Posted by Dovetail Games Support on 09 March 2018 02:13 PM
Ever wanted to drive a train? Well, now you can from the comfort of your living room – Train Sim World: Founders Edition is Out Now exclusively for Xbox One!
The Great Western Main Line started construction in 1835 as a grand effort by famed engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, to link the Southwest of England to London, and the line was quickly established as a major link for both businesses and residents, in and outside the capital.
The first three stages of the “GWML” saw the line between London and Reading completed, this stretch of track followed the Thames Valley, and by Brunel’s design was noticeably level, being dubbed “Brunel’s Billiard Table”.
Today, the line is operated by Great Western Railway, and has for over 40 years been the definition of high-speed with the introduction of the ‘InterCity 125’ BR Class 43 HST (High Speed Train), a British icon in and of itself that has sped passengers out of London at 125mph with ease for decades.
“GWR” also provide local services along the Thames Valley utilising the 1990s-built ‘Networker Turbo’ diesel multiple units, including the BR Class 166, a 3-car unit capable of bringing commuters into the heart of the Capital, while keeping up with the bustling schedule.
Having rail connections across the length and breadth of Britain, the GWML also sees significant freight traffic daily. DB Schenker are frequently tasked with hauling freight across the Thames Valley, for which they employ a fleet of BR Class 66 diesel-electric locomotives, 3300 horsepower brutes which share heritage with the American SD40-2.
With Train Sim World: Founders Edition, available now exclusively for Xbox One, the full “Great Western Express” experience awaits!
Download the Train Sim World: Founders Edition Quick Start Guide here.
Be the Driver…
Step into the feature-accurate cabs of the BR Class 43 HST, BR Class 166 and BR Class 66 and perform a variety of high-speed, local stopper and key freight services along the stunningly recreated Great Western Main Line between London Paddington and Reading.
…Beat the Clock…
Managing a balance of safety and timeliness provides a unique challenge. No matter your duty, be that stopping at every station or travelling at over 2-miles-a-minute, keeping to schedule while offering a smooth ride is of upmost importance.
…Explore the Thames Valley…
Hang up the master key and just go for a walk, start at each station and take in the detail as you explore your surroundings. There are a total of 75 collectables for you to find in Train Sim World: Founders Edition, where will you start looking first?
…And so much more!
Catch a ride as a passenger, go trainspotting, unload aggregate, rescue a stranded HST, face the typically British weather – forget the “Beast from the East”, the “Best from the West” is available now in the form of Train Sim World: Founders Edition, exclusively for Xbox One! ■