Bishop Auckland to Darlington (Boxed)

Compatibility: RailWorks 3
20 June 2013 - An Update (7.5MB) is available to bring the Bishop Auckland to Darlington route up to Train Simulator 2013 compatibility with Quick Drive enabled, TS2013 lighting and occlusions for tunnels, bridges and buildings.

This modern day branch line in North East England stretches from the market town of Bishop Auckland to Darlington, with its East Coast Main Line station, and is part of the famous Stockton and Darlington Railway which opened in 1825. It also features the 'Prince of Wales' Shildon tunnel, which opened in 1842; at three quarters of a mile in length, it is the oldest working railway tunnel under a settlement in the world.

The route includes several key sections, including the Locomotion Railway Museum at Shildon which houses quite a large number of steam and diesel locomotives as well as numerous old freight wagons.

Bishop Auckland to Darlington lets you drive numerous locomotives. As well as the default Class 166s, you can drive the Class 153 DMU which is available as a separate download from the Just Trains website. Northern Rail liveries are supplied for both of these classes. You can also choose to drive any of the default Train Simulator 2012 steam or diesel locomotives which are housed at the Shildon Locomotion Railway Museum. A total of twenty standard and free roam scenarios is included, featuring passenger services, freight operations, steam excursions and more in various weather conditions and at different times of the day.


STATIONS

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Shildon
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Heighington
  • North Road
  • Darlington

ROUTE FEATURES

  • 'Prince of Wales' Shildon tunnel
  • Features along the route include 'Bishop Auckland West', which is a newly-built platform at the start of the 'Weardale Railway' heritage line
  • North Road station is the home of the 'Head of Steam' railway centre and museum
  • Fully usable Shildon Railway Museum
  • Authentic stations
  • Scenic countryside
  • Roads
  • Buildings and bridges
  • Darlington Station is totally re-modelled and features shops, turnstiles, signage, seating areas, ticket office, information displays and more. Clear windows have also been added at both ends of the station as well as lighting, ornate railings and other general platform clutter. The railway tracks inside the station itself have been laid so that they look realistic in the winter - normal dark gravel under the roof canopy and snow-covered tracks outside!
  • New night lighting has also been added to take advantage of the TSX technology in Train Simulator 2012 but the route and building still look visually appealing and authentic even when the simulation is run on lower settings with TSX disabled
  • Numerous new assets have been specially created for the route, including new buildings, bridges, signage and other miscellaneous clutter. As well as the 'Northern Rail' Class 166 repaint, there is also a new bonus repaint of the HST 'East Coast' livery included.


STANDARD SCENARIOS (7)

Foggy nights (Class 166)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 166 from Bishop Auckland to Darlington, stopping at all the stations en route. It's quite foggy out there!

Hayfever season (Class 166)
It's a lovely sunny day. Starting at Darlington, drive a Northern Rail Class 166 to Bishop Auckland, picking up passengers at each station as you go.

Steam excursion (BR Black 5)
It's a calm summer evening and you need to take a BR Black 5 steam locomotive and carriages on an excursion. Call at the various stations en route to pick up the rail
enthusiasts.

Sunshine service (Class 153 DMU Advanced*)
Starting at Darlington, on a bright sunny day, head off towards Bishop Auckland. Don't forget to pick up the eager shoppers as you progress.

The height of summer (Class 166)
It's another hot sunny day in June, and you need to keep your cool and drive the passenger service from Bishop Auckland to Darlington main station.

Winter passenger service (Class 153 DMU Advanced*)
You've scraped the ice from your car's windscreen and battled through the snow to
get to work. Now you are required to set off on your passenger service to Darlington.

Winter steam (BR Black 5)
The Locomotion Railway Museum has acquired a new addition to their stock. You need to deliver a steam locomotive and carriages from Darlington to Shildon, through the snowy landscape.


FREE ROAM SCENARIOS (13)

Bishop Auckland (Class 153 DMU Advanced*)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 153 from Bishop Auckland.
(Autumn-Night-Foggy)

Bishop Auckland (Class 153 DMU Advanced*)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 153 from Bishop Auckland.
(Summer-Day-Cloudy)

Bishop Auckland (Class 153 DMU Advanced*)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 153 from Bishop Auckland.
(Winter-Day-Cloudy)

Bishop Auckland (Class 166)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 166 from Bishop Auckland.
(Summer-Day-Clear)

Bishop Auckland (Class 166)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 166 from Bishop Auckland.
(Summer-Night-Clear)

Bishop Auckland (Class 166)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 166 from Bishop Auckland.
(Winter-Day-Foggy)

Darlington (Class 153 DMU Advanced*)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 153 from Darlington.
(Autumn-Night-Cloudy)

Darlington (Class 153 DMU Advanced*)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 153 from Darlington.
(Summer-Day-Cloudy)

Darlington (Class 153 DMU Advanced*)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 153 from Darlington.
(Winter-Day-Cloudy)

Darlington (Class 166)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 166 from Darlington.
(Summer-Day-Clear)

Darlington (Class 166)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 166 from Darlington.
(Summer-Night-Clear)

Darlington (Class 166)
Drive a Northern Rail Class 166 from Darlington.
(Winter-Day-Foggy)

Shildon Locomotion Railway Museum (various steam and diesel locomotives)
Drive any of the locos housed at the museum.
(Summer-Day-Clear)

*Please note that the 'Class 153 DMU Advanced is not supplied in Train Simulator 2012 as standard and will need to be purchased separately from the Just Trains website to allow the Class 153 DMU Advanced scenarios to run. Once installed, the Class 153 Advanced will have the required Northern Rail livery.


System Requirements:


  • RailWorks 3 Train Simulator 2012.
  • 3.0GHz PC or any Dual Core
  • 512MB RAM (1.0GB for Windows Vista / 7)
  • 256Mb graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista 
  • Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
  • 2.0GB hard drive space

Note: A Service Pack (295MB) is available for the Boxed edition of Bishop Auckland to Darlington and should be installed by all new buyers to ensure you have the latest version of the software.

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Drive this modern day branch line on the famous Stockton and Darlington Railway, modelled here to an unmatched level of detail in RailWorks 3.

Features include six realistic stations, stunning modelling of the countryside and buildings along the route and night lighting which takes full advantage of RailWorks 3’s graphics capabilities. You can even drive all the default steam and diesel locomotives at the Locomotion National Rail Museum.
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