[SC] 1F13 Crewe – Liverpool Lime Street

[SC] 1F13 Crewe – Liverpool Lime Street

19th October 2020 4 By Strangechris

[SC] 1F13 Crewe – Liverpool Lime Street

Route: Liverpool – Manchester
Route Covered: Manchester Piccadilly – Liverpool Lime Street
Traction: Virgin Trains Class 57 57312 ‘The Hood’ + Class 390 no. 390002
Date: September 2008
Time at start: 1300
Weather at start: Rain
Duration: 60
Difficulty: 3/5

With engineering works closing the WCML at Hartford Junction and Weaver Junction (between Crewe and Runcorn/Warrington), Virgin Trains have elected to make use of their Class 57 ‘Thunderbirds’ to haul the Class 390 Pendolinos over the un-electrified route via Warrington Central (note – some weekend blockade diversions were via Warrington Central and others via Chat Moss). You’re just standing outside Manchester Piccadilly awaiting a path through towards Liverpool. It’s unlikely you’ll get a clear run all the way but do your best.

Requirements are listed below (links are contained within the manual):

AP Sky/Weather pack
AP Class 142
AP Class 150/2
AP Class 66 Enhancement Pack
AP Class 150/1 Enhancement pack
AP Class 158/159 Cummins Enhancement pack
AP Class 158 Perkins Enhancement pack
AP Class 170 Enhancement pack
AP Class 175 Enhancement pack
AP Class 350 Enhancement Pack
AP FSA/FTA wagon pack

DTG Midland Mainline: London – Bedford
DTG Portsmouth Direct Line
DTG South Wales Coastal (Bristol – Cardiff) – currently discontinued
DTG Class 150/1
DTG Virgin Trains Class 390 Pendolino – currently discontinued

Jake Fuller Class 185

James Ivell Class 350 Cab and Pass view patch (on ATS)

JT Voyager 2019

KeithMRoss WCML Over Shap

Oovee Class 57 Freightliner
Oovee Class 156

Pennine Pacer Manchester Stations – Huddersfield route (for Class 323 and Trams)

RSC Class 66 Freightliner
RSC Class 159

S9BL Class 390 with ‘Horgy’ resin (on DPS)

Thomson Class 170

Vulcan Productions Virgin Trains Class 57/3