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Climbing up through the beautiful Saxony hills of Eastern Germany, diverse mixed traffic trains tackle the challenge of Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz. Coming to Train Sim World 2 on January 13th.
Our first new route for 2022 arrives on Train Sim World 2 on January 13th. This beautiful recreation of Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz gives you the freedom to simulate a variety of interesting services across this scenic German route. We take a closer look at some of the varied locomotives and units included with this exciting upcoming route.
DB BR 612 DMU in DB Red Livery
Introducing several firsts to Train Sim World 2, the DB BR 612 DMU is a real treat for railfans. With its unique tilting feature and integrated safety systems, you will be able to drive this unit in a completely different manner to that of the other locos that feature on the route, taking the banked curves much faster than its non-tilting counterparts and safely staying on the track. It is also the very first German Diesel Multiple Unit to feature in Train Sim World, bringing new gameplay and driving experiences to our German railfans.
Travelling between the cities of Dresden and Chemnitz you will simulate the faster services bound for Hof, Nürnberg, and Dresden, linking the Eastern and Southernmost German regions of Saxony and Bavaria, these faster services will feature in both scenarios and timetable services.
As you can see it's also a real treat if you want to get a railfan shot too, the route is crammed full of ideal locations for you to get some really striking images. So grab your camera and explore the route. If you would like to know more about the creation of this fantastic unit, we spoke to some of the designers who researched and recreated it. Find out more here
DB BR 143 & Doppelstock in DB Red Livery
Representing the region’s S-Bahn services on the Eastern half of the route, and other services that stop across the full length of the route, the DB BR 143, and Dopplestock coaches add the busyness and consistency of local services you would expect to see in real life. With 74 timetabled services for you to complete, you can explore the entire route or short sections of it at a time at your leisure from the cabs of either the DB BR 143 or Dopplestock.
Unable to reach the higher speeds of the DB BR 612 DMU and stopping at significantly more regular intervals along the route, this veteran push-pull combination of electric loco and coaches offers an alternative driving experience, it’s the perfect way for you to enjoy the undulating terrain and rural stations of Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz.
Railpool BR 185.6 in Railpool Silver Livery
Gliding across the Saxony landscape at the head of heavy freight trains is the Railpool BR 185.6, this fully licensed and highly detailed loco has been built to Railpool’s exact specifications and is ready for you to take control. As you explore the route you will see various yards and industrial developments that utilise the route's freight-carrying capabilities, with 20 different timetabled services bound for varied destinations across the East of Germany there is a plethora of mixed freight for you to enjoy.
Built by Bombardier and a member of the larger TRAXX family of locos the BR 185 is synonymous with modern German freight in a variety of locations across the country. Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz introduces the .6 variant of the loco which sports the eye-catching Railpool silver livery. Your consists will be made up of Roos-T, Habbins, and Laeers freight wagons, or mixed freight.
Just be mindful of those heavy trains as you approach some of those steep gradients. The combination of Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz’s hilly terrain and Train Sim World 2’s adhesion feature can present quite the challenge when controlling a heavily loaded freight train across this route.
DB BR 363 “V 60“ Diesel Shunter in DB Blue Livery
Completing the compliment of locos and units that you can look forward to in the upcoming Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz we have this plucky little shunter, the DB BR 363 “V 60“, the heavy shunter variant of the same family of locos. This truly is a veteran of German railways, over 900 were built, and the oldest of its class has clocked up an impressive 65 years of active service this April.
You will spot the DB BR 363 patiently waiting for its next duty in sidings across the route, of course, you can also jump in and enjoy shunting duties of outgoing freight or prepare it for future stock movements. The version included in Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz features DB’s blue livery, a nice alternative to the bright red liveries predominantly seen across DB’s vast network.
Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz arrives for Train Sim World 2 on 13th January for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Epic Games Store, and Steam!
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