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Train Sim World 2- Charming Chemnitz!

The new year has a plethora of content for you to look forward to for Train Sim World 2, we thought we would give you a first look at the incredible and upcoming Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz.
Snaking its way past rivers, through rocky valleys, and into the beautiful Eastern German Hills, Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz will be arriving soon on Train Sim World 2. We take a look at some of the features you can look out for as you climb through this challenging and historic route towards your final destination of Chemnitz Hbf.
Situated in the Eastern German state of Saxony, Tharandter Rampe forms part of the Deutsche Bahn’s Dresden to Werdau Railway. With parts of the line dating back to the mid-1800s, it is one of Germany’s oldest routes and has adapted consistently as railway technology and the capacity of the line has evolved. The start of the modernisation of the route began as early as the 1960s, its electrification heralded a new era of locomotives and more economical transit across the routes inclines that at times reach an incredible 1 in 39. The modern electric locomotives rendered previously vital banking locomotives redundant and brought huge advantages to operations along the entire route.
The route is also home to the unique DB BR 612 DMU, designated as the RegioSwinger by manufacturer Bombardier, this curious multiple unit is the first tilting train to appear in Train Sim World 2. The maximum tilt it can achieve is 8°, although this sounds like a modest amount, once onboard passengers certainly feel the angle of the train change, they also benefit from the reduced journey times this brings as the train no longer needs to slow down on the winding curves of the route, whereas a non-tilting train would do so regularly.
German railfans have given the DB BR 612 DMU the delightful nickname “Wackel-Dackel”, which translates into English as the wobbling Dachshund. These 612s wait at the impressive Chemnitz Hbf for passengers to disembark.
Due to the historical and scenic nature of Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz, there is something for Railfans to enjoy at every curve and valley. From numerous Roundhouse engine sheds to vast viaducts, be sure to grab some Railfan shots as you explore the route.
Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz has been a vital artery connecting much of Eastern German’s Railways and many of the country’s major towns and cities for well over 100 years, as such, a broad spectrum of freight and passenger services use the route daily. As you can see freight services are prepared and delivered by DB BR 363 “V 60“ Diesel Shunter in Deutsche Bundesbahn Blue livery and the Railpool BR 185.6 in Railpool silver livery.
In Addition to the DB BR 612 EMU, DB BR 363 “V 60“ Diesel Shunter, and Railpool BR 185.6, Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz features the DB BR 143 & Doppelstock in DB Red livery. This covers the regular S-Bahn services on the eastern half of the route, and other services stopping across the full length of the route.
Leaving Dresden Hbf it isn’t long before you are presented with amazing structures and views. The castle-like building above is in-fact the former Dresden Wheat Mill, an impressive structure for such a manual function. As you start to climb the Tharandter Rampe the railway starts to share the valleys with Narrow gauge railways. As you can see below, Hainsburg station is a great place to stop and take in a little snippet of German Railway history.
We will be showing more on Tharandter Rampe: Dresden – Chemnitz over the coming weeks. You can also look forward to preview streams on Railfan TV closer to launch. Make sure you’re following @TrainSimWorld on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.
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17 Dec
Train Sim World 2- Charming Chemnitz!