Between the recent years of 2017 to 2019, this pack contains six scenarios between Liverpool and Manchester via George Stephenson’s Chat Moss route opening in 1830, making it the world’s first intercity railway.
The pack covers operations of express passenger; empty stock; freight; departmental and driving a test train set in spring, autumn and winter for a range of driving challenges and weather patterns!
The scenarios included in this pack are below:
1H92 1607 Llandudno to Manchester Piccadilly
On a dark winter night, take over a Transport for Wales service at Warrington Bank Quay to finish at Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Oxford Road en route. Year: 2018.
3S09 1042 Chester to Wigan LIP
Joining a Windhoff MPV at Manchester Victoria, clear the Chat Moss line of leaves as far as Tuebrook Sidings, where another driver will take over. Year: 2018.
5H43 0540 Allerton TMD to Alderley Edge
After grabbing a coffee on the station concourse, drive an empty Class 319 from Lime St to Manchester Oxford Road, where another driver will take over to Alderley Edge. Year: 2018.
5Z49 0829 Edge Hill ICD to Edge Hill ICD
In September 2019, TransPennine Express introduced it’s new Class 802 Nova 1 units between Newcastle and Liverpool. Today, you’ll be undertaking the first part of a test run from Liverpool to Manchester Victoria with unit 802202. Date: 25 July 2019.
6E10 1123 Liverpool to Drax
You’ve joined a loaded biomass train at Olive Mount Jn to drive to Warrington Bank Quay, where the next driver will take over to Drax via Altrincham and the Calder Valley line. Your power is a GBRf Class 66. Year: 2017.
6Z36 0845 Doncaster to Lea Green
The line between Lea Green and Rainhill is closed for track renewal work. Deliver a load of fresh ballast to the worksite, starting from Manchester Victoria with an ex-EWS Class 66. Year: 2017.
Scenarios in this pack should take around 4 hours to complete.
The requirements for this pack are below:
Alan Thomson Sim (and their dependencies):
– Class 185 (+ extra stock dependencies);
– Chat Moss.
Armstrong Powerhouse (and their dependencies):
– Weather EP V2;
– Class 66 EP;
– Class 150/1 EP;
– Class 150/2;
– Class 156;
– Class 158 Cummins EP;
– Class 175 EP V2.0;
– Class 319 Vol 1;
– Class 325 EP;
– Class 350 EP;
– Class 800-803 EP;
– JNA-C wagons;
– MFA/MHA/MTA wagons.
– IWB cargowagon.
– Class 08 BR Blue;
– Chatham Mainline + Medway Valley;
– Settle to Carlisle.
Thank you to Alan Thomson Sim for beta testing this pack and hosting it on their site and thank you to Barry Price; John Dean and Thistledroyd for testing the pack too.
I hope you enjoy the pack!