2C26 1300 Cardiff Central to Taunton

2C26 1300 Cardiff Central to Taunton

10th June 2020 2 By Leigh Millinship

In the mid-1980’s British Rail embarked on a refurbishment program for the class 37’s and thirty-one were selected for Electric Train Heating (ETH). Cardiff Canton in South Wales were allocated six locos from 37426 to 37431 and their initial passenger duties included Spring/Summer turns on the Cambrian line to Aberystwyth & Pwllheli and a Sunday only service from Cardiff Central to Taunton.

37281 entered Crewe works for rebuilding as a 37/4 on the 03.10.85 and after working test trains received a heavy general overall on the 18.02.86 and renumbered 37428. On the 25.05.86 it worked the Sunday 2C26 1300 Cardiff to Taunton service followed by the weekly gathering of haulage bashers sampling some class 37 action.

In this scenario the class 37 is stabled at Cardiff Canton TMD in a cold state thus will need starting and prepping before collecting the carriages. You will then drive the 37428 onwards from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads.

South Wales Coastal – BR_Sectors_v1.3 – https://www.wotawallysbits.co.uk/paulwilliams-routes
DTG South Wales Coastal: Bristol – Swansea Route (discontinued)
DTG Train Simulator: Woodhead Electric Railway in Blue Route Add-On https://store.steampowered.com/app/678001/Train_Simulator_Woodhead_Electric_Railway_in_Blue_Route_AddOn/
DTG Train Simulator: Isle of Wight Route Add-On https://store.steampowered.com/app/678001/Train_Simulator_Woodhead_Electric_Railway_in_Blue_Route_AddOn/

From DTG
West Coast Main Line Over Shap http://store.steampowered.com/app/222613/
Train Simulator: BR Class 31 Loco Add-On – https://store.steampowered.com/app/222583/Train_Simulator_BR_Class_31_Loco_AddOn/
BR Class 45 Peak Loco add-on http://store.steampowered.com/app/277731/
BR Sectors Class 56 Loco add-on http://store.steampowered.com/app/222636/
Train Simulator: North Somerset Railway Route Add-On (for the class 117/118 DMU) – https://store.steampowered.com/app/325993/Train_Simulator_North_Somerset_Railway_Route_AddOn/
Train Simulator: European Loco & Asset Pack – https://store.steampowered.com/app/208300/Train_Simulator_European_Loco__Asset_Pack/
TS Marketplace: BDA 80t Bogie Bolster Wagon Pack http://store.steampowered.com/app/326044/
TS Marketplace: BDO 60t Unfitted Bogie Bolster Wagon Pack https://store.steampowered.com/app/326026/TS_Marketplace_BDO_60T_Unfitted_Bogie_Bolster_Wagon_Pack/

From Armstrong Powerhouse
Class 31 Enhancement Pack – https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/enhancements/locomotive/class_31_enhancement_pack
Class 37 Locomotive Pack Vol.1 – https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/rolling_stock/locomotive2/class_37_locomotive_pack_vol_1
Class 43 (Valenta)/MK3 Enhancement Pack – https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/enhancements/locomotive/class_43_valenta-mk3_enhancement_pack
Class 47 pro sound pack (for the class 45 + 47 sounds + reskins) https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=27_72&product_id=112
Class 56 enhancement pack -https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=180
Class 101/117/121 Sound Pack (Pro) (for the class 117/118 reskin) – https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=150
BAA/BZA Wagon Pack https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/rolling_stock/wagon/baa_bza_wagon_pack
Mk2A-C Coach Pack – https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/rolling_stock/coach/mk2a-c_coach_pack
Mk2D-F Coach Pack https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/rolling_stock/coach/mk2d-f_coach_pack
Sky & Weather Pack https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/enhancements/general/sky_weather_enhancement_pack

From Digital Traction
British Rail Wagon Pack (1960’s-2000) (For the PAA wagon) http://digitaltraction.co.uk/mainsite/products/dt-british-rail-wagon-pack/

From Vulcan Productions
BR Blue Class 45/46 – https://www.vulcanproductions.co.uk/diesel.html
BR Blue Class 47 Pack (Pre 1985) – https://www.vulcanproductions.co.uk/diesel.html
Blue/Grey Class 117/118 – https://www.vulcanproductions.co.uk/dmu.html

DTG Train Simulator: Doncaster Works Route Add-On https://store.steampowered.com/app/24095/Train_Simulator_Doncaster_Works_Route_AddOn/
DTG Train Simulator: Portsmouth Direct Line Route Add-On (for the Br blue class 37) https://store.steampowered.com/app/65218/Train_Simulator_Portsmouth_Direct_Line_Route_AddOn
BR Blue Class 37 – PDL (Original) Reskin https://www.wotawallysbits.co.uk/re-skins
DTG EWS & Freightliner Class 08’s http://store.steampowered.com/app/222578/
DTG BR Blue Class 08 add-on-livery http://store.steampowered.com/app/275804/
DTG Train Simulator: BR Class 31 Freight Loco Add-On http://store.steampowered.com/app/208378/
DTG Train Simulator: BR Class 33 Loco Ass-On DTG BR Class 101 DMU http://store.steampowered.com/app/222579/
DTG BR Class 101 DMU http://store.steampowered.com/app/222579/
DTG Rebodied dia. 1/146 HTV 21tCoal Hoppers Wagon Pack http://store.steampowered.com/app/326010/
AP Class 50 Locomotive Pack https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/rolling_stock/locomotive2/class_50_locomotive_pack
AP Mk1 Coach Pack Vol.1
DT British Railways Wagons Pack for various wagons http://digitaltraction.co.uk/mainsite/products/british-railways-wagons-pack/

BRAKE VAN https://www.uktrainsim.com/FreewarePacks/index.php?p=ThePacks&pack_id=UKWagons1