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## About This Content
The heavy freight second generation Class 56 diesel locomotive comes to Train
Simulator in BR Sectors livery.
Built for British Rail between 1976 and 1984, the first batch of 30
locomotives were built by Electroputere in Romania as a replacement to ageing
fleets of first generation locomotives such as the Class 37 and Class 47. A
further 105 locomotives were subsequently built by BREL at Doncaster and Crewe
Works, bringing the total fleet of Class 56s to enter service to 135.
Its bodyshell design was based on the Class 47 and the Class were the first BR
diesel type to be built with air train brakes only. Its 3,250 horsepower
output enabled a top speed of 80mph (129 km/h), and the ‘Grids’ plied its
trade across the British railway network at the head of heavy freight
Following privatisation of the rail network in 1996, many models passed to
private owners. However, maintenance needs were high by modern standards, and
notwithstanding significant investment by private operators, the class could
not compete with more modern Class 66 in terms of availability or maintenance
Most locomotives were withdrawn by EWS on 31 March 2004, although some were
reinstated for use on construction trains connected with the LGV East in
France; others were put into service for private operators such as Fastline
and Colas Rail, and remain in service today.
The BR Sectors Class 56 for Train Simulator is a former Iron Horse House
model, which has been updated to Train Simulator standard, including new
scenarios and improved exterior modelling. Features include cab and instrument
lighting, two-tone horn, driver vigilance device, engine shut down/start up
procedure and slow speed control.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive
the BR Sectors Class 56 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator,
such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios
specifically for the West Coast Main Line North route (available separately
and required to play these scenarios).
Four scenarios for the West Coast Main Line North route:
* Training: Class 56 Simple Controls
* Training: Class 56 Expert Controls
* Heavy Going
* Ready for Repair
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 exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why
don’t you check it out now!
Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.
## Key Features
* Class 56 in BR Sectors livery
* Engine start up and shut down procedure
* Two-tone horn
* Driver vigilance device
* Slow speed control
* Cab and instrument lighting
* HAA hoppers
* Quick Drive compatible
* Scenarios for the West Coast Main Line North route
* Download size: 206mb
|Minimum System Requirements|
|CPU||2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)|
|RAM||2 GB RAM|
|OS||Windows® Vista / 7 / 8|
|Graphics Card||512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)|
|Direct X||Version 9.0c|
|SOUND CARD||Direct X 9.0c compatible|
|HDD Space||6 GB available space|