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Staffordshire
Introduction
Multiplayer and Chaining
Key Features
Difficulty Rating

Staffordshire

London Midland Region

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Introduction

The Staffordshire simulation controls two major stations: Stafford, on the West Coast Main Line, and Stoke-on-Trent, on the busy main line to Manchester. The Stafford side of the simulation features the recent re-modelling of both Stafford station and the new layout at Norton Bridge, which is significantly more flexible than the former flat junction. The Stoke side features junctions with the secondary lines to Derby and Crewe (via Alsager) and numerous sidings, though the latter see little use on modern day timetables. The Stoke- Derby line is also simulated, which is largely controlled by mechanical signalling.

If the area appears daunting, there are a number of aids to help the user: ARS can be enabled, either for its real life extents (Stafford workstation), or throughout the entire simulation. Level crossings can be disabled, and the Derby lines can be switched to entirely automatic operation.

Traffic is a wide mix of Inter-City (both West Coast and Cross Country), with a number of regional services and the stopping service on the Derby route. The area sees plenty of freight, which can be a challenge to fit through the two track section just north of Colwich, and on the line to Wolverhampton.

The old Stafford layout is simulated in the Stafford simulation.

Staffordshire is a Payware simulation- to play beyond a short demo period requires the purchase of a license from the Products area .

Staffordshire user manual

Multiplayer and Chaining

Key Features

  • Mix of high frequency passenger and freight traffic.
  • Long-distance regulation of a main line
  • Mechanical signalling on the Derby route
  • Includes

    ARS

Difficulty Rating

  • Passenger- High
  • Freight- Medium
  • Layout Complexity- Medium/High
  • Overall- Medium/High
Available Simulations


Last edited by Steamer on 28/07/2019 at 20:13