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Granfield in Autumn - free roam

Setterfield in Summer - free roam

Thenhill in Winter - free roam

Introduction to the Granfield Branch

Take a guided tour of the Granfield Branch beginning at Setterfield.

Market Day Medley

Assemble a mixed freight train at Granfield and haul it to Setterfield for the weekly market. There are additional wagons to collect from Thenfill and Inchcombe.

Shunting in a winter wonderland

Shunt wagons in Setterfield Yard hauling a train of empties to Weedon Quarry.

There and Back Again

Drive a local passenger service from Setterfield to Granfield and back.

Who Shot Dr. Beeching?

In a parallel universe where Dr. Beechings modernisation plan was never enacted, the Granfield Branch survives into the 1990s. Take a late even passenger service to Setterfield, calling at all stations en route.

Career system scenarios

Branch Workhorse - Career system scenario

You are driving an 8F dropping off a picking up mixed freight down the branch line, including a stop at Weedon Quarry. Finish up in Setterfield Yard.

Granfield Chaser - Career system scenario

Run a return service to Granfield. Its a busy little branch line so be sure to keep to time.

Setterfield Shunt - Career system scenario

After refuelling, navigate through Setterfield yard using a Class 02 Shunter and assemble a goods train ready for departure.

The Granfield Branch is a fictional route based loosely on the railways radiating from Banbury in the early 1960s. The mainline station at which the route originates, Setterfield, is a fictional interpretation of the ex-GWR Banbury General station, and incorporates a four platform station, locomotive depot and sizeable marshalling yard located on the Western Region mainline from Paddington to Birmingham Snow Hill.

Ashort section of the former LNWR route from Banbury Merton Street to Verney Junction, and subsequently Bletchley, diverges from the ex-Great Western lines south of the station, and a small section of the private Britannia Works tramway is included also.

The main focus of the route is on a branch line some seven miles in length linking Setterfield with the fictional market town of Granfield, serving the villages and hamlets of Elmtree, Inchcombe, Thenhill and Culford along the way.

Stock Featured in the Granfield Branch Expansion

Class 111 Diesel Multiple Unit (exclusive to Granfield)

Class 02 shunter locomotive

8F steam locomotive