1N81 0906 London Kings Cross to York

1N81 0906 London Kings Cross to York

9th December 2022 3 By SilverCobra126

This scenario is for ATS’s ECML London Kings Cross to Leeds/York merged route and is based on the real world timetable data and running information for 24/08/2022 as provided by www.realtimetrains.co.uk

Since the summer of 2019 the Class 800 and 801 ‘Azuma’ trains have been the mainstay of LNER’s fleet, gradually replacing the InterCity 225s and HSTs that were familiar sights along the East Coast Main Line. However, due to a fault with cracks developing on the frames of the Class 80x series of trains in mid-2021 and a shortage of units to run their intended timetable, LNER reinstated a small fleet of InterCity 225s to relieve the pressure from their Azumas, with these running select services between London Kings Cross and Leeds/York.

Today you will be driving 91107 ‘Skyfall’ on service 1N81, the 0906 from London Kings Cross to York. This service calls at all the LNER-served stations between Kings Cross and York. The network is running well this morning, so this should be a smooth and trouble-free run. However, there is currently an emergency speed restriction of 80mph between Arlesey and Biggleswade which you will need to need to stay vigilant for.

**UPDATE 07/03/2023: With the arrival of the Armstrong Powerhouse Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack V2.0 and the removal of V1.0 from their website, I’ve added a new version of the scenario that uses V2.0. The original scenario using V1.0 will remain for users who have this version and are yet to upgrade to V2.0.

The following add-ons, enhancement packs and reskins (and their dependencies) are required to run this scenario:

– East Coast Main Line London – Peterborough
– East Coast Main Line Modern – York to Peterborough
– Chatham Main Line
– InterCity Class 91
– Network South East Class 159 DMU
– Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ DMU
– Grand Central Class 180 “Adelante” DMU
– Thameslink BR Class 700 EMU

Armstrong Powerhouse
– Class 91/Mk4 Enhancement Pack
– Class 158/159 (Cummins) Enhancement Pack
– Class 168/170/171 Enhancement Pack
– Class 377/379/387 Enhancement Pack
– Class 700/707/717 Enhancement Pack
– Class 800-803 Enhancement Pack
– Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack / SWEP V2.0 (separate downloads for each version are included)

– The East Coast Mainline – London Kings Cross to Leeds and York Merge
– Alan Thomson Simulation and Imbue Studios – Class 185 Multiple Unit Pack
– InterCity 225 LNER/VTEC Pack
– Class 700/707/717 (AP) Destinations Patch
– Class 80x extra equipments patch

Major Wales Design
– East Midlands Railway Class 158 reskin
– Arriva Rail Northern Class 170 reskin
– Class 180 Revamp

– AP Class 700/707/717 EP Patch

Difficulty – Easy
Duration – 150 minutes

For this scenario I have used the Class 158 to represent services that would be formed by Class 331 units and the Class 170 for those that would be formed by Class 195 units. Also, due to the volume of AI trains in this scenario, I have not placed any static consists in yards or depots as I was finding this causing the game to crash.

Install Instructions
To install the scenario, simply extract the ‘Content’ folder into your ‘Railworks’ folder (…\Steamapps\Common\Railworks\)