The ‘Peak’ of British Railway’s diesel fleet comes to Train Simulator in original BR blue livery.
Built by BR’s Derby and Crewe Works between 1960 and 1962, the Sulzer Type 4 diesel locomotive were the main passenger locomotives on the Midland Main Line from their introduction until their withdrawal in the early 1980s.
When initially put into service, the ‘Peaks’ – their nickname inherited from their Class 44 predecessors – were fitted with multi-unit working and steam heating boilers for passenger services. However, in the early 1970s, 50 of the 183 built were fitted with the more modern electric train supply in place of steam heating boilers, and renumbered as Class 45/1.
With a top speed of 90mph (145 km/h), the ‘Peaks’ also worked the North Trains-Pennine route from Manchester to Liverpool, becoming a common and popular sight until HSTs and more modern units took over in the 1980s.
The BR Class 45 ‘Peak’ for Train Simulator is a former Iron Horse House model, which has been updated to TS2015 standard, including new scenarios and improved exterior modelling. Available in BR Blue livery, also included are BR Mk2a blue/grey passenger coaches.
- Class 45 ‘Peak’ in British Railways blue livery
- BR Mk2a blue/grey passenger coaches
- Quick Drive compatible
- 3 scenarios for the Liverpool-Manchester route, also available on Steam