This scenario pack contains elements of Scenario Packs 1, 2, and 11, to provide an option for those players who do not have access to the Holyhead extension of the North Wales Coastal route. This does NOT provide anything additional to the content included in those packs.
This pack has been researched using archive Working Timetables, rolling stock
allocation and livery records, photographic records, and other source
materials. What you see is hopefully a realistic representation of the North
Wales Coast between 1993 and 2000, straddling the end of British Rail and the
early years of privatisation.
Throughout this period, the ‘coast’ was synonymous with loco-hauled passenger trains.
Class 31s giving way to class 37s on the Regional Railways / North Western
Trains / First North Western services. And complemented by class 47s on
workings to and from London Euston, working alongside HSTs.
Class 142, 150, 153, 156, and 158 Sprinter units and class 101 DMUs could be seen on
the remainder of the passenger duties.
The main source of freight along the line was the stone quarry at Penmaenmawr,
served by several trains a day conveying ballast for use in track renewals.
There was also a weekly nuclear waste working from the terminal at Valley.
Twice a week there was a train of acid from Hull to Mostyn. Point of Ayr
Colliery at Talacre was winding down for closure before the end of the year.
There are 11 scenarios, featuring accurate A.I. traffic and designed to represent
some of the situations encountered by real-life drivers.
* Drive classes 31, 37/0, 37/4, 101, 150/1, 150/2, 156, and 158.
* A mixture of fast and stopping passenger services, charter, and freight workings.
* Variations in weather
* Operational requirements such as locomotive run-rounds, shunting, and assisting
a failed train.
* Temporary and emergency speed restrictions.
* Accurate A.I. traffic reflecting the appropriate timetable, with realistic
stock allocations and liveries
In the simulator all scenarios will be found in the ‘Standard’ scenario menu, and are prefixed:
[WTT] SP13 – xxxxxxxxxxx
1D57 05.15 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Traction: 158756 Year: 1999
Duration: 80 minutes
Route covered: Crewe – Llandudno Jn
On a fine Friday morning, you are working an early service along the
coast with First North Western’s 158756. You have been on this unit since 03.20
this morning, having relieved the 01.50 Holyhead to Birmingham service at
Chester. Now on the return 05.15 from Birmingham, you will work through to
Llandudno Jn where you will be relieved. This service calls at Chester, Flint,
Prestatyn, Rhyl, and Colwyn Bay.
1D58 07.06 Crewe to Llandudno / 2D53 08.45 Llandudno to Llandudno Jn.
Traction: 150215 Year: 1996
Duration: 115 minutes
Route covered: Crewe – Llandudno – Llandudno Jn
You begin at Crewe and will drive 1D58, the 07.06 to Llandudno calling
at all intermediate stations. After a swift turn-round you will then return to
Llandudno Jn as 2D53. This unit will later form the popular mid-morning
departure to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Booked for one of Longsight’s two 3-car class
101 units, maintenance requirements today have resulted in a Newton Heath-based
class 150 covering the diagram. There is a 50mph TSR just past Mostyn
signalbox, a 40mph TSR between Rhyl and Abergele, and a 20mph emergency speed
restriction just before Colwyn Bay station.
1D67 10.07 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Traction: 156452 + 158756 Year: 1999
Duration: 100 Minutes
Route covered: Chester – Crewe – Llandudno Jn
On a Summer Friday morning work an empty stock from Chester to Crewe,
which then attaches to a Birmingham to Holyhead limited stop service that
provides a boat connection to Ireland.
Change cabs and prepare to depart when you get the signal. To save confusing the passengers at Crewe, set the destination blind to ‘Holyhead’. Also, remember to set-up the NRN – we are in area 065 for
the whole of this run. You have just relieved this empty stock working, 5D67 09+11
from Salford Crescent. You will take this unit empty to Crewe and attach to a
Birmingham to Holyhead service. You will then drive that service forward from
Crewe as far as Llandudno Jn. This unit formed the 07.18 from Chester to
Salford Crescent via Altrincham earlier this morning.
1D70 16.56 Crewe to Llandudno, Fridays-only
Traction: 31188* Year: 1993
Duration: 90 Minutes
Route covered: Crewe – Llandudno – Llandudno Sidings
37429 has been working this diagram today but she is due for a B-exam.
As the loco on this train will stable at Llandudno Jn tonight, 31188* has been
allocated to work this last part of the diagram. Running on Fridays only, this
train calls at Chester, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, and Llandudno Junction only.
* There is also an alternative version of this scenario included,
which features 37009 as the player traction.
1D79 17.18 Crewe to Holyhead
Duration: 90 Minutes Year: 1996
Route covered: Crewe – Holyhead
Your stock has just arrived in Crewe from Bangor hauled by another
former Cardiff Canton resident, 37429. 37427 has recently transferred to the
North Wales pool of locos after a spell hauling the ‘Highland Enterprise’
service between Inverness and Edinburgh. This is a very busy commuter service
along the coast, calling at Chester, Shotton, Flint, Prestatyn, Rhyl, Colwyn
Bay, Llandudno Jn, Bangor, and Holyhead. It also provides a connection into the
20.45 Irish Ferries fast craft sailing from Holyhead, which on Fridays is
extremely popular. You will be relieved at Llandudno Jn.
1G95 06.40 Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
Traction: 37423 Year: 1997
Duration: 80 Minutes
Route covered: Llandudno Jn – Crewe
On a weekday at the start of the Winter timetable, work a class
37-hauled Holyhead to Birmingham service betewen Llandudno Jn and Crewe. Remember
to ensure the ETH is on and register the NRN – we are on channel 065 for the
whole of this run. We are being held a couple of minutes to connect out of the
branch train from Llandudno which is a few minutes late. Once it has arrived we
will proceed to Crewe, calling at Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, and Chester only.
1K56 13.05 Llandudno to Crewe / 1D61 14.51 Crewe to Llandudno
Traction: 150141 + 158754 Year: 2000
Duration: 100 minutes
Route covered: Llandudno – Crewe – Chester
On a scorching hot Summer Sunday, you are working First North Western’s
13.05 service from Llandudno to Crewe. You are booked to call at all stations
to Crewe. The coast is busy today and station stops may take longer than
normal. One engine on 158754 on the rear has been suffering in the heat, has
shut down several times, and you have now isolated it. The windows will be
opened by the guard to provide some ventilation. On arrival at Crewe you will
return as far as Chester with the back-working, 1D61 14.51 Crewe to Llandudno.
1T45 18.22 Chester to Llandudno
Duration: 75 Minutes
Route covered: Chester – Llandudno
It’s a fine September evening and this class 101 has just arrived from
Manchester via the ‘Cheshire Lines’ and normally stables until returning over
that route in the morning. Your service, 1D45 1711 Manchester – Llandudno, is
stuck at Eccles due to an incident. In order to keep things moving, Control
have instructed you to re-start the service as 1T45, giving a rare opportunity
for one of Longsight’s power-trailer class 101s to head down the coast. You
were due to leave at 18.22 but the 101 wasn’t due here until 18.25. Do your
7T40 13.28 Point of Ayr Colliery to Warrington Arpley
Traction: 37240 +
Duration: 50 minutes
Route covered: Point of Ayr Colliery Sidings – Chester
With Point of Ayr Colliery winding down for closure, some additional trains
are being operated in order to clear any stockpiled coal from the site. You are
in charge of one such working, and with no type 5 loco available, Warrington
have allocated 37240 and 31407 to the task. You have been given permission to
depart from the colliery site so please get underway when you are ready. Propel
the train into Talacre Siding 2 and then await instructions.
“The Crewe-Chester Flyer Part 1” (1Z37 06.20 Exeter St.David’s to Chester)
Traction: 37010 + 37042
Duration: 45 minutes
Route covered: Crewe – Chester
Crewe Works open weekend is in full swing, and Pathfinder Tours have a
day excursion from the south west to bring visitors to the open day. As an
alternative, the train will continue to Chester where passengers can spend a few
hours. Drive this last leg of the outwards working, with 37010 and 37042 at the
sharp end. On arrival at Chester you will need to run-round the locos ready for
their return to Crewe.
Crewe-Chester Flyer Part 2” (1Z69 13.40 Crewe to Crewe)
Traction: 31233 + 31201
Duration: 55 minutes
Route covered: Chester – Crewe
With the Crewe Works open weekend taking place, Pathfinder Tours offered
an additional attraction for diesel-haulage fans by using the stock of their
day trip excursion from Exeter to operate a circular mini tour from Crewe in
the afternoon. After running via Warrington, Manchester Piccadilly, and
Altrincham, you join the train in Chester where it is being turned via the
triangle at the west end of the station before heading to Crewe to collect the
remainder of the passengers travelling back to Exeter on the main tour.
In order to enjoy these scenarios, you will require the following add-ons:
North Wales Coastal Crewe to Llandudno route (Currently unavailable direct from Steam)
· West Coast Main Line North route
West Coast Main Line Over Shap route
· Class 57 Freightliner loco $
· Class 101 Regional Railways DMU
Class 31 Enhancement Pack #
Class 37 locomotive pack volume 1
Class 37 locomotive pack volume 2
Class 43/MK3 (Valenta) Enhancement Pack #
Class 56 Enhancement Pack #
Class 86 Enhancement Pack #
Class 90 + Mark 3 DVT Pack #
Class 90 Freightliner Pack
Class 101/117/121 Sound Pack
Class 142 DMU pack
Class 150/1 Enhancement Pack #
Class 150/2 DMU pack
Class 156 DMU pack
Class 158 (Cummins) Enhancement Pack #
Class 158 (Perkins) Enhancement Pack #
Mark 1 Coach Pack Volume 1
Mark 2A – 2C Coach Pack
Mark 2D – 2F Coach Pack
HAA (MGR) Wagon Pack
Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack
· Wherry Lines route $
Class 153 Advanced
Cargowaggon IWB PlusPak
YGB Seacow PlusPak Advanced
(Included with any Just Trains route released after Newcastle to Edinburgh).
# Note that these products have their own
$ Included for assets that are used to
recreate speed restrictions.
Huge thanks to the whole ATS team for their help and for hosting on www.alanthomsonsim.com , and to Dom
Cazaux and Daniel Sandow for their help with testing the scenarios.
Thank you to all the developers whose creations have made these
We do hope that you enjoy these scenarios as much as we enjoy making
Matt Carroll and Josh Thorpe,