One of Germany’s most modern diesel multiple units speeds into Train Simulator, with the ICE TD joining the popular ICE fleet.
Following the successful introduction of the Intercity-Express system across Germany in the early 1990s, Deutsche Bahn started plans to upgrade long distance services with higher speeds and raise comfort levels for passengers, and to replace locomotive-hauled regional services.
These developments resulted in three new ICE trains being built – the ICE 3, ICE T and ICE VT, the latter ‘VT’ standing for Verbrennungstriebwagen (internal combustion motor car). All three trains were developed alongside each other and shared common components and layout – noticeable differences on the ICE VT were its crescent-shaped bogie supports and the removal of pantographs.
The ICE VT – later to be more commonly known as the ICE TD – was built by a Bombardier and Siemens consortium, and a four-car configuration chosen, without a restaurant car. The first trainset was assembled in 1998 and in 2001, all 20 units were commissioned for Deutsche Bahn and today operate on many electrified lines in Germany, despite being diesel powered.
The BR 605 ICE TD for Train Simulator is available in Deutsche Bahn livery and features PZB and LZB signalling, SIFA and AFB driver vigilance devices, a tilting mechanism and passenger view.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB BR 605 ICE TD on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Hamburg-Hanover route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Key Features: - BR 605 ICE TD in Deutsche Bahn livery - Tilting mechanism - PZB and LZB signalling - SIFA and AFB driver vigilance devices - Passenger view - Quick Drive compatible - Scenarios for the Hamburg-Hanover route - Download size: 170mb
Three scenarios for the Hamburg-Hanover route:
This loco has a really nice interior view, and looks the part. For those not in the know, the "D" at the end means diesel. The only real problem I have with this train is that it really doesn't differ from the normal electric ICE T in any other way. The model is nearly identical. The reason I say this, is because I prefer to have diversity in terms of trains on my routes. Other than this it really is an OK train. On the plus side, the train features done fairly unique sound effects. You also actually get three full scenarios too. All in all, provided you are not looking purely for variety, this DLC is good. I'd recommend it to the dedicated German route fans mainly.
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