Nuneaton Drags (1997) – 1S52 08:58 Paddington – Edinburgh

Nuneaton Drags (1997) – 1S52 08:58 Paddington – Edinburgh

1st June 2023 5 By Harrebarrevarre

Take over this summer Sunday service in 1997 when trains between New Street and the WCML were diverted and dragged by diesels via Nuneaton due to engineering works between Coventry and Wolverhampton. You will be switching locos at a busy Nuneaton and drive the service as far as Stafford. Good luck!

This summer, engineering works are scheduled on Sundays both south and north of Birmingham New Street, which is why almost all WCML services to and from Birmingham are diverted via the non-electrified line to Nuneaton where they join the Trent Valley line.

Electric cross country and Euston-bound services are dragged by 47s (and a Bescot 37 today due to loco shortage) between New Street and Nuneaton. 1S52 for Edinburgh will therefore have its loco change here at Nuneaton instead of New Street.

40 minute scenario for the WCML Trent Valley route. Date: 1st of June 1997. Weather: Overcast. Feedback is much appreciated. Hope you enjoy! 😊

(* means it has its own requirements)

***Please note that you need to copy the weather blueprints from your AP weather pack (winter, spring, summer, autumn) to the Trent Valley route folder under Thomson in order for the weather to appear correctly***
• Weather EP V2
• Signal EP
• Class 156
• Class 37 Vol 2
• Class 90+DVT
• Class 92 Sound Pack*
• Class 31 EP*
• Class 86 EP*
• Class 56 EP*
• Valenta HST EP*
• FSA/FTA Wagon Pack
• TTA Wagon Pack vol.1
• Mk1 Coach Pack
• Mk2d-f Coach Pack
• Mk3a-b Coach Pack
• WCML over Shap
Just Trains
Vulcan Productions
• Class 56 Texture Improvement Pack
• BodgeItTMDs Virgin Trains West Coast Loco Hauled Pack*
• James Ivell’s Branded Virgin West coast & Cross Country Pack*
Nymr1’s AP Track Patch for WCML Trent Valley