British Rail, originally known as British Railways, was the nationalised operator of railways in the UK from 1948 until the 1990s, when the network was privatised, a process which was completed in 2001. BR was created from a merger of the four main railway companies in 1998, the GWR, LMS, LNER & SR. During the 1950s and 1960s, the network underwent modernisation with steam traction being replaced by diesel and electric along with major cuts to services and the network size as part of the Beeching axe. Many British Rail locos are still used by privatised operating companies today.
Northern Trans-Pennine - Set in 1983, Northern Trans-Pennine covers the route from Manchester Victoria to Leeds, a distance of 43 miles. This route is set in the BR Blue era and comes with the BR Classes 45, 47 and 101
Tees Valley Line - Set in 1989, the Tees Valley Line covers the route from Darlington to Saltburn in North-eastern England, a distance of 27 miles. Along the route are many industries, primarily steelworks and coal mines.
BR Class 08 - The most numerous locomotive built by British Rail, the Class 08, also known as the 'Gronk', carried out shunting operations across Britain and is featured in the Tees Valley Line.
BR Class 37 - Built in the 1960s, the Class 37 operated passenger and freight services for British Rail. By the late 1980s, most were operating freight services and often worked in pairs due to the heavy weight of freight trains. It is featured in the Tees Valley Line in Trainload Metals Sector livery.
BR Class 45 - Originally designed for services on the Midland Main Line, these locomotives operated Trans-Pennine expresses during the 1980s and is featured in the Northern Trans-Pennine route.
BR Class 47 - One of the most common British Rail locomotives with over 500 built, the Class 47 operated both passenger and freight services across the country. It is featured in Northern Trans-Pennine where it operates InterCity passenger services.
BR Class 101 - A first generation Diesel Multiple Unit built in the 1950s, the BR Class 101 operated local commuter services across the UK until replaced by second generation DMUs in the late 1980s. It is featured in both Northern Trans-Pennine (2 car variant) and the Tees Valley Line (3 car variant).