This week will be similar to last week; I will be introducing a new diesel train and a new train game. It will be the second to the last diesel train and game I will be shopping for until more get possibly planned. The two pieces of content learned this week will be the British rail class 55 and Trainz Simulator. Yes, it has a “Z” in it. The British rail class 55 is a prevalent diesel train used often in Europe and is very multi-purposed; pulling freight and passengers on different lines, the train is most prevalent in places like York or England. The train has come in different liveries: “A livery is a uniform, insignia or symbol adorning, in a non-military context, a person, an object or a vehicle that denotes a relationship between the wearer of the livery and an individual or corporate body.” I have seen different colors of green, blue, and sometimes red in other areas of Europe. Train Simulator has been out since I was a little kid, around 2006 or later than this. The game has advanced over ten branches for more than ten decades and has grown to the newest version, Trainz railroad simulator 2019. My love for trains has grown some far because of this game. This game also allowed you to create your maps for trains to own, create different liveries, import other trains from custom content to more. I would say this game is a bit more fun than realistic compared to the train simulator. Train simulator and Trainz simulator are the same game types but different companies with different pros and cons. I would recommend the Train simulator for people who like realistic scenery and graphics, and gameplay. I would recommend the Trainz simulator for custom content, more accessible play style, and creators. Remember to check out the video and picture of the week, and have a great weekend.
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The Santa Fe Train/ Our first Game: Train Simulator
Welcome back, everyone, to the page about trains… Ride the Rails. Today will be a bit of a shift into some different topics of trains, and we will also be looking into some more media outlets of trains. I will most likely be posting more museums, but we will be stepping away from that. For the next few weeks, we will be focusing on some moves and games, and the first one I will be introducing is Train Simulator 2021. There are many previous versions, but this game is impressive and overly realistic per se. It includes tons of maps from all over the world and various trains, including some discussed within past and future posts. The game retails for about 60 bucks with over 600 add-ons, including different trains, maps, packs, scenery, and event add-ons. I have had this game since the version of railworks, so almost ten years now. I recommend it if you enjoy the engineering of trains and include driving them and maintaining them on the rails. Something new about our post is that we will be shifting from Steam to Diesel trains. Our first Diesel trains will be on the Santa Fe passenger diesel trains, which are popular in the Western part of the U.S. This train does not often get driven like in the past, EMD-7; however, there are various train rebuilds. The Sante Fe train was created in February 1949 – December 1953, and nearly 2,400 wear was built, with 1,500 boosters getting constructed. Boosters or Cabless cars are similar to the tender of a steam train. Helping diesel run and adding a more excellent look to the diesel train. We will discuss each topic more within the other pages, and remember to check out the new video of photos of the week. Have a good week 🙂