Platform: Steam
Price:  $39.99

Overview

Haul the fuel of a nation in Creative Rail’s East Midlands Coal route, which has arrived for Train Simulator in classic British Rail fashion!

The coal industry and railways historically go hand in hand, once upon a time all locomotives were fed by coal, but even once those days had past it still fell upon the railway to transport coal to power stations all across the country. One such was High Marnham Power Station in Nottinghamshire, one of three fossil fuel plants that were situated along the path of the River Trent – combined, they colloquially made the area known as the “Megawatt Valley”.

Where there were power stations, there was coal to fuel them, and an abundance of it lay beneath the East Midlands soil. In all, 8 collieries were connected to High Marnham Power Station (although a total of 17 actually served it), and each were connected by the High Marnham branch line; a 14-mile stretch of railway that separated off from the Robin Hood Line.

In order to facilitate faster unloading of coal at power stations, the “merry-go-round” (or MGR) system was introduced; MGR trains would deposit coal while on the move, loop around the power station or run around the consist and head straight back to a colliery to pick up more. This seemingly endless operation served power stations for decades, and in some cases, British Rail ordered locomotives specifically for coal-hauling MGR duties.

However, with the decline in the industry and the turn towards nuclear and greener ways of generating the nation’s electricity, there was a lesser need for coal-fired power plants and High Marnham eventually closed in 2003.

While confined to the history books, you can get a taste for MGR coal services at their 1980s best, as Creative Rail have brought the dusty beauty of East Midlands Coal to life in Train Simulator!

Features

Included Scenarios
A total of 9 engaging Career scenarios are included:

  • Warsop Sidings – Mansfield Concentration Sidings
  • Ollerton Colliery – Sherwood Colliery
  • Tuxford Central – Shirebrook Depot
  • Warsop Main - Mansfield Concentration Sidings
  • Mansfield Concentration Sidings – Sherwood Colliery
  • Ollerton Colliery – High Marnham
  • Sherwood Colliery – High Marnham
  • Shirebrook Colliery – Warsop Sidings
  • NCB Sherwood Colliery
Please Note: BR Class 20 Loco Add-On, BR Blue Class 20 Add-On Livery, BR Class 31 Freight Loco Add-On and European Loco & Asset Pack are required, as separate purchases, in order to play the scenarios featured in this add-on.

Key Features
  • 25-mile route from Sherwood to High Marnham
  • 6 collieries; Sherwood, Shirebrook, Clipstone, Warsop, Thoresby & Ollerton
    Key Locations; Shirebrook TMD, Mansfield Concentration Sidings & High Marnham Power Station
  • BR Class 56 diesel locomotive in BR Corporate Blue, BR Large Logo, BR Railfreight & BR Coal Sector liveries
  • Sentinel diesel shunter in NCB Blue livery
  • Period-accurate details such as signal boxes, semaphore signalling and detailed track with 3D wooden sleepers
  • Historical “merry-go-round” operations, and more, brought to life across 9 Career scenarios
  • Quick Drive compatible

System Requirements

MINIMUM FOR 32-BIT:
  • OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
  • Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
  • Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
  • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

RECOMMENDED FOR 32-BIT:
  • OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
  • Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
  • Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
  • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.
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