Thursday, April 1, 2010

New locomotive: TGV Atlantique

The TGV Atlantique is the second generation of french high speed trains. They were built by Alstom between 1988 and 1991, and started running service in the LGV Atlantique (Paris to western France line). These trains have a capacity of 485 seats and run at a maximum speed of 300 Km/h.

The real specifications for this vehicle are (taken from the Wikipedia):
  • Units built: 105 trainsets
  • Formation: 12 cars (2 heads + 10 cars)
  • Total length: 237.50 m
  • Total weight: 444 t
  • Top speed: 300 Km/h
  • Power output: 8800 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
NameTGV AtlantiqueTGV Atlantique Car
Power4400 kW0 kW
Max.Speed300 Km/h
Intro Year1989
Retire YearN/A

The train has been coded into simutrans with its real specifications, that is, maximum speed of 300 Km/h and 8800 kW of power. They are available from 1989 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 ship check the following links:


  1. Awesome work Zeno. I am really looking forward to the full pakset!

  2. Thanks Lukewarm. I hope I can finish it this weekend, as long as I will probably have more free time than usual :)