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First Class Sim - Great British Diesels

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  • First Class Sim - Great British Diesels1
  • First Class Sim - Great British Diesels1
  • First Class Sim - Great British Diesels1
  • First Class Sim - Great British Diesels1
  • First Class Sim - Great British Diesels1
  • First Class Sim - Great British Diesels1
  • First Class Sim - Great British Diesels1
  • First Class Sim - Great British Diesels1


Welcome to Great British Diesels, a collection of locomotives from throughout the diesel era in the United Kingdom. Inside this collection you will find locomotives including the little 08 shunter, the well known class 37 'growler', class 50 'Hoover' and the striking 'DELTIC', the precursor to the Class 55 locomotives that carried the same nick name. There are a number of different types and each type is presented in various liveries starting with BR Green, through BR Blue and in to more modern liveries such as Freightliner and Railfreight.

In addition to the diesel locomotives a selection of both passenger and freight rolling stock is included that matches the eras represented by the locomotives, including JGA and OHWL wagons, Mark 1 and Mark 2 coaches.


Place the CD-ROM in to the CD drive and installation should start automatically. If this does not happen, click Start and then Run followed by entering D:setup.exe - if your CD drive is on a different letter then please use that instead. This procedure will start the installation menu and you can install the product from there by following the prompts.


It is important that you have upgraded your Train Simulator to the latest version before you install this product.

Great British Diesel Locomotives

Class 08

The Class 08 shunter, commonly referred to as a "gronk" is an 0-6-0 locomotive. It's origins can be traced back to early experiments by LMS and English Electric in the 1930s that eventually arrived at the now commonplace locomotive. During the 1970's there were some 945 of these shunters in use and it is still very easy to find them in active service.

Class 37

As a part of the 1955 BR Modernisation plan, BR ordered Class 37 locomotives, which were built at the Vulcan Foundry and RSH in Darlington. The first locomotives were delivered in all green livery although shortly afterwards a half yellow panel was added to the front due to safety regulations.

Their use on the UK network is in decline although they can be seen in Scotland and London without too much difficulty, and EWS is still operating some of the class.

Class 40

During the 1995 Modernisation of BR, the English Electric Type 4 diesel-electric locomotive prototype came in to existence. The first of ten prototypes, D200, joined the BR fleet in March 1958 with the first demonstration run in April 1958 from London Liverpool Street to Norwich.

D345 is also known as 40 145 and can be seen on preserved runs on the main line as well as appearances at many preserved railways in BR Blue livery.

Class 46

The Class 46 or 'Peak' locomotive began production at Derby works in January 1961 and lasted for 15 months until the final locomotive, D193 was introduced.

Originally delivered in all green, they soon gained the half-yellow panel for safety reasons before ultimately getting repainted in to BR Blue.

The class began to be phased out in 1977 and the final loco was withdrawn in 1984.

Class 50

The prototype locomotive that provided much of the research in to the Class 50 was known as 'DP2', a Deltic Prototype.

The first locomotive began construction at the Vulcan Foundry in Feb 1966 but was not completed until Sep 1967.

By the summer of 1976 all 50 locomotives had been displaced from their WCML home and moved to the WR where they had taken over the majority of Paddington to Bristol and West of England services.

Unfortunately their performance on the WR was poor and in 1978-79 availability as low as 50% on most days.

Class 58

In Sep 1979 it was decided to go ahead and produce three locomotives with the design goals of Economy in design, Economy in Maintenance and Export potential.

The first 58 was delivered to Railfreight on 9th December 1982 but did not actually get in to full service until 1983.

From new, the Class 58 loco has always been allocated to the Toton Depot from where they operated a variety of freight services.

Unfortunately the export plans for the class never came to fruition.



The twin-engined Deltic prototype (so-named because of it's Triangular shaped engines) was a successful trial in the 1950's that lead to the creation of the Class 55 locomotives.

Freight Wagons

Passenger Coaches


A number of activities have been supplied with the product, you can use the activity editor in Train Simulator Editors and Tools (supplied with Train Simulator itself) to make your own activities but these should give you a few hours of enjoyment in the mean time.

All the supplied activities are for the default Settle and Carlisle route and vary from passenger to freight and shunting.

Running an Activity

When running an activity it is worth while to always keep the F4 - Track Monitor view on-screen. This view will give you a good idea where the next signal is and what colour it is, what speed limits are coming up and also where any reversing points are. If you are running a timetabled passenger activity then you should also keep the F10 - Timetable view on the screen at all times so you can keep an eye on your schedule.

Reversing Points are used in an activity to show where you should be changing direction, this might be to stop and reverse in to a yard for example. When you see the white arrow on the track monitor you should continue to move in the same direction until the white arrow has completely disappeared. It might seem that you are going too far - you can see where you are supposed to be going and you've gone a way past the point - in this instance you should always continue moving until the reversing point has disappeared. Quite often the reversing points are placed so that Microsoft Train Simulator has the least difficulty in handling the activity and sometimes track formations mean you might have to go further forwards than you realistically perhaps might. If you fail to go far enough and reverse to early, a point behind you may not change for example and this can ruin your progress in an activity.

Activity 1: GBD 1 - Northern Nessie

Estimated Duration: 2 hours

This is a simple run southbound from Carlisle to Settle. Please watch out for a couple of Temporary Speed Restrictions in place as there are some works taking place on the line.

Activity 2: GBD 2 - 58 Southbound Freight

Estimated Duration: 50 minutes

You're coming past Carlisle station at the start of this activity on the move - don't worry about the red signal in front of you right at the start, it changes to green moments after the activity gets under way.

You are going to head down to Kirkby Stephen with your load of Iron Ore wagons. When you get to Kirkby Stephen, reverse the train (at the reversing point) back in to the siding where the activity will end.

You should try to be through Langwathby by 15:20 as there is an AI train scheduled to start at this time on your line. If you reverse nice and slowly in to the siding at Kirkby Stephen you should see it overtake.

Activity 3: GBD 3 - Prepare for the DELTIC

Estimated Duration: 40 minutes

First bring your locomotive over to the yard, you'll need to cross the main line so watch the signals as there's plenty of traffic today. You will also need to contact the signal box (Press TAB) to get permission to go through a red signal.

The activity is fully pathed so you do not have to change any points.

Activity 4: GBD 4 - DELTIC Special

Estimated Duration: 2 hours

Oh dear, it's started raining, so much for the wonderful photo-opportunities today!

Couple DELTIC up to the Mark 2 coaches that are waiting for you over in the main platform. Once you've coupled up head straight out, the passengers are all aboard and doors are shut - they're all eager to get moving behind this fabulous locomotive.

There are a couple of temporary speed restrictions along the way and there's plenty of traffic in Carlisle that might hold you up, don't worry too much about the time table but if you have the opportunity to bring it back on time then that would be a bonus!

Your journey is the entire length of the route from Carlisle to Settle.

Note: At the start of the activity, Carlisle is quite busy - it may take a couple of minutes before you are granted permission in to the coach siding due to other traffic on the main line.

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