(image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_442 442402 "County of Hampshire" seen at Wool, wearing the South West Trains Mainline livery, facing Weymouth, note that the frontal door is standing slightly open) What is it? The South Western Main Line is the mainline that runs from London Waterloo to Weymouth via most notably Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton, Basingstoke and Woking. There are mostly passenger trains running on this route, although I, personally have seen a few Freightliner Class 66s hauling freight at Dorchester. It runs through Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and Greater London. (image source: from a YT video called Poole to Weymouth South Western Main Line Class 444 Desiro, a Class 444 can be seen waiting at Weymouth, one of the two terminals of the route.) Rolling stock The rolling stock on this route is the following: Class 444 (WAS South West Trains, now is South Western Railway) Class 450 (WAS South West Trains Blue, now is South Western Railway) Class 442 (WAS Network SouthEast, then Stagecoach South West Trains, South West Trains Mainline & South West Trains C6, now isn't running on the line anymore) Class 455 (WAS Network SouthEast, then South West Trains Red, now is South Western Railway, only in/near London) Class 456 (WAS Network SouthEast, then South West Trains Red, now is South Western Railway, only in/near London) Class 220 (Cross Country, Virgin Trains) Class 221 (Cross Country, Virgin Trains) Class 159 (WAS South West Trains, now is South Western Railway) Class 66 (Freightliner, EWS) (image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_450#/media/File:450112_London_Waterloo.jpg, 450112 can be seen inside the London Waterloo railway station) Could I please have more information on the route? Certainly. The route is 100% third-rail electrified as of now. The Surrey section, where about half of it has become Greater London, was electrified as far west as Pirbright Junction (for Alton) using the 750 V DC third rail system, by LSWR or its successor, the SR before WWII. (image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_66#/media/File:66598,_Chesterfield_(4288474539).jpg, 66598 can be seen hauling freight near Chesterfield [not featured on SWML, image just for the loco]) Why this? I feel that this route is very scenic and iconic, and it should definitely be made for Train Simulator. I, for one, would be overjoyed if this proposal would be turned into reality. Also, I've ridden the Desiros three times, first two times from Weymouth to London and back, and the third time to Woking and changed trains for Portsmouth, to the IOW and back. On the way back, I think I remember boarding an old train (which I now know was a slam-door, presumably a 411, maybe) back to Woking, and the Desiro back to Weymouth was delayed. Both of those were in the late 2000s. Although I've just ridden trains on it two times, I have to say the experience was astonishing. (image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Waterloo_station#/media/File:Waterloo-Station-2013.JPG, an aerial view of London Waterloo from a plane approaching Heathrow Airport from the east. The London Eye ferris wheel can be seen to the left of the station) Some more info about its existence for TS People could make scenarios set in the 2000s, with the Class 442 utilising the SWT reskins available at Train Sim Design's Website, providing that DTG doesn't release skins for the Class 442 on the marketplace, although these require you to have the Class 442 and the Armstrong Powerhouse Class 442 Sound Pack (Pro). (image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Waterloo_station#/media/File:Waterloo_Station_clock.jpg) Fact If the SWML is going to be recreated into TS, so will the Waterloo Station clock, as seen in the picture above. Hopefully it will actually be displaying the in-game time. (image source: https://www.bournemouth.com/trains/bournemouth-to-london/ two Class 442s can be seen inside Bournemouth station, wearing the SWT C6 livery, hence the orange door) Here's a video showing the preview for the London Waterloo to Weymouth driver's eye view movie. Parts of the route can be seen in it. Last note That's it from me. To sum it all up, I'd really like the SWML to be re-created into Train Simulator, and I'd be travelling to and from London Waterloo all the time, and I'd be greatly enjoying myself while doing so. ■ Your opinion? What about you? Do you want to see the South Western Main Line recreated into Train Simulator? Leave your thoughts in the comments! Also, don't forget to check out the poll at the top of this article! Disclaimer: I do not own any of the media shown here, nor do I claim to. All media belongs to their rightful owners. I just put them in here for illustration purposes.