The mixed-traffic BR 152 is one of the most popular locomotives among drivers seen on Germany’s railways today.
The high performance ES64F locomotive built by Siemens forms part of the company’s EuroSprinter range, and started life as a mixed traffic locomotive. However, almost all locomotives were reserved and assigned primarily for heavy freight duties.
Built between 1996 and 2001 at Siemens’ manufacturing facility in Munich, the BR 152 first entered service in May 1998. Being very popular amongst drivers on freight revenue services, the BR 152 is an agile and capable locomotive able to cope with the rigours of heavy freight.
Over 170 locomotives were built for Deutsche Bahn with an additional two locomotives sold to the leasing company Dispolok. Despite being classified as a freight locomotive, the BR 152 is fitted with appropriate equipment for hauling shuttle trains, such as train line and emergency brakes.
The BR 152 for Train Simulator is available in Deutsche Bahn red and grey livery and features AFB, LZB, PZB and SIFA safety and signalling systems. Also included are Kkt, Sggrss and Shimms freight cars.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB BR 152 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the München-Rosenheim route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Three scenarios for the München-Rosenheim route:
Freight to Rosenheim
Rosenheim Night Freight
More scenarios are available on 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!
BR 152 in Deutsche Bahn AG traffic red livery
AFB, LZB, PZB and SIFA systems
KKt, Sggrss and Shimms freight cars
Quick Drive compatible
Scenarios for the München-Rosenheim route
Download size: 161mb
This loco is fairly reasonable. As ever with the German electric locos, the interior looks good but gets a bit repetitive. Further, the loco for me looks too similar to the 101 or 146.0. This however is personal preference, and readers may find the distinction more obvious. It's a shame the included scenarios are not for the Koln-Koblenz route, as this is by far the more DLC intensive route - this would add a bit more diversity and interest to Koln-Koblenz. The sound effects too are almost identical to pretty much all other electric German locos. Whilst they are accurate, they are do not provide that vital degree of immersion that I really want! Some locos get this perfect. You do get a good selection of included wagons though. Overall, I do not rate this DLC too highly on the grounds that I believe you can get a very similar experience from the locos included with TS2016 by default. I would only recommend this DLC if you are particularly passionate about the BR 152.
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