Cathcart Circle Line released for Train Sim World 2 from Dovetail Games
Dovetail Games, creator of Train Sim World 2, has announced the release of the Cathcart Circle line for Train Sim World 2.
A key transport link operating from Glasgow Central Station, the Cathcart Circle line connects the city of Glasgow to Cathcart, as well as Newton and Neilston, serving 21 stations in total.
Using the knowledge and experience of Ian Gilfillan, a former driver on the road, Dovetail Games was able to recreate the road in fantastic detail.
In addition to the Cathcart Circle Line, you will be able to use Class 314, a class that is no longer used on the route.
In December 2019, the last scheduled service behind a ScotRail Class 314 along the Cathcart Circle line was performed, followed by the last service ever, a special train to mark the occasion. Ian took part in the special train, driving part of the way.
Ian recalls: “The acceleration was exceptional and overall the 314s were particularly fun to drive.
“They were prone to rain, hissing, and high speed drafts coming in through the gangway door, but if you closed the little door next to you, you would become quite comfortable with the heaters on, and you hadn’t noticed all the bad points. “
Speaking about the final tour, Ian said, “On the tour there were a lot of photographers and people recording the event.
“When we left Glasgow Central around 4.30pm there were a lot of people taking pictures or just there to see the last 314 leaving Glasgow High Level.
“The simulation is fantastic and really realistic. I’m especially impressed with the cabin details and the fact that the Class 314 even has a dirty front end, which they normally had!
ScotRail Customer Operations Manager Phil Campbell said: “Watching the Cathcart Circle line come to life in Train Sim World 2 has been an incredible experience.
“We can’t wait to see what players think as they take a virtual tour of our scenic route on the classic Class 314 which has been preserved here for all to enjoy.”
Mike Richardson, Marketing Director of Dovetail Games, said: “We are extremely happy to bring Cathcart Circle to Train Sim World 2.
“The reaction when we announced our first Scottish route was fantastic.
“Talking to Ian from ScotRail has given our players a great insight into what it’s like to drive a BR Class 314, something they will experience for themselves in June! “
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