All Aboard for Reading!
Posted by DTG Support Trains on 17 October 2017 11:02 AM
Train Sim World: Great Western Express is OUT NOW for Windows PC!
We are proud to announce that our first add-on for Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul, our latest, next-generation train simulator, is available now!
To celebrate the release, and to get you in the zone of the Great Western Main Line, we present to you our 10 favourite things to do in Train Sim World: Great Western Express. Feel free to try them out!
1. Beat the Clock
Managing a balance of safety and timeliness provides a unique challenge within Train Sim World. Whether you’re racing along in the HST or visiting every station in the Networker, keeping to schedule while offering a smooth ride is of utmost importance.
2. Get Up to Speed
Step into the cab of the iconic HST and whisk passengers through the Thames Valley at over 2 miles per minute! There is nothing like seeing the trees, houses and industrial complexes whizz past the windscreen as you work some of the fastest services in the country.
3. Explore the Thames Valley
Hang up the master key and just go for a walk, start at each station and feel the detail as you explore your surroundings. There are a total of 75 collectables for you to find in Train Sim World: Great Western Express, where will you start looking first?
4. Catch a Ride
It is common practise for railway employees to catch a ride in the cab with their fellow train crew, be that to pick up a service elsewhere, or simply get a front row seat on their way home. Of course, you can also do the same from the rear cab and watch the world head away before your eyes.
5. Take the Load Off
It’s not all commuters and containers, aggregate duties will see you unload at the facility near Southall so knowing the ins-and-outs of the BR Class 66’s EM2000 system will be essential for low-speed running.
6. Spend a Day Trainspotting
Pick a time, pick a station, and just spot, spot for hours. You could note down the numbers of every train you see, capture each one in a still or film your day to share the experience of a breathtakingly fast HST flying along the Thames Valley.
7. Become a Passenger
It’s not all about driving, you are welcome to walk amongst the passengers, board trains with them, and sit down in the morning peak with fellow travellers dotted everywhere. If you’re looking for a bit of high-speed action, a journey in the HST is always a good start.
8. Lend a Helping Hand
Failures aren’t always common, but are not unheard of, and when a HST fails it needs rescuing. As a driver of the BR Class 66, freight will not be your only duty, as in the scenario “Drag Line”, you’ll have to couple up to a HST and help it back to Old Oak Common.
9. Capture that Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot
A quick study of the timetable and a few “epic” moments may just pop out at you; head to the nearest station, choose a perfect spot, and await for the unique action to unfold.
10. Face the Weather
Nothing says a typically British day like a cold and rainy rush hour, and when the task of hauling heavy freight falls on your shoulders, you must brave the conditions and prepare to weave through the bustling morning peak.
After you’ve taken the time to explore, be sure to tell us your stories of the Great Western Main Line. The Thames Valley awaits!
To start your journey, head over to the Store and be captivated by Train Sim World: Great Western Express, featuring the iconic HST, dependable BR Class 166 and powerful BR Class 66! ■