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Train Sim World 2 – Meet The Locos
Learn more about the locomotives you will be driving in Train Sim World 2.
Everything in Train Sim World 2 has been authentically recreated to give you a realistic experience. From travelling though bustling German Metropolis to hauling freight across the mountainous terrain of the Appalachians. With these impressive routes we need some equally impressive locos. Find out more about the epic machines you can control...
DB BR 406 ICE 3M
Built by Siemens as part of their Velaro family of trains, the ICE 3 is the third generation of ICE trains first introduced in 1991. The 400-ton ICE 3 has a top speed of 320km/h (199mph) thanks to its aluminium construction and 8,000kW power output, significantly shortening journey times and improving the passenger experience.
The DB BR 406 ICE 3M variant, as modelled for Train Sim World 2, was developed to run on the different railway electrification systems used across Europe and is used by Deutsche Bahn. You’ll be using this to run high-speed services between Köln and Aachen.
DB BR 442 Talent 2
Built by Bombardier and introduced in 2009, the successor to the ‘Talent’ was put into service by Deutsche Bahn to replace older EMU types and loco-hauled trains on both S-Bahn and Regio services. Around 400 units have so far been manufactured, with 325 ordered by Deutsche Bahn for use throughout Germany.
Individual cars are coupled and articulated via shared bogies and the units have a top speed of 160 km/h (100mph). Use these in Train Sim World 2 to run a variety of services as you run passengers along Schnellfahrstrecke Köln-Aachen.
The benchmark for modern railroad freight motive power in North America today is 4,000+ horsepower, A.C. traction, and six axles – and it was largely the landmark General Electric AC4400CW, introduced in 1993, that helped establish that standard.
Constructed at General Electric’s Erie (Pennsylvania) manufacturing facility and powered by GE’s efficient and proven 16-cylinder, four-cycle FDL-series power plant, the 4,400-horsepower AC4400CW quickly became a successful railroad workhorse nationwide, with more than 2,500 units produced through 2004. Among the largest users of the AC4400CW is CSX, featured here in Train Sim World 2, which operates a fleet of more than 600 of the powerful locomotives system wide.
The Electro-Motive “Geep” first appeared on the North American railroad scene in 1949, in the form of the classic GP7. Over the following decades, more than 20 different variations of iconic “Geeps” were produced by Electro-Motive, and among the most successful and versatile of this landmark line of locomotives has been the GP38-2.
Produced between 1972 and 1986, the 16-cylinder, 2,000-horsepower, four-axle (B-B) GP38-2 garnered 2,222 sales to more than 60 original buyers. Like the SD40- 2, the GP38-2 was ending production at the same time today’s CSX was being formed, but nonetheless CSX became a major operator of the type by inheriting the GP38-2 fleets of four predecessor roads. In Train Sim World 2 you’ll be able to take control of these as you complete tasks on Sand Patch Grade.
The 3,000-horsepower, six-axle (C-C) SD40-2, as part of Electro-Motive’s “Dash 2” line, made its debut in 1972. Through 1986, Electro-Motive produced nearly 4,000 SD40-2s, making the locomotive one of the most successful diesel locomotives of all time.
Powered by EMD’s reliable two-cycle, 645-series diesel power plant, and well-suited to virtually any type of mainline service, from fast intermodal duty to lugging heavy coal tonnage, the SD40-2 was purchased by more than 30 railroads, including giants Burlington Northern, Union Pacific, and CP Rail. During the time the SD40-2 was in production, CSX did not yet exist, but CSX’s predecessors were active buyers. Thus, with the creation of CSX in 1986 and its acquisition of half of Conrail in 1999, CSX came to own more than 300 SD40-2s. Haul freight with the SD40-2 on Sand Patch Grade, with both the Boxcar and Bright Future liveries.
1972 Mark 2 Stock
As their name suggests, the 1972 Tube Stock first entered service in 1972, and was ordered amidst something of a shake-up of stock on various deep-level Underground lines. The 1938 Stock on the Bakerloo and Northern Lines were in dire need of replacement, and to allow the worst of the units to retire, 1959 Stock transferred from the Piccadilly to the Northern, and a new fleet of trains, based on the 1967 Stock, were built to supplement the Northern and replace on the Bakerloo. This new fleet of trains was the 1972 Stock.
The 1972 Stock that operates on the Bakerloo Line today is the ‘Mark 2’ variant, which was the 2nd batch originally ordered to fill the Northern Line gap (and they even did some time on the Jubilee) however they have been operating exclusively on the Bakerloo Line since 1987. The 1972 Stock is now the oldest in service on the whole of the London Underground, and you can take control of this icon in Train Sim World 2.
Master these six famous locos August 20th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam on 20 August.
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Train Sim World 2 – Meet The Locos