The heyday of Scottish steam from the 1960s is recreated in the Western Lines of Scotland route, now available for Train Simulator.
The route features a collection of railway lines representing the journey from Carlisle to Stranraer, via Dumfries, just prior to the Beeching axe, which saw many of these lines disappear. From Carlisle to Gretna, travel the route of the old Caledonian Railway before joining the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway bound for Dumfries. At Dumfries, the line branches again and continues along the Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway, and at Castle Douglas continues along the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railway to Stranraer. Numerous yards and sheds can also be seen along the route, including Kingmoor Yard, London Road Sidings, Longtown MoD, Gretna Junction, Dumfries Depot, and Stranraer Harbour.
Western Lines of Scotland, developed by Keith Ross, also includes a re-worked BR Black 5 4-6-0, which comes in light, intermediate and heavy weathered variants, and an option for a front buffer beam mounted BR Type 06 snow plough on the locomotive. There are also accurate headcode options to correctly represent the rolling stock being hauled, and realistic and HUD driving modes.
The route includes scenarios featuring the Black 5 and the branch line to Kirkcudbright, making the Western Lines of Scotland a must for steam fans and those looking to recreate the pre-Beeching days.
15 scenarios for the Western Lines of Scotland route, featuring the Black 5:
- Ayr Line
- Be Prepared
- Border Hop
- Border Raider
- Coals to Carlisle
- Defensive Moves
- Fishing Trip
- Ice Cream Man Part 1
- Ice Cream Man Part 2
- Ice Cream Man Part 3
- Milk and Cookies
- Oil See You Later
- Solway Trader
- Sunset Shift
- Thames Clyde Express
- Carlisle to Stranraer, via Dumfries, route including the Kirkcudbright branch
- BR Black 5 in three weathered variants
- BR Type 06 snow plough for Black 5
- Full quick drive support
- Large selection of freight and passenger rolling stock
- Semaphore and colour light signalling throughout the route
- Highly detailed yards, sidings and lineside industries
- Scenarios for the route
Source: The Publisher Website.