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Latest update Version 04-2017: Click box below to download


Date uploaded: 7th April 2017

See the “With Thanks to ....” page for others work used in this route

Also available here

Latest: If you would like to make the route Quick-Drive enabled, download the patch from Colin’s website (

Next update - May, or June 2017


To download.  Click the version v-04-2017 link.  You will be transferred to the download site.  You should be offered the download without any further input.  If not, then:

Locate the Box: “North Lincolnshire...” (etc)

Right click the box.

Left click on “Download”


Download ONLY from one of the sites listed above.  They’re FREE, so there is no advantage going to sites that I don’t know about, and which may not be all they seem!


What you need for this to work!

Train Simulator 2017 .... You’ll need to purchase a copy of the commercial programme “Train Simulator 2017” if you don’t have it already.  Link to the site here.

The North Lincolnshire file.  It is free.  Download as above. 

You will need the “AP_Station Assets” file.

Nothing else is necessary.



For the route: I strongly recommend that you download various boats from the website, mainly those by Captain Bazza.  Although these are not necessary, and only form scenery, they do add a great deal of authenticity.  Particularly the ferry “Ryde” which is a good match for the New Holland-Hull ferries. 

Also, download the free goods wagons from UKTrainSims, which are required in some of the scenarios I have included.

I have used one or two assets from the Train Simulator Market Place offering of Platform Clutter:, the most “important” being for the hands of a few of the smaller station clocks.  Whether you buy this is entirely your choice, it really won’t make much difference.

Some of the scenarios use locomotives downloaded (to be paid for) from the Train Simulator site, JustTrains or Digital Traction  Alternatively, make up your own scenarios using whatever locos and rolling stock you have.

I recommend that, if at all possible, you set the graphics master detail to “highest.”  If you don’t, then you may not see some of the assets at all, whilst you do see others.

Some of the scenarios are works in progress!  Please note that old versions of scenarios (included with earlier versions) may not work due to changes in track configuration at Grimsby Town, Saltfleetby, etc, but I have updated and corrected those included with the update.


After someone drew my attention to your N-Lincolnshire route I downloaded it with the idea to delete it again should it turn out to be just another bad attempt to build a route.

However, ever since I have been marvelling at what you did.

Such a love of details, almost 100% perfection make this the best route I have (and I have over 150), be it freeware or payware.

I am still amazed and cannot stop playing this masterpiece.

Thanks a lot for all the time and work you must have put into it.

Best regards, A M (Germany)

Latest News

What is updated in the latest update since the last (December 2016) update?

Improvements with the April 2017 update include ....

Complete redesign of Scunthorpe, to reflect it in the 1950s/60s.

Marshalling Yard at Scunthorpe.

Marshalling Yard in the steelworks.

Big improvement to the Gunness (Scunthorpe) viaduct, and to Keadby Bridge across the Trent.

Keadby Power Station and its lines.

Wharfs, fed by rail lines along the Trent.


The Bridges and viaducts on the Isle of Axholme Light Railway crossing the Scunthorpe main line.

The triangle off the southern end of the NLLR did not exist at the same time as the NLLR railway station, but I’ve used a bit of artistic license to include both.

Naming of Stations: “Scunthorpe” refers to the NLLR station.  Scunthorpe & Frodingham refers to the station on the main line.

Note: The golf course visible from the viaduct is where Tony Jacklin was practising at the time set for this route!  The Old Showground, home of Scunthorpe United is included as a distant object.  It was home to a young Graham Taylor, and to Ian Botham and Kevin Keegan.


New! Timetables from 1963-4  and 1956-7

The site now includes timetables from 1963-4 that cover trains on the routes.  So, if you like making your own scenarios for the end of the steam period/start of the diesel period, you can use the timetables in use at the time.  All the routes are included that were in operation at that time and are listed under their table number in the index shown on the left-hand navigation bar of this site....

45 Boston, Firsby, Willoughby, Alford, Louth, Grimsby, Cleethorpes

47 Firsby to Skegness

48 Willoughby to Mablethorpe

49 Firsby, Coningsby, Woodhall Junction, Bardney

53 Market Rasen, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes

58 New Holland, Grimsby, Cleethorpes

59 New Holland to Barton-on-Humber

60 New Holland to Immingham

63 Gainsborough, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes

64 Scunthorpe, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes

Please note that there are no timetables for the following lines as they had closed to passengers by 1963:

Winteringham to Barton (Never opened)

Scunthorpe to Whitton (Closed to passengers 1925)

Firsby to Spilsby (Closed to passengers 1939)

Louth to Bardney (Closed to passengers 1951)

Woodhall Junction to Horncastle (Closed to passengers 1954)

Louth to Mablethorpe (Closed to passengers 1960)

Lincoln to Boston via Woodhall Junction (Closed to passengers 1963)


Please be aware of this if you have made your own scenarios ....

Current scenarios using Scunthorpe will not work when the new update arrives.  I shall update all the scenarios that come with the route with the update, but if you make your own, then before uploading the route, move every train a mile to the east of Frodingham Station before uploading the route, and then re-establish their starting points after the update.

Similarly, Barnetby sidings (both sides of the main tracks) have been altered slightly.  If you start trains from those, then move to the main lines.  If they are AI trains or just stored wagons for effect, then they should be easy to “jump” into place.


Next Update

The next update will be of the New Line (Coningsby Junction to Bellwater Junction) so that trains from Lincoln will be able to traverse it for the seaside, which was an important factor in seaside specials.

Retford to be included in next update (so that Cleethorpes - Grimsby - Barnetby - Gainsborough trains can start or terminate by the ECML)

I’ll give a time estimate for that update when I have worked out roughly how long it will take.


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