1C71 13:02 Lancaster to Windermere

1C71 13:02 Lancaster to Windermere

27th July 2020 1 By The Trainspotter from Tauranga

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(Here is a scenario for the ‘WCML Over Shap – Extension to Windermere’ route, which is an extension of WCML Over Shap that you can find on Steam Workshop)

Today you will be driving a Northern Trains service in the North West of England, starting at Lancaster and finishing at Windermere. The traction for this run is Class 156 No. 156488, and you will stop at the following stations on the way:

Oxenholme Lake District
Kendal
Burneside
Staveley
Windermere

*Some of the times have been tweaked in this scenario to better suit the Class 156. I believe the timings for the real train 1C71 are designed around the acceleration and braking rates of the new CAF-built Class 195*.

Most of the ‘under the wires’ section to Oxenholme (part of the West Coast Mainline) will be spent cruising at 75 miles per hour. Even though the speed limits go up to 110 or 125mph, the maximum permitted speed of the Class 156 is only 75.

Duration – 51 minutes (although it took me 56 minutes to finish)
Difficulty Level – Easy

You will need the following DLC/3rd party items in order to play this scenario:

(Steam)
EWS Class 66 v2.0
European Loco & Asset Pack
Freightliner Class 70 (for the MJA wagons)
Portsmouth Direct Line – London Waterloo to Portsmouth
West Coast Mainline Over Shap
Virgin Trains Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ (the new one; now discontinued)

(Alan Thomson Sim)
BH Class 390 Reskin Pack

(Armstrong Powerhouse)
Class 47 Sound Pack (Pro) – (optional)
Class 66 Enhancement Pack
Class 156 Diesel Multiple Unit Pack
Class 350 Enhancement Pack
Class 390 Sound Pack

(Major Wales Design)
Class 390 Avanti West Coast

(SimVue)
Class 156 Northern (RAF)

(Steam Sounds Supreme)
WCRC Carriage Pack (includes a WCRC Class 47 re-skin)

(Steam Workshop)
WCML Over Shap – Extension to Windermere