Cambridge Branch Lines

Modelling Cambridgeshire Railways in the 1950s


Cambridge to St Ives Local Passenger Cab View

This video, presented in two roughly 500MB parts, shows a run on a Beta version of a scenario we are hoping to include with the route. The scenario features a Black 5 with 3 Mk1 coaches leaving platform 6 at Cambridge early in the morning, bound for St Ives with a local passenger service. Several other trains pass or are passed on the way, including a Jinty, passed near the beginning on its way to the Cambridge Council depot to pick up some freight.

RW3: Cambridge Lines 1950: Six Mile Bottom to Fulbourne

This short film shows some of the progress on the Newmarket line since my previous films of 2011. A lot of work has been done behind the scenes in research and asset development including the large building - the grain silo - seen at the end of the clip. This film uses RailWorks 3: TS2012, the next version of the simulator, which uses a new graphics engine.

RW2: Cambridge Lines 1950: Histon to St Ives; preview

This film, showing the route as it was at the end of July 2011, shows a BR 9F 2-10-0 steam loco hauling a rake of coal wagons north from Histon on the "Cambridge Loop". The loop in question was March / Ely / Cambridge / St Ives / March, and it was an important avoiding line for freight travelling to or from the Whitemoor marshalling yards at March. On the way you will pass Oakington, Longstanton, and Swavesey.

RW2: Cambridge Lines 1950: Fulbourn to Cambridge; preview

This film, made at the end of July 2011, shows a BR-liveried LNER V2 class engine hauling a local passenger train of Mk1 coaches from Fulbourne Station (the most incomplete part of the route) back to the Cambridge main line junction at Barnwell. On the way you will pass the (then) village of Cherry Hinton and the Norman Cement works and its associated chalk pits.

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