Platform: Steam
Price:  €19.99

Overview

A triumph of engineering and perseverance, the line from Freiburg to Hausach takes in some of the most picturesque views in southern Germany, and now you can drive this dramatic route ? complete with hairpin loops and curving tunnels ? in Train Simulator.

In the 1840s a need was established for a new railway to shorten the journey between Offenburg and Singen. Plans were drawn up for a railway that would cut through the scenic Black Forest to reduce the journey distance by about 90 km. However despite the benefits of this line, it was deemed that the complex and expensive construction of the route and all the structures required would not be possible to build. The main struggle for builders was the incredible height difference throughout the Black Forest, and how to avoid a gradient steeper than 2% at any point which locomotives would not be able to cope with.

Luckily some 20 years after the plans were abolished, a plan was put forward using numerous hairpin loops and curving tunnels carving through the landscape to avoid laying track over the steep gradients. By 1863 the construction of a railway line through the Black Forest had begun and would take about 10 years to complete.

The most difficult section of the Black Forest Railway to construct was between Hornberg and Sankt Georgen. Several major hairpin loops were built to keep the railway within its gradient boundaries as it climbed along the valley. The loops extended the length of this section from 21 to 38 km, a lengthy but necessary solution.

Black Forest Journeys: Freiburg ? Hausach recreates this route, complete with its challenging gradients and numerous passes and tunnels, as it appears today with mostly electric traction in operation hauling passengers and freight.

Features

Scenarios

Four Career scenarios for the route, including:

  • Black Forest Tunnel Carousel 
  • From Freiburg to Seebrugg following schedule 
  • From Seebrugg to Freiburg following schedule 
  • Hoellental- and Black Forest Magic 
Ten standard scenarios, including:

  • Black Forest tunnel carousel 
  • From Freiburg to Seebrugg following schedule 
  • From Freiburg to Seebrugg in winter 
  • From Seebrugg to Freiburg following schedule 
  • Hoellental and Black Forest Magic in winter 
  • Local Train from Freiburg to Donaueschingen 
  • Roller Coaster to Freiburg 
  • Roller Coaches to Freiburg in winter 
  • Winter extremes in the black forest 
  • Winter steam double in the Black Forest 
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 

  • 48km route from Freiburg to Hausach 
  • Branch line from Titisee to Seebrugg 
  • BR 143 electric locomotive 
  • BR 145 electric locomotive 
  • V200 diesel-hydraulic locomotive 
  • BR52 steam locomotive 
  • Scenarios for the route 
  • Quick Drive compatible 
  • Download size: 2,209mb

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
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