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Glorious Devon - Exeter to Plymouth 1958
The eagerly anticipated route from Team GD60 which consists of Tristan Peat & Mike Traves, plus help and reference from many members of the community.
The section of the former Great Western Railway that runs across the South Devon Banks to Plymouth from Exeter and its branch to Kingswear is one of the most famous and picturesque locations in England that has captured many people's hearts. “Glorious Devon” recreates the area as it would have looked in the late 1950's, pre-1964 after which the Beaching changes took effect. Significant research has been undertaken to achieve the closest possible authenticity, recreated in digital, for the Rail Simulator game. A period of great transition for Britain's railways, from much loved steam traction – Manors, Halls, Castles and Kings, to early classic diesel hydraulics – Hymeks, Warships and Westerns. Colour light signals were just making an appearance around Plymouth and the diesel shop at Laira was in the first stage of construction. The iconic Intercity House at Plymouth North Road station had yet to be built.
Glorious Devon offers great potential for scenario writing, from local passenger services, to inter-regional expresses to London, the Midlands and beyond. Although the location is predominately rural, freight services were varied too, including coal distribution, livestock, milk, fruit, fish and china clay. There is much to discover, from rail connected docks to stations long since closed but now brought back to life.
The route comes with several excellent scenarios. Enjoy Glorious Devon!
The Glorious Devon Exeter to Plymouth 1958 route has an extensive list of freeware requirements in order to provide the most authentic possible experience. In order to examine/obtain these requirements before downloading the route, a PDF copy of the manual can be viewed by clicking here. Some of the UKTS requirements are based around signalling on the route, so these will be required to make scenarios function correctly. For users who use the bulk search facility at UKTS, you can view a list of the file numbers by clicking here.
The route also includes several scenarios, please refer to the included documentation for requirements.
PLEASE READ ALL INCLUDED DOCUMENTATION WITH THIS DOWNLOAD
Glorious Devon TPO Patch
Patch for the users of Victory Works Travelling Post Office.
Victory Works have provided the “GWR Saint Class and Travelling Post Office” addon for Train Simulator. In order to provide reasonably accurate locations for the lineside apparatus and track links for the owners of this addon the Glorious Devon team has produced this TPO patch for Glorious Devon Exeter to Plymouth ver. 1.2. The patch provides location markers for the lineside apparatus, a few small changes to the scenery so as to provide room for the apparatus, with attending Royal Mail vans etc. and the manual provides lots of information for scenario writers who wish to produce TPO scenarios. Included is a sample scenario primarily to show the placement of lineside apparatus and links in the scenario editor but also for a chance to have the excitement of driving a double headed Saint mail train from Exeter to Plymouth.