[S&DJR] Useful resource for timetabled scenarios

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[S&DJR] Useful resource for timetabled scenarios

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Fingers crossed that the dev tools released on 12th November will allow us to create proper timetabled passenger runs and freight ops that aren't too far away from what happened in real life. The Somerset & Dorset has been an early favourite for me, but I'm fairly ignorant of what day-to-day activity took place on the route. Time for some research!

Best site I've found so far is this:

http://www.sdjr.net/index.html

Fantastic site with a wealth of detail. It has information on the stations, private sidings, rolling stock and plenty more. It also has a selection of passenger timetables.

A more useful timetable for the era depicted in the sim can be found at this site:

http://www.users.waitrose.com/~rod99/pa ... ecombe.htm (site index page)

http://www.users.waitrose.com/~rod99/pa ... etable.htm (direct link to timetable page)
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Re: [S&DJR] Useful resource for timetabled scenarios

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The best scenario resource by far for this line must be the two volumes covering the S&D in the The District Controllers View series by Xpress Publishing. As the name suggests these books are written by people who supervised train operations and they include WTT's, train formations, loco workings plus witty and lucid narratives on how a busy line was kept working from start to finish of a typical day in the 1950's.
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Re: [S&DJR] Useful resource for timetabled scenarios

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longbow wrote:The best scenario resource by far for this line must be the two volumes covering the S&D in the The District Controllers View series by Xpress Publishing. As the name suggests these books are written by people who supervised train operations and they include WTT's, train formations, loco workings plus witty and lucid narratives on how a busy line was kept working from start to finish of a typical day in the 1950's.
I'll have to check those out.

I can see one book on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Somerset-Dorset ... 791&sr=1-6
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Re: [S&DJR] Useful resource for timetabled scenarios

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That's the one I have; the other one is available here:

http://www.transportdiversions.com/publ ... pubid=2229
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Re: [S&DJR] Useful resource for timetabled scenarios

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The district controller series of books are amazing. For someone who grew up during the 80s and 90s they provide such an insight into how railways operated in days of old. Well worth investing in a few, if not for railsim then just for browsing!
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