East Coast Main Line Route Add-On
East Coast Main Line Route Add-On Steam header
Availability Available from Steam
Scenarios 2 Career
1 Free roam
Price £9.99
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The East Coast Main Line is familiar to millions of British travellers as the main connection from London to Edinburgh, and now you can travel back to the 1970s and drive along some of the fastest stretches of this important railway line.

The route of the ECML was originally constructed in the 19th Century by the North British, North Eastern and Great Northern Railway companies individually. York eventually became the headquarters for the entire line, its impressive station and enormous 295-lever signal box (the largest manual signal box in Britain) imprinting the city in history as one of the country’s most important railway centres.

The world speed record for steam locomotives was set on the line at Stoke Bank back in 1938, and in the late 20th Century much of the ECML was relayed for modern high speed running, beginning with the fearsome Deltic locomotives and continuing with the ubiquitous HST sets which still operate today. The East Coast Main Line for Train Simulator recreates the fast, open stretch from Newcastle to York as it appeared in the late 1970s, and includes a selection of British Rail diesel locomotives with rolling stock and plenty of scenarios.

The East Coast Main Line was default content in RailWorks and Train Simulator 2012 and as such includes the European Loco & Asset Pack.


The route the takes is the eighty mile stretch from York to Newcastle.

Portal icon York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Chester-Le-Street, Newcastle Portal icon


Name Type Season Loco Start Length
Big Trouble in Tyne Yard Standard Spring Class 47 Tyne Yard 45
Coals to Newcastle Standard Spring Class 47 Thrislington Quarry 35
Deltic Diversion Standard Spring Class 55 York 50
Evening Express Standard Summer High Speed Train Newcastle 70
Long Hop Standard Winter Class 47 Gateshead 120
Spoon to Middlesbrough Standard Spring Class 47 York 35
The Need for Speed Standard Autumn High Speed Train Darlington 60
Up for the Cup Standard Autumn Class 55 York 40

Geordie Deltic

Career Mode Autumn Class 55 York 90
Darlington (Summer) Free Roam Summer Darlington
Newcastle (Spring) Free Roam Spring Newcastle
York (Winter) Free Roam Winter York