One of a series of quality scenario packs for Train Simulator Classic created by Matt Carroll and Josh Thorpe. We aim to bring railway operations to life as realistically as possible within the simulator environment.

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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 southern East Coast Main Line and the lines radiating to Cambridge and King’s Lynn, during the years 2002 to 2004.

This scenario pack represents the timeframe when East Coast Main Line express services were in the hands of the much-lauded GNER train operating company with a smart fleet of Intercity 125 and 225 sets, undergoing their ‘Mallard’ refurbishment during this period. GNER were also operating  regional Eurostar units on some services to and from Yorkshire. Those services are covered by
alternative traction, including class 90 locomotives.

Former Network South East services from both King’s Cross and Liverpool Street begin in the hands of West Anglia Great Northern (WAGN), and their purple livery makes more of an appearance the later in the period you go. The exception being the class 365 fleet which retained their NSE livery throughout this period. Towards the end of the period, the Liverpool Street services are handed-over to the new ‘ONE’ franchise.

Anglia Railways services can be seen operating between Peterborough and Ipswich, and between
Cambridge and Norwich, with a mixture of class 150 and 170 DMUs. As time progresses, these  operations also become part of the new ‘ONE’ franchise. Completing the passenger scene are Central Trains with services between Anglia and the Midlands and North West, and local services between Peterborough and Lincoln. The early days of open access operator Hull Trains are also to be seen,
initially with hired-in Anglia class 170s and latterly with their own dedicated fleet.

Freight traffic seen is mostly connected with the construction industry, along with some intermodal traffic and the last days of the EWS Royal Mail contract are also witnessed.



There are 9 scenarios, featuring accurate A.I. traffic and designed to represent some of the situations encountered by real-life drivers.


Key features include:

* Drive classes 37/7, 67, 86, 91 (from DVT), 313, 317, 365, and High Speed Train.

* A mixture of fast and stopping passenger services, empty stock, freight and charter

* Variations in weather, sometimes random.

* Operational challenges such as late running and line closures, shunting manoeuvres and end of day stabling.

* Temporary and emergency speed restrictions.

* Swapping from one service to another as part of your diagram.

* Accurate A.I. traffic reflecting the appropriate timetable, with realistic stock allocations and liveries



These scenarios have been built around the Signal Enhancement Pack and Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack v2 from Armstrong Powerhouse.

The Signal EP is ESSENTIAL to the correct running of these scenarios and must be installed in order to enjoy this pack. Please ensure that the installed route is the latest version and that the Signal EP patch available separately on the ATS website is also installed.

It is also important that players do not press the ‘TAB’ key during any of these scenarios, unless specifically advised to do so, to ensure that signals behave in the manner that is intended.

The Sky & Weather EP v2 is not essential to the running of the scenarios, however the appearance of the scenarios and the effects upon the train’s behaviour will be compromised, and therefore the pack should be seen as highly recommended.

The 1H08 / 5H08 scenario is classed as a ‘Timetabled’ scenario, and therefore will
appear under the ‘Timetabled’ menu within the game.



1A36 14.55 Newcastle to London King’s Cross

Traction: 91024
(driven from DVT)

Duration: 55 minutes                 Year: 2003

Route covered: Peterborough – London King’s Cross

On an unsettled April afternoon you are in charge of a southbound service from Newcastle and are now on the home stretch to London. Following earlier delays, arrival in Peterborough was 17 minutes behind schedule. Hopefully there will be no further issues on the way, but the weather is looking decidedly unpleasant further south.

1E61 10.43 Norwich to Peterborough / 1L61 12.15 Peterborough to Norwich

Traction: 156415

Duration: 85 minutes                 Year: 2004

Route covered: Ely North Junction – Peterborough – Ely

On Summer Saturdays there is huge demand for travel to and from the Norfolk resorts, and several extra services can be seen. Central Trains have an in-fill return working between Norwich and
Peterborough providing connections. Joining the outwards run at Ely North Junction you will drive non-stop to Peterborough via the Ely avoiding curve. After changing ends you will return with the back-working, which makes a passenger call at Ely.


1H02 17.03 London Liverpool Street to King’s Lynn / 5H02 19+09 King’s Lynn to Cambridge

Traction: 317328

Duration: 130 minutes               Year: 2004

Route covered: Shepreth Branch Jn – King’s Lynn – Cambridge C.S.D.

The core service on the King’s Lynn line is operated by class 365 units on the Great Northern route to and from King’s Cross, but during the peaks on weekdays there are additional services to and from Liverpool Street operated by class 317 units. On a May evening you are in charge of a Down train from Liverpool Street through to King’s Lynn, joining the run at Shepreth Branch Jn. south of Cambridge, and calling at Cambridge, Waterbeach, Ely, Littleport, Downham Market, Watlington, and King’s Lynn. On arrival at King’s Lynn you will then return empty stock to Cambridge
Carriage Sidings where the unit will be berthed for the night. You have the last class 317 carrying NSE livery on this service today.


1S19 14.00 London King’s Cross to Aberdeen

Traction: 43106 + 43039

Duration: 120 minutes               Year: 2004

Route covered: London King’s Cross to Peterborough via Cambridge

On an unsettled Summer Saturday afternoon you are in charge of one of GNER’s popular Aberdeen services on the first leg of its journey as far as Peterborough. Today has been relatively comfortable, but events on the railway can throw challenges to the operations team at the drop of a hat. Prior to
departure you have been advised that there may some issues ahead, as the 13.30 King’s Cross to Edinburgh service is still stood at Stevenage, and the preceding two trains are stood in the Huntingdon area. More information will be provided to the train manager as you progress and they will be able to update you on the cab-to-cab telephone. The King’s Cross ‘Thunderbird’ class 67 has
been fired-up so something is not right, but as your service is formed of an HST there are options available.

1T08 14.56 King’s Lynn to London King’s Cross / 2C58 15.54 Cambridge to London King’s Cross

Traction: 365519 to
Cambridge, 317305 from Cambridge

Duration: 145 minutes               Year: 2004

Route covered: King’s Lynn to Cambridge / Cambridge to London King’s Cross

On a Summer afternoon you have booked on at King’s Lynn for an afternoon shift. The first part of your diagram sees you taking a service as far as Cambridge with a class 365, then changing over to a class 317 to work a stopping service to King’s Cross. The repair book for the class 365 states that the dynamic brake is isolated on the unit, and in this situation you are instructed to move directly
to brake step 2 when making a brake application, bypassing step 1. This scenario is set to random weather, and will be found under the ‘Timetabled’ scenario selection menu.


1Z50 08.18 London King’s Cross to Carlisle

Traction: 86261

Duration: 90 minutes                 Year: 2002

Route covered: London King’s Cross – Peterborough 

On a miserable October morning drive EWS-liveried 86261 on the first leg of a Hertfordshire Rail Tours excursion between King’s Cross and Peterborough. Rail conditions are slippery this morning, so you will need to be aware of the chances of wheelslip – remember that the anti-slip override button is only intended for use at low speeds. You will make pick-up stops at Potters Bar, Stevenage, and Peterborough. This railtour will then continue to York where a class 47 will take over for a circular route via the Settle & Carlisle and Tyne Valley routes.


2R21 16.53 London King’s Cross to Letchworth Garden City

Traction: 313057 + 313035

Duration: 65 minutes                 Year: 2002

Route covered: London King’s Cross – Letchworth Reversing Siding

On an October afternoon, drive this peak time departure from King’s Cross with a pair of class 313 units. You will call at Finsbury Park, New Southgate, Oakleigh Park, New Barnet, Potters Bar,  Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn North, Knebworth, Stevenage, Hitchin, and Letchworth Garden City. On arrival you will then shunt the units ready for their return working. This scenario is set to random weather.


4L75 10.05 Wembley to Ely Papworth (Potters)

Traction: 67029

Duration: 135 minutes               Year: 2004

Route covered: Hornsey – Ely Papworth Sidings

On a foul late-Autumn morning you are in charge of an intermodal working bound for Ely. With the cessation of mail traffic, EWS have been redeploying the relatively new class 67 locos on some lighter freight workings, and this is one of those. Joining the run at Hornsey awaiting your booked path along the East Coast Main Line you will have a laboured journey fitting around the regular passenger services, however you should see your maximum speed of 75mph for some stretches. On arrival at Ely Papworth, you will need to shunt your train ready for the unloading process. Please follow all on-screen instructions carefully to ensure the scenario performs as intended.


6L17 21.00 Bardon Hill to Bishop’s Stortford

Traction: 37893 + 37668

Duration: 80 minutes                 Year: 2004

Route covered: Hornsey – Ely Papworth Sidings

Following a locomotive failure this stone train is running some three hours late, with a pair of class 37s now providing the power. The delay means that the train now has to thread a path through the start of the morning rush hour. Joining the run having relieved the train opposite Peterborough Yard, you will drive the train as far as Cambridge where it will be recessed until a suitable gap is available to continue up the Great Eastern main line.


In order to enjoy these scenarios, you will require the following add-ons:



ATS King’s Cross to King’s Lynn / Cambridge to Peterborough route merge #


Signal Enhancement Pack

      Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack v2.0

·    Class 37 Locomotive Pack Volume 1 and Volume 2

·    Class 43 (Valenta) / Mark 3 Coach Enhancement Pack #

·    Class 56 Enhancement Pack #

      Class 66 Enhancement Pack

      Class 67 Enhancement Pack

      Class 86 Enhancement Pack #

·    Class 90 / Mark 3 DVT Pack

      Class 91 Enhancement Pack #

      Class 150/2 DMU

      Class 156 DMU

      Class 158/159 (Cummins) Enhancement Pack #

·    Class 158 (Perkins) Enhancement Pack #

·    Class 170 Enhancement Pack #

·    Class 313 EMU

·    Class 317 EMU Volume 1

·    Class 325 Enhancement Pack #

·    Class 365 Enhancement Pack #

·    Mark 1 Coach Pack Volume 1

·    FSA / FTA Wagon Pack

·    JGA-K / PHA Wagon Pack

·    MEA / PNA-F Wagon Pack



European Loco & Asset Pack (included with early versions of TS)

West Coast Main Line Over Shap route

·    Class 92 loco add-on

·    EWS and Freightliner Class 08 add-on

·    BR Blue Class 08 add-on livery #

·    BR General Class 08 add-on livery #



Common Library (Included with any recent Just Trains route)

·    IWB Cargowagon

·    JJA Autoballaster

·    VGA vans

·    YGB Seacow


#        Note that these products have their own individual requirements.


·     V1.1 released 30/07/23: Fixed issue on 1Z50 scenario where players with ‘auto
couple’ selected were attaching to the class 47 at King’s Cross.


Thanks to the whole ATS team for their help, for hosting on

Thank you to Richard Fletcher / Vulcan Productions for kindly allowing the use and inclusion of an asset essential to the functionality of these scenarios.

Massive and grateful thanks also to the ATS Beta-testing team for their invaluable help with testing the scenarios, and their incredible encouragement throughout.

Thank you to all the developers whose creations have made these scenarios possible.

We do hope that you enjoy these scenarios as much as we enjoy making them!

Matt Carroll and Josh Thorpe,

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