One of the things we are doing in the release is some scenario (and date) specific changes - showing how much the route changed in the 10 years that spanned the end of steam. Obviously the game has certain limitations (can't add or remove track) - but it is still possible to give a different feel and (hopefully evoke) the atmosphere of change. To this end I am experimenting with scenarios set 10 years after our 'core' era of the early 1950s - these will use new/updated scenery objects and some old tricks to simulate the closure of many of the associated lines around Cambrideshire.
Here we see the before and after on a spot north of Cambridge station - in 1951 just running lines and a set of parallel sidings:
but by 1961 there is dense commercial development to the left and a new diesel shed to the right:
Here we have one of the iconic views of Cambridge with Spillers Mill in original form:
and here by the '60s it had acquired a huge concrete silo: