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1970s Far North Line: Inverness - Lairg

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by isaac47593, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. isaac47593

    isaac47593 Well-Known Member

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    Route
    The Far North Line is a single track route in north Scotland that runs from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. This section of the route from Inverness to Lairg runs for 37 miles and has beautiful scenery ranging from sea views to dense forests and mountains.

    Map
    FNL map.png

    Rolling Stock
    Class 26
    The class 26 would be featured in BR blue livery and would be the main loco of the route. These locos would run passenger services with MK1 carriages and some freight with box vans 26 fnl.jpg

    Class 20
    The class 20 would also be featured in BR blue livery and run the Bowling - Invergordon oil freight services between Inverness and Invergordon post-7428-0-07916200-1298501742.jpg

    MK1 carriage

    The Mk1 carriage would be the carriage used on all passenger services on the line, and would only be hauled by the class 26 5500449320_c55d40127d_o.jpg

    B Class tank wagon
    These tanks would be used on the oil train services between Inverness and Invergordon with the class 20 whitwell-and-reepham.jpg

    BR Van wagon
    The van would be used on services with the class 26. It is already included in the BR Heavy Freight pack, so it could be added fairly easily

    Services
    The line would feature more passenger services than freight services. The class 26 would operate all the passenger services and some freight with the 2 axle box van along the whole route, while the class 20 would only operate a small number of oil train services between Inverness and Invergordon

    Overall
    Overall this route would offer good gameplay with great scenery, interesting locos and a decent variety of services. Please like to show support if you would like this route in game :)
     
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  2. jolojonasgames

    jolojonasgames Well-Known Member

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    Did any of the BR blue loco's already in game run on this route? If so they would make great layers for those that have NTP (and the freight pack for it)
     
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  3. isaac47593

    isaac47593 Well-Known Member

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    I think 40s went up to Invergordon fairly frequently with various freights and 47s ran pretty rarely doing the same as the 40s. Also from what I can find online a 47 ran the whole line one year with a railtour, so that could be included as a service
     
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  4. Wolfovizer

    Wolfovizer Well-Known Member

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    This would be an amazing route and very different to anything we already have as it uses tokens on most of the line instead of signals (even today). With multi-timetable mode (DTG are adding GWE BR blue pack) it may also be possible to have modern day Class 158's as the track and signaling have not changed much.
     

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