The add-on "Koeblitzer Mountain Route" is a continued development of the freeware route Altenburg-Wildau by the dutch developer Siegfried Derks, aka SAD.
Geographically it could be somewhere situated in the greater area of Trier, Germany, where the developer has created a phantasy route which seems to fit reality perfectly. More than 1000 3D-models enrich this virtual reality. Each village has its own individual church building. The town of Altenburg, which is not to be confused with the town of the same name in Thueringen, features an original replica of the cathedral of Trier.
A lot of work has also been dedicated to the vegetation enriching the feel of running along the tracks. The region which has been created thrives through farming. From corn to fruit, from grain to sunflower fields, it´s all there.
The location is set to the year 2000, a time where the local railroads have left the tracks to rot and where maintenance was an unknown word. Stop stations and former stations are under a growth of vegetation. Tracks are overgrown, etc. Modern shelter huts are right beside old and abandoned station buildings, switch towers come with broken windows as the new dispatch centers have taken over.
Everything that reminds the rail enthusiast of the high time in railroads is shown in this add-on but not in woefulness but with a wink of the eye. Life goes on and nature is claiming back its terrain.
Be entranced on a trip of more than 30 km on an electrified dual track main line and 25 km of partly electrified side tracks. Discover the lovingly created scenes and landscapes to the right and left of the tracks. See the museum railroad on its rusty tracks but with lively traffic where club members keep up old traditions.
Drive on the electrified main line and stand up to the many challenges such as: unfenced level crossing, steep climbs and speed restrictions which will demand your whole concentration. Then drive an enjoyable trip along the side tracks to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Koeblitzer Mountains. Back to the main line you have to drive a scheduled regional train and try and keep up with the time and obey all signals.
The many sidings invite you to create even more parts on this route, everything is possible. The developer Jan Bleiß has placed correct signals on the right spots whereas Mathias Grundlach and his team have provided German signals. German Railroads have contributed with some of their rolling stock: two versions of the series 143, one Köf series 323 as well as with the mint colored control car BDnzrf.
RailWorks 2 Train Simulator
Windows XP / Vista / 7
Processor (CPU): 2,6 GHz
min 1024 MB RAM
Geforce® ATI Radeon® min 256 MB
DirectX: 9.0c or better
Download-Size: 320 MB
Installation-Size: 800 MB
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