1D10 06:56 Crewe to Holyhead

1D10 06:56 Crewe to Holyhead

25th July 2020 3 By The Trainspotter from Tauranga

(This is a scenario for the North Wales Coastal – Crewe to Holyhead route. It’s also the longest scenario I’ve ever made, at just over two hours).

In this scenario you will drive a Class 158 from Crewe to Holyhead, under a cloudless Autumn sky. This service is operated by Transport for Wales and covers a distance of 105 miles. On your way to Holyhead, you will stop at all stations:

Shotton (Low Level)
Abergele and Pensarn
Colwyn Bay
Llandudno Junction
Ty Croes

*Warning, the Class 158 has a very sluggish AWS reset button. When the warning for a cautionary signal goes off, I suggest that you (mouse) click the button down instead of pressing Q.*

One of the stations on this line – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – was featured by Penelope Keith in an episode of her ‘Hidden Villages’ programme. If I remember rightly, a Class 221 Voyager appears in the episode as well.

Duration – 147 minutes
Difficulty Level – Hard

This scenario requires the following DLC and third-party items:

North Wales Coastal – Crewe to Holyhead (discontinued)
Network Southeast Class 159
Portsmouth Direct Line – London Waterloo to Portsmouth
**Settle to Carlisle**
South Wales Coastal – Bristol to Cardiff
Virgin Trains Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ (the new 390, which is now discontinued)

(Alan Thomson Sim)
BH Class 390 Reskin Pack
Class 221 Virgin Flowing Silk
Transport for Wales Class 158

(Armstrong Powerhouse)
Class 150/2 Diesel Multiple Unit Pack
Class 158 (Perkins) Enhancement Pack
Class 175 Enhancement Pack
Class 350 Enhancement Pack

(Just Trains)
Class 153 DMU Advanced
Voyager Advanced

(Major Wales Design)
Class 150/2 ex-Arriva Trains Wales
Class 153 Revamp Pack (optional)
Class 175 ex-Arriva Trains Wales
Class 175 Transport for Wales

**Settle to Carlisle is only used to provide static rolling stock, which I’ve placed in the sidings at Chester, Penmaenmawr and Holyhead to make them look a little less plain and boring**.