A train driving simulation set in the British railways of the late 1960's, modelling the passenger diesel multiple units, or 'railcars', of the era.
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Very Positive (79) - 96% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 5, 2018
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The simulator has been in development for many years. It's time to get feedback from a larger crowd of players, be they experienced or beginning trainsimmers, to get the details right and see if the base concept and features could be turned into a new serious contender on the trainsim market.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The simulator is expected to be in Early Access for about one year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Planned additions and improvements:
  • More diesel trains
  • Route and train editors with Steam Workshop support
  • Sound improvements
  • More detailed physics (handbrake, stopping of engines)
  • Graphics improvements: lighting, terrain and texturing, grass and bushes, fields and forests, roads and fences, better house/building models, more detailed track models, better signal models, better station platforms, improved train exterior/interior models and texturing...
More detailed plans will be posted to the Steam discussions forum.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Apart from the editors all base features are in place and functional. The collection of routes and trains is still somewhat limited but offers hours worth of driving. Physics and sounds are almost completed. Visuals need more work but are good enough not to distract.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may be raised with some of the updates.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feature requests and other suggestions will be considered for implementation if they are technically feasible and sufficiently small in scope. All ideas are still welcome even if they don't make it to the simulator.

If the community feels an important feature is not prioritised high enough, the order of the updates may be changed. The players may also have access to test versions in advance of the official releases.

Communication takes place mainly through the Steam discussions forum.”
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Recent updates View all (4)

August 24

Timetable editor available

The first editor is now public along with Workshop support!

Click the "New" or "Edit" buttons at the top of the service selection screen to open the timetable editor, or choose a different timetable from the drop-down menu. To do stuff in the editor, click on things or empty space with the right-hand mouse button. A quick guide for using the timetable editor will be added to the guides soon.

The existing timetables have also been revised for this update: the running and starting times are now more relaxed for some services that previously were impossible to finish on time. You still may need to try a particular service multiple times to get favourable traffic conditions from the random number generator.

Don't miss the new experimental shiftwork timetable for the demo route! The "Failed buffet" service is intended to be rescued instead of driven normally.

More changes:

Graphics
  • Added: sky reflections
  • Added: haze
  • Added: separate interior/exterior field-of-view settings
  • Improved: reflections in exterior views to have colours
  • Improved: buffer models
  • Improved: track textures and terrain textures near the tracks
  • Improved: lighting
  • Increased: maximum LOD bias setting
  • Increased: maximum zoom
  • Fixed: exhaust smoke drawing distance
  • Fixed: exhaust smoke animation to adjust itself to time acceleration
  • Fixed: Class 117 cab objects floating in the air
  • Fixed: platform surface and canopy textures to no longer shake at some stations

Miscellaneous
  • Added: option for restarting the run
  • Added: pausing without menu for getting good screenshots
  • Changed: selecting random service to have 10% of rescue scenario instead of normal
  • Fixed: HUD speed to show negative values the same way as target speed does
  • Fixed: target speed acceleration to more closely match realistic performance in the evaluation graph
  • Fixed: target speed being stuck at zero when a stop signal clears if you're stopped too close to the signal
  • Fixed: service start preparation time (sim now starts 1 minute before departure)
  • Fixed: a rare bug in rescue scenarios where you're instructed to reverse direction in the wrong place
  • Fixed: curve superelevation which was accidentally broken in the previous update

A route editor will be the main focus of the next update.
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August 6

Timetable editor beta

The first beta version of the timetable editor is now available! The editor enables you to create your own traffic to the existing routes with custom station stops, running times and train formations. Head over to https://steamcommunity.com/app/750170/discussions/0/1741090847739353495/ for instructions and discussion.
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Reviews

“Via a stream of dynamic input recommendations the sim will tell you when to slow, pick up pace and change gear, quietly encouraging fuel-efficient driving all the while. It’s one of the simplest and best-integrated tutorial systems I’ve ever encountered.”
Tim Stone (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

About This Game

Hours of gameplay in two fictitious routes with Inter-City, semifast, stopping and empty coaching stock train services. All services have tens of departures over the 14hr daytime timetables, running times varying between 15 and 120 minutes. You can choose to drive any train while the other trains run under computer control.

Great replayability. Your driving style and timekeeping are evaluated and scored upon completing a run. Try the same run again to reach a higher score by braking more accurately or by driving more economically. You'll still need to prepare for suprises as traffic and delays may change from run to run.

For beginners and experienced trainsimmers alike. Integrated tutorials are included to assist beginning drivers in learning the train controls and operation. An optional key assistant shows which keys to press, when and why. Enable simple controls to operate the train with up/down keys only, while the actual throttle, shifter and brake levers are computer-controlled. Experienced drivers can operate the levers and other controls directly from the keyboard.

  • BR diesel railcar classes included: 112, 117, 122, 126 and 127
  • All parts of the vehicle drive train (engines, fluid couplings, gearboxes, torque converters) are simulated to ensure realistic behaviour
  • The suspension of each vehicle is made up of axle boxes, bogie frames, planks and bolsters, all individually simulated to make the vehicle bounce and sway over uneven trackwork
  • Two fictitious routes with different characteristics totalling over 150 miles: 4- and 2-track main lines, short urban and suburban lines, mountainous rural single track lines
  • Route features: semaphore signalling, trackwork with superelevated curves, klothoid transition curves and individual rail joints
  • Regular runs and special rescue runs where a train has broken down at one of the stations and you're dispatched from the depot to get it back

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Dual core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible video card with 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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