Product: Great Eastern (London to Ipswich)
Developer: First Class Simulations
Genre: Microsoft Train Simulator Add-on
Format: PC CD
Release 3rd November 2006
Territory: UK & Scandinavia
Oxfordshire, October 26th 2006
All aboard for the next First Class Simulations service from London to Ipswich in the form of Great Eastern. Created by well-respected train sim developer, Making Tracks, Great Eastern takes you on a journey from London's Liverpool Street to Ipswich, covering a distance of around eighty miles. Featuring branch lines to Southend Victoria, Southminster, Clacton, Walton-on-the-Naze and Harwich Town, their inclusion enables the player to experience inner city train driving or single track country lines and amounts to an extra fifty miles of track to explore.
Set during the time immediately after Network SouthEast had updated to their brand new 'toothpaste' livery, the years 1988-1992 allow for a greater choice of stock. This Microsoft Train Simulator expansion pack includes a wide selection of classic AC multiple units and their more modern replacements plus a range of mainline diesel locomotives too. Multiple units running alongside loco-hauled trains into the impressive, recently modernised London Liverpool Street Terminus are very much a feature of this four-year period. Great Eastern also features single track diesel-only branch lines through to high speed non-stop express services.
The 1988 - 1992 era included the recent completion of 25Kv overhead electrification along the whole route covered. At that time, Class 86 Electric locomotives were starting to replace Class 47 Diesel locomotives on London to Norwich express services. These developments are reflected throughout Great Eastern.
Rolling stock included:
Class 08 shunter
Class 31 Diesel Loco
Class 37 Diesel Loco
Class 47 Diesel Loco
Class 86/2 Electric Loco
Class 150 DMU
Class 302 EMU
Class 305 EMU
Class 309 EMU
Class 315 EMU
Class 317/1 EMU
Class 317/2 EMU
Class 321 EMU
Mark 2 Coaches
Great Eastern will be available November 3rd 2005.
Minimum: 2.2. Ghz CPU, 64Mb Graphics card and 512K RAM. Recommended: 3.0Ghz CPU, 256Mb Graphics card and 1024Mb RAM.
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About First Class Simulations
First Class Simulations is a dedicated developer and publisher of add-ons for Microsoft Flight and Train Simulator. The company also sources products from professional developers around the world including Abacus, Addictive and Wilco. The company's best selling products include Airbus A380, Carrier Operations and VC10. The company is a division of Contact Sales Limited which acts as a distributor for both First Class Simulations, Aerosoft and CH Products. www.firstclass-simulations.com