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Festival of Rail Announced!

Join us from 20th-23rd January as we celebrate with our yearly Festival of Rail on Steam; featuring daily streams, community features and more!

The annual Festival of Rail begins Thursday 20th January on Steam, and as part of this our Railfan TV team will be broadcasting each evening from 7 PM UTC.

You can look forward to a developer update for Spirit of Steam (including the announcement of Train Sim World 2's first Steam route!) and a first look at the upcoming Creators Club for Train Sim World 2. Join us as we explore the scenic Welsh coastline in North Wales Coast Line: Crewe - Holyhead coming soon for Train Simulator 2022 and see exclusive videos from The British Ace, LauraKBuzz, Rob Jansen and more! See the full schedule below...











Festival of Rail will be live Thursday 20th January 7 PM UTC. Be Sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get regular updates on what's going on throughout the festival!

Festival of Rail Announced!

A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/24010/announcements/detail/3142950121373921011]here[/url].

Anglesey Arrival

The scenic North Wales Coast Line: Crewe - Holyhead is returning to Train Simulator on January 20th, with Avanti West Coast and Transport for Wales!



Let’s recap the history of this famed line…

Ever since the Act of Union in 1801, which saw Ireland become part of the United Kingdom, people have strived to improve the connection between the two isles. The 19th Century was still young, and all communication was bound by horse-drawn transport and sailing ships of the day. Ships for Dublin would arrive at Dun Laoghaire (formerly known as Kingstown), and frequently departed Holyhead, Wales – this was the shortest trip for boats to take.

As years went by, many improvements were made to existing roads in order to make the journey to Holyhead that much easier; however, nothing would revolutionise Welsh/Irish connections like the arrival of railways in the 1840s.



Two railway companies would form the basis of what is today the North Wales Coast Line. The first was the Chester and Crewe Railway, which linked the two communities in 1840, and only a few years later, the Chester and Holyhead Railway was incorporated. The latter’s route was proposed by the Father of Railways himself, George Stephenson, knowing full well that the coastal route along the Irish Sea would be best for hauling mail traffic to and from Ireland.

The full line was completed not long after and was ready to transform communications across seas by August 1848. Irish Mail would regularly work from London to Crewe, along the path of the West Coast Main Line, before continuing onwards to Holyhead and finally Ireland. By this point, the original Chester and Crewe Railway had already been absorbed by the Grand Junction Railway, and the Chester and Holyhead Railway followed suit in 1859 when it became part of the London and North Western Railway (LNWR).



The LNWR, being in control of the West Coast Main Line and now the line to Holyhead, saw an opportunity for a spike in tourist traffic. Trains were put on to serve seaside resorts like Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and along the Llandudno branch, setting in stone the line’s popularity. Without a doubt, the most iconic and historic point along the line is its proximity to Conwy Castle; in fact, the railway itself uniquely passes right alongside the ancient structure, and even passes through the still-standing city walls.

With the grouping of railway companies in 1928 to form the “Big Four”, the LNWR network became part of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway - a further popular era ensued. As British Railways arrived however, certain specials were cut from the timetable, and the North Wales Coast Line would relegated back to a freight-heavy powerhouse. Today, freight is less common among the line, although it has remained a local and long-distance passenger haven with Transport for Wales and Avanti West Coast combining to serve the line dozens of times a day.



What happens if I already own them?
North Wales Coast Line: Crewe - Holyhead will be arriving January 20th. Owners of the already existing Arriva and Virgin Trains branded North Wales Coastal: Crewe – Llandudno and North Wales Coastal Route Extension: Crewe – Holyhead will receive this new version in their library containing Avanti West Coast and Transport for Wales. Do not worry the original routes and branding will still stay a part of your collection.



Anglesey Arrival

A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/24010/announcements/detail/3142950121370069109]here[/url].

Marias Pass - Available Now!



Spectacular scenery and large sweeping curves through the Rocky Mountains are just some of the features of Marias Pass, available now for Train Simulator worldwide.

Marias Pass was voted for by the community and is our first BNSF add-on available globally, with more to follow in 2022.

The 152-mile Montana route was first charted by the then principal engineer of the Great Northern Railway, John Frank Stevens, in December 1889. It proved to be an ideal route for a railroad with its wide valley and gentle gradient, meaning it would not require extensive excavation and multiple locomotives would not be required to haul freight up its incline.

The Pass reaches more than 5,200 feet (1,580 metres) at its summit and forms the southern edge of the Continental Ranges, a major grouping of the Rocky Mountains. Starting out at Shelby, the route winds up and through the flat farmland and open plains before heading into the mountain range through narrow canyons and vast pine forests alongside the Flathead River. Passing through Cut Bank and Browning, the route reaches the summit just after Marias, before descending through Essex and Columbia Falls to Whitefish.

The route is famous for its spectacular bridges, and these are accurately depicted alongside other features including mountain snow sheds, the silo ‘Dalek’ at Browning, Belton Lake, the concrete Penguin at Cut Bank, a large marshalling yard at Whitefish, industrial facilities throughout the route and the 13 mile branch line to Kalispell.

Also included with the route is a GE ES44 DC locomotive in BNSF heritage livery and a Burlington Northern EMD SW1500 switcher, along with new BNSF 50ft box cars and lumber cars, and several reworked freight cars in BNSF and BN livery.

Get 75% off for launch in the Steam Winter Sale.

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Marias Pass - Available Now!

A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/24010/announcements/detail/3142948216824334786]here[/url].

Steam Winter Sale Live Now!



The Steam Winter Sale is now on. Start or expand your Train Simulator 22 collection today with hundreds of Add-Ons available now at big discounts. Highlights from the sale include...

Train Simulator 2022 (-60%)
Master complex operations across three detailed real-world routes. Operate Amtrak’s Acela, the fastest US commuter locomotive, between Washington DC – Baltimore. Master Regional and Intercity traffic in the DB BR 429.1 with Frankfurt – Koblenz and take on the famous Lickey Incline with the BR Class 323 in Birmingham Cross City. Deliver passengers and freight to their destinations with a packed timetable of real-world services and scenarios. Whatever you love about trains, Train Simulator 2022 lets you take your hobby to the next level.

Marias Pass (-75%)
BNSF add-ons are now available globally, grab the first released route in the Steam Sale at a huge discount. Marias Pass is a stunning Montana route through some of the most picturesque mountainous settings with its unique challenges of driving long, heavy freight trains up and down the wide valleys and gentle gradients. Included with the route is a GE ES44 DC locomotive in BNSF heritage livery and a Burlington Northern EMD SW1500 switcher, along with new BNSF 50ft box cars and lumber cars, and several reworked freight cars in BNSF and BN livery.

South Wales Coastal (-60%)
The South Wales Coastal route is host for a variety of traction, from Bristol right the way through to Swansea, and this 80+ mile route is available now for Train Simulator! South Wales Coastal: Bristol - Swansea features 18 scenarios where you'll be able to experience a range of locomotives including the BR Class 175 in unbranded livery, BR Class 67 in DB Schenker Livery, BR Class 70 in Freightliner Livery, BR Class 43 HST in Great Western Railway Livery! Why not expand your coastal experience with the Trainload BR Class 60 also available in the Steam Winter sale at 50% off.

Norddeutsche-Bahn (-50%)
Scenic regional operations come to life with the picturesque Kiel - Lübeck railway for Train Simulator! The 80 km Kiel-Lübeck railway will allow you to experience Schleswig-Holstein at its scenic best, aboard hard-working traction such as the DB BR 648 DMU in DB Regio Livery and DB BR 218 diesel locomotive dressed in the DB Traffic Livery. Master these locomotives and more across 7 scenarios which will have you taking passengers across stunning vistas and through the heart of forested plains.

To see everything in the Steam Winter Sale head over to our store page:

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Steam Winter Sale Live Now!

A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/24010/announcements/detail/3142948216821304588]here[/url].

B&O Mountain Subdivision Retro Pack - Out Now



Journey to the rugged Alleghany Mountains and experience classic railroading of the 1960s on America’s historic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad – with High Iron Simulations’ new Baltimore & Ohio Retro Pack 01!

Created as a perfect addition to the highly acclaimed Train Simulator B&O Mountain Subdivision route, Baltimore & Ohio Retro Pack 01 delivers all the captivating experiences and challenges of traditional B&O railroading in the 1960s, as first-generation diesels battle the railroad’s historic and demanding crossing of the towering and ancient Alleghany Mountains.

Baltimore & Ohio Retro Pack 01 includes four types of first-generation diesel locomotives, in multiple variations and wearing a variety of authentic liveries:

  • B&O’s legendary Electro-Motive F7 (cab and booster) is featured in four liveries: The F7’s “as delivered” magnificent B&O blue, gray, and black scheme; Simplified blue and black of circa 1961; the B&O’s distinctive “Sunburst” livery of circa 1963; and B&O’s “Capitol” blue scheme of circa 1966.
  • B&O’s stylish and hard-hauling Baldwin RF16 “Sharknose” diesel (cab and booster) wears the blue-and-black livery the exotic freight units wore throughout the 1960s.
  • B&O’s landmark GP7 road-switcher is included in passenger and freight variations (with and without steam generators) and in multiple liveries.
  • B&O’s GP9 diesel workhorse is included in passenger and freight versions (with and without steam generators and dynamic brakes) and multiple liveries, including “as built” freight and passenger liveries.

Each of the locomotives in Baltimore & Ohio Retro Pack 01 feature the advanced and authentic air braking systems created by Mike Rennie of Smokebox as debuted on the B&O Mountain Subdivision route. And the B&O RF16 “Sharknose” also features a realistic version of Baldwin’s unique air throttle with integrated dynamic brake controls.

Joining the diverse motive power roster in Baltimore & Ohio Retro Pack 01 is a selection of freight rolling stock, including B&O’s long-lived Class I-5 wooden cupola in no less than seven livery and detail variations, plus boxcars, tank cars, refrigerator cars, and coal hoppers.

And Baltimore & Ohio Retro Pack 01 puts you right to work on the tough and unrelenting grades of the B&O Mountain Subdivision, with ten realistic career scenarios that include priority manifest, coal, local freight, and switching assignments. In the pack’s ten challenging scenarios, you’ll travel over the length of the magnificent 101-mile B&O Mountain Subdivision and take the throttle of each type of the four included diesel locomotives!

Note: The locomotives and equipment of Baltimore & Ohio Retro Pack 01 can be used on a variety of Train Simulator routes. The included scenarios require the B&O Mountain Subdivision route (route available separately).

Climb aboard Baltimore & Ohio’s memorable diesel motive power and enjoy classic 1960s railroading amid the rugged and scenic Alleghany Mountains – with High Iron Simulations’ Baltimore & Ohio Retro Pack 01, now available on Steam with 15% off for launch!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1804510/











Chatham Main Line - Out Now!



Dating back to the competitive 1860s, the Chatham Main Line is long cemented in the fabric of Kentish life; from making commuting into London possible, to bringing people from across England to the Kent Coast for summer getaways. Today the line is as important and as busy as ever, supporting commuter, mainline and high-speed services throughout.

Experience the full Chatham Main Line in its entirety from London Victoria to Ramsgate and Dover via Faversham! The Sheerness Branch is also included, as is London Blackfriars, totalling over 130 miles of South East metals to explore across 7 career scenarios. Also featuring are a plethora of Southeastern EMUs, including an all-new BR Class 465/9 in the Southeastern Blue Stripe & Grey Stripe livery for long-distance Networker action!

The Chatham Main Line route spans over 130 miles in South East London and Kent, from the bustling hubs of London Victoria & Blackfriars to the popular Kent Coast destinations of Dover and Ramsgate. More than 60 detailed stations feature across the route, as well as numerous landmarks, take to the rails and explore this monumental route aboard varied and modern Southeastern traction.

Available now for Train Simulator 2022, get a 10% discount for launch.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1717657/









Chatham Main Line - Out Now!

A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/24010/announcements/detail/4308254080120588922]here[/url].

BNSF Routes Releasing Worldwide

BNSF Routes are coming to Train Simulator 2022 worldwide!


We are excited to announce that previously released and any future BNSF branded add-ons will be coming to Train Simulator 2022 globally. Better yet, you will be deciding which one of three routes will be coming to Steam first, before Christmas! Will you choose the legendary Tehachapi Pass, the stunning Marias Pass or the challenging Stevens Pass? Head over to our forums to cast your vote.

If Marias Pass or Stevens Pass win, it will be available worldwide before Christmas. If Tehachapi Pass wins, owners of it worldwide will receive a free update before Christmas to add the BNSF-branding. This is only the start, look out for more BNSF branded add-ons as we start to roll them out on Steam in the New Year.

Head to https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/ts22-bnsf-routes-releasing-worldwide.49658/ to vote on one of the following BNSF routes...

Marias Pass


Spectacular scenery and large sweeping curves through the Rocky Mountains are just some of the features of Marias Pass. The route is famous for its spectacular bridges, and these are accurately depicted alongside other features including mountain snow sheds, the silo ‘Dalek’ at Browning, Belton Lake, the concrete Penguin at Cut Bank, a large marshalling yard at Whitefish, industrial facilities throughout the route and the 13-mile branch line to Kalispell. Also included with the route is a GE ES44 DC locomotive in BNSF heritage livery and a Burlington Northern EMD SW1500 switcher, along with BNSF 50ft box cars and lumber cars, and several freight cars in BNSF and BN livery.

Stevens Pass


The mountainous Stevens Pass through the Cascade Mountains features the longest railroad tunnel in the United States, and is now recreated in this spectacular route for Train Simulator. Featuring stations at Cashmere, Leavenmouth, Winton, Berne, Skykomish, Baring, Gold Bar and Everett, as well as the Boeing construction facility and major industrial yards at Wenatchee and Mukilteo. Also included are locomotives and rolling stock often seen on the route, including the EMD GP38-2, in ex-BN and BNSF Heritage liveries, and a GE ES44DC diesel locomotive in BNSF livery, plus a selection of freight cars and unique loads.

Tehachapi Pass


The Tehachapi Pass route for Train Simulator re-creates this historic line in contemporary form from Mojave to Bakersfield, California, a distance of 68 route miles. Anchored by busy yard facilities at both Mojave and Bakersfield, the route takes you to all of Tehachapi’s numerous renowned locations – Sand Cut, the Caliente horseshoe, Bealville, Walong siding, Cable, Summit, and, of course, legendary Tehachapi Loop, where the line uses a full loop and tunnel to cross over itself in truly dramatic fashion. Tehachapi is home to big motive power and the Train Simulator route features Union Pacific’s General Electric AC4400CW and ES44AC diesels along with Electro-Motive SD70ACe and GP40-2 diesels as well as BNSF GE ES44DC power.

Voting closes December 15th and the winner will be released on Steam globally before Christmas. This will be the first release with more BNSF content coming in the New Year.

Stay up to date with upcoming releases and more for Train Simulator 2022 by following @railsimulator on https://twitter.com/railsimulator and https://www.facebook.com/railsimulator


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BNSF Routes Releasing Worldwide

A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/24010/announcements/detail/3142946404930695268]here[/url].

Steam Autumn Sale Now On!

The Steam Autumn Sale is here! There are discounts on hundreds of Train Simulator routes, locomotives and marketplace Add-Ons.

Routes featured include Tehachapi Pass (-20%), South Wales Coastal (-20%) and Bahnstrecke Riesa - Dresden (-20%). There are a wide range of locomotives to learn from the Canadian Pacific AC4400CW (-25%), Merchant Navy Class (-20%) or the SBB RABE 523 (-25%). You can also find a range of Marketplace packs like the recently relesed Tehachapi Pass Scenario Pack (-10%).

Also launching 25th November as part of the Steam Autumn Sale we have a Thanksgiving gift with the Amtrak P42DC 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition. This pack includes five Amtrak 50th Anniversary liveries for the General Electric P42DC and new scenarios for the Miami-West Palm Beach route. The Amtrak 50th Anniversary pack will be free for one week! Miami-West Palm Beach is also discounted at -50% during the Autumn Sale.

You can browse all of the Add-Ons for Train Simulator 2022 on the store page...

https://store.steampowered.com/app/24010/

Steam Autumn Sale Now On!

A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/24010/announcements/detail/3142945680159512249]here[/url].

Steam Halloween Sale Now On!

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Steam Halloween Sale Now On!



The Steam Halloween Sale has arrived with many spooktacular deals on Train Simulator and Train Sim World 2 Add-Ons!

The sale runs October 28th - November 1st and you can enjoy the following discounts plus much more...

Train Simulator 2022 Regional Editions - 10%
Launching today, are five new Train Simulator 2022 Regional Editions. Discover the Guiguang High Speed and Longhai Railways in the Chinese Edition. Explore the Engadin Linie and Gotthardbahn Alpine Classic in the Swiss Edition. Cross the magnificent Forth Bridge on the Fife Circle line in the UK Edition. Master the famous Hudson Line: New York – Croton-Hamon rail line in the US Edition and travel through the packed city of Dresden in Bahnstrecke Riesa – Dresden with the German Edition!



Nuremberg & Regensburg Bahn - 25%
Take charge of vital passenger and freight services over stunning Bavarian terrain. With plenty of traction every day and a diverse range of services to take on, all twinned with iconic station infrastructure and the scenic Bavarian landscape, there’s no resting on the rails of the Nuremberg-Regensburg railway.



Granger Heartland: Kansas City - Topeka – 25%
Anchored on the great railroad town of Kansas City, Union Pacific’s Heartland Service Unit is perfectly named, stretching through America’s vibrant and busy granger heartland. And now, extraordinary Union Pacific granger-country main line railroading comes to Train Simulator with the Kansas City – Topeka route!



Marsdonshire - 50%
Marsdonshire is a fictional UK network from Just Trains, with around 160 miles to explore, giving you a great range of tasks and a variety of interesting places to visit in this contemporary county. The railway network in Marsdonshire has always supplied vital links between the various communities and industrial centres. There is plenty across the network for you to discover!



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Train Simulator 2022 Out Now!



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Train Simulator 2022 is out now on Steam, featuring three routes and a Deluxe Edition including Bahnstrecke Strasbourg – Karlsruhe!

Train Simulator 2022 comes with three authentic real-world routes that have been updated and re-engineered to provide you with an enhanced gameplay experience. Frankfurt – Koblenz features updated signalling for a more realistic experience, take in improved scenery and new licensed brands in Birmingham Cross City Line and listen to improved audio on Amtrak's Acela Express in NEC: Washington – Baltimore plus much more (Patch notes here).
Train Simulator 2022 also features faster loading times, these have now been dramatically improved with feedback from our amazing community over the last year, so routes now load and perform better than ever before!



Northeast Corridor: Washington DC – Baltimore
Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor: It is a crown jewel of American railroading. Climb aboard Amtrak’s high-speed Acela and flashy ACS-64 speedster as you experience American passenger railroading at its best across the bustling southern portion of the “NEC” – from Baltimore, Maryland, to America’s capital city.



Frankfurt – Koblenz
Famed for its natural beauty and historical importance, the picturesque Linke Rheinstrecke and Mainbahn come together as one as you operate on one of the busiest lines in all of Germany using the state-of-the-art DB BR 429.1 EMU in the striking white SÜWEX livery, DB BR 411 ICE T in DB ICE livery, DB BR 423 in DB S-Bahn Rhein-Main livery and more!



Birmingham Cross City Line
Encounter dense commuter services, linking important interchange hubs and local communities across the Cross City Line route. Take charge of the BR Class 323 EMU, 350/1, 350/2 and 350/3 in London Midland livery and tackle the famed Lickey Incline, the steepest sustained main-line railway incline in Great Britain!



Train Simulator 2022 Deluxe Edition
As well as three exciting routes, the Train Simulator 2022 Deluxe Edition comes with a brand-new route, Bahnstrecke Strasbourg – Karlsruhe. Explore this 112km (70-Mile) route from Strasbourg, France, to Offenburg and Karlsruhe, Germany, including both lines via Ettlingen and Durmersheim. Explore 28 authentically detailed stations and visit Expansive yards outside Karlsruhe, Strasbourg and Offenburg. Tackle a multitude of signalling and safety system types across multiple scenarios featuring dense Dense passenger and freight services, including regional, inter-city, high-speed and cross-border traffic. Climb aboard the SNCF BR 186 and haul container traffic into Germany, make the return trip from the complex cabs of the TGV Euroduplex or ICE 3M, and hop on-board regional and additional ICE trains to Offenburg.



Railfan TV
Join the Railfan TV team tonight at 19:00 UTC for the launch of Train Simulator 2022. Come see Jamie and Danny as they put the new Deluxe Edition route, Bahnstrecke Strasbourg – Karlsruhe, through its paces!

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Train Simulator 2022 Out Now!

A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/24010/announcements/detail/2903123926591572347]here[/url].