In SimSig <span class="search_hit">Stafford</span>, you will control the section of the West Coast Main Line (WCML) between Armitage (near Lichfield) and Madeley (South of Crewe) as well as monitoring the approach tracks from Bushbury Junction (Wolverhampton) and Stoke-on-Trent.
In real life, this area is actually controlled by 5 signalboxes (and part of Stoke’s power box). These boxes are a mixture of small power boxes and manual lever frames.SimSig <span class="search_hit">Stafford</span> is a representation based on the layout prior to the Trent Valley Four Tracking project (TV4), prior to which the layout hadn’t changed much since the route was electrified in the mid 1960s.
<span class="search_hit">Stafford</span> is a railway ‘crossroads’ between the busy West Coast Main Line which carries many high speed passenger trains and freight trains, and the route from the West Midlands area to Manchester which is also quite busy. It all meets at <span class="search_hit">Stafford</span> and which is where you will have to regulate the varied traffic.
Stafford is one of SimSig's oldest simulations but this free update has refreshed the simulation throughout to take advantage of many of SimSig's new features.
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