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## About This Content
As the last of the DB V160 family of locomotives, the BR 218 was the backbone
of the Deutsche Bundesbahn’s main line diesel locomotive traction from the
1970s up to the reunification of Germany, and is now here for Train Simulator.
The V160 family comprised several classes of closely related four-axle diesel-
hydraulic locomotives built in the 1960s and 1970s for the Deutsche
Bundesbahn, of which the BR 218 was the most numerous, with 12 prototype
locomotives and 398 main production locomotives built in total.
They were seen as a multi-use locomotive, operating passenger and freight
services on main lines and secondary branch lines before reunification of
Germany. Such was their success, they went on to be used across the country’s
railway network well into the 2000s, with many still in use for freight and
yard work, and others as ‘Thunderbird’ rescue locomotives on electrified
Despite their relatively fast top speed of 87mph (140km/h), the Class was
displaced by newer diesel multiple units (DMUs), electrification of the rail
network and new diesel locomotives introduced by DB.
The BR 218 for Train Simulator is available in Deutsche Bahn Traffic Red
livery and includes a non-powered BR 146 as a failed locomotive to recreate
‘Thunderbird’ operations. Features of the model include PZB signalling and a
rake of passenger coaches in DB white livery for Quick Drive use, complete
with passenger view.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive
the DB BR 218 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as
those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for
the West Rhine: Cologne-Koblenz route (available separately and required to
play these scenarios).
Three scenarios for the West Rhine: Cologne-Koblenz route:
* A Little Extra Help
* Lokparade at Koblenz-Luztel
* Unusual Rescue Service
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
* BR 218 in Deutsche Bahn Traffic Red livery
* PZB signalling
* Passenger coaches in DB livery
* Un-powered BR 146 as a ‘failed’ locomotive
* Quick Drive compatible
* Scenarios for the West Rhine: Cologne-Koblenz route
* Download size: 215mb
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||Processor: 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)||Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required|
|SOUND CARD||Direct X 9.0c compatible|
|HDD Space||6 GB HD space|