Shunting operations shall soon come to life on Main-Spessart Bahn, as Rivet Games are bringing the DB BR 204 to Train Sim World!
Making a third party debut, Rivet Games will introduce German diesel traction for the first time in Train Sim World, unlocking additional freight operations on Main-Spessart Bahn and allowing access to areas such as Aschaffenburg Docks and industries at Lohr. The locomotive in question is the striking DB BR 204.
In the 1950s, the Deutsche Reichsbahn were keen to get modernisation underway, replacing steam locomotives with a modern fleet of standardised diesels. Many designs started cropping up, including the V60, V90 and V164, however none managed to fill the 1,000 horsepower market, and so a further design was established.
Dubbed the “V100”, the first 1,000 hp locomotive was built in 1966 (following the production of two prototypes) and the result was a double-ended locomotive with the cab situated in the middle, allowing for seamless operation in either direction. In all, over 860 of these locomotives would be built, and they were put to use on all medium freight traffic throughout East Germany.
Many locomotives were rebuilt during their lifespan in order to excel at more specific duties, one such in particular was retrofitted with an 1100 kW engine, and these were classified as the DR Class 114. With the Reunification of Germany and the merge of Deutsche Reichsbahn and Deutsche Bundesbahn, these locomotives were reclassified once again to become the DB BR 204.
In Train Sim World, you can soon climb aboard DB BR 204 and get to work on shunting duties on yards and sidings on Main-Spessart Bahn, thanks to the hard-working efforts of Rivet Games!
German diesel traction will make a stunning entrance in Train Sim World courtesy of Rivet Games, who are bringing the DB BR 204 to Main-Spessart Bahn for freight shunting opportunities.
Access all areas! The advent of diesel traction for Main-Spessart Bahn means once-off limit areas are now able to be explored by train, including the Aschaffenburg Docks area (above) and the industrial spur at Lohr (below).
The cab of the DB BR 204 is most unique, featuring classic controls in a dual-cab configuration, allowing for easy bi-directional running in yards and sidings.
The low evening sun casts the last few hours of light over Aschaffenburg, but regardless of the time freight needs moving to and from the docks, and a DB BR 204 sits in a siding waiting to carry out its next set of duties.
A DB BR 204 heads through the dockyard area (above) to meet a sibling locomotive on a car transporter train (below). The scenarios and services make additional use of Main-Spessart Bahn’s existing freight rolling stock.
Get ready to climb aboard, Rivet Games’ DB BR 204 is coming soon to Train Sim World!
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