4.3 Railroads

4.3.3 Great Britain

Somerset & Dorset

Screen dump of a view from the line
A part of the old Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway in southern England. This local train is hauled by a steam engine and goes from Shillingstone to Templecombe (south of Bristol). The correct engine for this train is a Bullied Pacific class West Country steam engine, but in lack of such an engine a class J36 steam engine is used. The railroad, stations and the beautiful landscape is well done. The simulation intends to replicate the route as it looked like in the 1960s. The traffic at this and some other lines ended March 7 1966 after have being trafficed since August 31 1863.
Richard Scott
18 min.
16875 m
 Works with BVE 2:
 Works with BVE 4:
Known problems:
In OpenBVE there are problem with non-transparency in a number of graphic objects.

It can be fixed by downloading the file archive somdor_OpenBVE_objects.rar containing graphic objects adapted for OpenBVE. Unpack and place those graphic objects in the directory Railway\Object\somdor (overwrite present files).

Line description:
The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway with history, technichal and traffic information, including a line map
History, pictures and descriptions are also available at this web site
Works with OpenBVE if adapted graphic objects are downloaded and used instead of the original objects. See the text above.

It is not possible to adhere to the time table in this simulation:

The engine class J36 used is a steam engin for freight trains from the 19th century with a maximum allowed speed of 48 km/h.

The time table is based on use of the Bullied Pacific class West Country steam engine. The engine class was built in the 1950s for express trains and had a maximum allowable speed of probably, at least, 150 km/h. At the simulated route, passenger trains were hauled by that angine class in speeds up to 90 km/h. However, no class West Country engine is available for BVE.

Download from:
The website that disributed this route, BVE Route Junction, has disappeared from the Internet. Until it may reappear, the route can be downloaded from this website.
To download from this website:
Route definition and graphic objects
Graphic objects adapted to OpenBVE
Last update of this directory entry:

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