Train Simulator: Corris Railway Expansion Pack Loco Add-On Review
If you are a fan of narrow gauge railways and industrial history, you might want to check out the latest DLC for Train Simulator Classic: the Corris Railway Expansion Pack Loco Add-On. This pack features two locomotives from the Corris Railway, a small freight line in North Wales that operated from 1859 to 1948 and was later revived by enthusiasts in 1966. The pack includes No. 5 âAlan Meadenâ, a 4-wheel Motor Rail Simplex that was used for rebuilding the railway, and No. 9 âAberllefenniâ, a replica of the original Corris locomotives that was built in 2005. Both locos have realistic sounds, physics and controls, and can be used on the included Corris Railway route, which covers 6.5 miles of scenic narrow gauge track from Maespoeth Junction to Aberllefenni.
The Corris Railway Expansion Pack Loco Add-On is a great addition to Train Simulator Classic for anyone who enjoys driving small and quirky locomotives on challenging and picturesque routes. The pack offers a variety of scenarios and services to explore, as well as free roam options for those who want to create their own adventures. The pack also comes with a detailed manual that explains the history and operation of the Corris Railway and its locomotives. The pack is available on Steam for $10.99 USD or your regional equivalent[^1^]. To use this pack, you need to have the base game Train Simulator Classic installed on your PC.
To activate this pack, you need to enter a valid key serial that you can obtain from Steam or other authorized retailers. The key serial is a 15-digit code that looks like this: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. You can enter the key serial in the Steam client by clicking on Games > Activate a Product on Steam and following the instructions. Once activated, you can find the pack in your Train Simulator Classic library under Downloadable Content.
The Corris Railway has a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the 1850s, when it was built as a horse tramway to carry slate from the quarries in the Corris area to the wharves on the River Dyfi. The railway was later converted to steam operation in 1878 by the Imperial Tramways Company, which also introduced passenger services and promoted the railway as a tourist attraction. The railway offered a Grand Tour that included visits to waterfalls, caves, mines and scenic spots along the route. The railway also had connections with other narrow gauge railways and tramways in the region, such as the Talyllyn Railway, the Upper Corris Tramway and the Ratgoed Tramway.
The Corris Railway faced increasing competition from road transport in the 20th century, and suffered from declining traffic and revenues. The passenger services ceased in 1931, and the freight services were gradually reduced until the railway closed completely in 1948. The track was lifted and most of the rolling stock was sold or scrapped. However, two of the original Corris Railway locomotives, No. 3 and No. 4, were preserved by the Talyllyn Railway, along with some of the carriages and wagons. These are still in operation today on the Talyllyn Railway, which is also a preserved narrow gauge railway.
In 1966, a group of enthusiasts formed the Corris Railway Society with the aim of reviving the Corris Railway as a heritage railway. They acquired some of the remaining land and buildings of the railway, including Maespoeth Junction station and shed, and opened a museum at Corris station. They also started to rebuild the track from Corris towards Aberllefenni, using second-hand rails and sleepers. In 2002, they resumed passenger services on a short section of line between Corris and Maespoeth. In 2005, they received a new steam locomotive, No. 7, which was built as a replica of the original Corris locomotives by Alan Keef Ltd. The society also has plans to extend the line further towards Aberllefenni and Machynlleth in the future. aa16f39245