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User reviews: Mostly Positive (14 reviews) - 78% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 1, 2011

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Buy Train Simulator: WCML + EWS Class 66 Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: EWS Class 66 v2.0 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: West Coast Main Line North Route Add-On


About This Content

One of the most significant route expansion since the launch of Train Simulator, West Coast Main Line North brings you well over 100 miles of highly-detailed railway line, with stations, yards, cuttings, viaducts and stunning scenery. West Coast Main Line North recreates the route between Carlisle and Glasgow as it appeared in the early 1990s, with no less than 26 realistically-modelled stations and halts. Also included is the brand new Class 86 electric locomotive, which was built specifically to haul express passenger services on the route, and which comes with accurate British Rail Mk3 buffered coaches. Built to cover the distance quickly and comfortably, the Class 86 can really stretch its legs on this long and fast line. For a change of pace, there are also full recreations of the yards along the route including Polmadie, Mossend and Kingmoor yards.


  • Accurate recreation of the West Coast Main Line northern section from Carlisle to Glasgow
  • Class 86 electric locomotive in British Rail Intercity Executive livery
  • Buffered Mk3 coaches in British Rail Intercity Executive livery


12 scenarios
  • Free Roam: Carlisle Station
  • Free Roam: Carstairs Station
  • Free Roam: Glasgow Central Station
  • Free Roam: Mossend Yard
  • Free Roam: Motherwell Station
  • Free Roam: Polmadie Depot
  • Polmadie Hop
  • Hand Over
  • Kingmoor Sunset
  • Carstairs Split (Career System Scenario)
  • The Argyle Line (Career System Scenario)
  • Scots Pine (Career System Scenario)

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 17
this a really good route lovely scenery rally enjoyed playing it.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 28, 2014
Originally released in late 2010, this route was one of the first major DLC addon routes for Railworks, TS 2015's early predecessor, and is, in my opinion, the route to which all others have been judged since. So massive in scale was the route at the time, I would say only 2 have surpassed it since, Western Lines of Scotland and WCML over Shap, and both of those were created by the same man, Keith Ross.

Don't expect many of the enhancements that have graced Dovetail Games' flagship simulator since, it was released long before them, but do expect not only a route, but a network, especially north of Carstairs where you not only have passage to Glasgow Central Station through Motherwell with express passenger services but also natural termination of frieght services from the south at Mossend and Coatbridge, amongst others, plus many local services and lines are well catered for aswell. The route is well built and, at the time of release in 2010, was heavily detailed and therefore tested an average PC. The creator, to his credit, edited the route to lessen the load without any detrimental effects on quality.
The detail and quality of this addon is the mainstay of routes released today and the natural upgrade of PC's to run the modern simulator negates any worries of being able to run it.

If you are torn between what route to buy and are put off by the relative age of this route compared to others, don't be, as I said before, this route still stands tall.

Rating 8.5/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 1, 2014
Great line, use this regular, running services from Glagow down WCML, to carlisle, then on through SHAP (Please note, SHAP has to be bought seperatly)

This is great one for the collection if you like OHL trains (Overhead Lines, ie Electric) You get use the loco's at full power for some time between Carstairs and Lockerbie. Plenty of things to do and see.

Please note * Check your game settings before playing this levels, as not all the stations appear on the lowest graphics settings* People seem to think the stations are not there, when they are.

Great level esp if you want to run from Glasgow to Preston, using the Shap add on, That can be really good fun.. Esp with the Class 86 and Class 87 add on's also Class 395 and the new free Class 801...

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 1
This route is one of my favorite British/Scottish routes currently available for TS!

This is a very well put together route, even on the lowest graphics settings, it still looks quite nice! Also, the track has lots of detail as well, such as check rails on certain bridges. Signalling seems to work well, no problems enountered by me! The cantenary is nice, it even has extra transformers every once and a while on the poles! THere are only a few points on the tracks that are bad, such as one place where there is a concrete slab in the middle of the tracks. Also, the thing that is usually wrong with tracks, is the complete lack of banking on tight corners. Still, this can easily be overlooked, except when you take a tight turn at 100:)

The engine included, the Class 86, is a real nightmare to drive, but in a good way! It includes an advanced system of throttling, with tap changer very well modelled! It is really fun to start this up on a grade, because you have to keep the RPM's in the green/yellow zone, and not let it get into the red for wheelslip. What is really difficult is cutting power to the engine from full throttle, but that justs adds to the challenge!! The only downside to this loco is the horn. It is the same horn as the Woodhead Class 76/77, but that can be easily ignored/looked past with the other good points!

The scenarios are fun to play, not boring in the least! Also, there is a WIDE variety of DLC for this route, and they are fun :)

Would I recommend this route? Yes, I would definitly recommend this, hands down. This is a great route, and you would be a fool not to pick it up!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: March 28
This is a nice route for the 90's. My only complaint is that the 86 doesn't come with the Run-down feature, but atleast the RSC 86 Pack did. I would also reccomend buying the Armstrong Powerhouse soundpack which adds the Run-down featuue to the Class 86. I give the route a 9/10 with the -1 point for no Run-down feature.
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