Product information "Bernina Line: Poschiavo to Tirano Route"
Explore the challenging Alpine valleys of Switzerland with Rivet Games’ tremendous Bernina Line: Poschiavo – Tirano route!
In 1904, the revolutionary Albula Line opened to traffic, stretching to the spa resort of St. Moritz and ensuring the continuation of railway connections in eastern Switzerland. It would only be open for about a year before discussions for another railway were taking place; a line that heads due south through the Bernina Valley, climbing to 2,253 m (7,392 ft) before beginning the descent towards the Swiss-Italian border.
The new route would be the most challenging yet, having to climb and fall within a set distance meant many breath-taking hairpin turns and some of the steepest gradients ever attempted by conventional rail were set to feature. The line opened in stages between 1908 and 1910 as an electric, single track railway, connecting Italy with Swiss railway network.
For the first few decades of its life, the Bernina Railway struggled to pay for itself after a costly construction, even tinkering on the bankruptcy line for some time. The line was rescued in 1943 following a takeover by the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), who upgraded the line quite substantially, including the re-model of the top of the pass, which was originally constructed for scenic purposes but was in avalanche danger zones.
Since then, the line has established itself as a major tourist route for those who seek stunning views and Alpine resorts, and has become home to the “Bernina Express” (BEX) which connects Chur, Davos and St. Moritz to the Pass, complete with bespoke panoramic coaches to provide the best possible views.
And thanks to the hard-working efforts of Rivet Games, you are able to take the famed Bernina Express to its Italian terminus, all while traversing the iconic Brusio spiral viaduct and running through the streets of Tirano in Train Simulator!
Included Scenarios A total of 5 Career, 3 Railfan Mode, 1 Passenger Mode and 1 Free Roam scenarios are included:
[ABe 8/12 RhB] Allegra Tutorial
[ABe 8/12 RhB] Campocologno Oil Pickup
[ABe 8/12 RhB] Summer Northbound
[ABe 8/12 RhB] BEX Winter Northbound
[ABe 8/12 RhB] Autumn Southbound
[RailfanMode] Miralago Station
[RailfanMode] Brusio Sprial Viaduct
[RailfanMode] Tirano Town
[PassengerMode] Cadera to Tirano
22-km Metre-gauge route from Cadera to Tirano
RhB signalling system
Random request stop feature
Highly detailed station models and custom scenery/infrastructure
ABe 8/12 Allegra EMU in RhB livery
Bernina Express “BEX” Panoramic Coaches in RhB livery
Train Simulator (latest version) OS: 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1) / 8.1 / 10 (Other OS versions and types are not supported) Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or better Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or better DirectX®: 9.0c Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use) Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
Internet connection and Steam user account required!
Notes: We provide a serial number with the purchase of this download version. Afterwards, you need to download this add-on via STEAM and activate it. Further information can be found in the installation instruction.
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