Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New locomotive: TGV PSE

The TGV PSE (Train à Grande Vitesse - PSE, french for High Speed Train - Paris Sud Est) is the first high speed train to operate in the French rail network. There were built between 1978 and 1988 (for a total of 107 trainsets) by ALSTOM, and they started running the passenger lines between Paris and the south east region of France (thus called PSE) in 1981. These trainsets have a total capacity of 345 seats, and a maximum speed of 270 Km/h. Later on, many trainsets were rebuilt and updated their maximum speed up to 300 Km/h. The trainset numbered 38 was converted to a TGV La Post for postal service.

The real specifications for this vehicle are (taken from the Wikipedia):
  • Units built: 107 trainsets
  • Formation: 10 cars (2 heads + 8 cars)
  • Total length: 200 m
  • Total weight: 385 t
  • Top speed: 270 Km/h (later upgraded to 300 Km/h)
  • Power output: 6450 kW
See some pictures at the picture gallery.

This is a blender rendered output (click to enlarge) using its original colour scheme, and some in-game screenshots:

Blender renderized output

Simutrans screenshot

Simutrans object data:

TypeElectric Locomotive
Power3225 kW0 kW
Max.Speed270 Km/h
Intro Year1981
Retire YearN/A

The train has been coded into simutrans as the original sets, with a maximum speed of 270 Km/h and 6450 kW of power. They are available from 1981 and the optimum in-game formation is 2 power cars and 4 or 6 passenger cars.

This train is meant to be part of a full TGV pakset, which I hope it will be released soon.

For more information on this locomotive check the following links:


  1. mi nombre es edgar
    soy super fan de simutrans
    estoi creando la ciudad mas grande de todos los tiempos apenas tiene 5 millones de habitantes 100 estaciones de metro, muchisimos camiones de pasageros, taxis y mucho mas quiero que esta ciudad sea la mas grande con 30 millones de habitantes aun me falta pero se que lo lograre

    1. Edgar, me alegro que te guste simutrans.
      Entra en el foro de simutrans (, donde encontrarás el foro en español donde compartir con otros usuarios. Seguro que encuentras cosas interesantes!