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!