Monday February 25th, 2019
Today, we present you with the last free production skin for the passenger trains in this series, the Artemis. As you can see, you’ll receive the Talgo Series 1.
It all began in 1944 when the American Car and Foundry (ACF) expanded on the Talgo concept in a joint effort to create the prototype engines for the Spanish National Railway. All Talgo engines were designed to create unique travel experiences.
The Talgo series was one of the first of the post-war, extremely lightweight streamliners. It set a standard for all other manufacturers as the race for new development began in the 1950s. The radical design concepts of the Talgo gave hope to the American railroads that wanted to reverse the diminishing number of passengers.
The Talgo engine has undergone considerable development. In 1944, it reached a max speed of 135 km/h; nowadays the Talgo 350 easily reaches 350 km h and is currently used in Europe.
The Talgo Series 1 is available in Rail Nation from 25th February 2019 as a free series for the Artemis.
Full steam ahead,
Your Rail Nation Team