Developer: Thomson Interactive

Train Simulator | fahrBAR Pack

Order the fahrBAR Charity Pack now, from 9,99 €

About this Product

Enjoy a relaxing drink whilst taking in stunning Swiss scenery with the fahrBAR (‘driving bar’) coach for Train Simulator, exclusively available only direct from Rivet Games and Projekt fahrBAR.

Originally built in 1913 as a post wagon, it saw over 60 years service before being taken out of service in 1978. But in an inspired move, it was repurposed into the “Calenda-Wagon” in 1981, serving drinks on ice-hockey trains on the Chur – Arosa and Landquart – Davos routes. It was ultimately rescued from scrapping by the Projekt fahrBAR team (https://projekt-fahrbar.ch/) in 2019, with the designation WR-S 3823, and with the enthusiastic support of RhB, they are restoring it to it’s former glory from a workshop at Landquart.

Proceeds from the sale of this Train Simulator pack will go towards funding the restoration. You will be given the choice of three prices on checking out if you wish to donate more to the restoration cause, but you will receive exactly the same pack regardless what you choose to pay.

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This beautifully detailed Train Simulator model created by Alan Thomson envisages what the fully restored real-world coach will look like, complete with both bar and lounge area, modern display screens, and of course, drinks, a barman, and thirsty customers!

Please note: at least one Swiss RhB route (Albula, Arosa, Bernina Line, Bernina Pass, Engadin or Surselva) is required, as a separate purchase, in order to utilise the content featured in this add-on.

 

Key Features

  • Highly detailed recreation of what the fahrBAR project will look like
  • Custom coloured lighting (including disco mode!) set according to coach number
  • Animated ramp, door steps, handbrake and dynamo.
  • Numerous camera positions to enable appreciation of every nook and cranny!
  • 6 scenarios (one for each of Albula, Arosa, Bernina Line, Bernina Pass, Engadin and Surselva routes)

 

Date Released: 03/06/2021

Requires: Train Simulator 2021

Developer: Alan Thomson

Language: English, German

New to Train Simulator? Get the Swiss Edition here!

Your perfect start into the world of Train Simulator. With this pack, you’ll be able to play at least one from the included scenarios at the fahrBAR pack.

Learn more about the project!

(Re)Watch the Livestream with Jasper & Florian:

Checkout the Rivet Forums to discuss anything about this route

Player Comments

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System Requirements
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

RECOMMENDED FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide. “Dovetail Games” (“DTG”) is a trading name of RailSimulator.com Limited. “Dovetail Games”, “RailSimulator.com” and the “Dovetail Games Train Simulator” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DTG. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

RhB Enhancement Pack 03 Add-On

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for 19,99 €

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About this Product

Revisit stunning Switzerland with the RhB Enhancement Pack 03, which features the classic and complex ABe 4/4 III railcar.

The ABe 4/4 III was built in the late 1980s to help meet demands on the Bernina Railway. This line, which climbs through the Alps, sees some of the steepest gradients that conventional railways can handle, and is electrified at 1000V DC in order to assist in reliable dynamic braking downhill. This unique electrification means rolling stock, such as the ABe 4/4 III, is built exclusively for the line.

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Unlike most other traction in Train Simulator, the ABe 4/4 III is neither a locomotive nor a multiple unit, but a combination of the two. It can operate independently with its own 1st and 2nd class seating capacity. However it is more commonly seen operating in multiple, hauling rolling stock over the Bernina Pass on services including the Bernina Express.

With the RhB Enhancement Pack 03, the ABe 4/4 III includes all six railcars in standard red RhB livery (numbered 51 to 56), each with their own body side crests. In addition two promotional liveries are also included, vehicle 51 promoting the Unesco World Heritage status of the Albula and Bernina lines, and vehicle 52 celebrating the centenary of the Bernina Line. Features range from dynamic pantographs, detailed passenger views with random window animation and animated passenger doors, speed set and traction motor blower control, opening cabin windows and much more.

To complement the ABe 4/4 III, the RhB Enhancement Pack 03 also features ten different officially licensed Coop swap body Lb-v wagons for authentic Alpine operations. To bring it all together, the pack is fully quick drive compatible with the Bernina Pass route, and a trio of varied Career scenarios are also included.

Included Scenarios
  • (ABe 4/4 iii 51 Unesco) BEX Summer Southbound
  • (ABe 4/4 iii 52 Bernina) Railcar Tutorial
  • (ABe 4/4 iii RhB) Winter Freight Northbound

Please Note: Bernina Pass: St. Moritz – Poschiavo Route Add-On is required, as a separate purchase, in order to play the scenarios featured in this add-on.

More scenarios are available on the 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
  • ABe 4/4 III Railcar in red RhB livery with correct body side crests for all six units numbered 51 to 56
  • Officially licensed ABe 4/4 III Railcar 51 Unesco
  • Officially licensed ABe 4/4 III Railcar 52 Bernina
  • Ten officially licensed Coop Lb-v swap body wagons
  • Dynamic animated pantographs
  • Speed select and automatic power cut-off for cabin control wheel
  • Manual control of locomotive fans (Blowers)
  • Opening cabin windows with dynamic audio levels
  • Animated gangway ramps during railcar coupling and uncoupling
  • Railcar passenger view featuring:
    • Six position passenger view camera
    • Seasonal timed operation of internal light dimming
    • Random window animation viewable externally and internally with “weather and time intelligence”
    • Animated passenger doors and compartment doors viewable externally and internally
    • Request stop passenger messages viewable externally and internally
    • Rain effects
  • Winter snow effects for all vehicles including dynamic snow ploughs on railcars at high altitude
  • 3 Career scenarios for Bernina Pass: St. Moritz – Poschiavo Route Add-On
  • Download size: 95.7 MB

 

Date Released: 31/01/2019

Requires: Train Simulator 2020

Developer: Thomson Interactive

Language: English, German

Player Comments

“Very good.”

gertj3

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

RECOMMENDED FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide. “Dovetail Games” (“DTG”) is a trading name of RailSimulator.com Limited. “Dovetail Games”, “RailSimulator.com” and the “Dovetail Games Train Simulator” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DTG. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

RhB Enhancement Pack 02

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About this Product

Get ready for another helping of classic Arosa Line traction with the authentic RhB Enhancement Pack 02 for Train Simulator! A new range of Alpine challenges await you inside…

First built in 1973, the Ge 4/4 II was designed as a capable replacement to the older and unreliable Ge 6/6 I. More would be introduced in 1984, making a total of 23 locomotives to serve the Rhaetian Railway’s core network. They share resemblance to locomotives of the Swiss Federal Railways, but are broadly different under the hood, well-suited for the challenging Alpine landscape which awaited them in their mixed-traffic service.

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The classification of the Ge 4/4 II indicates that it is the RhB’s second example of a locomotive which has 4 axles, all of which are powered. The 23 locomotives are numbered from 611 to 633; all of them are named after towns served by the RhB network, and brandish the relevant coat of arms next to the locomotive name. While the standard RhB red livery is applied across the fleet, multiple locomotives actually feature promotional designs depicting various events and advertisements.

In 1997, the Ge 4/4 II fleet was permitted to work along the famed Arosa Line as freight and passenger locomotives, as the 25 km mountain railway was converted to the same overhead system as the rest of the RhB network; 2400 V DC to 11 kV 16.7 Hz AC. The Ge 4/4 II’s power output was ideal for the sharp grades and ever-growing traffic, and they would easily work passengers and freight in tandem, making for most unique consists throughout the valley.

Age is always a concern with classic traction, however the entire Ge 4/4 II fleet was modernised to keep up with ever-advancing technologies. New headlight clusters were fitted on several locomotives from 1999, and from 2004 until 2008, analogue components were taken out with digitised equivalents installed.

Expand your collection with the RhB Enhancement Pack 02 and try out a classic loco, 3 brand new scenarios and a range of rolling stock now!

Included Scenarios
This pack includes three Career scenarios for the Arosa Line route

  • [GE 4-4 ii 627 Chur Arosa] Locomotive Tutorial
  • [Ge 4/4 ii 623 125 Jahre] Christmas Special to Arosa
  • [Ge 4/4 ii RhB] Autumn Evening Descent
  • [Railfan Mode] Wassen

Please note that the Arosa Line Route Add-On is available separately and required in order to play the included scenarios

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!

Key Features

  • Ge 4/4 II Locomotive in red RhB livery with correct body side crests for all numbers 611 to 633
  • Quick Drive consists compatible with the Arosa and Albula Line routes
  • Dynamic animated pantographs compatible with the Arosa and Albula Line routes
  • Automatic detection of locomotive multiple mode and correct selection of pantograph pairs for player and AI trains
  • Speed select and automatic power cut-off for cabin control wheel
  • Manual control of locomotive fans (Blowers)
  • Opening cabin door and windows with dynamic audio levels
  • Three officially licensed RhB liveries for locomotives 620, 623 and 627
  • Pre-refurbishment Baggage Coach
  • Haik-v type Sliding Door Wagon
  • EWI AB and B Coaches
  • Three position passenger view for the EWI B coach
  • Seasonal timed operation of internal light dimming for all coaches
  • Random window animation on a per coach basis viewable externally and internally with “weather and time intelligence”
  • Rain effects
  • Download size: 97.9 MB

Date Released: 11/1/2018

Requires: Train Simulator 2020

Developer: Thomson Interactive

Language: English, German, French

Player Comments

“This locomotive is a delight to drive and it looks just so cool.”

RolandBP

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM:
OS:Windows® 7 / 8.1
Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 512 MB – 1GB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 40 GB HD space
Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Additional: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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

“Dovetail Games” (“DTG”) is a trading name of RailSimulator.com Limited. “Dovetail Games” is a trademark or registered trademark of Dovetail Games Limited. “RailSimulator.com” and the “Dovetail Games Train Simulator” logo are trademarks of DTG. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Bernina Pass: St Moritz – Poschiavo Route Add-On

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Route Add-On for 29,99 €

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About this Product

Climb the mountains and explore stunning Switzerland – Thomson Interactive’s popular line-up of Swiss add-ons continues with the famed Bernina Pass.

Opened between 1908 and 1910, the railway which traversed the challenging Bernina Pass was built to extend the reach of rail travel, for locals and tourists, expanding upon the success of the Albula Line. The peaks and valleys of the Bernina Alps required rails as high as 2,253 m (7,392 ft), and so the route was built with a staggering 7% gradient for the most part, in both directions, and had to feature engineering marvels such as hairpin curves and plenty of tunnels – all of which are still in use today.

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Construction was costly, and the line struggled to pay for itself to begin with, but once it was taken over by the by the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) in 1943, substantial upgrades revitalised it, and today, it is a world-renowned route through the Alps. The Bernina Pass is served most famously by the Bernina Express, which connects Switzerland and Italy and offers an unrivalled view thanks to the panoramic coaches which are used.

In Train Simulator, the Bernina Pass has been captured exquisitely, right down to individual station building features and the intricate overhead electrification (which the pantograph reacts to). Your virtual journey starts from either St. Moritz or Samedan, familiar locations to owners of the Albula Line, but the line takes a new direction from either station, heading south into the picturesque Bernina Valley.

Things take a turn for speed to begin with, however you’ll soon be riding the steep climb up towards the top of the route, and depending on the time of year, you’ll see the landscape change into something of a wonderland. It is then hairpin central as the descent begins, before finally landing at the base of the valley in Poschiavo.

Climb aboard today and experience the wonder of the Bernina Pass: St. Moritz and Samadan to Poschiavo route.

Included Scenarios

A total of 11 scenarios are included, 6 Career Mode, 3 Railfan Mode and 2 Passenger Mode:

  • (Abe 8/12 RHB) Allegra Tutorial
  • (Abe 8/12 RHB) BEX Autumn Southbound
  • (Abe 8/12 RHB) BEX Winter Northbound
  • (Abe 8/12 RHB) Container Deliveries
  • (Abe 8/12 RHB) Depot Transfer
  • (Abe 8/12 RHB) The Engadine Triangle
  • (RailfanMode) Bernina Diavolezza in Summer
  • (RailfanMode) Ospizio Bernina in Winter
  • (RailfanMode) Poschiavo in Autumn
  • (PassengerMode) Samedan to Alp Grüm
  • (PassengerMode) Alp Grüm to Poschiavo
  • Quick Drive compatible

For customers who own the amazing Albula Line: St Moritz – Thusis Route Add-On, Thomson Interactive have joined Bernina Pass with Albula Line which you can download for free from the Steam Workshop:

Click here to download the Albula Line and Bernina Pass Joined Route. Please note you will need to own both the Albula Line: St Moritz – Thusis Route Add-On, which is a separate purchase, and Bernina Pass in order to play this joined route.

More scenarios are available on the 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

  • 49 km (30 mile) route from St. Moritz and Samedan to Poschiavo
  • Metre gauge track system with 3D sleepers, animated junction levers and illuminated
    Indicators.
  • Spring, Autumn and Winter snow effects including deep track snow at high altitude in Winter with dynamic snow ploughs on trains.
  • RhB signalling system with custom designed signal models and features including:
    • Group signals unique to this line
    • Animated Brake Test and “Abfahrbefehl” (departure indicators)
    • Operating “Besetztes Gleis” indicators for entering occupied platforms
    • Three state ground signals that function correctly between main signals
    • ZSI-90 Safety System track magnets and in-cabin equipment
  • New random request stop features designed especially for the Bernina Pass route.
  • Over 100 overhead line equipment and catenary models.
  • Dynamically operating pantographs for the Abe 8/12 Allegra. Player trains have pantographs that dynamically follow the height of the overhead wires and lower through tunnels.
  • Custom bridge, tunnel portal and snow gallery models designed to accurately represent the stunning engineering of the route.
  • Highly detailed station models designed from our survey of the route along with many other feature models along the line.
  • Animated ski lift models in Celerina.
  • Detailed rock face models to capture the breath-taking scenery of the route.
  • Passenger view for the EWA coach of the Allegra where you can take in the breath-taking scenery and observe the driver’s cabin through the glass partition.
  • 4 x Bernina Express coach types including first class passenger view.
  • Lb-v container wagons and Sp-w timber wagons are included.
  • Route fully configured for Quick Drive scenarios.
  • 3 x Railfan mode scenarios.
  • 8 x Career scenarios including a guided tutorial for the ABe 8/12 Allegra train and two new
    Passenger Mode journeys.
  • Download size: 510mb

 

Date Released: 20/09/2018

Requires: Train Simulator 2020

Developer: Thomson Interactive

Language: English, German, French

Player Comments

“This is a lovely, detailed route which looks gorgeous whatever the season. The attention to detail is excellent and you really have to concentrate on not just admiring the scenery if you want to stay within the speed limits. After a stressful day it’s nice to be able to chill-out doing an end-to-end drive. Even better with the add-on packs.”

acousticalmix

“This is one the best thomson has made. It’s just so fun to drive. The only negative I found is that some of the platform, for example ST.Moritz are very short. Also in the future I hope we get some more typical rolling stock like the ABe 4/4. Overall very recommed”

la-koster

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

RECOMMENDED FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide. “Dovetail Games” (“DTG”) is a trading name of RailSimulator.com Limited. “Dovetail Games”, “RailSimulator.com” and the “Dovetail Games Train Simulator” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DTG. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Arosa Line Route Add-On

Buy Arosa Line Route Add-On for 29,99 €

Or purchase from Steam

About this Product

Following the success of the incredible Albula Line, Thomson Interactive brings to life the scenic and vital Arosa Line for Train Simulator. Including even more nail-biting grades, a whole new set of unique challenges and a fresh, stunning perspective of the Alpine landscape.

This 25-km long line, which winds its way from Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, all the way to Arosa, a Summer and Winter tourist resort, opened in December 1914 to both passengers and freight. Surprisingly, the distance between the two towns is less than 14 km, the route however gained its length from a multitude of hairpin turns which helped it climb over the 1,100m that separates the two communities.

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Not only hairpins, but the Arosa Line (originally known as the Chur-Arosa-Bahn) features many tunnels and viaducts, including the Langwieser Viaduct, a pioneering reinforced concrete structure that spans the Plessur River with the single-track Arosa Line atop. The site today is of national significance, and in the winter months, Christmas lights are hung from the viaduct so it can be seen for miles after dusk. Given all the twists, turns and structures, it takes about an hour to traverse this breath-taking line.

While a standard route nonetheless, the approach, and of course departure from Chur is most unique. Over 2km of the track outside Chur’s main station runs through the streets of the town itself, this is known as the Chur stadtbahn (town railway), and requires extra vigilance as you share track with road traffic and pedestrians.

With Arosa being a tourist resort all year round, the line sees a lot of passenger traffic, but a significant amount of freight is also transported between the two towns. Mixed trains are a common occurrence on the Swiss railway network, so having to haul a little extra load is to be expected. Uniquely, it is not just locomotives that do the hauling, the local electric multiple units will also carry extra passenger coaches, as well as freight, along this incredible railway.

The latest EMU to be put to work along the Arosa Line is the RhB ABe 8/12 Allegra, this 3-car unit was introduced in 2009 and is designed to handle the steepest grades of the RhB railway network, such as those found between Chur and Arosa. The Allegra offers unmatched views for first class passengers, where windows can provide a driver’s eye view of the mountains, and is easily accessible with a low floored centre coach.

Not only does the Allegra perform as expected, it exceeded all measures in December 2009 when a not-in-service unit set a new metre gauge speed record, clocking in at 139 km/h. A total of 15 Allegra ABe 8/12’s operate in Switzerland, and all of them are named after famed Swiss men, including Friedrich Hennings, chairman of construction for the Albula Line, and Willem Jan Holsboer, a founder of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB).

Thomson Interactive has designed the new Allegra to be compatible with their dynamic pantograph height feature developed for the Albula Line and adopted for the Arosa Line. Cab features include pantograph selection, passenger information display control, traction speed control and a whole host of other dynamic features.
All of this, and more, is yours to experience in Thomson Interactive’s beautiful Arosa Line!

Scenarios

The Arosa Line Route Add-on includes seven challenging career scenarios for the route:

  • [ABe 8/12 RhB] Allegra Tutorial
  • [ABe 8/12 RhB] Langwieser Viaduct Illuminations
  • [ABe 8/12 RhB] Arosa Autumn Ascent
  • [ABe 8/12 RhB] Arosa Winter Wonderland
  • [ABe 8/12 RhB] Chur Christmas Descent
  • [ABe 8/12 RhB] Early Morning Timber Collection
  • [ABe 8/12 RhB] Arosa Aggregate Duties

The Arosa Line Route Add-On also includes three Railfan Mode scenarios:
Railfan Mode:

  • Arosa Aggregate Terminal
  • Chur Stadt
  • Langwies Station

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 gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features
  • Metre gauge track system with 3D sleepers, animated junction levers and illuminated indicators covering the line.
  • RhB signalling system with custom designed signal models and features including:
    • Arosa group signals unique to this line.
    • Animated Brake Test and “Abfahrbefehl” (departure indicators).
    • Operating “Besetztes Gleis” indicators for entering occupied platforms.
    • Three state ground signals that function correctly between main signals.
    • ZSI-90 Safety System track magnets and in-cabin equipment.
  • All new request stop features designed especially for the Arosa Line.
  • Over 100 overhead line equipment and catenary models.
  • Dynamically operating pantographs for the ABe 8/12 Allegra. Player locomotives have pantographs that dynamically follow the height of the overhead wires and lower through tunnels.
  • Over 50 custom bridge and tunnel portal models designed to accurately represent the stunning engineering of the route.
  • Highly detailed station models designed from Thomson Interactive’s survey of the route in early 2017 along with many other feature models along the line.
  • Animated ski lift models in Arosa.
  • Detailed rock face models to capture the breath-taking scenery of the route.
  • All new ABe 8/12 Allegra Electric Multiple Unit in branded RhB livery with correct body side nameplates for all fifteen set numbers (3501 – 3515).
    • Dynamic and selectable pantographs with sparking feature.
    • Animated wing mirrors and exterior driver character that automatically moves to the driving end of the train. Player selectable destination system.
    • Automatic speed control system and a host of other in cabin features.
  • Passenger view for the EWA coach of the Allegra where you can take in the breath-taking scenery and observe the driver’s cabin through the glass partition.
  • Lb-v container wagons, Sp-w timber wagons and all-new Fac hopper wagons are included.
  • Route fully configured for Quick Drive scenarios and Allegra trainset compatible with our existing Albula route (available as a separate purchase).
  • 7 x Career scenarios including a guided tutorial for the ABe 8/12 Allegra train.
  • 3 x Railfan mode scenarios.
  • Download size: 454.7 MB

 

Date Released: 17/07/2017

Requires: Train Simulator 2020

Developer: Thomson Interactive

Language: English, German, French

Player Comments

“The work put in on this mountain line is amazing. The views are stunning.”

RolandBP

“Wonderful. Absolutely superb. I only hope that in the future, more historic equipment may become available for these lines. Some older 4/6 and 6/6 motive power would be incredibly fun to drive.”

Ando

“I really enjoy this route though the ride is slow-the engine is interesting to drive and the ability of passangers to signal their wish to stop is fun. The scenery is great.” 

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

RECOMMENDED FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide. “Dovetail Games” (“DTG”) is a trading name of RailSimulator.com Limited. “Dovetail Games”, “RailSimulator.com” and the “Dovetail Games Train Simulator” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DTG. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

RhB Enhancement Pack 01

Buy RhB  Enhancement Pack 01 for 14,99 €

Or purchase from Steam

About this Product

Take control of the unique UNESCO Branded Ge 4/4 III in this enhancement pack add-on for Train Simulator.

The opening of the Vereina Tunnel, what would become the longest tunnel on the RhB, was projected to cause a major spike in both passenger and freight traffic across the mountainous network. In anticipation of the increase, RhB came together with Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (SLM), and ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) in 1989 to develop new traction. The new locomotives would utilise three-phase AC electric technology and GTO Thyristors.

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The original plan to produce a 6 axle variant of the RhB Ge 4/4 II was quickly replaced with a more universally capable 4 axle design. A much more modern bodyshell was used for the new loco, and by the end of 1993, the first Ge 4/4 III, numbered 641, rolled off the production line, entering service on December 3rd of the same year. A further 11 locomotives would enter service between 1994 and 1999.

The Ge 4/4 III fleet is now the principal motive power for traffic on the Albula Railway, the universal design paid off as they can effortlessly cope with either freight or passengers across the mountains, and also command the Glacier Express, known as the slowest express in the world. While originally shipped in classic RhB red, with each loco brandishing a unique coat of arms, the entire fleet has since been decorated with various advertising liveries.

To commemorate the classification of the Albula Line as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2008, locomotive no. 650 ‘Seewis im Prättigau’ was re-liveried into a UNESCO-specific scheme. While 650 retained most of its red front, the rest of the body was given a light blue coating, upon which a graphic depicting a train crossing the Landwasser Viaduct, as viewed from below, is present.

Albula Hauling, Passenger & Freight

Several years after the introduction of the first Einheitswagen (EW) for RhB, it was decided that the next iteration of coaches would focus on passenger comfort and reducing weight. The Einheitswagen II, introduced in 1975, provided more spacious seating, ventilation and heating, plus double glazed windows that were also tinted. The body was extrusion pressed out of aluminium, to not only reduce weight, but also increase strength.

The RhB ordered two main variants of the Einheitswagen II, those being ‘A’ and ‘B’, where A denotes First Class seating throughout, and B is purely standard seating. Neither of these Einheitswagen II models are capable of holding any substantial quantity of passenger’s belongings, so RhB also ordered Baggage Cars which could take care of any storage issues. Luggage and bikes could now be stored away from those aboard, which became even more vital as tourism continued to grow. Some Baggage Cars were fitted with a pantograph to supply heating and air conditioning, taking the strain away from the loco itself.

Of course, the Albula Line is also a key freight route within Switzerland, and a wide variety of tonnage capabilities are seen day in, day out. The Swiss wood industry owes its success to the railways, and the Albula Pass is no exception. ‘Sp-w’ flat cars are often used for transporting roundwood, these wagons are an all-round excellent example of reliable engineering that helps the railway and surrounding area grow.

Another industry, popularly seen curving through the Swiss Alps, is fuel. ‘Za’ tankers transport up to 39000 liters, or 33 tonnes of petroleum a piece, and have a safe and efficient operating history. The mountainous terrain necessitates fuel, and thanks to the Albula railway, plus the readily capable Ge 4/4 III and Za tankers, successful deliveries can be expected promptly.

Ease back on the Throttle

One vital operation across any railway in the world is track maintenance. While maintenance is being carried out Temporary Speed Restrictions (TSRs) are imposed to reduce the speed of movements through the section of line being worked on. The line can be kept open and operated safely instead of shutting it completely for engineering works.

Temporary magnets are placed on the track to warn drivers of an upcoming restriction, of any speed limit, and then once the rear of the consist has passed the area, regular operating speed may resume. This practice is seen worldwide, and while it adds a few minutes to the journey, it is a regular part of railroading activities for drivers to learn and observe.

Scenarios

The RhB Enhancement Pack Add-on includes three challenging career scenarios for the Albula Line: St Moritz – Thusis Route route:

  • GEX Zermatt Transfer
  • Oil Delivery to Samedan
  • Saturday Ski Service

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 gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features
  • Unique Dynamic Pantograph height system
  • RhB GE 4/4 iii 650 Unesco and EW II Coach consist
  • Sp-w Flatbed Wagon in Clean and Rusty Timber variations
  • Za Tank Wagon in Clean and Rusty variations
  • Accurate driving characteristics
  • Coach windows drop automatically if the weather is nice and is daytime
  • Coach lights vary depending on time of day and their current use
  • Coaches have customisable destinations
  • Range of Temporary Speed Restriction signage included
  • Three challenging career scenarios for the Albula Line: St Moritz – Thusis Route
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 71.8 mb

 

Date Released: 17/11/2016

Requires: Train Simulator 2020

Developer: Thomson Interactive

Language: English

Player Comments

“A must have, once you got the Albula line. You get some additional freight wagons, regio train coaches and some more goodies like an additional livery for the loco. Unfortunately not an additional loco.”

Rudolf Jan

“It’s da best train in train simulator.”

East Coast Gunzel

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

RECOMMENDED FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide. “Dovetail Games” (“DTG”) is a trading name of RailSimulator.com Limited. “Dovetail Games”, “RailSimulator.com” and the “Dovetail Games Train Simulator” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DTG. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Albula Line: St Moritz – Thusis Route Add-On

Buy Albula Line:
St. Moritz – Thusis Route for 29,99 €

Or purchase from Steam

About this Product

With stunning scenery from the outset, impressive structures throughout and an iconic rail service which has been operating for the last 8 decades, the line between Thusis and St. Moritz has earned UNESCO World Heritage status!

Since the introduction of railways, many breathtaking landscapes have been unlocked for global captivation. From plains to canyons, what the world has to offer has been made ever-closer as technology advanced. One such example of stunning scenery is of course Switzerland, crisp blue skies contrasting against the towering peaks of the Alps would not be the tourist attraction they are today without the railways. The Albula Line sought to better connect the South East of this picturesque country, and by doing so traversed unbelievable scenery that today is enjoyed around the world.

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In the early 1890s, many towns and villages throughout Graubünden were not fairly served by railways. After the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) was formed out of the successful Landquart-Davos-Bahn, and voted into state ownership, discussions were soon taking place for a new railway line to serve the somewhat isolated communities.

Multiple plans were drawn up for a railway through Graubünden, but eventually a deal was settled in 1898 for a railway that would traverse the Albula Valley via Thusis and St. Moritz. While originally planned as a standard gauge railway, the higher popularity of the narrower metre gauge within the state saw that the latter would be chosen in the end.

After the railway reached Thusis, it was time to traverse the Albula Valley. Construction began in October of 1898 and much of the new line was laid within 5 years. Despite the rapid construction, the new Albula Line was in no shortages of logistical challenges along keys sections of the pass. Steam locomotives of the day were not excessively powerful, yet the line was meant for both passenger and freight traffic. To overcome this, the line was restricted to both a 3.5% gradient and fairly generous turning radius; this solved any potential power struggle and avoided a rack-and-pinion railway, but ushered in the problem that the line couldn’t reach its destination.
The altitude difference throughout the Albula Valley meant that a 3.5% gradient was not enough to connect the towns throughout the pass. The answer would be to artificially extend the railway. Using a combination of curved tunnels, spiral tunnels and viaducts, the builders carefully brought the railway to the right altitude while staying within the parameters. One other vital structure to the railway is the Albula Tunnel. Stretching across 5866 metres, this tunnel is among one of the highest alpine tunnels in Switzerland and passes under almost a kilometre of mountain above, avoiding the Rhine/Danube watershed.

Services began to operate across a majority of the line with its opening in July 1903, these services were not complete though. The debate between RhB and the St. Moritz municipality on where the town’s station should be based was still ongoing, and as result the full line did not open until one year later.

Even though the line was built as a steam railway and was projected to be so for some time, the coal shortage during the First World War pressed RhB into the realm of electrification. By 1919 the whole line was now seeing wired traction.

In 1930, the Ablula Line became home to one of the slowest, yet most beautiful railway expresses in the world, the Glacier Express. This service was born from the idea to connect two of the main mountain resorts in the Swiss Alps by rail, St. Moritz and Zermatt. The full run takes upwards of 7.5 hours to complete, during which time the rolling stock passes over 291 bridges and 91 tunnels, including those on the iconic Albula Railway. After over 80 years of operation, the Glacier Express is considered as one of the principle passenger services to operate across the Albula Line, and it does so on a regular, daily basis.

In modern times of course, the classic Glacier Express has seen some changes to its rolling stock. Perhaps the most revolutionary was the introduction of brand new panorama cars between 1986 and 1993, these new passenger cars featured windows that stretched beyond the sides of the car and upwards over the roof. This open-plan design gives passengers a completely unobstructed view of the snow-capped Alps, featuring both 1st and 2nd Class accommodation.

The route has been served by a variety of locomotives, and today sees the powerful RhB Ge 4/4 III take the Glacier Express across its unforgettable journey. The RhB Ge 4/4 III entered service in 1993 as a new generation of electric locomotives, developed from the previous Ge 4/4 II. With a top speed of 100 km/h, the Ge 4/4 III is perfect for Glacier Express, and Albula freight haulage. A total of 12 locomotives were built between 1993 and 1999, with each featuring a unique Coat of Arms.

With stunning scenery from the outset, impressive structures throughout and an iconic rail service which has been operating for the last 8 decades, the line between Thusis and St. Moritz has earned UNESCO World Heritage status. Welcome to the Albula Line, now available for Train Simulator courtesy of Partner Programme developer, Thomson Interactive.

Scenarios

The Albula Line Route Add-on includes seven challenging career scenarios and one free roam scenario for the route:

  • Spring Commuter Service
  • GEX Summer Ascent
  • St. Moritz Runaround
  • Thusis Container Delivery
  • Summer in Filisur
  • Locomotive Tutorial
  • Autumn Afternoon Duties
  • GEX Winter Descent

The Albula Line Route Add-On also includes three Railfan Mode scenarios, a Free Roam scenario and a unique Passenger Ride scenario:
Railfan Mode:

  • Toua Tunnel
  • Solis Viaduct
  • Landwasser Viaduct

Passenger Mode:

  • Bergün/Bravuogn to Preda

For customers who own the amazing Bernina Pass: St Moritz – Poschiavo Route Add-On, Thomson Interactive have joined Albula Line with Bernina Pass which you can download for free from the Steam Workshop:

Click here to download Albula Line and Bernina Pass Joined Route. Please note you will need to own both the Bernina Pass: St Moritz – Poschiavo Route Add-On, which is a separate purchase, and Albula Line in order to play this joined route.

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 gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features
  • Stunning 65km route through the Swiss Alps
  • Unique Dynamic Pantograph height system
  • GE 4/4 III Electric Locomotive and Glacier Express tourist vehicle consist
  • Lb-v container flat wagons
  • Dynamic seasonal rolling stock textures
  • Over 130 custom bridge and tunnel portal models
  • 16 Highly detailed station models
  • New animated ski lift models in Bergün and Celerina.
  • Over 100 overhead line equipment and catenary models designed specifically for this route.
  • Completely new RhB signalling system with custom designed signal models and advanced features
  • Accurate driving characteristics
  • Seven challenging career scenarios for the route
  • Three Railfan Mode Scenarios
  • One Unique Passenger Mode scenario
  • One Free Roam scenario
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 457.1 mb

 

Date Released: 01/09/2016

Requires: Train Simulator 2020

Developer: Thomson Interactive

Language: English, German, French, Italian

Player Comments

“Awesome route, a full run between St. Moritz and Thusis takes almost 90 minutes. The locomotive has a nice cruise control feature, explained in the tutorial scenario. Quick Drive has some AI in it, and allows you to start and end at several stations on the line.” 

Purno

“This is a beautiful route, expertly constructed and presented. The detail is first-class and you’ll want to keep pausing the scenario just to take a look around. The stock (and other RhB add-on packs) are also excellent, looking great and having plenty of functionality to keep you interested. Highly recommended!” 

acousticalmix

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

RECOMMENDED FOR 32-BIT: OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide. “Dovetail Games” (“DTG”) is a trading name of RailSimulator.com Limited. “Dovetail Games”, “RailSimulator.com” and the “Dovetail Games Train Simulator” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DTG. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.