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Release Date: Jan 26, 2012

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Buy Train Simulator: Woodhead Route Add-On

The purchase of this DLC includes the UK Buildings Model Pack.

Packages that include this game

Buy Train Simulator: Robinson O4 + Woodhead Route

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: BR Robinson Class O4 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Woodhead Route Add-On

Buy Train Simulator: B1 Loco + Woodhead Route (Twin Pack)

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: Thompson Class B1 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Woodhead Route Add-On


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Running from Sheffield to Manchester via the rugged landscape of the Pennines, the Woodhead Line was electrified way back in the early 1950s with the Class 76 electric locomotive being built especially for the line. A major feature of the route is the Woodhead Tunnel system, comprising three tunnels (the third being added specifically for the electrification of the line) to enable the line to run through the hilly landscape of the northern Peak District.

The Class 76 electric locomotive was first produced as a prototype (6701) in 1941, with full production beginning in 1950 in Manchester. Under British Rail, Class 76s hauled freight and passenger services along the Woodhead Line until 1970, after which they handled only freight workings. Now closed to traffic since 1981, the Woodhead Line and its tunnels are still a regular destination for rail enthusiasts and hikers, and they have now been brought back to life in Train Simulator.

Key Features

  • 60-mile Woodhead Line route from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield Victoria including Wath branch and Woodhead Tunnels
  • Class 76 electric locomotive
  • Class 08 diesel shunter in BR Black
  • 8F Steam Locomotive
  • Mk1 coaches in crimson livery
  • Download size 842 MB


7 scenarios, including career and standard, plus 4 free roams
  • In the Bleak Midwinter (Standard)
  • I`ve Never Known a Night Like It (Standard)
  • Run for Your Wath (Standard und Karriere)
  • The Hadfield Flyer (Standard und Karriere)
  • The North Country Continental (Standard und Karriere)
  • To Lincoln Central (Standard und Karriere)
  • Up the Junction (Standard)
  • Plus 4 free roams

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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
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 9
Very pleasing line, worth getting if only for the drive out of Manchester which is simply astonishing in it's presentation of the area from and around the train. This is one of my favorites - scenic, detailed and atmospheric.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 1, 2014
I'll be honest, I wasn't sure about purchasing this add on. Then it was on offer so I thought I'd give it a go.

It's a fantastic route, the work that's gone into the line, is superb. You can run all engines on here with it being OHL (Over Head Line) ie Electric.

Plenty of station's so if you have any Class101dmu's they fit in the scenery. Free roam is good as well, as there are lot of sidings and branch of lines to use...

Only downside at this point some of the Scenario's are not working propely, upto DTG to sort that out time will tell.

Fantastic in QD with any train...
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: May 7, 2015
Now this... is a fantastic route. I'd never taken much note of this infamous line before. But ever since I bought this DLC, I've been having fun all the way, both driving & looking into the history of the real route. For a start, the scenery is amazing - from the busy industrial yards around Sheffield, Manchester & Wath, to the amazing views of the Pennines & the Woodhead tunnels. It's a truly fantastic journey, especially with the loco's & rolling stock.

For a start, you get the popular Class 76 Electric's in BR Black. I actually had trouble driving these to start with, because I didn't realise you had to 'Shift Traction Modes' in the cab once you were underway & have both pantographs up - no matter where you leave from, you'll face an uphill climb to start, followed by a downhill run where you MUST apply the brakes. Trust me... after Woodhead Tunnel's on the way to Manchester, there are a lot of curves. And the Wath Line need a lot of expertise in each direction, driving both steam or electric... especially when you're hauling coal. Unfitted 21-ton hoppers? Not recommended for drivers-in-training.

Speaking of engines, you get the former-LMS 8F's & Class 08 Shunting Diesels. Now, I would like to have seen more scenarios with both of these engines (the 08's only driveable in a few 'Free Roams', and the 8F only has 1 'Standard' Scenario. But there's also one with a BR Green Class 37 & you'll see a few 'Black Fives' roaming around the route too. I suggest, if need-be, you get this route with the Robinson 04 or Thomson B1 in one of Steam's Twin Packs.

Even so, I still enjoy this route. It's a challenge to drive on, but a great journey all the same. And for the price, you can't argue with what you get - if Electrics, Heavy Goods or just trains in general are you're thing, I really recommend the Woodhead Line.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 1, 2015
I never heard of this route, and for the longest time i put it off, but a sale changed my mind so i figured why not. I'm glad i bought it as it is by far the most interesting route in my collection. The lines history is unique, and is a bit of a head scratcher as to why it closed. But now its recreated in a classic setting depicting how operations on the Woodhead Route was in a transitional period for BR. The Class 76s are very fun to drive, and having to drive steam on the steep routes is very difficult, so it will test you. If youve been holding off on this, dont. Get it is really fun!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 22, 2015
Out of all the routes in Train Simulator, this has gotta be one of my all time favourites!

You get tons of scenarios and locos for a very low price ($20USD).

Included in this package is:

Class 76 Electric Locomotive in BR Black

Class 08 Diesel-Electric Shunter in BR Black (Quick-Drive and Free Roam Only)

LMS 8F Steam Locomotive in BR Black

LMS Class 5 'Black Five' in BR Black (Quick-Drive Only)

MK1 Coaches in BR Crimson

16T and 21T Mineral Wagons

BR Guard's Van

UK Buildings Model Pack

Many rolling stock comes from TS2012 so you get the European Loco and Assets Pack.


A wide range of locos and rolling stock for a low price

Lots of scenarios and free roams for hours of fun!

Beautiful scenery and landscape.

Route is electrified so you can run just about any loco on it.


Coaches don't have a PASSENGER VIEW!

This pack has no Steam Achievements.

It took me ages to learn how to drive the class 76.

Overall, I would recommend this route to anyone who has Train Simulator!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 9, 2015
Great route, a good network with plenty of options, reasonable cross section of stock and very stable in editor. The age of this addon means the framerates are good owing to the low sceanery density, it will pay to put in the effort and add some of your own trackside detailing to bring it to life, WLOS assets are a very good match for this ... the only downside is with the demise of IHH its impossible to stock the route prototypically however the stock included in the new Weardale & Teesdale Network makes a good filler, and othe ex IHH stock is now being re-released by RSC such as the class 20 so things are looking up for this route ... only the really important 506 is conspiciously missing.

Well worth the money if you are into early BR routes.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 29
Coming from the area where this route is set, I can say that they have got the feeling and look of it spot on. I've used on it so many times now on Train Simulator that when I visit the place in real life now...well...the add-on seems more real to me. This is partly because I remember what the route used to look like back in the late 1970s and early eighties, and class 76's used take coal up to Manchester on it.

It does lack attention to detail however. For example, the station building at Deepcar should be stone, not brick; and the tunnels at Thurgoland, again, are stone and not brick. In places, the cuttings are too shallow. Apart from this, it's a wonderfully nostalgic experience.

If you don't know the area, then let me say that it is one of the most beautiful landscapes in England, and one of the best routes you can get for TS.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 27, 2015
One of the most scenic British Routes for Train Simulator. If you're also fan of electric traction, these class 76 DC electric locomotives are a good chalenge for driving.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 14, 2015
This route is BEAUTYFUL. This route is good for any historic or modern scenarios with the black 5, 8F, class 08 and class 76.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 22, 2015
This was a nice surprise, it wasn't on my wish list but as it was only £12 I bought it. It's how I remember UK railways of yore, plenty of railway infrastructure, sidings, signal boxes, semaphore signals. Never travelled on this line so I cannot vouch for its authenticity, however if you like industrial and rural landscapes, challenging gradients, speed restrictions over complex junctions then I thoroughly recommend this route.
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Peter Griffin
Posted: March 12
Well having just spent the best part of 3 hours creating a scenario for this route only to get the "Unknown error" error. Upon trying to run the scenario I get can not find "DM Recep 1" error, even though this is a built in marker and is clearly marked on the route. Tried switching to a different marker and now get unable to find "DM Recep 4" marker, again built in. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ is not the word
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Posted: August 10, 2015
Time traveling not possible, you say? MÖÖÖP! WRONG! Buy this DLC and you are able to travel to the Woodhead route in the 50's! It's realy great and a MUST HAVE for TS 2015!
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Posted: May 3, 2015
Just think about it... A 60 mile route with 3 trains 13.99€!!! On sale its 7€ OMG what are you waiting BUY IT! It has steam, eletric and diesel.
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