NSW - The North Sydney Tram Lines Route
Ver 1.01

Route design by Brian Bere-Streeter


This route represents the final two and a half years in the life of the Sydney Tramways - North Sydney Lines, from January 1956 to their permanent closure in June 1958.

Prototype Operator: New South Wales Government Railways & Tramways,

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File download name and link

Complete Install of v1.01:


Note: read "Additional Files Required" further down this page: you will require more files.


File Sizes

Setup.exe		1.29 MB (1,353,091 bytes)

Setup.D01		67.2 MB (70,502,243 bytes)

Hard Disk Space Required:	~135MB after completion of installation
				~190MB after "creating terrain buffers"


Additional Files Required

  1. Xtracks 3.20 or higher
  2. Newroads 4.0 or higher


Tasks Required

  1. Download the EXE file and the single .D01 file.
  2. Ensure that the EXE file and the .D01 data file are in the same folder in your PC. The filename prefixes (Setup) should match exactly.
  3. Run the installer by double-clicking on the EXE file (do not touch the data file - .D01 - the installer EXE will load the data pack itself). The installer is automatically set to "Run As Administrator" for Vista and Windows 7 users. Do note that an "invalid data message" indicates that there is something wrong with the download: check filenames and exact filesizes (see file sizes above).
  4. If you receive a "Windows cannot open this file" when you click on the .EXE file, you are a victim of a security "feature" in Windows 7: randomly, it thinks something downloaded from the web is malicious. Click here for the quick solution.
  5. You must have all six default routes installed BEFORE running this installer. The routes just need to be present: they DO NOT need to be unstored if you use Trainstore, nor do you need to activate them if you use Route Riter's ON/OFF utility.
  6. You must have Xtracks 3.20 or higher and Newroads 4.00 or higher installed. Ninety-five percent of "route operation errors" support emails I receive are the result of out-of-date Xtracks or Newroads.
  7. Allow the batch file to run to completion. If you do not see this batch file run in a DOS box, you most likely are a Vista or Windows 7 user. TURN OFF "User Account Control" (Start | Control Panel | User Accounts | Turn User Account Control On or Off); then right-click on the installme.bat file in the Route folder and set "Run As Administrator". The batch file should now run correctly.
  8. The first time you run this route, there will be a delay as MSTS "generates terrain buffers" - this is a one-off and subsequent use of this route will load normally.