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Train Simulator: BR Class 73 'Gatwick Express' Loco Add-On
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Rel Date: 2016-02-18
Publisher: Dovetail Games
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Developer: Dovetail Games
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The unique Class 73 remains the only electro-diesel locomotive to be seen on the UK's rail network, and now comes to Train Simulator in InterCity Gatwick Express livery, complete with the Class 488 and Class 489 to recreate authentic Gatwick Express services.

The Class 73 was designed to operate on both 650/750V DC third rail and diesel power, following British Railways' 1955 modernisation plan and an increase in electrification in the Southern Region. The Class 73 was built in two stages - the first six locomotives were built by BR in 1962 at Eastleigh Works (initially classified as Class 72) with the remaining 42 in the Class built by English Electric at their Vulcan Foundry between 1965 and 1967.

Initially designed for mixed traffic use, the Class 73 had limited power output of 600hp when operating under diesel traction mode; when operating on third rail, the power output was considerably higher at 1,600hp, meaning the Class spent most of its time in Southern England. Arguably one of the most famous uses was hauling the Gatwick Express services between London Victoria and Gatwick from the mid-1980s until 2005, although many Class 73s could be seen hauling other passenger, freight, parcels and boat trains, and also as 'Thunderbird' rescue locomotives.

To date, all but 10 of the Class remain, some in mainline service with others preserved, and current owners include GB Railfreight, Network Rail, South West Trains and Eurostar.

The Class 488 started their lives as standard BR Mk2f passenger coaches. However, in the mid-1980s, BR's search for new Gatwick Express stock to replace the ageing Class 423 '4-VEP' saw a number of Mk2f coaches being converted into sets for the service.

Two sub-sets of Class 488 were produced, the 488/2 was rebuilt as two-car units for first class accommodation and the 488/3 was a set of three coaches for standard class only, both sub-classes with the addition of air conditioning and Southern Region multiple unit control jumpers.

Following privatisation, the Class 488s were only used on Gatwick Express services, sandwiched between a Class 73 and Class 489. From 2000, Class 488 services were gradually replaced by new Class 460 ?Juniper? EMUs, although some units still remain in service with operators such as Network Rail, Northern Ireland Railways and the Ministry of Defence.

As BR continued its upgrade to Gatwick Express services, a number of DMBSO coaches from Class 414 2HAP EMUs were converted into DMLV coaches specifically for airport trains. Coupled with Class 488 and Class 73 stock, the Class 489 was a driving motor coach with capacity to transport luggage, with a top speed of 90mph (145 km/h).

As with the Class 488, withdrawals of the Class 489 began in the early 2000s, with all completely removed from Gatwick Express services by 2005. Half of the Class survived into preservation, with three units still being used by Network Rail for de-icing maintenance trains.

The BR Class 73 for Train Simulator is available in InterCity ?Gatwick Express? livery and includes Class 488/2 Mk2e TFO, Mk2e TFOH, Class 488/3 Mk2e TSO and Mk2e TSOH passenger coaches in InterCity ?Gatwick Express? livery, plus Class 489 GLV driveable cab car in InterCity ?Gatwick Express? livery, as operating on the London-Brighton route in the early 2000s. The Class 73 features a dual power-control unit to allow the locomotive to run under diesel and third rail power, Driver Safety Device (DSD), Driver Reminder Appliance (DRA), Electro-Pneumatic brake, plus accurate and authentic sounds recorded from 73210, access kindly provided by the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR Class 73 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam.

Also included are scenarios specifically for the London-Brighton route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Scenarios

Three scenarios for the London-Brighton route:

  • A Crowded Space (Class 489)
  • Outbound Express (Class 73)
  • Return Diversion (Class 489)

Key Features

  • BR Class 73 in InterCity ‘Gatwick Express’ livery
  • Dual power control for diesel and third rail running
  • Driver Safety Device (DSD)
  • Driver Reminder Appliance (DRA)
  • Electro-pneumatic brake
  • BR Class 488/2 Mk2e TFO passenger coach
  • BR Mk2e TFOH passenger coach
  • BR Class 488/3 Mk2e TSO passenger coach
  • BR Class 489 GLV with driveable cab
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the London-Brighton route
  • Download size: 234mb

Source: The Publisher Website.

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