4.3 Railroads

4.3.3 Great Britain

Barrow-Sellafield

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
A part of the Cumbrian Coast line, from Barrow-in-Furness to Sellafield in Cumbria, England. Northern Rail ran passenger traffic at this line with the class 156 DMUs when this simulation was made (today the route is run by Arriva). Beautiful stations and trackside details. Soft curves and realistic switches. The rural landscape is however rather empty of details.
Creator:
Derek Kaye
Alt.:
2C47
 Stations:
13
 Stops:
10
 TTR:
42 min.
 Distance:
30575 m
Vehicle:
 Works with OpenBVE:
Yes
Known problems:
Line description:
About the Cumbrian Coast line at Wikipedia.
Misc.:
Download from:
BVE Corwall
To download from this website:
N/A
Last update of this directory entry:
2018-Jun-17

Birmingham Cross-City South

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Description:
The south portion of the Cross-City Line in Birmingham. It goes from Redditch to Birmingham New Street. Anthony Bowden has with this route created probably the most well done route there is for OpenBVE. Outstanding richness in details both in landscape and trackside. There are 17 different alternatives to drive this route different time of day, in different weather and different seasons.
Creator:
Anthony Bowden
Vehicle:
 Works with OpenBVE:
Yes
Known problems:
Line description:
Cross-City Line at Wikipedia with a schematic line map.
Misc.:
Download from:
The creator's website
To download from this website:
N/A
Last update of this directory entry:
2018-May-23

Moorgate - Drayton Park

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Description:
The line Drayton Park - Moorgate in London (BR), for the class 313 train. Most of the line is below surface in former subway tunnels. The train is actually using 3rd rail (750 V) as a subway train in these tunnels, but normal overhead wire (25 kV) at the part of the line above surface.
Creator:
Nathan Whitington nathan_whitington@hotmail.com
Alt.:
MG-DP
 Stations:
5
 Stops:
4
 TTR:
min.
 Distance:
4035 m
Vehicle:
 Works with OpenBVE:
Yes
Known problems:
Line description:
Misc.:
Download from:
The route was distributed at Damon Cox' website, which has disappeared from the Internet >10 years ago.
To download from this website:
Route files, Object files
Last update of this directory entry:
2018-May-26

Somerset & Dorset

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Description:
A part of the old Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway in southern England. This local train is hauled by a steam engine and goes from Shillingstone to Templecombe (south of Bristol). The correct engine for this train is a Bullied Pacific class West Country steam engine, but in lack of such an engine a class J36 steam engine is used. The railroad, stations and the beautiful landscape is well done. The simulation intends to replicate the route as it looked like in the 1960s. The traffic at this and some other lines ended March 7 1966 after have being trafficked since August 31 1863.
Creator:
Richard Scott
Alt.:
Local
 Stations:
5
 Stops:
4
 TTR:
18 min.
 Distance:
16875 m
Vehicle:
 Works with OpenBVE:
Yes
Known problems:
At the station Henstridge there is a goods wagon left at the main track. It blocks the way for the train driven in the simulation.

This can be corrected by deleting the following line in the route file Somerset & Dorset.csv:

14108,.freeobj 0;82;0;0;180,
Line description:
The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway with history, technical and traffic information.
History, pictures and descriptions are also available at Wikipedia
Misc.:
It is not possible to adhere to the time table in this simulation:

The maximum speed of the route is, according to the timetable, 25 mph.

The time table is based on use of the Bullied Pacific class West Country steam engine. At the simulated route, passenger trains were hauled by that engine class in speeds up to 90 km/h.

Download from:
BVE Cornwall
To download from this website:
N/A
Last update of this directory entry:
2018-May-23

Tyne Valley

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Description:
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, a.k.a. Tyne Valley Line, from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne. Beautiful detailed landscape and many details trackside. There are no less than 13 alternatives to run all or part of the route, with different train classes.
Creator:
eezypeazy eezypeazy@eezypeazy.co.uk
Alt.:
MF 0713 [156]
 Stations:
16
 Stops:
15
 TTR:
62 min.
 Distance:
90895 m
Alt.:
MF 0742 [156]
 Stations:
20
 Stops:
10
 TTR:
62 min.
 Distance:
46607 m
Alt.:
MF 0933 [156]
 Stations:
16
 Stops:
4
 TTR:
80 min.
 Distance:
90895 m
Alt.:
MF 1127 [156]
 Stations:
3
 Stops:
2
 TTR:
12 min.
 Distance:
5485 m
Alt.:
MF 1134 [156]
 Stations:
16
 Stops:
5
 TTR:
81 min.
 Distance:
90975 m
Alt.:
MF 1230 [156]
 Stations:
16
 Stops:
8
 TTR:
87 min.
 Distance:
90975 m
Alt.:
MF 1444 [156]
 Stations:
20
 Stops:
10
 TTR:
65 min.
 Distance:
46607 m
Alt.:
MF 1530 [156]
 Stations:
26
 Stops:
6
 TTR:
103 min.
 Distance:
110175 m
Alt.:
Sa 0712 [220]
 Stations:
16
 Stops:
1
 TTR:
78 min.
 Distance:
90895 m
Alt.:
Sa 1117 [HST]
 Stations:
16
 Stops:
1
 TTR:
79 min.
 Distance:
90895 m
Alt.:
Sa 1316 [37]
 Stations:
16
 Stops:
1
 TTR:
80 min.
 Distance:
90865 m
Alt.:
Sa 1316 [47]
 Stations:
16
 Stops:
1
 TTR:
80 min.
 Distance:
90865 m
Alt.:
Su 1045 [156]
 Stations:
11
 Stops:
4
 TTR:
37 min.
 Distance:
24685 m
Vehicle:
 Works with OpenBVE:
Yes
Known problems:
This route uses 3rd party object to simulate British light and semaphore signals. These objects were created by Simon Gathercole and Anthony Bowden. The website on which this objects packages were distributed has disappeared from the Internet longa ago.

However there are archive files with these to download below from this website.

The unpacked directories BrSema4Sigs and BrSigs should be placed in the directory LegacyContent\Railway\Object.

Line description:
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway at Wikipedia with schematic map over the route and connecting routes
Misc.:
Download from:
The creator's website has disappeared from the Internet.
To download from this website:
Route files, Object files, British light signals (se Known problems above), British semaphore signals (se Known problems above)
Last update of this directory entry:
2018-May-28




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