I think the fact that there are many high-quality routes available on the workshop is something that many people do not know about. I thought that I would share some of my personal favourites, based on both quality and number of DLC required, since they are a great way to get a lot more play-time out of other routes you have bought, without going through the hassle of downloading third party freeware stuff. https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse/?appid=24010&browsesort=toprated§ion=readytouseitems&requiredtags=route - this is a link to a list of all the routes on the workshop. They vary in quality, but there are some absolute gems in there, some even further back through the pages. 1. IDC Route Map - Lenton on Sea Branchline https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=781311393 A huge steam era network of lines, to me looking like they are set in the Southern Region, and has some of the best scenery detail I’ve ever seen in a TS route. Yet somehow weirdly runs rather well on my lower-end PC. Only requires a few, rather cheap routes, and a couple of very cheap scenery packs. 2. The Seaside Line https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1252897162 A wonderfully idyllic coastal branch/heritage line, and only requires one DLC, the riviera line. What more is there to say? 3. Dyffryn Llechi Light Railway https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1342576229 A lovely welsh narrow gauge route, only 5 miles long but packed with detail throughout. Does require a lot of DLC, but has the quality of a high-end payware route. I thought I would share it anyway, since any route by this author, Trolley Fodder, is always a good one. I would advise having a look through the numerous other routes they have put together. 4. Old Coast Line (modernised) https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=842741739 An Australian style route, varying from a busy triple track mainline to a single track coastal branch line. Good length, great detail, not too many DLCs. Again, I would recommend looking at the rest of the works of this author. 5. Danny’s Route Merges https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=341255096 (Note: this link is to the entire collection of routes by this author, since there is no specific collection for the route merges. The collection is largely composed of route merges) These are probably more well-known. A collection of train sim routes merged together, so you can drive from journeys that you would not before have been able to drive, such as London Bridge to Brighton. DLC is usually only the routes that have been merged together. 6. Nessland Lough https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1760158032 One of my favourite overall routes for the game. A British branch line route based in the Northeast, I could definitely believe it was a real route. It has amazing scenery quality and only requires three DLC, I have run this route many times. It was originally available as a donation-ware route on UKTS I believe. I find it’s a nice route to run the 37 + short set from Wherry Lines on. I think I’ll leave that there, there are many more routes I could recommend but I don’t want this post to be too long. Feel free to leave your own recommendations as replies to this thread.