This Train Simulator expansion continues the story of the striking BORAIL wagons with their substantial 'fishbelly' under-frames through conversion to air braking in the 1980s, subsequent engineers use and in some cases a return to revenue traffic in post privatisation liveries to the present day.

The pack features part of the later development of the final design of bogie rail wagon (telegraphic code BORAIL) to be built by British Railways. One hundred and sixty five vacuum braked wagons with a capacity of 50T were originally built to two different diagrams either for the transportation of lengths of rail and fitted with bolsters (dia. 1/483) or prestressed concrete beams with a flat deck and sockets for stanchions (dia. 1/482).

In 1981/2, 150 wagons out of the 165 built passed through BR Shildon to be converted to air brakes. These are the wagons featured in this expansion pack.

f t g

Mailing List

If you would like updates about new products, releases and updates please add your email address to our mailing list by clicking the link below.

Subscribe to our mailing list