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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


Located in the Wirral Peninsula, Hooton is roughly half way between Chester and Birkenhead. Despite being in a rural area the station had, in the 1950's, seven platforms, three freight yards, two signal boxes (one Special Class) and two branch lines. Many freight trains reversed at Hooton so their locomotives needed to 'run round'.

It is a busy simulation and the 1954/55 timetable includes local passenger trains, trains to various destinations in North Wales and also long distance trains to Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Bournemouth and Margate/Ramsgate, as well as expresses between Birkenhead and Paddington. In addition there was a lot of freight traffic serving the docks in Birkenhead, the massive Lever Brothers factories at Port Sunlight, the industrial area of Ellesmere Port and the oil refineries at Stanlow & Thornton.

Hooton is one of our Nostalgia Series simulations.

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Level: Fairly difficult

Current Version: 5.21 (27/01/21)

Standard timetable: 1954/55 SX, 528 trains (24.0 hours)

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