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Train Sim World 3: Peak Forest Railway is out now on Xbox, PlayStation, Epic Games Store, and Steam

Train Sim World 3: Peak Forest Railway is out now on Xbox, PlayStation, Epic Games Store, and Steam

Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2023Tagged: Epic Store, Gaming, ID@Xbox, Steam, Windows, Xbox DLC, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Store

Dovetail Games (@dovetailgames) confirmed that the Derbyshire railway line, the latest route Add-on for Train Sim World 3 (@trainsimworld), featuring period steam locomotives is available now! Peak Forest Railway is set in 1963 and covers the former line between Ambergate and Chinley.

Train Sim World 3: Peak Forest Railway is out now on Xbox, PlayStation, Epic Games Store, and Steam

Train Sim World 3: Peak Forest Railway: Ambergate – Chinley & Buxton will reconnect the now segmented railway line, allowing players to once again drive trains through Matlock and onto Hassop, Buxton and Chapel-en-le-Frith. Today the real-life railway is split into various uses – from an extant passenger branch line (to Matlock) to a heritage railway, a footpath / cycle track and parts of a dedicated freight line.

Running on the route is a new addition to the Train Sim World steam fleet - the LMS Fowler Class 4F. This locomotive, of which only three remain in preservation, represents the fading light of the steam era in Derbyshire. Banking operations appear in game, a unique feature for this route, helping the heavy limestone trains formed of ICI Hopper Wagons.

Also included in Peak Forest Railway are the LMS Jubilee, LMS Stanier 8F, Mk1 Coaches, freight wagons and 20t Brake Van from Train Sim World’s first steam focused route: Spirit of Steam.

Though significant portions of the route have since been taken up, Derbyshire locals and keen walkers may be familiar with several locations along the way. Between Ambergate and Matlock, the line is still in use as a branch line running through Whatstandwell, Cromford and Matlock Bath and from Matlock to Rowsley, is part of a heritage railway: Peak Rail.

Other stations had already closed by the 60s at Hassop, Great Longstone and Monsal Dale. Today, Hassop Station is a tearoom and café for walkers and cyclists along the Monsal Trail, which runs along an 8.5-mile stretch of this railway route.

The possibility of the line reopening to Buxton was even raised in a recent public meeting at Chapel-en-le-Frith town hall.

Train Sim World 3: Peak Forest Railway: Ambergate – Chinley & Buxton route Add-on is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Epic Games Store, and Steam for $39.99 / £29.99 / €35.99.

Train Sim World 3 is available on Steam and the Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and PlayStation Store with a Deluxe Edition available for $59.99 / £49.99 / €59.99, Standard Edition available for $49.99 / £39.99 / €44.99 and regional ‘Starter Packs’ each available for $39.99 / £29.99 / €35.99.

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