CLASS 153 DMU ADVANCED
Note: Not all the features below are available in the Rail Simulator version. Please check the list for details.
- Engine Start/Stop - Start and stop the engine with the individual buttons
- Master key - Insert and remove the master key from the console
- AWS self-test - Move the reverser the first time and hear the AWS self-test warning.
- DSD (Driver's Safety Device) - Move the reverser for the first time and hear the DSD self-test sound. The DSD will subsequently sound if you move to forward or reverse after stopping in neutral. Hear the DSD warning as you drive if you have not altered the controls for a set period of time (Train Simulator 2012 only)
- Working DRA (Driver's Reminder Appliance) - Use the DRA to prevent the throttle from being applied at a station stop
- Switchable externally audible alarms - Never miss an AWS caution or DSD reminder when driving from the external view; these sounds can be heard from outside the cab, and this feature can be disabled from the cab
- NRN Radio - Press the blue call button on the NRN (National Rail Network) radio to run the test call sequence
- Authentic Westcode stepped brake operation using ActivScript functionality
- Automatic transmission change at 47 MPH
- Acceleration and braking physics based on real timings
- Highly detailed driver's cab
- Detailed passenger cabin view
- Sun blind - Lower and raise the driver's sun blind (it actually restricts the sun)
- Opening driver's cab-side windows
- Operating destination blinds – State your destination via the rolling blinds
- Cab sway movement. See the movement as you start, stop, corner, accelerate and decelerate (Train Simulator 2012 only)
- Variable speed windscreen wipers controllable by the driver. (Train Simulator 2012 only)
- Windscreen Wipers clear rain from drivers front windows (Train Simulator 2012 only)
- Independent driver's and driver's assistant windscreen wiper operation (Train Simulator 2012 only)
- Cab and gauge lighting – independently controlled main cab lighting and gauge illumination (Train Simulator 2012 only)
- Working headlights illuminate the track ahead (Train Simulator 2012 only)
- Standard cluster and modern LED head and tail lights depicted
- Dynamic exhaust effects
- Animated passenger doors complete with external door interlock light and opening/closing sounds and warning beeper
- Sounds - High quality sounds recorded from real Class 153s. There are separate sound sets for the driver's cab and the exterior view - you can hear the difference
- Brake rumble sounds on brake application
- Brake squeal sounds
- Track joint sounds
- Horn - Use the two-tone horn via the Spacebar and B keys.
- Guard to Driver buzzer sounds after doors close
- Driver to Guard buzzer operable
- Drive the single-car Class 153 DMU Advanced on a number of challenging scenarios across both default and add-on routes
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Central Trains
- East Midlands Trains
- First Great Western
- London Midland
- Northern Rail
- National Express East Anglia
- Regional Railways
Oxford to Paddington
JT 153 - Unit Shortage (Part 1)
Due to a shortage of class 165/166s, First Great Western has temporarily brought two class 153s from the Southwest to London to cover. You must drive this pair from Slough to Paddington and then to Old Oak Common to stable until the evening rush hour.
JT 153 - Unit Shortage (Part 2)
Drive the pair of First Great Western class 153s from Old Oak Common to Paddington where you will then head for Reading at the beginning of the rush hour.
Newcastle to York Modern (Download or Boxed route available separately, RailWorks 3 only)
JT 153 – East Coast Commute
Drive a Northern Rail Class 153 from Darlington to Newcastle on a morning commuter run up the East Coast Mainline.
Bristol to Exeter (Download or Boxed route available separately, RailWorks 3 only)
JT 153 – Sub-zero
On a freezing December day you must take a First Great Western 153 from Bristol Temple Meads to Weston-super-Mare starting at Barton Hill depot.
JT 153 – South-west Skateboard
Drive a Regional Railways Class 153 from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads.
JT 153 – Totham Stopper
Drive an East Midlands Trains 153 from Shollet to Merryhill Parkway.
JT 153 – Portsbridge Circular
Drive a Class 153 DMU on a circular service, starting from Portsbridge Central and returning to Portsbridge Central one hour later.
Parts of the route are based around an estuary which houses a large oil terminal near to the Traincare facility. Large parts of the route are electrified, allowing to you use your own overhead electric stock.
From bustling urban Portsbridge, north to the flat estuary area of Bleaton, and due west past the docks and freight depots and through to the beautifully laid out countryside past Plainview Halt and to the end of the line at Merryhill Parkway, Totham is a complete route for you to savour and enjoy.
Around 30 miles of drivable track, including:
- Mainline Merryhill Parkway to Shollet
- Coal Dock Branch
- Axford Branch
- Fulwell Branch
- Halloaks Junction
Stations and Halts
- Merryhill Parkway
- Forde Parkway
- Plainview Halt
- Portsbridge Central
- Fairlee Grove
- Merlin Riverside
- Merryhill Coal fired power Station
- Burntash Coal fired power Station
- Axford Nuclear Power Station
- Totham Freight/Marshaling Yard
- Calverley Mail Depot
- Axford Yard
- Westerton Container depot
- Royton Freightliner depot
- Royton docks and car terminal
- Forely Refinery
- Nortsholt Traincare facility
- Westerton Container Diesel Shed
All Stops - Drive a Class 166 from Merryhill Parkway to Bleaton on an all-stations service. (Year: 2007)
Burntash Delivery - Drive 37095 & 37092 on a heavy coal train from Totham Yard to Burntash Power Station where you will unload your train and return to Totham Yard. (Year: 1992)
Double Trouble - Drive 47303 & 47309 on a container train from Westerton Container Terminal to Totham Yard. (Year: 2011)
High Speed Sunset - Drive an Intercity Swallow-liveried HST non-stop from Portsbridge Central to Merryhill Parkway on a crisp winter evening. (Year: 1996)
Well Oiled - Drive 47157 on an oil train from Foreley to Halloaks Junction on an overcast and rainy day. (Year: 2004)
Note! Rolling stock from the Just Trains Class 20 Collection (Download or Boxed) and Cargowaggon IWB (PlusPak download or from the Class 60 & Freight Wagons add-on) is required for the following two scenarios
Leaf Buster - Autumn leaf mulch is causing trains to slip on the rails. Drive DRS 20303 & 20312 on the Railhead Treatment Train, visiting many areas of the route. (Year: 2008)
Radioactive - Drive a nuclear flask train from Axford nuclear power station as far as Shollet with DRS 20303 & 20302. (Year: 2005)