Saturday, March 7, 2009
Southern Belle by Mike Male and Bob Hillyer
Being both a Gamer and Railfan the arrival of Southern Belle in 1985 was a seminal moment. The first, and to my mind never equaled Train Simulator! Evening Star followed from the same team a couple of years later... then nothing! Such a shame as they just about got it right. Coleridge talked about "the willing suspension of disbelief", these games did that! You felt you were driving a real locomotive, it was about Fire, Steam and Speed!