Chatham, UK--June 15, 2012--Railsimulator.com Ltd., the market-leading innovator of rail simulation and modeling tools, today released details regarding the upcoming Southern Pacific Railroad Cab-Forward locomotive add-on for the award-winning Train Simulator 2012. The locomotive is expected to release this summer as a download on Steam.
The innovative AC-11 Cab Forward was designed by Southern Pacific in the early twentieth century as long tunnels and snow sheds in the steep terrain of the Sierra Nevada mountains funneled dangerous exhaust fumes back toward the crew compartments and almost asphyxiated everyone. Moving the cab to the front of the locomotive in front of the funnel solved the problem and greatly increased visibility. These powerful and unique locomotives were eventually retired in the 1950s.
"The cab forward design is a landmark of railroad innovation and a key milestone in linking California with the rest of the United States and thus fueling its economic boom," said Paul Jackson, CEO of RailSimulator.com. "We're happy to be bringing such a remarkable and popular locomotive to our community."
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About Train Simulator 2012
Awarded 2011 Simulation Game of the Year by the Game Industry News, RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 is easily the most realistic rail simulator on the market and enables enthusiasts to expand their virtual railroad in any way they wish. The core kit contains everything a player needs to set up and begin operating an extensive railroad, including train simulation, landscaping tools and downloadable content, and the software is updated automatically after purchase meaning consumers continue receiving cool new features and improvements for Free! Beyond the basic kit, users can choose from a wide variety of add-ons, scenarios and expansions to build and personalize the railway of their dreams - and there are many more exciting add-ons in production.
Producer of cutting edge simulations and modelling tools for enthusiasts and industry, RailSimulator.com is a British success story and developer of the world-leading Train Simulator 2012. The company has seen rapid growth and built an industry-leading portfolio of more than 100 downloadable add-ons. The company is based in Chatham, UK.
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