National Railway Museum (NRM) Flying Scotsman Simulator

. December 28, 2010 . 0 Comments

The National Railway Museum (NRM) has teamed up with RailSimulator.com to produce a unique virtual Flying Scotsman driving experience for home PCs – and best of all, it’s completely FREE!

The iconic Flying Scotsman steam locomotive, currently undergoing extensive restoration in the NRM workshop, is the star of this unique free-to-download ultra realistic videogame in which players take control of the iconic locomotive and drive through a beautiful winter landscape.

Bob Gwynne, Associate Curator at the NRM, said:
“Thanks to close collaboration between the NRM and RailSimulator.com, the game is an incredibly accurate simulation in which the finest details of Flying Scotsman, including the cab and controls, are realistically recreated to make the driving experience close to the real thing. This is the first time it’s ever been possible to access an icon from the National Collection from the comfort of your own home, and the best part is you can download this game completely free of charge!”

As the driver, players must follow the signals and speed limits just like a real train driver, while getting safely to the destination amongst the snowy mountains to complete the goal. The software used to make the game is the end result of 3 million pounds of investment and development by videogame publisher RailSimulator.com, all of which has resulted in a hugely enjoyable and realistic Flying Scotsman driving experience. To download the FREE rail simulator, visit www.nrm.org.uk/scotsmangift

Image: Flying Scotsman, National Railway Museum

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