Train Simulator: DB BR 151 Loco Add-On

About This Content
The powerfully competitive, and superbly detailed, DB BR 151 arrives for heavy-freight operations in Train Simulator courtesy of Partner Programme developer Virtual Railroads
Germany: the growing road freight market of the late 1960s quickly presented itself as a threat to railway freight traffic. The need for a fiercer competitor from the Deutsche Bundesbahn was soon apparent, and it was decided that the best solution would be a fleet of all-new electric locomotives dedicated to hauling freight.
The term ‘all-new’ however proved to be quite flexible, time was of the essence, and the new arrivals would be heavily based on the older DB BR 150. In fact, some of the earliest proposals simply involved up-rating and tweaking the traction motors of the BR 150 to cope with 120 km/h performance. In theory, this would have solved the traction problem, but enhanced BR 150s could only haul heavy freight expresses at a maximum of 100 km/h, not ideal for any viable competition.
Much more powerful equipment from other designs were soon drafted into the plan, and so was a new bogie to take the weight increase. Eventually a new locomotive was finalised, and DB BR 151 No. 001 rolled off the production line in November 1972. A further 10 locomotives would follow, and this initial batch would be subject to rigorous testing before the full order was met.
When new, the DB BR 151 fleet, which would amass to 170 locomotives, were capable of both passenger and freight work, although the former is no longer possible due to changes in mandatory systems. Where the 118 tons powerhouses found their calling however was on the heavy ore trains. A total of 20 locomotives were retrofitted with the sturdy “Unicoupler AK69e” coupling system, which could facilitate the BR 151s on the 6000-ton ore trains, a weight too heavy for standard screw couplings.
Today, the remaining fleet is owned by various operators as newer traction has surpassed the might of the DB BR 151, but the heavy-hauling veteran has something of a pedigree about it; a call back to a time of classic design and raw power, and the story of the DB BR 151 is yours to continue in Train Simulator!
Included Scenarios
The DB BR 151 Loco Add-on includes three challenging career scenarios for the
Hamburg-Hanover Route Add-On
(available separately):
Coal for the North
Gravel Train
Limestone to Celle
Please Note: The
Hamburg-Hanover Route Add-On
is required, as a separate purchase, in order to play the scenarios featured in this add-on.
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!
Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.
Key Features
Prototypical driving behaviour
Tap-changer automatic notching control
Manual /automatic Start-Up
Monitoring function for important values like Voltage, traction temperature, wheelslip
Manual selection of the pantograph
Pantograph sparks with sound
Delayed, smooth regulated dynamic brake
Brake modes P-P2-G
Brake system with overcharging of the main air pipe pressure
High braking for the locomotive brakes
Realistic PZB90 and LZB
Time-Time-Sifa (vigilance alarm)
Switchable instrument lights
Reading lamp and cab light
Separately switchable wipers with speed control
Additional camera positions
Automatic AI wipers with weather detection
Headlight beam control
vR ZZA and door system compatible
Rolling start compatible
In-game language selection
Realistic sounds optimized for EFX
Detailed and informative User Manual
Four challenging Career Scenarios
Quick Drive compatible
Download Size: 263.7 MB


Windows® 7 / 8.1
Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
512 MB - 1GB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
Hard Drive:
40 GB HD space
Direct X 9.0c compatible
Other Requirements:
Broadband Internet connection
Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos

Steam score: 0%
Languages: English / German
Developer: virtualRailroads
Publisher: Dovetail Games - Trains
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Train Simulator: DB BR 151 Loco Add-On
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