Research BB5

Research for scenery, timetables, stations, history

The route is as accurate as I can make it within the confines of the game.  Most of the buildings and scenery comes from the default Train Simulator 2015 assets, but there are other assets made by other people, and some specifically made for the route by myself.  Some artistic licence has therefore been necessary in the representation of buildings.  Track SHOULD be accurate (for a particular period), as should fields, roads, rivers, and terrain.  Signals are usually placed as per OS maps, but may be slightly or considerably different to the prototypes represented.  Mileposts are in appropriate positions and have their origin as originally designated (see separate web-page).  Speed limits are as researched for the age of steam, but beware that crossovers may well have a lower UNMARKED speed limit as per prototype.


"The Railways Around Grimsby,"
by PK King, and DR Hewins,
ISBN 1 870119 04 5

"Lincolnshire Railway Memories,"
by Paul Anderson,
ISBN 1 903266 78 5

"The Railways of North Lincolnshire,"
by CT Goode,
ISBN 0 9508239 7 X

"British Railways, Past & Present, Lincolnshire,"
by Roger Hill & Carey Vessey,
ISBN 1 85895 083 X

"Railways of Lincolnshire,"
by Paul Anderson,
ISBN 1 871608 30 9

"Railways in North Lincolnshire,"
by Chris Bates & Martin Bairstow,
ISBN 1 871944 30 9

"The East Lincolnshire Railway,"
by AJ Ludlam,
ISBN 0 85361 4164

"The Light Railway King of the North,"
by AL Barnett,
ISBN 0 901461 15 6

"The Lost Railways of Lincolnshire,"
Stewart E Squires,
ISBN 0 948555 04 1

“Lincolnshire Signal Boxes,”
Dafydd Whyles
ISBN 978 1 4456 4812 5 (print)
ISBN 978 1 4456 4813 2 (ebook)

“Branch Lines to Skegness and Mablethorpe”
Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith
Middleton Press (email:
ISBN 978 1 908174 84 0

“Recollections of a Lincolnshire Railway Enthusiast”
William Woolhouse
Printed by The Warple Press, Kiln Lane Louth LN11 0LU
Telephone: 01507 600848


Rails Across Lincolnshire
Transport Video Publishing
19-21A High St, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8BB
Tel: 0158 283 3807


(OS maps.  The ones used most frequently being from circa 1907, and 1950).

Google Earth
(currently no longer available)(speed limits 1960).
(For timetable details for scenarios)
(For details and photographs of closed stations on the route
(Many photos of all the area covered by the route)
The heritage railway currently running trains between Ludborough and North Thoresby


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