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Rail Simulator game now on sale - 4444/8209
Written by Industry Insider on Monday, 15th October 2007

Hope I'm not breaking any rules by advertising this game on the forum, and I can assure you that I am not involved with the publishers at all. But...

A new Rail Simulator game has just been released, and may be of special interest to users here as FGW features in the game with sections of the route from Paddington, and many of the various trains that you may travel on at a regular basis.

The website for the game/simulator can be found at:


It promises to take the realism offered by Microsoft Train Simulator to a new level, and having perused some of the screenshots the attention to detail looks exceptional. I'm looking forward to 'having a go' soon!

Re: Rail Simulator game now on sale - 4444/8216
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Monday, 15th October 2007

Delighted to have promotions of linked commercial products.

The key is in the word "linked" of course - you wouldn't believe how many unlinked commercial posts Holly, Lee and I delete!

link to index of articles

Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.

Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.

The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.

We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.

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