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
Software is available only by download.
The Dearne Valley line in the north of England runs from York to Sheffield via Pontefract, Baghill and Moorthorpe. The line is used for passenger and freight from the South to North, West and East.
The simulation includes Pontefract and Swinton, including Moorthorpe Junction and the lines towards Wakefield, Doncaster and York. It is a relatively easy simulation to operate; the timetable is for 2004 and includes almost 400 trains including a good amount of freight traffic.
Ideal for a beginner to start with.
Dearne Valley is one of our Modern Series simulations.
Level: Quite easy
Current Version: 5.21 (04/12/20)
Standard timetable: 2004 SX, 399 trains (24.0 hours)