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Key features include:

  • High degree of realism
  • User friendly interface
  • Operator performance measurement
  • Mouse or keyboard operation
  • Full signalling
  • Realistic train behaviour
  • Many options
    • variable speed/skill level
    • audible warnings
    • late running
    • traction failures
    • user configurable
  • Timetable editor included
  • Motive power database
  • Comprehensive Help
  • Extensively tested

See: Summary of software functionality

PC-Rail software is for use with Windows XP or later, up to and including Windows 10.

All the simulations are available for free download. You have unlimited free use of the software, but the length of each operating session is restricted.

Any simulation can be converted into a fully registered, unrestricted, copy by means of a registration code, which we will email to you on receipt of your payment.

Software is available only by download.

Available Simulations


This fine simulation is based on Chester in the late 1950s, when almost all trains were steam hauled.

A major junction, Chester is the gateway to North Wales and the Wirral Peninsular and had a great variety of traffic, including express passenger services and considerable freight traffic between the Birkenhead area and the South.

A full 24 hour timetable is included, for a Sunday in the Winter of 1957/58. It features a wide variety of locos, including ex-LMS, ex-GWR and Standard classes.

Chester is one of our Nostalgia Series simulations.

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Level: Quite difficult

Current Version: 5.21 (18/01/21)

Standard timetable: 1957/58 SuO, 266 trains (24.0 hours)

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