[mjt] 2P49 17:03 Bromsgrove – Lichfield Trent Valley15th March 2023
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In this ‘standard’ scenario you will be taking on service 2-Papa-49 – the 17:03 West Midlands Railway service from Bromsgrove to Lichfield Trent Valley, up the entire Birmingham Cross City Line, on a cold but pleasant March evening. Your traction for this journey is in the form of a 6-carriage unit consisting of 323222 and 323243 ‘Longbridge’.
Setting: Spring 2023
Duration: ~80 mins
Track Covered: Lichfield Trent Valley – Bromsgrove
Calling at: Longbridge, Northfield, Kings Norton, Bournville, Selly Oak, University, Five Ways, Birmingham New Street, Aston, Gravelly Hill, Erdington, Chester Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, Four Oaks, Butlers Lane, Blake Street, Shenstone, Lichfield City, and Lichfield Trent Valley
-DTG Birmingham Cross City Route
-AP Class 158 (Perkins) EP
-AP Class 170 EP
-AP Class 350 EP
-AP Class 365 EP
-AP Class 390 SP
-JT Voyager Advanced 2019
-AP Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack (*Optional*)
-Class 323 Sound Pack (by STEVEGREEN)
-Class 323 West Midlands area Reskin and Scenario Pack 2.0 (by Vulcan Productions)
-Class 390 Revamp Pack (by MajorWales)
-EMR Class 170 (by CLOWES)
-TfW Class 158 (by CLOWES)
-WMR (& ex-LM) Class 170 (by CLOWES)
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
>>>PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE 3 OCCASIONS WHERE YOU WILL ENCOUNTER RED SIGNALS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO TAB. I HAVE PROGRAMMED REMINDERS IN THE SCENARIO. THE LOCATIONS OF THESE SIGNALS ARE:
1) Bromsgrove (as you leave from Platform 3)
2) Longbridge (as you approach the station into Platform 1)
3) Just south of Birmingham New Street after you’ve left Five Ways. This is supposed to be a red aspect signal you’re meant to wait at anyway while 1M93 from Bristol to Manchester clears a path – however, this signal seems to stay at a red even after the line is clear.
>>>I HAVEN’T INCLUDED SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIMES FOR KINGS NORTON, BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET, LICHFIELD CITY, AND LICHFIELD TRENT VALLEY as it has worked out to be impossible to arrive at these stations in a timely manner without failing the scenario.
>>>For some reason, the pantograph of the 390 leading the 17:47 to Euston (1B56) parked at Birmingham New Street won’t raise, no matter what I do. However, this shouldn’t affect your overall experience.
I hope you enjoy playing this scenario!
Very enjoyable drive, Thank you.