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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

Kettering Junction

This simulation recaptures the fascination of working a busy box on the four-track Midland main line, and is based as closely as possible on the layout and signalling arrangements in use between 1935 and 1987.

Although the track layout is a relatively simple one, there are no less than 8 block instruments to be worked for the main lines, plus the single-line token instrument for the Cambridge branch.

Operating is far from straightforward, since many trains had to be crossed over at Kettering Junction between the Main/Fast lines and the Slow/Goods lines, including express passenger trains to Nottingham via the Manton line. This simulation will provide many hours of enjoyment - we are certainly pleased with it!

The authentic 1956 weekday timetable is full of interest - plenty of steam-hauled expresses between London St. Pancras and Nottingham, Derby, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, not forgetting named trains such as the Thames-Clyde Express and the Waverley heading for Scotland. Freight traffic is heavy, including long coal trains between Toton and Brent. And the infrequent service of all-station stopping trains still served the single-track branch to Huntingdon and Cambridge, which diverged from the main line at Kettering Junction.

Kettering Junction is one of our Heritage Series simulations.

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Level: Quite easy

Current Version: 5.10 (04/11/12)

Standard timetable: 1956 SX, 114 trains (11.0 hours)

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