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Release Date: Apr 5, 2012

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Buy Train Simulator: BR Class 31 + Settle Carlisle Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: BR Class 31 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Settle to Carlisle Route Add-on


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About This Content

The Settle-Carlisle Expansion Pack is a superb modern recreation of this famous and beautiful British route, complete with 5 locomotives and rolling stock.

Famous for its Ribblehead Viaduct and stunning scenery, the Settle-Carlisle line has long been a favourite amongst rail fans – especially since it famously escaped closure in the late 1980s. It is also well-known as a triumph of engineering against the odds, as a huge workforce was assembled to work in extremely tough conditions. The line is home to some dramatic constructions, such as the Ribblehead Viaduct and Blea Moor Tunnel, and rises to the highest point on the British main line at 1,169 feet (356m) above sea level. The line endured and won a five-year battle against closure in the late 1980s, and has since remained a favourite with enthusiasts who come from far and wide to ride on the line every year.

Now you can drive trains along this inspiring stretch of line, battling the gradients through the ‘three peaks’ and admiring the views as you drive over (and sometimes beneath) this wonderful landscape. With modern and preserved locomotives to drive, there is something for everyone on the Settle-Carlisle.

Key Features

Highly detailed route from Settle, North Yorkshire to Carlisle, Cumbria including the Ribblehead Viaduct, Carlisle Station and all stations and landmarks along the line.
  • Class 66 locomotive in EWS livery
  • Class 37 locomotive in EWS livery
  • Class 158 DMU
  • Leander’ Jubilee Class 4-6-0 steam locomotive
  • Preserved LMS 4F 0-6-0 steam locomotive
  • Rolling stock including HAA and HTA hoppers, PCA tankers and Crimson Mk1 coaches


  • Learning the Ropes Pt1 (Class 66 EWS)
  • Learning the Ropes Pt2 (Class 66 EWS)
  • Learning the Ropes Pt3 (Class 66 EWS)
  • The Final Run Pt1 (Class 158 DMU)
  • The Final Run Pt2 (Class 158 DMU)
  • A Fair Return (Class 158 DMU)
  • Waking Up the Neighbours (Class 37 EWS)
  • Left Behind (Class 66 EWS)
  • Midwinter Rescue (Class 37 EWS)
  • Settle Down (Class 158 DMU)
  • An Uphill Struggle (Class 37 EWS)
  • Taking Stock (LMS Jubilee ‘Leander’)
  • The Ribble Run Around (preserved LMS 4F)
  • Plus 3 free roams

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista/ Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video 256 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0*
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c (Included)
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB of free space + 3 GB for DLC
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: October 5, 2014
Essential ... a lot of people will reccommend this route simply because its iconic, there is much truth in that however it really is only a medium length point-to-point route which once you have driven up and down it a few times will become tired fairly quickly ...

The real reason to get this route is its a survivor from the now mythical past of TS, back when Train simulator was good, the developers actually cared and DLC represented value for money and quality, This DLC shines and is a must buy for anyone wanting to build a collection of suitable rollingstock while getting the best value for money ... Settle to Carlisle comes with an astonishing 5 drivable assets and a heap of extra rolling stock. Because S2C been around for a long time and lots of people have it this rolling stock has become a common requirement for many community and third party scenarios. S2C will give you access to more scenarios than virtually any other DLC making it even more value for money.

Think of S2C as an awesomely good value asset pack with a pretty good free route chucked in with it.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 1, 2014
Good level, plenty of free rolling stock. If you like the Carlisle to Settle line, then you can have a lot of fun with this...
Also if you own WCML upto Glasgow, it connects up the lines... Thus you can go from Settle to Glasgow, if you own both the Route add on's. Which can be a lot of fun...
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 25, 2014
Woop whee!! This is one of the best routes EVER been released for Train Simulator 2015! Pity that it does not go as far as my Hometown Skipton though....but oh well, you have quite a bit of the Craven area from Settle to Ribblesdale, and the beauty of the countryside. The 158s are real magic on this route, and I have to say this. Get this route, you will not regret it!!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 3, 2015
I bought this route back in 2013 and I would like to say it came with a few locos to drive with plus a 158 DMU. Mainly because I had remember doing this route with the A3 Flying Scotsman (which is sold seperatly) back in MSTS. There's mostly standard scenarios than career but this is a early made route. Also this route would be a classic to your Train Simulator collection.

The 158 doesn't show the right headlight aspects, it will show the red tailights on both sides. If you own the 158 pack then you could possibly swap the defualt 158 for that. The doors won't open at stations unlike in other TS DLC out there. The other trains that comes with this route which I don't have a problem with.

It could be my best bet to buy this on a sale and I will rate this route add-on 7/10.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 1, 2015
The Settle and Carlisle is a classic that should be added to anyones inventory. For an old route it still holds well, and is not buggy unlike newer routes. There are plenty of scenarios in the workshop you can download that are very focused on specials, whcih is what this line is famous for. It a fun route, and full of detail, recommended for everyone.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: August 14, 2015
With one of the most scenic addons in Train Simulator, you can't go wrong. This DLC adds 4 new locomotives and a DMU. I definitely recommend this, even better in a sale!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 26, 2014
i have just purchased this mod (along with the class 158/159 sound pack from armstrong powerhouse) and i am very pleased with its quality, it is certainly worth it, however the headlights on all the northern class 158's do not work (player and AI trains) can anyone help?

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 6, 2015
I bought this route in a 'Limited Edition' Bundle with an American Route 'Sherman Hill'. This is clearly the one I prefer though. The Settle to Carlisle Route is beautiful in real life & looks just as breathtaking in Train Simulator. I've been to both Ribblehead Viaduct & Garsdale Station in reality, and they're both rendered fantastically in this DLC. Not to mention that scenarios are plentiful - it's hard to complain about such a nice thing, but I've got two little not-quite-niggles...

Firstly, the AWS on the Class 66 is louder & clearer when you're on a Camera View outside of the Cab. This is incorrect, as you should only be able to hear it when you're in the cab. The other, again only a minor one, is that the steam engines in this pack should technically have AWS fitted if they're are Mainline-Certified. I don't mind though, the rolling stock in this scenario is fantastic.

For a start is the LMS Jubilee 'Leander' - this is a joy to drive, what with great chuffing sound-effects. It takes expertise to drive it on this route though, as they didn't call the Settle-Carlisle line 'The Long Drag' for nothing... the 4F is interesting, as is the scenario it comes with & for other passenger runs, you get the Class 158 DMU's in 'Northern Rail' livery. For the freight enthusiasts, there's the common Class 66 & the Class 37, both in EWS Livery. The Class 66, despite it's flaw with the AWS, is great to drive - again, a real challenge on this route even with an unloaded train. And the Class 37's are enjoyed by many, nick-named 'Tractors' because of the tremendous clag they make!

Overall, I'd say definitely go for this route. It's a looker, has great rolling stock & scenarios a-plenty - a fantastic slice of North England, rendered just as nicely as it is in reality.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
Posted: November 3, 2015
Mixed bag this add-on.

-The route is absolutely superb. Accurate and extremely well done. Ribblehead Viaduct is a real treat. Full marks for the route.

-The Train- ugh, this is where it all goes totally wrong. The Class 158 is terrible. The cab looks good, but that hides the bad stuff.

The DRA - which is available on other Train Simulator DLC as a vital cab function in real life is depicted, but doesn't do anything.

The head and tail lights don't work and you end up on the driving end having the option of displaying Tail Lights (red) forwards or even worse, nothing at all- both of which would cause in real life the train to be declared a failure and unfit to carry passengers!

The passenger doors are the absolute opposite of the real thing- Class 158 doors are notoriously slow to open and close- in the DLC the doors violently snap open and shut!- if someone was to get caught in those doors they would be sliced in two!

The engine sounds are nothing like a class 158 should sound like. Generic sounds must have been used as I have never heard a Class 158 sound like this in real life.

You can get the Armstrong Powerhouse sound pack like I did to try and improve the train, but even their superb work can't hide how poor the Class 158 is.

Nothing wrong with the route- it's absolutely fanstastic, shame about the poor train you have to "Settle" on running it with.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 22
Stations have detailed signage and clutter
Graphics are a step up from MSTS
The never-ending stretch of the 60mph speed limit is very relaxing and hypnotic.

Given the astonishing quality of the included Class 158, I would say it is worth every penny of the £3 the route cost at the time of purchase.
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Posted: September 9
A TS classic and, well, to be honest, I felt a bit let down. Well, the price, $12.99 makes this good to have in a collection but the features are a bit lacking. The scenery is decent for it's age, it looks nice. The rolling stock is a half/half for me. Well, there are 4 locos and 1 multiple unit included but some of them weren't executed that well. Firstly, the Class 66, it's a bit disappointing. Well, the braking system is not simulated correctly, the two-tone horn is not independently controlled and the sounds are meh. I think that this route should be updated to use the V2.0 of the Class 66. The Class 37 included is nice and can be used for railtours and freight workings. The Class 158 though is a let down. It has the tail lights issue ( When set to day running lights front shows tail lights), the sounds are not good and the physics are bad. The 2 steam locos included are okay, I guess. Another upside for this route is the 13 scenarios included. So, to wrap it up, okay value at normal price, good value in sales. Overall, 8.5/10

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The Triturn
Posted: July 20
A beautiful DLC I just wish someone made a 158 reskin for this route. There are a few glitches at stations where cars are hovering or the the platform is missing (Settle). But it is really nice to go to Carlise and Appleby.
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Posted: June 4
Nice route, with handsome scenery, nice sense of distances, and well done habitations. Lack of AI trains and road traffic is a pity, but for $12.99, especially with the locos this is definitely a worthwhile buy. Quickdrive the 17:00 out of Carlisle on a clear Autumn day as the sun sets and I think you'll enjoy!
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TheTrainBanger Gaming
Posted: May 18
Nice Classic Route. Give it a try out :)
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Posted: March 14
Love this even on my low end pc this route looks great and runs great.
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Posted: September 28, 2015
love the route 10/10
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