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Train Simulator: DB Schenker Class 59/2 Loco Add-On

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Train Simulator: DB Schenker Class 59/2 Loco Add-On

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The BR Class 59/2 for Train Simulator is available in DB Schenker livery as it operates for the private logistics company on the UK’s rail network today. Also included are JHA 102t bogie aggregate hopper wagons.

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The first of the heavy freight generation of locomotives and pivotal in bringing the most successful freight locomotive in the UK to life, the BR Class 59 comes to Train Simulator in modern DB Schenker livery.

The original four Class 59s were ordered by Foster Yeoman in 1985 as a replacement to the increasingly unreliable Class 56. For the design of the Class 59, Foster Yeoman engaged General Motors Electro-Motive Division, one of the leading builders of locomotives. Derived from the EMD SD40-2 with a Class 58 style cab, the Class 59 was designed to haul heavy loads such as stone or coal across the UK, with a 3,300 horsepower engine.

Following Foster Yeoman’s order, further Class 59/1 variants were ordered by Amey Roadstone Construction, and Class 59/2 variants were ordered by National Power, initially as a trial, and then as an ongoing order to haul coal and limestone hoppers.

Built between 1994 and 1995, the Class 59/2s had different features compared to earlier variants of the class, including a new advanced slow speed control for accurate merry-go-round power station coal trains, more modern batteries and fire safety systems and also yaw dampers to increase the top speed from the original 60mph (96km/h) to 75mph (120km/h).

Ultimately, EMD's diligence and flexibility in designing and constructing such a small order of 15 locomotives opened the way for the later, much larger, Class 66, which were built on the same body shell but internally different

In April 1998, National Power rail operations were taken over by English, Welsh & Scottish Railway, who proceeded to use Class 59/2s more widely over the network. Class 59/2s are today operated by DB Schenker and maintained by Mendip Rail at Merehead.

The BR Class 59/2 for Train Simulator is available in DB Schenker livery as it operates for the private logistics company on the UK’s rail network today. Also included are JHA 102t bogie aggregate hopper wagons.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB Schenker Class 59/2 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the North London Line route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).


Scenarios:

  • Three scenarios for the North London Line route:

  • Operation Backyard

  • Acton Upon It

  • Caught Up in the Action

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!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.


Key Features:

  • BR Class 59/2 in DB Schenker livery

  • Accurate PBL 90 brakes

  • Automatic wheelslip protection

  • Slow speed control

  • Multiple headlight variations including flashing hazard lighting

  • JHA 102t bogie aggregate hopper wagons

  • Quick Drive compatible

  • Scenarios for the North London Line route

  • Download size: 111mb

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Publisher:
Dovetail Games
Developer:
Dovetail Games
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Source:
Dovetail Games
Released:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Languages:
English, German, French
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Customer notes

Train Simulator 2016 is required to play this DLC.

Minimum Requirements
  • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Recommended Requirements
  • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
  • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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Fantastic loco - much improved since original 66

The DB Schenker Class 59/2 is a fantastic piece of DLC. Firstly, it's worth pointing out that this is very much a modern day train, and that you can see these locos for yourself operating all around the London area; they're not limited to North London. If for example, you own London-Brighton, this train would fit in very well too. The modelling on this loco is superb, outclassing that of the (previously released) class 66s. I really like the underside detailing - it looks and feels heavy and bulky, giving the feeling of a big freight loco. The sound effects appear to be completely different too - very realistic. The included wagons are very stereotypical, and suit the train/route well. However, they do not seem to have sound effects to the same quality as the loco. Overall, I strongly recommend this loco as it really adds some freight interest to some of your passenger-heavy routes. Do not buy this loco souly for use on the North London line - it fits in a lot of routes.

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