Can you remember what travelling the British rails back in the 1980s was like? Dilapidated stations, carriages full of rust and customers who just loved a bit of a perm and mullet were all commonplace. Right now Train Sim World on Xbox One will let you relive those memories.
Having previously released on PC, it is now time for Xbox One train enthusiasts to head back a couple of decades to the 1980s as they hop aboard detailed replicas of engines and carriages from back in the day, taking in a trip between Manchester and Leeds, with a brief stop off in Huddersfield ensuring a good day out is made.
The Train Sim World: Northern Trans-Pennine content on Xbox One is the latest in a number of downloadable content packs that have been made available for the game, with previous highlights of the Long Island Rail Road and that of Ruhr-Sieg Nord ensuring that the journey is never a dull one for the most hardened drivers. You’ll have to be pretty hard this time round though as the time travelling adventure found in the Pennines promises to be a bit of a grim one, with every station, signal and milepost from back in the day replicated in full detail. We’re not sure that is necessarily a good thing!
Of course, if you’d prefer to not worry about the ins and outs of train management, wishing to kick back and take in the views then joining the other passengers aboard these locos is more than possible. Just make sure you head straight to the first class compartments, yeah?
Should you have gained a taste for railway related gameplay thanks to the rather delightful Train Sim World and wish to expand your time on the tracks then the Train Sim World: Northern Trans-Pennine DLC on Xbox One should be something to consider. It’s not cheap, but those who wish to relive the ‘glory’ days of the great British railways will no doubt find the £24.99 price tag seem more than worthy.
Let us know what you think about the Train Sim World Northern Trans-Pennine DLC on Xbox One though. The comments section is down below.
Towering moors, challenging grades and tight curves are yours to conquer in Train Sim World: Northern Trans-Pennine, bringing a bygone era of British Rail roaring back to life. Operate your trains over an aging rail network with out-of-date infrastructure and no modern safety systems to assist you. Reproduced in exquisite detail, every station, signal and milepost feel so real you could almost reach back in time and touch them. It’s your job to carry passengers over the famous Trans-Pennine Railway. Manage your powerful locomotives and enjoy the charm of running loco-hauled services that no longer exist today over the twisting railway carving its way through England’s Pennine Hills. Whether you’re driving, riding along or watching the action, experience all the sights and sounds of a chapter of British railways long forgotten in time.