Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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GWR 4-6-0 4000 Star, 4073 Castle
Scenario: Europe
Vehicle: Locomotive
File Size
305.937 MB
Dec 24, 2017 @ 4:11pm
Feb 26 @ 11:45am
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GWR 4-6-0 4000 Star, 4073 Castle

GWR 4-6-0 4000 'Star' class & GWR 4-6-0 4073 'Castle' class.

GWR 4-6-0 4000 Star
Available: 1906-1948 (GWR) / 1948 - 1966 (BR)
Top Speed: 80mph (129kph)
Power: 1100kW
Tractive Effort: 112kN
Weight: 116t
Lifespan: 30 years
Cost & Maintenance: Set by game.

GWR 4-6-0 4000 Castle
Available: 1923-1948 (GWR) / 1948 - 1966 (BR)
Top Speed: 95mph (153kph) (GWR) / 100mph (161kph) (BR)
Power: 1750kW
Tractive Effort: 141kN
Weight: 122t
Lifespan: 30 years
Cost & Maintenance: Set by game.

GWR 4-6-0 4000 'Star' class. Designed for heavy express passenger trains, 73 were built between 1906 and 1923. Following various experiements with 3 French engines, the design incorporated some of the best technology from the French designs. The four cyclinder, 4-6-0 design was so sucessful it became the basis for all subsequent GWR heavy passenger engines and the pacific (4-6-2) design, popular with other railways, was never embraced by the GWR, with only one prototype ever being built. The last Star was withdrawn in 1957 and 4003 'Lode Star' has been preserved, after covering more than 2 million miles.

GWR 4-6-0 4000 'Star' class, BR livery. 22 of the 73 Stars were still in service when the railways were nationalised in 1948. The last Star was withdrawn in 1957 and 4003 'Lode Star' has been preserved, after covering more than 2 million miles.

GWR 4-6-0 4073 'Castle' class. Designed to succeed the Star Class for increasingly heavy express passenger trains. The Castles were an upgrade to the highly successful Star design, with a larger boiler on an extended frame, allowing for a larger cab with side windows. When launched they were publicised as being Britain's most powerful passenger engine - even more so than the LNER A1 Flying Scotsman - and subsequent exchange trials proved the point (and that it had better fuel efficiency). As the big four British railway companies competed for speed in the 1930s, Castles hauled the GWR's 'Cheltenham Flyer', which was for a time the fastest train service in the world, scheduled with an average speed over 70mph. Between 1923 and 1950 171 were built. 8 were preserved including 4073 Caerphilly Castle, withdrawn in 1960.

GWR 4-6-0 4073 'Castle' class, BR livery. After nationalisation in 1948 30 Castles were built under British Railways up to 1951. From 1956 some were fitted with double chimneys and larger superheaters, leading to their fastest documented speed of 102mph in 1958. The last to be retired was 7029 Clun Castle, at the end of 1965, shortly after hauling the last steam service to depart from Paddington. After being preserved it operated steam rail tours into the 80s. And it is hoped it will be able to return to mainline operation in late 2018.

Supports custom colours, now with versions with and without aging, no user logo. Now with 18 on-board camera views.

GWR Toplight & Collett coaches to match the top speed of the engines:

Track to support the top speed of the engines is recommended:

Updated: Added custom on-board camera views. Improved detail.
Updated: Added full custom sound effects.
Updated: Added 4073 Castle class (GWR & BR versions).
Updated with BR version, versions with and without aging, new whistle and also available as placeable scenery Assets.
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hamtgerry Mar 7 @ 7:34pm 
Great sound effects and custom camera positions! If I may ask, is there documentation on how one determines, assigns and tests camera positions?
-spike- Dec 30, 2018 @ 4:14pm 
Please do some lms or br rolling stock :)
JK  [author] Dec 7, 2018 @ 7:04am 
After some chuffing about, I've now added full custom sound effects.
Sparky Centerfold Oct 27, 2018 @ 7:29pm 
Thanks JK. These are great. I'll give you a shout out in my Megatropolis playthrough on youtube!
Much Hat, Little Skill Jul 20, 2018 @ 7:54pm 
JK this is wonderful. You make incredible contributions to this community and I'm sure many Great Western fans are just as grateful as I am. You have provided such an extensive range of stock that is a pleasure to use them game even with vanilla transport disabled.
I hope you do not feel forced to make more mods for people as you have made all this free of charge and available to the public. I salute you and your passion for British railways.
Autocoach Jul 18, 2018 @ 9:26am 
Thanks for another fine looking GWR loco.
JK  [author] Jul 14, 2018 @ 9:53am 
I've now updated this with the Castle class (GWR & BR versions, including aging and assets). There's also new Collett coaches added into to the existing Toplight coaches mod. I won't be doing any more new mods or major updates for a while (will probably start again in the autumn/winter).
General Von Klinkerhoffen Apr 27, 2018 @ 4:53pm 
That a hall class....
MagR Mage! Apr 27, 2018 @ 4:28pm 
Please make the Hogwarts Express out of this!
JK  [author] Apr 7, 2018 @ 8:41am 
I've now updated this with a BR version, aging, new whistle and placeable scenery Assets. The Steam image uploader for Workshop items is currently broken, so I can't add screenshots, but in the meantime you can see an image of the aging here: