Western Mainlines

Compatibility: Train Simulator 2017
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Western Mainlines: Paddington-Bristol, Bristol-Cardiff and Bristol-Exeter

Set in the years between 2013 and 2015, Western Mainlines consists of three newly developed routes running from the terminus station of London Paddington to Bristol, from Bristol to Cardiff and from Bristol to Exeter, all connected seamlessly together in this one pack.

Featuring both the south lines through Box Tunnel and the northern lines via Bristol Parkway, as well as the lines to Oxford, Western Mainlines features 60 stations and numerous new custom assets along with a set of 18 extensive scenarios. The route is Quick Drive enabled.

Paddington to Bristol - this line is the main route running East-West in southern England. Starting from its grand London terminus at Paddington, it runs out to Bristol and from there to Cardiff in Wales and south-west from Bristol to Exeter in this simulation. The line is largely non-electrified, but in the late 1990s the section from Paddington to Heathrow Airport was electrified. There are plans to electrify all of the real-world route but this work is taking time and has been beset by numerous delays.

Bristol to Cardiff - the route from Bristol to Cardiff is part of the South Wales Main Line and continues the westward journey. It breaks away from the main Paddington-Bristol line at Royal Wootton Bassett and continues under the River Severn using the Severn Tunnel. There are plans to electrify the whole of the equivalent real-world route but, again, there have been numerous delays.

Bristol to Exeter - the line from Bristol to Exeter is a major branch of the line from Paddington to Bristol and runs south-west from Bristol.

You can take a look at the Route Map here!
Western Mainlines - map of stations on the route

Route features

  • Route class: Modern
  • Route length: Over 300 miles in total
  • 60 stations
  • Beautifully detailed and immersive scenery along the Thames Valley and down to Exeter
  • Includes 16 Standard and 9 Free Roam scenarios
  • Route is Quick Drive enabled
  • Just Trains all-new modern LED signals
  • Just Trains all-new Overhead Catenary (OHLE)

Important! If you purchased Train Simulator after 20 September 2012 then you will require the European Loco & Asset Pack (available to purchase via Steam) for the route to display correctly.

Some of the scenarios supplied with Western Mainlines require rolling stock that is not supplied with this software. Full details of the rolling stock required are provided in the Scenarios section in the Detailed Description below.

STATIONS

  • Paddington
  • Acton Main Line
  • Ealing Broadway
  • West Ealing
  • Hanwell
  • Southall
  • Hayes & Harlington
  • West Drayton
  • Iver
  • Langley
  • Slough
  • Burnham
  • Taplow
  • Maidenhead
  • Twyford
  • Reading
  • Tilehurst
  • Pangbourne
  • Goring & Streatley
  • Cholsey
  • Didcot Parkway
  • Appleford
  • Culham
  • Radley
  • Oxford
  • Swindon
  • Chippenham
  • Bath Spa
  • Oldfield Park
  • Keynsham
  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Stapleton Road
  • Filton Abbey Wood
  • Bristol Parkway
  • Patchway
  • Pilning
  • Severn Beach
  • St Andrews Road
  • Shirehampton
  • Sea Mills
  • Clifton Down
  • Redland
  • Montpelier
  • Severn Tunnel Junction
  • Newport
  • Cardiff
  • Bedminster
  • Parson Street
  • Nailsea & Backwell
  • Yatton
  • Worle
  • Weston Milton
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Highbridge & Burnham
  • Bridgwater
  • Taunton
  • Tiverton Parkway
  • Exeter St Davids

CUSTOM BUILDINGS AND POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Paddington Central offices
  • Novotel London Paddington
  • Westbourne Court buildings
  • Westbourne Studios
  • Trellick Tower
  • North Pole depot
  • Old Oak Common TMD
  • Plesser Works
  • Southall Water Tower
  • Southall Gasometer
  • Heathrow Express flyover
  • Holiday Inn and flats, Slough
  • Slough Tesco
  • O2 building and Slough bus station
  • Reading multi-storey car park
  • Reading Train Care depot
  • Didcot Railway Centre
  • Didcot Power Station
  • Signal Point building, Swindon
  • Swindon Storage Depot
  • Swindon Steam Railway Museum
  • Box Tunnel
  • Bath bus depot
  • Westerleigh Oil Depot
  • Glass Wharf - Burgess Salmon building
  • Filton Airport
  • Concorde at Filton Airport
  • Clifton suspension bridge
  • Blue office building Bristol
  • Multicoloured flats, Bristol
  • One Temple Quay (Bank of Ireland), Bristol
  • IBIS Hotel Bristol
  • SS Great Britain, Bristol
  • Barton Hill DMU Shed, Bristol
  • Avonmouth biomass holder
  • Avonmouth Docks
  • Hillfield Tunnel
  • Clayton Hotel, Cardiff (formerly Maldron Hotel)
  • BT Stadium House, Cardiff
  • Altolusso building, Cardiff
  • Meridian Gate, Cardiff
  • Big Sleep Hotel, Cardiff
  • ING Direct building, Cardiff
  • Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
  • Cardiff Canton TMD
  • Freightliner Bristol West Depot
  • Cogload Junction
  • Taunton Water Tower
  • Fairwater Yard
  • West Somerset Railway Triangle
  • Barnstaple Junction (repeatedly floods)
  • Exeter College
  • Exeter riverside
  • Station signs
  • Warehouses
  • Garages
  • Numerous custom objects: miscellaneous signs, speed signs, mileposts, plant pots and numerous station furniture such as seats, escalators, phone boxes, luggage trolleys, benches - and much more!

SCENARIOS

Note: Some of the scenarios use default Train Simulator stock, but for certain scenarios to run correctly, the following locomotives/routes are required. Add-ons followed by 'Steam' in brackets can be purchased from the Steam website:

  • EWS Class  67 (Steam)
  • South Wales Coastal Route Add-On (Steam)
  • Arriva Trains Wales DMU Pack Add-On (Steam)
  • BR Class 50 Loco Add-on (Steam)
  • BR Class 101 DMU Add-on (Steam)
  • Class 66 EWS (Steam)
  • Class 70 Freightliner (Steam)

    If you purchased Train Simulator after 20 September 2012 then you will require the European Loco & Asset Pack (available to purchase via Steam) to obtain the following locomotives:
     
  • Class 47 (Steam)
  • Class 166 (Steam)
  • HST (Steam)
Locomotives followed by ‘JT’ in brackets can be purchased from the Just Trains website:

  • BR 5MT Advanced (JT)
  • BR 7MT Advanced (JT)
  • Class 67 Advanced (JT)
  • Class 153 DMU Advanced (JT)
  • Voyager Advanced (JT)
  • Class 60 Advanced (JT)
  • YGB Seacow PlusPak Advanced (not required if you own the Class 60 Advanced and Freight Wagons add-on) (JT)
  • Class 153 DMU Advanced (JT)
  • Voyager Advanced (JT)

Standard scenarios

Early Morning Eastwards

Required stock: HST (Steam)
Duration: 115 minutes


Take the first train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington.


Exeter to Paddington

Required stock: HST (Steam)
Duration: 180 minut
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Take the lunchtime train from Exeter to London Paddington.


A Glimpse to the Future

Required stock: Class 801
Duration: 45 minutes


As the first of the Class 801 starts testing, a unit is transferred to OOC for route testing. Take this night-time train from the sidings at OOC to Paddington, then under the wires to Hayes & Harlington and return.


(JT) Class 67 – Cardiff Rugby Special

Required stock: Class 67 Advanced (JT)
Duration: 150 minutes


The Rugby World Cup is under way and special trains have been laid on to reduce the stress on normal services. Take a Class 67 from Paddington to Cardiff.


(DTG) Class 67 – Cardiff Rugby Special

Required stock: EWS Class 67 (Steam)
Duration: 150 minutes


The Rugby World Cup is under way and special trains have been laid on to reduce the stress on normal services. Take a Class 67 from Paddington to Cardiff.


(JT) Class 60 – Crossrail Spoils

Required stock: Class 60 Advanced (JT), YGB Seacow PlusPak Advanced (not required if you own Class 60 Advanced and Freight Wagons)
Duration: 90 minutes


Take a train of spoil from the Crossrail site at Paddington to Hinksey Yard.


(JT) Class 60 – Dockside Shunting

Required stock: Class 60 Advanced (JT)
Duration: 50 minutes


Avonmouth docks has a lot of wagons that need moving up to Stoke Gifford in a trip working ready for onward movement. You will shunt them and take the train up to the yard.


Dockside Shunting

Required stock: Class 47 (Steam)
Duration: 50 minutes


Avonmouth docks has a lot of wagons that need moving up to Stoke Gifford in a trip working ready for onward movement. You will shunt them and take the train up to the yard.


(JT) Voyager – Voyager to Didcot

Required stock: Voyager Advanced (JT)
Duration: 75 minutes


Due to unit shortages FGW have hired a pair of Cross Country Voyagers to go from Bristol Temple Meads to Didcot.


Christmas Special

Required stock: Class 166 (Steam)
Duration: 54 minutes


It’s Christmas morning and the works party has just finished. Take the tired workers home on a special service along the Severn Beach line.


First Service to Severn Beach

Required stock: Class 166 (Steam)
Duration: 45 minutes


This morning we will take the first service to Severn Beach from BTM.


Early Morning to London

Required stock: Class 166 (Steam)
Duration: 105 minutes


Take the first service from Oxford to London Paddington.


(SD) Britannia – Steam Special to Exeter

Required stock: BR7 MT Advanced (JT)
Duration: 220 minutes


Drive this steam tour from London Paddington to Exeter via Bristol Temple Meads.


(JT) 5MT – Steam Special to Exeter

Required stock: BR Standard Class 5MT Advanced (JT)
Duration: 220 minutes


Drive this steam tour from London Paddington to Exeter via Bristol Temple Meads.


HST to Bristol

Required stock: HST (Steam)
Duration: 110 minute
s

Take the 0857 HST from London Paddington to Bristol.


(JT) Class 153 – First Service to Severn Beach

Required stock: Class 153 DMU Advanced (JT)
Duration: 45 minutes


This morning we will take the first service to Severn Beach from BTM.


(JT) Class 153 – Cardiff to Exeter

Required stock: South Wales Coastal Route Add-On (Steam), Arriva Trains Wales DMU Pack Add-On (Steam), Class 153 DMU Advanced (JT) and Voyager Advanced (JT)

Take an afternoon service from Cardiff to Exeter St David’s.


BR B1A16 Penzance to Paddington

Required stock: BR Class 50 and BR Class 101 (Steam)
Duration 180 minutes


Drive a BR-era Class 50 from Exeter on the eastbound relief 1A16 Penzance to Paddington service, stopping at intermediate stations.


Free Roam scenarios

Note: As these are Free Roam scenarios you must remember to ensure that the route has been set correctly to avoid being directed into sidings or derailed on junctions set against the train.

  • Bristol Temple Meads Free Roam
  • Cardiff Free Roam
  • Didcot Free Roam
  • Exeter Free Roam
  • Newport Free Roam
  • Oxford Free Roam
  • Paddington Free Roam
  • Reading Station Free Roam
  • Swindon Free Roam
Click on a train and take it for a drive!

System Requirements:


  • Train Simulator 2017 (if you purchased Train Simulator after 20 September 2012 you will require the European Loco & Asset Pack - available to purchase via Steam - for the route to display correctly)

    For certain scenarios to run correctly, the following add-ons are required:
    Just Trains: BR 5MT Advanced, BR 7MT Advanced, Class 67 Advanced, Class 60 Advanced, Class 153 DMU Advanced, Voyager Advanced, YGB Seacow PlusPak Advanced (not required if you own Class 60 Advanced and Freight Wagons)
    Steam: EWS Class  67, South Wales Coastal Route Add-On, Arriva Trains Wales DMU Pack Add-On, Class 47, Class 166, HST, BR Class 50 Loco Add-on, BR Class 101 DMU Add-on, Class 66 EWS, Class 70 Freightliner (Steam)
     
  • 3.0GHz PC or any Dual Core
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
  • 512MB RAM (1GB for Windows Vista / 7 / 8)
  • 256MB video card with Pixel Shader 2.0 (AGP/PCE only)
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • 6.4GB hard drive space
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Western Mainlines
This Quick Drive enabled Western Mainlines route includes the routes from Paddington-Bristol, Bristol-Cardiff and Bristol-Exeter, all seamlessly connected and giving you a total of some 300 miles to drive!

Featuring both the southern lines through Box Tunnel and the northern lines via Bristol Parkway, as well as the lines to Oxford, Western Mainlines features 60 detailed stations and numerous new landmark buildings, as well as countless custom assets and 18 enjoyable scenarios.

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