Product information "The Rhine Railway: Mannheim - Karlsruhe Route"
The Rhine Railway runs from Mannheim to Rastatt, via Karlsruhe, and was opened in 1870 as an alternative route to the Baden Mainline. The line originally ran between Graben-Neudor and Karlsruhe, following a more western path to its current one, and is now called the Hardt Railway, partly used by lines S1 and S11 of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.
In 1895, the current route was opened as far as Karlsruhe and extended to Rastatt. Being entirely within the Upper Rhine Plain, the line is almost entirely straight and there are no major engineering structures anywhere along its path, and runs almost parallel with the Rhine Valley Railway, which runs from Mannheim to Hiedelberg, Karlsruhe, Rastatt, Offenburg and Basel.
The line has undergone several changes through the years, being adapted and extended for both World Wars. Most notably, the line was electrified in the 1950s and in subsequent years, several stations were abandoned, including the station of Altrip, - the town now lies on the opposite bank of the Rhine having been cut off entirely by the straightening of the river.
Today long distance trains formed of BR 145 locomotives with Regio passenger coaches, as well as ICE and TGV high speed trains, travel the route in either direction. It is also served by Regional-Express services formed with BR425 S-Bahn electric multiple units.
A prominent landmark on the route is the Mannheim Rangierbahnof, one of Europe’s largest freight marshalling yards, stretching six kilometres (3.7 miles) and covering 200 hectares, and also an important freight exchange for the Southern Rhine Valley.
The 80 kilometre (50 mile) Mannheim to Karlsruhe section of The Rhine Railway for Train Simulator recreates the busy line as it is seen today, and features the criss-crossing commuter, high speed and freight lines that see dense traffic on a daily basis.
A number of passenger and freight locomotives and trains are also included with the route, including the DB BR 406 ICE 3M, DB BR 189, DB BR 425, DB BR 294 and associated freight wagons.
Scenarios: Seven scenarios for the route:
Refreezing the Ice
Southbound to Karlsruhe
80 kilometre (50 mile) route from Mannheim to Karlsruhe
Includes commuter, high speed and freight lines
Mannheim Rangierbahnhof, one of Europe’s largest freight marshalling yards
DB BR 406 ICE 3M in DB livery
DB BR 189 in DB Red livery
DB BR 425 in S-Bahn Red livery
DB BR 294 in DB Red livery (Quick Drive only)
Scenarios for the route
Quick Drive compatible
Minimum System Requirements: Train Simulator OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8 Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors) Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: 512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only) DirectX®: 9.0c Hard Drive: 6 GB HD space Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection Additional: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos Download size: 1,5 GB Internet connection and free STEAM-ACCOUNT for the activation 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. This requires a STEAM account. More information can be found in the Installation Manual.
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