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15th Anniversary - Discover Trainz Simulator 2010

By Tony_Hilliam, December 13 2016

Welcome to Day 9 of our 15th Anniversary Celebrations

Day 1: Discover Trainz - Original Edition
Day 2: Discover Ultimate Trainz Collection
Day 3: Discover Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004
Day 4: Discover the Future of Trainz (2004)
Day 5: Discover Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006
Day 6: Discover Trainz Classics 1 & 2
Day 7: Discover Trainz Classics 3
Day 8: Discover Trainz Simulator 2009
Day 9: Discover Trainz Simulator 2010 - EE
Day 10 - 15: ?

 

Discover Trainz Simulator 2010 - Engineers Edition

Following on from the massive updates in TS2009, TS2010 was more about new content, but also included a number of new game features. This included seasonal asset support and the very powerful Layers option in Surveyor which enabled users to create different versions of the same route (such as adding different scenery to a session). TS2010 also introduced Speedtree for the first time providing more realistic looking trees that appear in 3D close up and 2D (billboards) when at a distance. 

In addition to including many routes from previous versions, including the content of TC1, TC2, and TRS2007, TS2010 includes several brand-new routes:

  • Avery-Drexel: Set in the mid-1970s, this route follows the Milwaukee Road's failed Pacific Extension over St. Paul's Pass. This is electrified territory, with EP-4 Little Joe electrics powering long freights. Other locomotives include SD40-2s and GP9s, plus speeders. Also represented is Northern Pacific's Lookout Pass, by this time run by Burlington Northern.
  • CSX Saginaw Sub: An old favorite by chrisracer8903, this route was availabe for TRS2006 on the DLS. The route focuses on the CSX Saginaw Subdivision in Michigan.
  • Conrail Lincoln Secondary: Another chrisracer8903 route, the Lincoln Secondary is set in winter, and splits off from the Saginaw Subdivision.
  • CN Holly Sub: Intersecting the Saginaw Sub, the Holly Sub is a former GTW route travelling from Durand to Detroit, MI.
  • Detroit Connecting Railroad: A short terminal route off the Holly Sub, this line offers a more relaxed pace compared to the hustle and bustle of the nearby mainlines.
  • ECML King's Cross-York: The East Coast Mainline in the United Kingdom is a key artery of not just the British railway system, but the British economy as a whole. This route, set around 1977 when the InterCity 125 began displacing the Class 55 from express services, runs from London King's Cross to York, with lines to Hull, Cleethorpes, and Skegness. TS12 extends this route to Newcastle, and T:ANE brings it all the way to Edinburgh, clocking in at 393 miles.
  • Downtown Traction: An electric terminal railway in a fictional American port, this route is designed for switching.
  • Harbour Master: Similar to Downtown Traction, but lacking electrification.
  • Port Ogden & Northern: Based on a layout in Linn Westcott's "101 Track Plans", this large route is full of interactive industries, and will keep you busy for hours. 

TS2010 Service Packs

There were 4 Service Pack updates for TS2010, each working on optimising, tweaking and improving the core game and content compatibility.

SP1 was a minor update and focused on Speedtree improvements
SP2 was a much bigger updates and included significant improvments to Content Manager
SP3 included a number of localisation updates, more Content Manager updates and a number of validation updates (taking this to trainzbuild 3.3)
SP4 removed compatibilty mode and also included a public beta of the Trainz Multiplayer 

Complete Your Collection

If Trainz Sim 2010 is missing from your collections, add to it now for just $4.99 and complete your 15th Anniversary Collection to earn a $15 discount code as a reward.