Dovetail Games may have recently confirmed that Train Sim World 2 will soon be catering for Xbox One, PS4 and PC passengers, but until that new game rolls into view, the main focus is still on the original – and right now we see an old workhorse rocking up for action as the BR Class 20 ‘Chopper’ arrives.
Train Sim World has been delivering railway enthusiasts and train fans the opportunity to embark on numerous journeys over the months and years, with the initial launch of the brilliant base game well complemented by numerous DLC packs and expansions.
Today the whole train roster grows some more, as the BR Class 20 ‘Chopper’ rolls along the tracks and prepares to be utilised to the best of its abilities. Priced at £11.99, the Train Sim World BR Class 20 ‘Chopper’ content isn’t the cheapest addition on the market – and to use it you’ll need to ensure you’ve previously purchase the Tees Valley Line too – but should you be looking to get access to a properly old-school loco, you’re in luck.
The BR Class 20 ‘Chopper’ first rolled out in the 1950s as the British Railways evolution was underway. With a single cab design and a rather unique look, the Chopper is sure to fit in nicely with the other locos and engines present in your game.
Access to the BR Class 20 can be gained by heading to your favourite digital store – with ours being the Xbox Store. Just remember you’ll need the base game to hand, plus that Tees Valley line. The good news though is that should you be looking to upgrade to Train Sim World 2 when the game launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in August 2020, thanks to the integration of a ‘Preserved Collection’ you’ll find all your previously purchased routes and locos added directly to the new game.
Please note: Tees Valley Line is required, as a separate purchase, in order to utilise the content featured in this add-on. Developed in the 1950s, the English Electric Type 1, later known as the BR Class 20, was the first major step on British Railways’ path to dieselisation. Between 1957 and 1968, a total of 228 would be produced. Unlike newer locomotives, the Class 20s featured a rather unique, tank engine-like single cab design. Visibility when travelling nose first was quickly realised as a concern, so it became common to see pairs of Class 20s coupled at the nose. Despite being some of the oldest diesels around, the “Choppers” have remained in operational use to this day and have earned their place among enthusiasts’ hearts; and now Type 1 traction comes to life in Train Sim World, ready for hard-working duty on the Tees Valley Line!