56xx tank locomotive is one of the most realistic steam driving experiences available for Train Simulator.
The origins of the 56xx Class locomotive lie among the coal mines of South Wales, where the 0-6-2 locomotive configuration was proved to handle the tightly-curved lines with ease. Following the 1922 grouping of numerous small railways into large companies, the Great Western Railway gained the railways of South Wales, including their proven but ageing R and M Class tank locos.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
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Friday, 15 November 2013
The origins of what is now one of the favourite preserved railways for enthusiasts began back in the mid-1800s, when a number of proposals were submitted for railway schemes in west Somerset; however, none of these schemes were pursued and it was another ten years before proposals for a railway in the county were submitted again. Led by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a former engineer of the neighbouring Bristol and Exeter Railway (B&ER), a scheme to build the West Somerset Railway was submitted.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Opened in 1893 by the Great Northern Railway, the pass is named after John Frank Stevens, the first non-indigenous person to discover it. The Pass stretches from Wenatchee on the Columbia River to Mukilteo, alongside Puget Sound in Washington State, and travels through four major regions – the urban, maritime Everett; the agricultural plains between Lowell and Gold Bar; the heavily forested mountainous Cascades region; and the semi-arid eastern slope with its ubiquitous fruit orchards.
Friday, 1 November 2013
The Gresley-designed Class J50 from Meshtools is now available for Train Simulator in a number of BR and LNER liveries. Available now in the Train Simulator Steam store.
Thursday, 31 October 2013
The origins of the Class J50 were in the Sir Nigel Gresley-designed Class J23, an 0-6-0T steam locomotive designed in 1913 for the purpose of working short-haul coal traffic in Yorkshire. Forty Class J23s were built for the Great Northern Railway (GNR) between 1913 and 1922 and proved to be an adaptable locomotive in the compact coal yards of the North.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
A drive to replace ageing, costly diesel locomotives across Europe has seen a number of new generation diesel fleets enter service in recent years, including the advanced Eurorunner ER20, now available for Train Simulator in the eye-catching MRCE black gloss livery.
The ER20 ‘Hercules’ is considered to be one of the quietest and most efficient diesel locomotives currently operating in Europe, having been manufactured with up-to-date diesel engine technology and innovative sound insulation, alongside low exhaust emissions. The locomotive is also relatively unique in design, being made of as few parts as possible in a modular construction method, which makes construction and maintenance more efficient.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Last night we pushed out a patch for Train Simulator TS2014. The latest version number you should now see upon starting the game is 38.3a.
- Fixed issue where game would occasionally hang when starting in offline mode
- Added tunnel shader which fixes omitted LoftTunnelBumpSpec
- Fixed issue where ICE2 Collection opened old menu
- Fixed issue where slideshow was blank in offline mode
- Fixed issue where localisation and InitialSave didn't load from Blob Store.