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Nederlandse Spoorwegen DH1/DH2 Wadloper Passenger Train for Train Simulator


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A reproduction of the DH1/DH2 'Wadloper' diesel passenger train that operated on the non-electrified lines of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch national railways) network.

  • Full custom model, custom audio.
  • DH1 (single wagon) and DH2 (double wagon) versions.
  • Versions for NS (new and old), Noordned (including the green version), Veolia (including the red/white/grey version) and also Transferoviar Calatori (Romania).
  • Detailed cabview.
  • ATB-NG (train protection system) emulation in the newer NS version.
  • Second class passenger view.
  • Uses smart scripting for cab lighting, custom controls, destination boards and more.
  • Dynamic autonumbering
  • Comes with a tutorial / training scenario set in the TS Academy.
  • Can be used in your own scenarios, and is available in QuickDrive.
  • Scenarios will become available on my scenarios page as I complete them.
  • English User's manual supplied as a PDF file.(The manual is available in Start->All Programs->ChrisTrains)
  • Free updates for life (see this note about product update emails)
  • Enjoy it. I try to be responsive to people's requests so if you think something isn't quite right, send me a bug report.

Minimum requirements

  • Train Simulator 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 (upgrade from previous versions is free on Steam)
  • 'Expert' control mode. Turn off simple controls.
  • Recommended: Dynamic lighting ON
  • Product(s) will not work in Train Simulator 2012, 2013, 2014.

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At the beginning of the 70's, the NS started considering replacing the Blue Angels (an older train type), that were in service on the northern 'nevenlijnen' around Groningen and Leeuwarden. Compared to steam, the Blue Angels had provided a cheaper option meaning that more of the unprofitable branch lines in the north were prevented from being closed. The question was asked whether it was possible to make these lines even simpler, and thus cheaper, to operate, by building a train type that was designed specifically for this area. Even the Plan U trains were to be replaced. To research how the still unprofitable northern lines could still be exploited by a train service, the 'Werkgroep Exploitatie Nevenlijnen (WEN)' was formed in 1976. They looked at how the service could be made cheaper.
The conclusion was obviously that the existing service was too expensive. A quick tram variant wouldn't help. A bus service was the cheapest option but that would lead to a further decline in passenger numbers.
The working group gave preference to the development of a new 4-axle diesel train, meaning the service could still be kept simple. The train was to be designed for one-man operation, meaning that the driver could take over conductor and ticket-seller duties in the quieter hours.
The new trains were very boxy and quickly got the nickname SRV-wagon (the name of a small, boxy, mobile supermarket service that operated all over Holland). The engine came from a freight truck, made by Cummins, with the intention of being something that could easily be swapped out after 15 years of service. These swapouts never happened in practice.
The seats were made by French company Compin, and were basically the same as those in the (at that time) new SGM Sprinter trains. By removing the interior dividing walls, the whole train became a single compartment giving it a roomy feel on the inside. The walls between the passenger compartments and the boarding areas were furnished with landscape pictures of the northern region.
The driver's cab was also roomy, mostly because of the one-man operating design, and had a glass wall in the rear with a window and ticket table. The trains also got fold-out mirrors for the cab so the driver could check the outside doors were clear before closing them. There was no separate conductor to perform this function.
Because the 'SRV-wagon' really had no association with public transport, the NS started a competition to pick a proper name for the new train. Residents of both northern provinces could choose, and in October 1983, after counting 48,000 votes, the name 'Wadloper' was chosen (in Dutch, a Wadloper is the name of a wading bird commonly found in the northern province marshlands). Train unit 3231 was the first of the DH1 DH2 trains to be delivered with this new name.
PowerDH1:1x210kW (281hp) DH2:2x210kW (562hp)
Axle FormationDH1:Bo-2 DH2:2-Bo + Bo-2
LengthDH1: 22.31m DH2: 43.45m
Maximum speed100 km/h
WeightDH1: 37ton DH2:69ton
Number builtDH1: 19 DH2:31
Built byDüwag, Cummins, Voith, SIG
Years entered service1981-2008