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Train Sim World is Dovetail Games' latest train simulator, released on the 16th March 2017. It is developed by Dovetail Games which announced it on the 1st September 2016. The original version, entitled 'CSX Heavy Haul' featured one route, Sand Patch Grade and was only available on PC. If you bought Train Sim World prior to 24th July 2018 you must pay extra to update your game to the same version that is now sold in the steam store. The second version was 'Founders Edition' which was available on Xbox containing Great Western Express. The latest version, simply 'Train Sim World' is available on PC, Xbox and PS4, featuring three routes, Great Western Express, Rapid Transit & NEC: New York as well as Sand Patch Grade for the PC version only. Again, only if you buy the game now. If you bought Train Sim World before 24th July 2018 you don't get all of these routes. The digital deluxe version also includes the GP40-2 dlc.

On August 15th 2019, the next edition of Train Sim World will be released, 'Train Sim World 2020'. Current owners of the game will receive a free update, and the routes contained in TSW 2020 can be bought for a discount. There will also be a digital deluxe edition, containing the Peninsula Corridor route.

RoutesEdit

Three routes are available as part of Train Sim World; Great Western Express, Rapid Transit & NEC: New York. Sand Patch Grade, previously featured in the CSX Heavy Haul edition, is available only in the PC version. All routes are add-ons.

Sand Patch Grade (SPG) Great Western Express (GWE) Rapid Transit (RT)
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NEC: New York (NEC: NY) West Somerset Railway (WSR) Ruhr Sieg Nord (RSN)
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Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Northern Trans-Pennine (NTP) Main-Spessart Bahn (MSB)
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Tees Valley Line (TVL) Peninsula Corridor (SFJ)
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Rolling StockEdit

See Rolling Stock List

EditionsEdit

See also Train Sim World Editions

Edition DLC Included Start Date End Date
CSX Heavy Haul Beta Sand Patch Grade Beta 8th December 2016 21st December 2016
CSX Heavy Haul Sand Patch Grade 16th March 2017 24th July 2018
Founders Edition Great Western Express 9th March 2018 24th July 2018
Train Sim World Great Western Express

Rapid Transit

NEC: New York

Sand Patch Grade (PC)

24th July 2018 15th August 2019
Train Sim World Digital Deluxe Edition Great Western Express

Rapid Transit

NEC: New York

Sand Patch Grade (PC)

GP40-2

24th July 2018 15th August 2019
Train Sim World 2020 Sand Patch Grade (PC)

Great Western Express

Long Island Rail Road

Northern Trans-Pennine

Main-Spessart Bahn

15th August 2019
Train Sim World 2020 Digital Deluxe Edition Sand Patch Grade (PC)

Great Western Express

Long Island Rail Road

Northern Trans-Pennine

Main-Spessart Bahn

Peninsula Corridor

15th August 2019

CSX Heavy Haul BetaEdit

The CSX Heavy Haul Beta was the first edition of Train Sim World. It ran from the 8th December 2016 to the 21st December and contained two sections of Sand patch Grade; Sand Patch summit and Cumberland yard. The only locomotive featured was the SD40-2. It came with 3 tutorials, 2 services and 2 scenarios.

CSX Heavy HaulEdit

The full version of CSX Heavy Haul was released on the 16th March 2017. It contains the entire Sand Patch Grade route along with two extra locomotives, the GP38-2 & AC4400CW. Also included are 8 scenarios, 7 tutorials, a full service mode and 6 different freight cars.

Route add-onsEdit

Between the release of CSX Heavy Haul and Train Sim World, various bundles were released which allowed players to combine Sand Patch Grade with an additional route. This was available for all routes released up to and including NEC: New York

Founders Edition Edit

Founders Edition was released on the 9th March 2018 for Xbox One and featured the Great Western Express route. Like CSX Heavy Haul Edition, it was replaced by the new 'Train Sim World'.

Train Sim World Edit

The latest version, simply titled 'Train Sim World' features GWE, RT & NEC: NY for PC, Xbox One and PS4 as well as Sand Patch Grade for PC. The new edition is priced at £24.99 with a Digital Deluxe edition also containing the GP40-2 costing £29.99.

Train Sim World 2020 Edit

Main Page: Train Sim World 2020

The next version, titled 'Train Sim World 2020' features Great Western Express, Long Island Rail Road, Northern Trans-Pennine and Main-Spessart Bahn, as well as Sand Patch Grade for PC. The Digital Deluxe Edition will also contain the Peninsula Corridor route.

Gameplay Modes Edit

  • Training - Training mode involves tutorials about how to operate the locomotives and how to carry out specific tasks.
  • Scenarios - These involve completing tasks which are often different from that of normal railway operation, though some scenarios are more prototypical. Generally 5 of these come with a route, and 3 with a locomotive DLC.
  • Timetable Mode - This is a 24-hour timetable of services, any of which can be driven by the player. These are based off the real life timetables along the route.
  • Journey Mode - A combination of training, scenarios and timetable mode offering a more structured way of playing the game. The Journey Mode for a route is divided into chapters, each being about a different type of driving. An example of this is the Main-Spessart Bahn journey mode which is divided into 5 chapters: Passenger Loco Driver, Passenger Cab Car Driver, Freight Driver, Banker and Driver.

FeaturesEdit

First Person ViewEdit

For the first time, Train Sim World allows players to walk around the game world in first person mode. This mode is utilized in tutorials, scenarios and services where the first person mode is required to complete tasks such as refueling or changing switches.

EditorEdit

Dovetail Games has confirmed that editing tools will be made available for Train Sim World, however, no release date has yet been set and the tools are still under construction.

On April 3rd, 2019, DTG annouced in studio update that editor is now on closed beta.

Service ModeEdit

Service mode is a 24-hour timetable of trains which operate along each route. Players can drive or ride any of the trains as well as travel around the network in first person mode.

CollectiblesEdit

In Train Sim World, collectible items can be found around the different routes. 100 were included in Sand Patch Grade with 75 included in Great Western Express, Rapid Transit and Northeast Corridor. An Achievement can be earned for collecting all 75 of the collectibles on the NEC route.

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