 31 Freight British Rail Class 31 diesel locomotive 0
BR Class 33 British Rail Class 33 diesel-electric locomotive 0
BR Class 35 British Rail Class 35 diesel-hydraulic locomotive 4 Riviera Line: Exeter–Paignton
BR Class 50 British Rail Class 50 diesel locomotive 5 Settle to Carlisle Developed by MeshTools.
BR Class 52 British Rail Class 52 diesel-hydraulic locomotive 4 Riviera Line: Exeter–Paignton
BR Class 76 & 77 British Rail Class 76 & Class 77 electric locomotives 5 Woodhead Line
BR Class 87 British Rail Class 87 electric locomotive 3 West Coast Main Line North
BR Class 101 British Rail Class 101 DMU 3 East Coast Main Line
BR Class 117 BR Class 117 DMU 4 West Somerset Railway
BR Class 421 "4CIG" British Rail Class 421 "4CIG" EMU 5 Portsmouth Direct Line
BR Class 422 "4BIG" British Rail Class 422 "4BIG" EMU 3 London–Brighton
BR Class 423 "4VEP" British Rail Class 423 "4VEP" EMU 5 Portsmouth Direct Line
BR DP1 Deltic British Railways DP1 diesel-electric locomotive 3 Settle to Carlisle
BR Regional Railways Class 101 British Rail Class 101 DMU 4 Liverpool–Manchester
BR Robinson Class O4 LNER Class O4 (2-8-0) steam locomotive 4 Woodhead Line
BR Sectors Class 56 British Rail Class 56 diesel locomotive 4 West Coast Main Line North
BR Standard Class 2MT BR Standard Class 2 (2-6-0) steam locomotive 6 Western Lines of Scotland Developed by Digital Traction.
BR Stanier Jubilee Class LMS Jubilee Class (4-6-0) steam locomotive 0
BR/LNER Class J50 LNER Class J50 (0-6-0T) steam locomotive 3 Western Lines of Scotland Developed by MeshTools.
Bulleid Q1 Class SR Q1 class steam locomotive 6 Somerset & Dorset Railway Developed by Victory Works.
Class 2F Dock Tank LMS Fowler Dock Tank steam locomotive 3 Falmouth Branch Developed by MeshTools.
Class 57 Rail Tour British Rail Class 57 diesel locomotive 6 Settle to Carlisle Developed by Oovee Game Studios.
Class 67 "Diamond Jubilee" British Rail Class 67 diesel-electric locomotive 1 Great Western Main Line
Class 86 British Rail Class 86 electric locomotive 6 West Coast Main Line North
Class 111 British Rail Class 111 DMU 0
Class 150 "Sprinter" British Rail Class 150/2 DMU 0 Developed by Oovee Game Studios.
Class 156 British Rail Class 156 "Super Sprinter" DMU 0 Developed by Oovee Game Studios.
Class 158 British Rail Class 158 "Express Sprinter" DMU 0
Class 170 "Turbostar" British Rail Class 170 & 171 "Turbostar" DMUs 0
Class 325 British Rail Class 325 EMU 3 West Coast Main Line North
Class 390 British Rail Class 390 EMU 0
Class 455 British Rail Class 455 EMU 4 Portsmouth Direct Line Developed by Thomson Interactive.
Class A4 Pacifics LNER Class A4 (4-6-2) steam locomotive 6 London–Brighton (Speed Test scenarios)
Class J94 "Memories of Maerdy" Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST (0-6-0ST) steam locomotive 0 Developed by MeshTools.
Includes Maerdy Valley colliery mini-route.
EWS Class 66 v2.0 British Rail Class 66 diesel-electric locomotive 3 West Coast Main Line North
EWS Class 67 British Rail Class 67 diesel-electric locomotive 5 Great Western Main Line
EWS Class 92 British Rail Class 92 electric locomotive 3 West Coast Main Line North
EWS & Freightliner Class 08s British Rail Class 08 diesel-electric shunter 5 Edinburgh–Glasgow
First Capital Connect Class 319 British Rail Class 319 EMU 4 London–Brighton
First Capital Connect Class 321 British Rail Class 321 EMU 4 ECML: London–Peterborough
First Capital Connect Class 377 British Rail Class 377 "Electrostar" EMU 3 London–Brighton
Fowler 4F LMS Fowler Class 4F (0-6-0) steam locomotive 5
Freightliner Class 57/0 British Rail Class 57 diesel locomotive 3 Edinburgh–Glasgow Developed by Oovee Game Studios.
Freightliner Class 66 v2.0 British Rail Class 66 diesel-electric locomotive 3 Edinburgh–Glasgow
Freightliner Class 70 British Rail Class 70 diesel locomotive 5 West Coast Main Line North
GEML Class 90
4 Great Eastern Main Line: London–Ipswich Developed by Armstrong Powerhouse.
Green & Gold HST InterCity 125 DMU 4 Great Western Main Line
GWR 56XX Class GWR 5600 Class steam locomotive 5 Class J94 "Memories of Maerdy" add-on Developed by Pete Gillam.
GWR King Class GWR 6000 Class "King" (4-6-0) steam locomotive 2 Great Western Main Line
GWR Steam Railmotor GWR steam rail motor steam locomotive 5 West Somerset Railway Developed by Victory Works.
HST Buffer InterCity 125 HST 3 East Coast Main Line Developed by Oovee Game Studios.
InterCity Class 91 British Rail Class 91 electric locomotive 3 ECML: London–Peterborough
LMS Class 3F "Jinty" LMS Fowler Class 3F (0-6-0) steam locomotive 5 Western Lines of Scotland Developed by MeshTools.
LNER Black Class A3 "Flying Scotsman" Class A3 (4-6-2) steam locomotive 3 London–Brighton
LNER Class A3 "Flying Scotsman" Class A3 (4-6-2) steam locomotive 0
LNER/BR Class A1 "Tornado" LNER Peppercorn Class A1 Tornado (4-6-2) steam locomotive 0
LNER/BR Class J94 LNER Class J94 (0-6-0ST) steam locomotive 5 Woodhead Line
Network SouthEast Class 47 British Rail Class 47 diesel-electric locomotive 4 Great Western Main Line
Network SouthEast Class 121 British Rail Class 121 DMU 3 Great Western Main Line
Powerhaul Class 66 v2.0 British Rail Class 66 diesel-electric locomotive 3 Great Eastern Main Line: London–Ipswich
ScotRail Class 380 British Rail Class 380 EMU 0 Developed by Thomson Interactive.
Settle–Carlisle Specials
5 Settle to Carlisle
South West Trains Class 444 British Rail Class 444 EMU 8 Portsmouth Direct Line
Southeastern Class 465 British Rail Class 465/2 "Networker" EMU 3 London–Faversham High Speed
Southern Class 421 "4CIG" British Rail Class 421 "4CIG" EMU 3 London–Brighton
SP&S E-1 Class "Northern" SP&S Class E-1 (4-8-4) steam locomotive 0 Developed by G-TraX Simulations.
Strathclyde Class 101 British Rail Class 101 DMU 3 West Coast Main Line North
Thompson Class B1 LNER Thompson Class B1 (4-6-0) steam locomotive 5 Woodhead Line
WSR Diesels
3 West Somerset Railway
DB BR 111 DB Class 111 electric locomotive 6 Hamburg–Hanover Developed by virtualRailroads.
DB BR 143 DR Class 243 electric locomotive 5 Cologne–Düsseldorf Developed by virtualRailroads.
DB BR 145 DBAG Class 145 and 146 electric locomotive 4 Hamburg–Hanover
DB BR 232 DBAG Class 232 diesel locomotive 3 Munich–Augsburg
DB BR 411 "ICE-T" DBAG Class 411 ICE T EMU 3 Hamburg–Hanover
DB BR 420 DB Class 420 EMU 4 Munich–Augsburg Developed by Influenzo.
DB BR 423 DBAG Class 423 EMU 3 Munich–Augsburg
DB BR 424 DBAG Class 424 EMU 3 Hamburg–Hanover
DB Freight: 1970s
6 Hagen–Siegen (3) and Seebergbahn (3)[c] Developed by virtualRailroads.
DB ICE 1 ICE 1 HST 13 Hagen-Siegen
DB ICE 2 ICE 2 HST 3 Munich–Augsburg
DB ICE 3 ICE 3M HST 8 Cologne–Düsseldorf
Dispolok BR 189 DB Class 189 electric locomotive 4 Hamburg–Hanover
E18 Passenger DRG Class E 18 electric locomotive 6 Hagen–Siegen and Seebergbahn[d] Developed by virtualRailroads.
Metronom ME 146 Metronom ME 146 electric locomotive 3 Hamburg–Hanover
MRCE ER20 Eurorunner ER20 Eurorunner diesel-electric locomotive 3 Hamburg–Hanover
MRCE ES 64 U2 "Taurus" ES 64 U "EuroSprinter" electric locomotive 4 Hamburg–Hanover Developed by HRQ Studio
Amtrak Acela Express Acela Express HST 3 Northeast Corridor
Amtrak F40PH "California Zephyr" EMD F40PH diesel-electric locomotive 5 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific
Amtrak HHP-8 HHP-8 electric locomotive 4 NEC: New York–New Haven
Amtrak P42DC "Empire Builder" P42DC diesel-electric locomotive 4 Marias Pass
AT&N Consolidation Class 280-157 "Consolidation" Class 280-157 (2-8-0) steam locomotive 3 Horseshoe Curve Developed by SmokeBox.
BNSF Dash 9 GE Dash 9 Series diesel locomotive 0
BNSF ES44AC & SD40-2
0
BNSF ES44DC GE ES44DC diesel-electric locomotive 3 Pacific Surfliner: LA–San Diego
BNSF GP38-2 EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive 3 Marias Pass
BNSF SD40-2 EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive 4 Marias Pass
BNSF SD75 EMD SD75I & SD75M diesel-electric locomotives 5 Cajon Pass
Boston & Maine GE 44 GE 44-ton diesel-electric switcher 4 Portland Terminal Developed by DigitalTrainModel.
Burlington Northern F45 EMD F45 diesel-electric locomotive 4 Marias Pass
CN SD40-2 Wide Nose EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive 0
CSX SD80MAC EMD SD80MAC diesel-electric locomotive 4 Norfolk Southern Coal District
EMD GP9 EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive 0
Great Northern F7 "Empire Builder"
  • EMD F7 diesel-electric locomotive
  • EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive
3 Marias Pass
Metro-North Kawasaki M8 M8 EMU 4 NEC: New York–New Haven
Metro-North P32 AC-DM "Genesis" P32AC-DM diesel-electric locomotive 4 NEC: New York–New Haven
NKP S-2 Class "Berkshire" Nickel Plate 779 (2-8-4) steam locomotive 0 Developed by G-TraX Simulations.
Norfolk Southern GP38-2 High Hood EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive 4 Norfolk Southern Coal District
Norfolk Southern Heritage ES44ACs GE ES44AC diesel locomotive 0
Norfolk Southern Heritage SD70ACes EMD SD70ACe diesel-electric locomotive 0
Norfolk Southern SD40-2 High Nose EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive 0
Norfolk Southern SD40-2 High Nose Long Hood Forward EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive 4 Norfolk Southern Coal District
Norfolk Southern SD45 High Hoods EMD SD45 diesel-electric locomotive 4 Horseshoe Curve Developed by DigitalTrainModel.
PRR Alco RS11 ALCO RS-11 diesel-electric locomotive 4 Horseshoe Curve Developed by virtualRailroads.
PRR Baldwin Centipede Baldwin DR-12-8-1500/2 diesel locomotive 3 Horseshoe Curve Developed by Reppo.
PRR GE 44 GE 44-ton diesel-electric switcher 4 Horseshoe Curve Developed by DigitalTrainModel.
PRR GG1 PRR GG1 electric locomotive 4 Northeast Corridor
PRR K4 PRR K4s (4-6-2) steam locomotive 5 Horseshoe Curve
SD40-2 Independence EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive 3 Sherman Hill
SD70 Volume 2 EMD SD70 SD70ACe, SD70MAC and
SD70M-2 diesel-electric locomotives
3 Cajon Pass
Southern Pacific Cab Forward Southern Pacific class AC-10, AC-11 and
AC-12 cab forward (4-8-8-2) steam locomotives
5 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific
Southern Pacific GE 44 GE 44-ton diesel-electric switcher 4 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Developed by DigitalTrainModel.
Southern Pacific GP20 EMD GP20 diesel-electric locomotive 2 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Developed by Reppo.
Southern Pacific GS-4 Southern Pacific class GS-4 (4-8-4) steam locomotive 0 Developed by G-TraX Simulations.
Southern Pacific SD45 EMD SD45 diesel-electric locomotive 5 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Developed by DigitalTrainModel.
Southern Pacific SD70M SD70M diesel-electric locomotive 2 Donner Pass: Southern Pacific
SW1500 Switcher EMD SW1500 diesel switcher 2 Cajon Pass
Union Pacific "Big Boy" Union Pacific Big Boy (4-8-8-4) steam locomotive 5 Sherman Hill
Union Pacific "Challenger" Union Pacific Challenger (4-6-6-4) steam locomotive 4 Sherman Hill
Union Pacific DDA40X Centennial EMD DDA40X diesel-electric locomotive 4 Sherman Hill Developed by DigitalTrainModel.
Union Pacific GE 44 GE 44-ton diesel-electric switcher 4 Cajon Pass Developed by DigitalTrainModel.
Union Pacific Heritage SD70ACes EMD SD70ACe diesel-electric locomotive 0
Union Pacific SD45 EMD SD45 diesel-electric locomotive 5 Sherman Hill Developed by DigitalTrainModel.
Union Pacific SD60M EMD SD60M diesel-electric locomotive 5 Sherman Hill
Union Pacific SD70ACe EMD SD70ACe diesel-electric locomotive 3 Cajon Pass
Note
  • a b The total number of Standard and Career scenarios per add-on is given and does not include Free Roam scenarios.
  • c d The "Hagen–Siegen" route and the fictional routes Seebergbahn, Hedborough North and Castle Rock Railroad were initially included with the RailWorks base package and subsequently withdrawn in TS2013 and are not available as DLCs. The fictional routes are available as free downloads on Steam Workshop as official uploads by Dovetail Games, branded as Classic Routes. The "Hagen–Siegen" scenarios run within the latest "Ruhr–Sieg Line" add-on. Scenarios designed for the Workshop versions will not work on the old ones, as they are technically different routes. Scenarios designed for the original versions are available to players who had the earlier versions, as the routes remain installed and functional following any updates to TS2013 or newer. However, it has been reported by a number of players that acquiring a copy of RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 with a Steam activation code and applying it via the "Activate a product" method will result in several discontinued routes and necessary assets being installed and made available on TS2014.
System requirements — Train Simulator 2015
Minimum Recommended
Microsoft Windows[13]
Operating system Windows Vista, 7 or 8
CPU 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors) 3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo
Memory 2 GB RAM
Hard drive 6 GB of free space
Graphics hardware DirectX 9.0c compliant card with 512 MB RAM and Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only) Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
Display QuickTime Player is required for playing the videos
Sound hardware DirectX 9.0c compatible
Network Broadband Internet connection
Input device(s) Mouse & Keyboard
Xbox 360 Controller (since Train Simulator 2013)
RailDriver by P.I. Engineering (since RailWorks 2)[19]

Critical reception

IGN gave RailWorks a 7/10 or "good" stating that the game "doesn't bring a lot of new stuff to the genre" and graphically "lacks the high-end flair of today's top-level titles".[20]

On 17 March 2011, it was announced that RailWorks 2 had won the award for "Simulation of the Year 2010" by readers of Game Industry News (GiN).[21]

Train Simulator 2014 received mixed or average reviews and holds a Metacritic score of 67, based on 6 critics.[22]

References

  1. ^ Paul Jackson (9 December 2013). "RailSimulator.com becomes Dovetail Games". Engine Driver. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rail Simulator 2: Railworks – The evolution of Rail Simulator". Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 26 March 2009. Archived from the original on 6 April 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "New British Publisher Launches RailWorks" ( 
  4. ^ "RailWorks 2 Train Simulator Releases, Free to Existing RailWorks Customers". store.steampowered.com. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "RailWorks 2: Train Simulator for Windows (2010)". MobyGames. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Train Simulator 2012 FAQ" ( 
  7. ^ "Railworks 3 - Train Simulator 2012 Update Released". store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Train Simulator 2012 Announced for September23". RailSimulator.com. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "World-famous Horseshoe Curve comes to Train Simulator 2012". RailSimulator.com. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Train Simulator 2013 - what happens on the 20th September?". RailSimulator.com. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Train Simulator 2013 Deluxe Edition is now available worldwide via download on Steam". RailSimulator.com. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Train Simulator 2013 Announced for 20th September". RailSimulator.com. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Train Simulator 2014 on Steam". store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  14. ^ Livingston, Christopher (25 September 2013). "Train Simulator 2014 hands-on: all aboard the series’ new vehicles and routes". PC Gamer. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  15. ^ Parish, Peter (21 July 2014). "Train Simulator 2015 choo-choo-chooses 18 September release date". Incgamers.com. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Download the Port Road line - FREE". RailSimulator.com. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Train Simulator 2013 Driver Manual" ( 
  18. ^ "RailWorks Add-on Products". RailSimulator.com. Retrieved June 2013. 
  19. ^ "RailDriver | Technical Support". RailDriver.com. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "RailWorks IGN Review". IGN. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  21. ^ "Game of the Year Results (2010)". Game Industry News. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  22. ^ Train Simulator 2014Metacritic reviews – . Metacritic. Retrieved 7 June 2014.

External links

  • Official website
  • Official community website
  • DPSimulation
  • UKTrainsim
  • Railpage Online Support Forums for Train Simulator
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