Train Simulator: Weardale & Teesdale Network Route Add-On DLC
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Some of the north east of England’s oldest and most important railway lines come together in the stunning new Weardale & Teesdale Network route for Train Simulator.
The broad network of railway lines connected some of the north east’s largest town and cities with collieries across the Pennines, with the first line opening in 1825 that connected the collieries near Shildon with Stockton-on-Tees via Darlington.
At this time, the line was a mere 25 miles in length, but by 1860 it had grown considerably with extensions and branches to virtually every corner of Weardale and Teesdale, covering more than 100 miles. The original line is probably most famous as being the world’s first public railway to use steam locomotives when they were first introduced in 1833.
The area was linked with a prestigious and long list of railway heritage, with several railway-related works and engineering facilities to be found throughout the network. Darlington Railway Works, responsible for the building of many steam and diesel locomotives, was built in 1863 and survived until the Beeching Axe in 1966. Shildon Railway Works, known locally as ‘The Wagon Works’ as it built many of British Rail’s freight revenue vehicles, is also a famous landmark in the area, closing only recently in 1984 and now home to ‘Locomotion’, the National Railway Museum’s second site.
Much of this extensive railway network and many of those famous landmarks suffered at the hands of Dr Beeching, whose sweeping changes to the British rail network in the 1960s closed many of the branch lines to passenger traffic. As collieries closed and freight traffic reduced, by 1980 there was virtually nothing left of the famous routes as they were once known.
Towns such as Crook, Tow Law, Barnard Castle, Piercebridge and Bishop Auckland – once bustling railway towns – lost their stations and trackbed lifted, and today visitors to the area would never believe they once had such a rich railway heritage.
The Weardale and & Teesdale Network faithfully recreates the main lines and branch lines around the area as they were between 1950 and 1960, just before the Beeching closures, recreating almost all of the 100 miles of rail lines between Durham City, Darlington, Middleton-in-Teesdale and Wearhead.
Classic BR green liveried diesel traction is also represented, in the guise of the Class 08, Class 25, Class 37 and Class 101, along with Mk1 blood and custard coaching stock and a number of freight wagons, including a 21t Mineral Hopper, 16t Mineral Wagon, Five Plank Mineral Wagon, Six-Wheel Milk Tanker, Presflo Bulk Powders Wagon, 20t Bitumen Tank Wagon, 20t Toad E Brake Van and 10t Cattle Van.
Also new for the route is a diesel brake tender ‘slug’ in BR green livery, alongside prototypical LNER semaphore and colour light signalling throughout the route.
Scenarios
Seven scenarios for the route:
Barnard Castle to Bishop Auckland
Bishop Auckland to Darlington
Bishop Auckland to Wearhead
Darlington to Durham
Darlington to Middleton
Durham to Barnard Castle
Shildon to Darlington
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!
Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.
Key Features:
200 miles of main lines and branch lines across Weardale and Teesdale, including Durham City, Darlington, Middleton-in-Teesdale and Wearhead
LNER semaphore and colour light signalling throughout the route
BR Class 25 in BR Green livery
BR Class 101 in BR Green livery
BR Class 08 in BR Green livery (Quick Drive only)
BR Class 37 in BR Green livery (Quick Drive only)
Diesel brake tender ‘slug’ in BR Green livery
BR Mk1 ‘blood and custard’ passenger coaches
Freight wagons, including 21t Mineral Hopper, 16t Mineral Wagon, Five Plank Mineral Wagon, Six-Wheel Milk Tanker, Presflo Bulk Powders Wagon, 20t Bitumen Tank Wagon, 20t Toad E Brake Van and 10t Cattle Van.
Scenarios for the route
Quick Drive compatible
Download size: 1,503m

SYSTEM REQUIREMENT

Minimum 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
Recommended Requirements
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

Simulation
Steam score: 96%
Languages: English / French / German
Developer: Dovetail Games
Publisher: Dovetail Games
GAME FEATURES
Single-player
Steam Cloud
Full controller support
Steam Trading Cards
Steam Achievements
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