SCOTTISH EAST COAST MAINLINE

Based on the real-world route, this expansion for RailWorks 3 will take you across the East coast of Scotland on the UK’s most scenic rail journey. As the crow flies, this route is around 80 miles in length but once you have taken into account the twists and turns the whole route is around 120 miles.

Travel from Waverley station in Edinburgh past the foot of the castle to Haymarket. Take in the iconic Scottish Rugby Union Murrayfield stadium up to what some would say is the eighth wonder of the world, the Forth Rail Bridge over the Firth of Forth between Dalmeny and North Queensferry.

Then it’s down the steep incline into Inverkeithing past the Rosyth Royal Naval dockyards and onwards. Drive through RAF Leuchars and on to the Firth of Tay over the rail bridge, passing the stumps of the old bridge, and into the City of Dundee. The route also extends from Dundee through the villages of Invergowrie and Errol along the banks of the river Tay, over the single line Perth viaduct, then into the majestic town of Perth.

The route is loosely based on the year 2006 - 2007 when GNER operating company lost the government franchise and was just taken over from National Express.

Requirements

Requires the base game Train Simulator on Steam in order to play.
If you are an owner of Train-Simulator-2013, but you did NOT have Train-Simulator-2012 previously installed, then please be aware that the "default" assets and consists included with Train-Simulator 2013 has been changed. In this case, you may need to buy and download & /install the US Community Asset Pack (Click here) and the European Community Asset Pack (Click here) sold separately for your Train-Simulator 2013 installation for this route and the scenarios for it to work properly.

Credits...

The testers
Mark Seychell, Tony "tonic" Harrison, Lee "Barnzi" Barnett, Chris "Chrisreb" Goddard, Chris "Cml"

Content creators
Jaap Slootbeek, Darren Porter, Iceman, RS Derek.

JustTrains
Project Management:- Alex Ford, Simon Martin,
Adviser:- Mark Walker. Content creator:- Tom Williams.

A very special thanks to all my members of my website and for all that have paid via PayPal contributions in the early days of development.

The Stations

Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket, Slateford, Kingsknowe, South Gyle, Dalmeny, North Queensferry, Inverkiething, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, Markinch, Glenrothes & Thornton, Ladybank, Springfield, Cupar, Leuchars, Dundee, Invergowrie, Perth.

The Scenarios

Twelve Standard and four Free Roam scenarios are included to allow you to make the most of the route.

JT - Double Header - Class 37 - Take the Class 37 from Methil Docks to Edinburgh, hauling a very heavy load. Watch out for the traffic!

JT - Dundee to Perth - Real timetable - drive the Scot DMU from Dundee to Perth.

JT - Edinburgh to Dundee (15:03 hrs) - Departing at 15:03 you will be following the HST Northern Lights 15:00 service to Dundee (following the real timetable) then back to Waverley, platform 18. (Over 3hrs driving!)

JT - End of Shift - Just coming into Edinburgh, you need to drop off your passengers at Waverley. Watch out for busy traffic!

JT - Feeling Sick - Kengor has reported to the dispatcher that he has been taken sick. You have just been dropped off by Toni in the Class 37 rescue unit. It's your job to finish Kengors shift.

JT - Glasgow to Aberdeen - Drive the section from Perth to Dundee in a DMU.

JT - Night Freight to Dundee - Take the Class 37 to Dundee from Perth (classic scenario by Toni Harrison).

JT - Northern Lights North - Take the real-world Class 43 HST from Edinburgh Waverley to Dundee, third leg.

JT - Northern Lights South - Last HST of the day to London - drive the HST from Dundee to Edinburgh in real time.

JT - Perth to Dundee - Drive the 07.47 early commuter service from Perth to Dundee, calling at Invergowrie. Warning! There is no catering for your passengers!

JT - RAF Special - Get ready for take-off! It's 12th September 2009 and a bit of overtime for you!

JT - Voyager VT 220 Dundee to Penzance 1st Leg"* - Take the 11:05 Virgin Voyager 220 from Dundee to Edinburgh, arriving at approximately 12:30. Call at Leuchars, Cupar, Markinch, Kirkcaldy, Inverkeithing, Haymarket and Waverley. The longest journey operated by Virgin Trains is the 704 miles from Penzance to Dundee, which is also the longest direct train journey in Great Britain.
Free Roam Scenarios - Dundee - Forth Bridges - Perth - Waverley

*NOTE: Please note that the Voyager is not supplied in Train Simulator 2012 as standard and will need to be purchased separately from Just Trains to allow this scenario to run.

In the making and background

Edinburgh Waverley and Dundee via Kirkcaldy PDF NETWORK RAIL SCOTLAND Route SC171
Edinburgh signalling plan from November 2007 Courtesy scot-rail.co.uk